banner about trinityTrinity Lutheran Seminary is one of eight seminaries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. While Trinity serves all regions of the ELCA, the seminary is located in Region 6 and supported primarily by the six synods that make up this region. The synod bishops of Region 6 also serve on the Trinity Lutheran Seminary Board of Directors.
The six synods that make up Region 6 include:

Steeple People Bookstore

Theological Books and Church Supplies

Steeple People Theological Books and Church Supplies, located in the lower level of Trinity Lutheran Seminary, is the primary supplier of textbooks for Trinity and Bexley Seabury students. In addition, Steeple People offers quality and affordable gift items, greeting cards, children’s books, vestments and worship appointments.

Those looking for church supplies will find a full-service church supply store offering: candles, communion supplies (including gluten free wafers), communion sets (for the altar and visitations), certificates, bulletins (funeral, wedding, and seasonal), music from Taize, clergy shirts, albs, robes and stoles, and custom paraments and linens.

If you’re located outside Columbus or prefer to shop from home, browse our web store at We ship anywhere in the United States.

Coffee and Community, Too

bookstore 02This is not “Sleepy” People Bookstore thanks to the store’s coffee bar which serves high octane caffeinated beverages such as espresso, latte, cappuccino, and, for the not-so-adventuresome, a perfect cup of coffee.

So come and enjoy a cup of coffee and peruse the latest titles. We look forward to seeing you.

Employment Opportunities

There are no positions available at this time.


Seminary Advisory Board

Ms. Barbara Burgie
Worthington, Ohio

Mr. Roderick (Rod) Chu
Gahanna, Ohio

Ms. Carrie E. Cubberley
Celina, Ohio

Bishop Suzanne D. Dillahunt
Southern Ohio Synod, ELCA
Columbus, Ohio

The Rev. Frederick D. Fritz
East Lansing, Michigan

Bishop Donald Kreiss
Southeast Michigan Synod, ELCA

Ms. Judy Leidy
Littleton, Colorado

The Rev. Doris Harris Mars
Toledo, Ohio

Dr. James McCoy
Atlanta, Georgia

Ms. Danette Miller
Loveland, Ohio

The Rev. Jerry O'Neal
Bluffton, Indiana

Mr. Aaron Schmalzle
Kissimmee, Florida

Ms. Pamela Bauser
Kettering, Ohio

Ms. Deb Yandala
Westlake, Ohio

About Columbus and Bexley

Columbus and Bexley: Big-city amenities and small-town charm

Trinity Lutheran Seminary is nestled in the quiet, picturesque, neighborhood of Bexley, Ohio (pop. 13,000). Mostly residential, Bexley has a charming Main Street, with restaurants, two coffee shops, three ice cream parlors, several banks, an arts cinema theatre, and a connection to the metropolitan bicycle trail system, all within easy walking distance of the seminary. Bexley is also home to one of the highest performing public school districts in Ohio.

Bexley is an inner-ring suburb of Columbus (pop. 750,000), the 16th largest city in the United States. Both Bexley and Columbus are in Franklin County (pop. 1,130,000). None of these statistics, however, paints a good picture of Columbus; a midwestern city with friendly people, reasonable costs of living, and a hundred other points of interest that will always give you something to do and see.

Capital University Library and Recreation Center

capital univAt Trinity, we believe in living a holistically healthy life. We have partnered with Capital University to give Trinity students access to a comprehensive athletic center, as well as access to a large academic library that compliments Trinity's own Hamma Library.

Just across the street is Capital University, where Trinity Lutheran Seminary students have library privileges and free access to the Capital Athletic Center. The athletic center is equipped with an indoor track, cardio equipment (elliptical machines, treadmills, bicycles, and stair climbers), and a full weight room.

Ohio's Finest Education for Your Children

bexley hs ranked bannerColumbus and Bexley offer some of the finest schools in Ohio for your children to attend. The Bexley Public School District provides a comprehensive Pre-K through 12 education, with a high school that is ranked as the #2 high school in Ohio by U.S. News and World Report.  Private school options are also available, such as the Columbus School for Girls and St. Charles Preparatory School for Boys (both located in Bexley), as well as exceptional private schools in other parts of Columbus, including Columbus Academy and The Wellington School.

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Getting Here, Getting Around

Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) buses pass the seminary twice hourly, seven days a week and Port Columbus International Airport is three miles away. Interstate Highways 70 and 71 intersect within three miles of the campus.

 500 Years of the Reformation

2017 marks five hundred years since Martin Luther posted the Ninety-five Theses in Wittenberg, Germany. As we await this celebration in the church, we prepare for the milestone that 500 years is. In the coming months, we will feature different resources and publications here. We hope to engage you, in conjunction with Hamma Library, in celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation! For now, these two websites offer additional information about preparing for the anniversary and about the Reformation's history. 

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