Trinity Welcomes New Pastor | Religious News

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Members of the Trinity Lutheran Church are excited and grateful that their call to ministry has been answered by Pastor John R. Koczman and his wife, Cathy.

Pastor John will be installed on Trinity Sunday, November 28, at 3 p.m. The installation will be followed by a lunch in the communion space of the church.

Pastor John was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and then attended the University of Arizona and Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, earning a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science.

After five years of teaching and coaching in Hector, Minn., And St Johns, Michigan, he entered Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind.

He was ordained in 1983 and has since served LCMS churches in Illinois, Colorado, Michigan, Texas, Florida, California, and Oregon. He was also second vice president of the Pacific Southwest District of the Lutheran Church of Missouri Synod.

The Koczmans have five children and nine grandchildren, all of whom live in Arizona and Colorado.

Cathy, originally from Lincoln, Neb., Has worked for over 30 years as a nurse and loves to cook and volunteer.

Together they have been part of the Pastoral Leadership Institute. Pastor John has served on boards of directors in four different states and for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Both enjoy being physically active and look forward to their lives of service in Trinity and Fountain Hills.


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