Rev. Dr. Heath Trampe

Rev. Dr. Heath Trampe serves as Senior Pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Minot, North Dakota.  

A native of Kearney, Nebraska, he received his Bachelor of Arts (Interpersonal Communication) from Concordia University Nebraska in 2005 and his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry (Leadership and Missions) from Concordia Theological Seminary in 2010 and 2015, respectively.  

During his time at the seminary, Pastor vicared at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Terre Haute, Indiana. He and his wife also served as GEO Missionaries to Latvia in Eastern Europe through then LCMS World Mission from August 2008-August 2009. He was ordained and installed as Associate Pastor on June 17, 2011 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was installed as Senior Pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in York, Nebraska on March 22, 2015 and at Our Savior Lutheran Church on November 10, 2019.

He has a great love for outreach, as well as the vibrant life of the local congregation. He feels strongly that local congregations bring hope and light into the world, with their ability to reach the larger community through not only God’s Means of Grace, but also through acts of mercy.  Writing is another passion, and his first book, Extraordinary News for Ordinary People, was released through Tri-Pillar Publishing in 2009. It can be purchased at the publisher’s website here or on here.

Pastor Trampe married Andrea (Aunnee) Kahle on June 11, 2005. They have two active boys, Jonathan and Andrew. Pastor’s favorite Bible verses, 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, speaks to the God’s strength in the midst of our weakness:

“[Jesus] said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”