WELS Minnesota District President

I was born and raised on a dairy farm west of Menomonie, Wisconsin. After graduating from Martin Luther Prep School in 1980, I received preseminary training at Northwestern College, Watertown, Wisconsin. In 1988 I graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary and was assigned to my first call at St. Peter, Darwin, Minnesota. In June of 1988 I was married to Cindy Most. Our gracious God blessed our union with three children. After serving 6 years in Darwin, I accepted the call to serve Holy Trinity, New Hope in 1994. It has been a great privilege and blessing to serve and partner with the saints of Holy Trinity in the gospel ministry. In 2018 I was elected to be the District President of the Minnesota district. That means I will balance my time at Holy Trinity and helping other churches in the area. I look forward to serving your spiritual needs in any way I can.


Hey everyone! I am Tom Gorzalski and I am happy to be a pastor at Holy Trinity! I grew up in Appleton, Wisconsin and I've always known that I’ve wanted to be a pastor. I graduated from Martin Luther College in 2014 and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 2018. Over the years I’ve had some great experiences working in diverse congregations. I spent a summer in New Mexico at a church that served a Navajo reservation, I had a year-long internship in Toronto, Canada where I studied to be a pastor, and I worked at a youth center in downtown Milwaukee while I studied at the seminary. My two favorite people are my wife, Deanne, and my daughter, Ava. I enjoy roasting coffee beans, bike riding, and sharing the love of Jesus!