Meet Our Pastor

Pastor Melinda Gapen

TLC’s Pastor is Melinda Gapen. Pastor Melinda Gapen, of Gilbert, Arizona began her ministry with Trinity on Sunday, November 19, 2017.  Pastor Gapen had been serving as full time pastor for a small parish in Kelso, Washington. In the midst of her move and transition here to the heart of Indiana and Ohio, Pastor Gapen commented that she “looks forward to becoming a part of the community and anticipates her involvement with the Indiana-Kentucky Synod [which is the governing body of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for this region”.  “I’m honored and humbled to accept the Letter of Call as pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church,” Pastor Gapen said.  “After prayerful discernment, I have determined that I am being called into the next chapter of my ministry and life among this community. I am excited about what this next chapter holds for us together.”  Pastor Gapen can be reached by calling the church office phone number of 765-964-5712.  She can also be contacted by email:

Rev. Melinda Gapen