Worship & Music

Worship & Music

pastor fidler

Rev. Douglas E. Fidler was born in Columbus, Ohio, 1956 to Edwin and Mary Lee Fidler. Doug’s father a Lutheran pastor moved the family around Ohio. Doug is the fifth pastor in the family line. Doug is the middle of three children. He has two sisters, Mary Kathleen and Lee Anne.

Doug is a graduate of The Ohio State University (1978) with a major in Jewish Studies. He entered Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio in 1979. Doug’s Clinical Pastoral Education was completed at Riverside Hospital in Columbus. Internship was served at St. Luke’s in Mansfield, Ohio.

Douglas and wife Deborah met in seminary and were married in 1980. Deborah an ordained Lutheran Pastor serves Bethany Lutheran Church in Akron.  Douglas and Deborah have two children: Benjamin (Molly),  and Joseph.  Douglas and Deborah were ordained November 19, 1983 at First English Lutheran Church, Columbus. The first parish he served was Brandt and Casstown Lutheran Parish, Tipp City, Ohio from 1983-1990. He was called to Grace Lutheran Church, Luckey in May of 1990 and served in that place until being called to Trinity, Kent in April on 1997.


Sunday: 8:15 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.
Thursday: 7:00 p.m. (informal)
Sunday School: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. (September – May)
Nursery Supervision: Sunday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Holy Communion

Communion is offered to all baptized children of God, regardless of denominational background. Our Lord Jesus Christ is truly present in the bread and wine offering forgiveness, life and salvation to all who believe.

TRINITY IS HAPPY TO PROVIDE A 7:00pm THURSDAY WORSHIP SERVICE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.  The service is casual.  Holy Communion is offered each week.




  • ages 18+
  • Director: Cindy Smith Howard
  • Meets Wednesday, 7:30 p.m

Cantata Choir

  • High School & Adults
  • Director: Cindy Smith Howard
  • Meets Sunday 7:45 a.m. sings at 8:15 service


  • age 4 – 2nd grade
  • Director: Cindy Smith Howard
  • Meets Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.

Kinder Choir

  • Age 3 – Kindergarten
  • Director: Jen Korecki
  • Meets Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.

Bell Choir

  • Director: Cindy Smith Howard
  • Meets Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.


KSU Campus Ministry

Trinity Lutheran Church reaches out to the Kent State University campus through our worship and Bible study, offering pastoral care and through participation in Lutheran Campus Ministries located at Faith Lutheran Church, Kent. (Their web site is located at http://www.kentstatelutherans.org.)