About Us

Trinity's Mission Statement

As we receive God's forgiveness for Jesus' sake through the Word and the Sacraments, the mission of Trinity Lutheran Church is to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus by word and deed in our community and the world. 

Who We Are

Trinity Lutheran Church in Northfield, Minnesota,  is a fellowship of  God's people serving Him by proclaiming the Good News of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ for all people.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast.  
Ephesians 2:8


What We Believe

What We Believe, Teach, and Confess

Trinity Lutheran Church is a fellowship of Christians who confess faith in Jesus Christ as the Son of God and the Savior of mankind. We are Christ's Holy Church identified by the following foundational principles.

-We are a Biblical Church
-We are a Christ-centered Church
-We are a Confessional Church 
-We are a Sacramental Church
-We are a Liturgical Church 
-We are a Mission Church


Biblical: We believe the Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God and the only source and standard for Christian doctrine. God communicates His truth to people through His Word.

Christ-centered: Jesus Christ is true God and true Man who came down from heaven to fulfill God's plan of salvation by paying the price required for sin by offering Himself as the atoning sacrifice on the cross and proclaiming His victorious fulfillment of His mission by rising bodily to life on the third day. Jesus Christ is the central message of both the Old and New Testaments.

Confessional: We publicly proclaim our faith through the use of the historic Creeds (Apostles, Nicene, and Athanasian) and the Confessional writings (compiled in the Book of Concord) which provide a thorough and precise summary of the doctrines contained in the Holy Scriptures. These confessions anchor the church in God's Word, unite the church in doctrine and practice and provide the foundation for unity with all Christians.

Sacramental: We believe that God reaches down to people by means of His Holy Word and by the Sacraments which He has instituted for that purpose. We understand Scripture to teach that Jesus has instituted two sacred acts, Holy Baptism and the Lord's Supper through which He comforts His people with His Real Presence offering forgiveness of sins, and strengthening of our faith, fulfilling God's prophetic promise as 'Emmanuel' meaning, 'God with us.'

Liturgical: We believe that worship should be conducted decently and in good order as Holy Scripture directs. To this end we follow the form of the historic liturgy which guides God's people through the Scripturally- directed worship themes which include; confessing our sin and receiving absolution, remembering God's baptismal covenant, coming into God's presence with respect and humility, receiving God's grace through the Lord's Supper, praising God through the Psalms, and receiving God's Word through Scripture readings and sermons. The liturgical form serves to unite the Church around the world and across the centuries.

Mission: Jesus gave His Church the Great Commission to go into the world and make disciples of all nations by baptizing in the name of the Triune God and teaching all that Christ has commanded. We believe the church exists to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to the entire world.



The above logo celebrates our life of faith together in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

Here is a brief explanation of its message:

The themes of WITNESS, MERCY, and LIFE TOGETHER, interlock around the cross.

Our LIFE TOGETHER, our (koinonia) or fellowship, flows from Christ who received our sin and death on the cross so that He might give us His holiness and righteousness.

We bear WITNESS (martyria) to all He has done, confessing His saving truth before the world.

Sent out in His name we show His MERCY (diakonia) serving others in His love.

However you may order WITNESS, MERCY, or LIFE TOGETHER, each interlocks with the other two, all of them flowing from the cross and into each other.  

As WITNESS grows, it leads to more works of MERCY in the world and draws us closer in our LIFE TOGETHER.

The church's work of MERCY increases opportunities for WITNESS and strengthens our LIFE TOGETHER.

Our fellowship in the Gospel, our LIFE TOGETHER draws us into God's Word to forgive, renew, restore, and send us out in WITNESS and MERCY.

These themes of WITNESS, MERCY, and LIFE TOGETHER help us to keep our bearings as we work together to restructure our Synodical Structure and national offices, keeping us united in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Senior Pastor

Dr. Brent A. Klein

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Rev. Klein was installed as Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in August of 2003. He was born and raised in Olathe, Kansas. He attended St. John's College in Winfield, Kansas, graduating in 1983. He then attended Concordia Seminary in St. Louis and received his Master of Divinity degree in 1987.  Rev. Klein also received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana in 2019.

Rev. Klein's first call was as Associate Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bonduel, Wisconsin. He served in that capacity until 1994 when he was called to be the Administrative Pastor. In September of 1997 Rev. Klein was installed as a Chaplain in the United States Navy. He served as Chaplain aboard the USS Vella Gulf (CG-72) from December of 1997 through June of 2000. From July 2000 to May 2003, he served as Chaplain at CREDO, Okinawa.

Rev. Klein married his wife, Amy, in August of 1990. They have been blessed with three children: Joel, Libby and Noah.

Associate Pastor

Dr. Armand Boehme

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Rev. Boehme has been with Trinity Lutheran Church since 2003. After retiring, for a second time, he serves now as the Associate Pastor. Rev. Boehme is married to his wife Judy. Judy works with the music program at Trinity. 

Director of Christian Education

Lisa Martinson

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Lisa grew up in Wayzata, MN and graduated from Bemidji State University in 1985 with a 2 year Associates degree.  She transferred to Concordia College, St. Paul and graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education with an emphasis in Youth Ministry.  She has served at Immanuel Lutheran (Brownton, MN); Trinity Lutheran (Waconia, MN), Good Shepherd Lutheran (Turlock, CA), St. John’s Lutheran (Decatur, IL), Zion Lutheran (Hopkins, MN), and West Immanuel Lutheran (Osceola, WI).  Lisa is a 2009 KINDLE (Karpenko Institute for Nurturing and Developing Leadership Excellence) Associate.

In addition to really loving the Lord, serving Him and learning more about Him, Lisa enjoys time with family and friends and loves meeting people.  In her ‘free time’ Lisa enjoy a wide array of indoor and outdoor activities:  Sewing, crocheting, baking, taking trips, downhill skiing, snow tubing, fishing, hiking, hunting, jogging, watching sports of all kinds, and watching movies.  She is proud to say that she has completed two full marathons.

Lisa met Jeff Martinson in September 2013 and they were married in April 2015.  Prior to moving to this area, they lived in Wanderoos, WI (rural Amery, WI).


Dana Criswell

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Dana Criswell joined the staff as Secretary to the Pastors in June 2016.  She and her husband, Todd, became members of Trinity in 2010 after moving from Missouri.  Dana and Todd have 3 daughters and one son-in-law:  Alexandra and Matthew, Elizabeth, and Lillian.


Barb Anderson

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  August 2021  
This Week's Events


Fellowship Time
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Worship w/ singing
10:30 AM
3 hymns will be sung during worship.


Book Club
10:00 AM
Will meet at Trinity in the Fellowship Hall.


National Night Out at Trinity
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bible Class
6:30 PM


Pastor Boehme Office Hours
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Jesus Food Packing
9:45 AM to 12:15 PM
Jesus Food Packing in the Faribault Mall on Saturday, August 7 from 9:45am-12:15pm. This is for everyone who wants to help! Please sign up by Sunday, August 1 so we can let them know our numbers ahead of time.
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