Welcome, Dr. Lara West!
We are excited to welcome Dr. Lara West as Trinity’s new organist. Her first Sunday will be October 9. There will be an installation at the 8:30 and 11:00 services with a reception following each of those services.
Originally from Stephenville, Texas, Lara West earned her undergraduate degree in music from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, before coming to this area to study at the University of Kansas. She holds master’s and doctoral degrees in church music (organ concentration) from KU. She also studied church music and worked as a church musician in Germany, and continues to enjoy German language and culture. For the past thirteen years, she served Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Lawrence as music minister. Lara and her husband, Eric, live in Atchison, Kansas, where they both teach at Benedictine College.