The Rev.Nathan D. Pipho


Welcome from Pastor Nathan!

Welcome to Trinity Church!  I am delighted you have taken time to learn more about Trinity!  In all we do, we strive to live out our Mission Statement:  “To Welcome, Proclaim, and Serve in Christ’s name.”  My hope is that when you visit you will experience a warm Christ-centered and Spirit-filled welcome.  Please let me know if you don’t!  Our members currently live in Worcester and throughout Central Massachusetts, but many of us have moved here from other parts of the country, as well as other parts of the world.   Through worship, music, education, prayer, fellowship, and service, we come together as one new community made alive by the Holy Spirit.  I look forward to meeting you soon!


About Pastor Nathan

Pastor Nathan’s primary duty is to guide the proclamation of Jesus Christ – God’s announcement of mercy, healing, and grace for the world.  He preaches on Sundays and Wednesdays, presides at the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion, leads worship, teaches, and provides pastoral care.   He enjoys working with the Welcoming and Social Media Teams to extend warm and genuine hospitality to all guests and visitors.  In the community, he is a member of Worcester Interfaith, the LGBT Asylum Task Force, and serves as the Protestant Chaplain at WPI.

Pastor Nathan began serving Trinity Church on All Saints Day, November 1, 2016, and was installed as pastor on the Commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr., January 15, 2017.  Before coming to Trinity, he served as the pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in North Quincy, Massachusetts from 2002-2015.  His academic degrees include a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts (2016), a Master in Divinity from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (2002) and a Bachelor of Arts from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa (1998).

Pastor Nathan is an avid reader and card carrying member of the Worcester Public Library with a library book checked out at all times.  He blogs on issues of faith and politics on his personal blog “Prophets and Monarchs.” He cheers for the New England Patriots of the NFL and Manchester United of the EPL.  To prove he doesn’t just jump on the bandwagon, he also remains a lifelong fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes in NCAA sports.  He loves spending time at the ocean, and on the farm in Iowa where he grew up.