Pastor Janet Kettering serves as our Visitation Pastor. Pastor Janet and her husband, Pastor Phil Kettering, joined as members of Trinity in spring of 2016.
Pastor Janet is a second-career pastor who comes to us from the Southwestern Minnesota Synod. Her 30 years of experience as a District Court Reporter for the State of Minnesota served as a surprising catalyst to a call to pastoral ministry and the opportunity to engage in the stories of God’s people in a new way. Pastor Janet completed the ELCA candidacy process through the TEEM program (Theological Education for Emerging Ministries) at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, California, and was ordained into her first call in February of 2009 as Associate Pastor of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Canby, Minnesota. That was followed by a call as their Senior Pastor; she continued in that position until 2016, at which time she and her husband, Pastor Phil Kettering, relocated to the Rocky Mountain Synod and the Boulder area.
Pastor Janet currently serves as a half-time pastor at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Boulder and cherishes spending time with her husband and their family, preparing and sharing meals with others for others, and seeing God’s presence revealed through our life experiences.
Her husband, Pastor Phil is serving as interim pastor in Albuquerque, New Mexico.