Trinity Lutheran installs new pastor

The Rev. Seth A. Meyer was installed Sunday as the new pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Winfield.

The son of the Rev. John W. and Judith Meyer, Seth was born May 21, 1974 in Hebron, Neb. He has two older sisters, Stephannie Kollipara and Heather, and three younger brothers, Benjamin, Matthew and Joshua.

He and Heather (Markle) married June 21, 1997. They are blessed with two sons, Elisha, 19, and Quinton, 3, and four girls, Abigail, 15, Erin, 13, Miriam, 10, and Rebekah, 5.

Seth attended Messiah Lutheran School from 1982 to 1988 in Grand Junction, Colo. He attended college at Concordia from 1992 to 1996 in Seward, Neb., and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. For the next five years, he taught at Beautiful Savior Lutheran in Broomfield, Colo. He attended Concordia Seminary from 2001 to 2005 in St. Louis, Mo.

Before accepting the call to serve at Trinity, Seth served at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Canton from June of 2005 to April 2014 and at Holy Cross LCMS in Goehner, Neb., from May 2014 to November 2019.

He has served as the pastoral advisor to the Kansas District LLL and the visitor for Circuit 12 of the Kansas District, as well as the Seward circuit of the Nebraska District. He has also served as the pastoral advisor for the Seward Area Lutherans for Life and as an adjunct professor at Concordia University in Nebraska.

Seth and Heather attended a presentation on Haiti in 2012 which began a passion for the people, the land, the culture, the food and especially the faith of those in Haiti. This passion has resulted in personal visits, prayers, friendships and more. Seth and Heather are also passionate about foster care and adoption.

In his spare time, Seth enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, jogging, hunting and numerous sports.

Rev. Meyers’ office hours are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. He can be contacted at the church office at (620) 221-9460. If there is an emergency, Rev. Meyers can be contacted at (620) 654-6682. His email address is

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