Pastor Tom Knoll
Rev. Knoll is a graduate of Concordia College, Milwaukee, and Concordia Senior College, Ft. Wayne IN. He received a BA in Psychology/Sociology and Theology in 1977. In 1981 he received a Masters in Divinity from Christ Seminary-Seminex in St. Louis, MO, with a special emphasis on Urban Ministry. In 1982. He received a Masters in Social Work with a special emphasis on Community Development from St. Louis University. Reverend Knoll is a licensed and board certified social worker and was the Executive Director of Community Life Services from 1982-2002, a social service ministry started by First Trinity. Tom has also served parishes in North St. Louis, and Bogota, New Jersey. Currently Reverend Knoll is the President of Capital Area Asset Building Corp., Treasurer of the United Lutheran Appeal, Vice President of the Lutheran Planned Giving Consortium, President of Trinity Landholding Corporation and President of CFLS Restaurant Inc. Rev. Knoll has served on the Mayor's Task Force on Homelessness and is a frequent speaker on poverty and homelessness issues.
Pastor Knoll is married to Fran Knoll, a Certified Nurse-Midwife. They have two grown children: Sarah and Daniel.And, one granddaughter, Dani who lives in Alaska.
Pastor Wendy Moen.
Rev. Moen graduated from the University of Iowa in 1992 with a Bachelors of Social Work and a B.A. of Psychology. In 1999 after 7 years of social work with various populations and in various settings, including a year of accompaniment with the people of Nicaragua, she began seminary studies at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia and graduated with a Master's of Divinity in 2003. Her concentration areas at the seminary were in Urban Ministry and Latino Studies. Her seminary training included serving as intern pastor at Luther Place Memorial Church, Washington, DC 2001-2002 and a Clinical Pastoral Education Program at the Washington Hospital Center in the summer of 2000. Pastor Moen is the proud mother of one kindhearted and intelligent teenage son, Jonathan.
On March 5, 2017 First Trinity celebrated Pastor Moen's 13 plus years with First Trinity with a celebration of her service and a bittersweet send off for her and Jonathan. Pastor Wendy will be Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in DC starting April 3, 2017.
Cantor Stefan Brodd.
Stefan is the cantor at First Trinity Lutheran Church and the kantor for the Churches of Sweden and Finland, all in Washington, D.C. He is also a musical director for shows and events for the City of Greenbelt, Maryland and performs frequently at such venues as the Shakespeare Theatre and the Embassies of Sweden and Finland. He lives with his husband Christopher Cherry in Greenbelt.
Anne Corti, Office Manager
Anne is the part-time Office Manager for First Trinity. She also serves as the Youth and Family Ministry Coordinator at Reformation Lutheran Church in DC. She graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Children and Family Services and has a certificate in Youth Ministry from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. She has spent time working in both Iowa and Philadelphia, PA. Anne lives with her husband Vito is SW DC.