James Thomas and his family are blessed and delighted to serve the Lord at Trinity. James Thomas was born in Davenport, Iowa, but, is a native of St. Louis at heart. He and his wife Melissa met in 1999 and were married at Ascension Lutheran in south St. Louis in 2001. They now enjoy the blessing of three amazing children: Mia, Ethan, and Matthew.
Before entering seminary, James worked 15 years (1996-2010) for the wholesale mortgage industry in St. Louis, specializing in FHA and VA residential lending. James also worked as a marketing representative for the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in Midtown, St. Louis (1994-1996) a job that helped the symphony gain greater exposure and provided much enjoyment.
In addition to his role as pastor, James also serves as a Lieutenant in the United States Coast Guard Reserves, managing a Disaster Area Response Team whose primary mission includes Law Enforcement and Search/Rescue operations, which are critical during floods and other natural disasters.
James completed his M. Div. from Concordia Seminary, St Louis in 2015 and his B.S. in Communications Management at Washington University in St. Louis. James was also a 1993 graduate of Lutheran High South, here in St. Louis, Mo. In his off time, James enjoys golf, cooking, movies, travel and spending time with family.
What does Trinity Mean to Me?
First and foremost, Trinity is a community of believers who seek to reflect the love of Jesus Christ! We preach Christ crucified and resurrected for the sins of the world. Through Jesus’ death and resurrection, we know that we have been freed from our sin and given eternal life! As members of Trinity, knowing this truth, we are a people in action, feeding God’s lambs through faithful preaching, teaching, and baptizing. We truly are a people settled between two rivers… showing the way to the Waters of Life.
Cindy is a life-long, fourth-generation member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She is a 1977 graduate of Trinity School. Cindy married Greg Wehmeyer in 1984 and they have three children who are also graduates of Trinity School; Kyle (Samantha), Hilary (Tanner) Eisenbath, & Gwen. Cindy has lived in the Orchard Farm area her whole life. She and her husband, Greg, live and work on the Wehmeyer Farm which has been in Greg’s family for over 150 years. In her spare time, Cindy enjoys working at a friend’s boutique, helping another friend create wedding flowers, making custom picture frames with another friend, leading 4-H project groups, teaching Sunday School, and spending time with family and friends. However, the thing that makes her heart the happiest is snuggling, hugging, playing, and giggling with her grandchildren Adelynn & Fred!
What does Trinity mean to me?
Trinity is my happy place! It’s where my parents brought me when I was only 3 weeks old to receive faith, forgiveness and eternal life through the saving waters of Holy Baptism. It’s where I received a Christian education that included memorization of God’s Word and promises along with reinforcement of good morals and discipline. It’s where I confirmed my faith in the triune God when I was 14 years old. I married my best friend at Trinity. My three children and my grandchildren became heirs of eternal life through their baptisms at Trinity. I worship my Lord and Savior every Sunday at Trinity seated amongst family and friends. Each Sunday God strengthens my faith and grants me His forgiveness through the body and blood of His son at Trinity’s altar during communion. When our home was flooded in 1986 and 1993, our Trinity Family embraced us and loved, encouraged, helped and prayed for us. Trinity is the place I enjoy fellowship and laughter when I volunteer. I love being part of the Trinity Family! It has helped make me who I am today.