The Rev. Dr. Gary B. Nelson will be installed as the new pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3325 Morefield Road at 4 p.m. Sunday.
The Rev. Ralph Jones, bishop of the Northwestern Pennsylvania Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, will preside with the Rev. James Seeley preaching.
The public is invited.
Pastor Nelson is a native of Jamestown, N.Y., and has served congregations in Erie, Aliquippa and two in North Carolina. He holds degrees from Jamestown Community College, State University of New York-Oswego, Lutheran Seminary at Gettysburg, Wartburg Theological Seminary and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
Before entering the ordained ministry, he was a caseworker with families in western New York.