On July 14, 2019, the Marshalltown Circuit welcomed Pastor Robert Ricard as new pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in State Center. Pastor was both Ordained and Installed in his first congregation after graduating from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN. He and his wife Jenna were welcomed with a potluck and prayers for God’s blessing on his service in our church and community! Rev. Dr. Matthew Rueger presided and Circut Visitor Rev. Samuel Beltz was the liturgist. The guest preacher was Pastor Ricard's vicarage supervisor Rev. Karl Bollhagen from Hampton, IA.
Pastors in attendance from the left: Pastor David Klinge State Center, Pastor Aaron Zimmerman from Farnhamville, Pastor Nathan Knaus from Chariton, Pastor David Brandt, Pastor Zachary Voss from Homestead, Pastor Sam Beltz from Oskaloosa, Pastor Karl Bollhagen from Hampton, Pastor Joel Koepp from Grinnell, Pastor Ryan Tietz from FTW Sem, Pastor Matthew Rueger from Hubbard and Pastor Paul Beisel from Iowa Falls.
Photo credit Lauri Brockman Photography