Pastor James Bauer
The Rev. James Bauer was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and raised in rural Seward county. He was confirmed at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Goehner and graduated from Seward High School in 1968 Upon deciding to study for the holy ministry he attended St. John College, Winfield, KS, graduating with an AA degree in 1970. He finished his undergraduate work at Concordia College, Seward, NE, graduating in 1972 with a BS in education. He immediately enrolled at Concordia Theological Seminary, Springfield, IL, graduating in 1976 with a BD and MDiv. His vicarage year was served at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Puyallup, WA. Pr. Bauer married Linda (nee Schardt) Bauer of rural Hebron, NE in 1971. They have two daughters, Mrs. Jeffrey (Angela) Hensiek of Evergreen, CO and Andrea Bauer of Aurora, CO. Pr. Bauer was called to St. John and Zion Lutheran churches, Chester and Hubbell, NE upon graduating from the seminary in 1976. He served these parishes until accepting the call in 1978, to become campus pastor at University Lutheran Chapel, Lincoln, NE. In 1990 Pr. Bauer accepted the call of Trinity Lutheran Church, Denver, CO, serving this parish since then. Pr. Bauer has been, and is involved, in many circuit, District and Synodical activities. He is currently serving a second six year term on the Board of Governors for Concordia Historical Institute in St. Louis, MO.
Pastor Adrian Sherrill
In May of 2001, the Reverend Adrian N. Sherrill, received the Divine Call to serve Christ and His Church as Pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church, Denver, CO. Born May 2nd 1975, he is a 2001 graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN, where he earned his Masters of Divinity with an emphasis in Exegesis (Biblical studies). His undergraduate work was completed in 1997 at Concordia University in Seward, NE where he majored in Religious Studies. Pastor Sherrill is the son of a Missouri-Synod Pastor, the Rev. North P. Sherrill of Zion Lutheran, Kearney, NE. His brother Nathan is also a Pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Council Bluffs, IA. Pastor Sherrill serves on Concordia Theological Seminary’s Alumni Board and is the District Scholarship Committee Chairman. He also is involved with Colorado Confessional Lutherans and in the work of Higher Things, most recently assisting with “Sola” a Lutheran Youth conference in Grand Rapids, MI. After the preaching and teaching of Christ his focus at Trinity pertains especially to children, young families, and music. Pastor Sherrill is married to Linda S. Sherrill. They have eleven children: Joanna, Samuel, Nathanael, Susanna, Benjamin, Peter, Magdalena, Anastasia, Renata, Christian and Gabriel.
Pastor Thomas E. Lock
Church Kantor [Music Director]
The Reverend Thomas E. Lock was born and raised in Illinois. He was confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Riverton IL [outside of Springfield] and graduated from Riverton High School. He earned a Bachelor of Music [Music Education – Instrumental] from Millikin University in 1984 and a Master of Church Music [Composition] from Concordia University – River Forest in 1991. After serving as a Church musician in parishes in Illinois, Florida, and Wisconsin, he entered Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, graduating with a Master of Divinity in 2002. He has served as pastor in Minnesota and Indiana. In 2010 he earned a Master of Sacred Theology degree from Concordia Theological Seminary; his area of primary study was preaching and worship/liturgy. A number of Kantor Lock’s compositions have been performed and recorded by the CTS Kantorei. His setting of “We Praise You and Acknowledge You, O God” has been used in many parishes within America. Recently, he has written articles for the soon to be released book, Hymnal Companion to The Lutheran Service Book, and written Bible Studies on select Hymns of the Day [also soon to be released]. While a student at River Forest, he met a deaconess student, Kathy [nee Horky]; they have been happily married since 1993.