• Pastor Ryan Cosgrove grew up in a small town in Eastern Iowa. After high school he left home to study journalism. But God had other plans. In a required religion course, he heard Martin Luther's theology of grace; the promise that we are acceptable to God because of what God has done for us (NOT the other way 'round!). After that, he switched to study theology. 

    After graduating, Pastor Ryan went to seminary in Gettysburg, PA spending time working in churches in Seattle WA., and Washington, D.C. along the way.

    Pastor Ryan is glad to be back in Iowa and serve here, at Trinity and Faith Lutheran churches.


    Ryan loves the catching concerts, hitting the gym, riding his bike, reading, getting outdoors, photography, poetry, and a good joke.

    If you'd like to get a taste of Pr. Ryan's interests, here are a few links to some articles he has written for religion and culture blogs:

    HERE is an article he wrote about music & faith.

    HERE is an article he wrote about grammar & faith.

    HERE is an article he wrote about humor & faith.

    "Thanks for checking out our webpage! I'd love to get know you a little better, and answer any questions you might have. Send me an email at the listed address, call the church or just drop in to worship. Look forward to meeting you!"