Lead Pastor - Rev. Dr. Barrie Tritle

Reverend Doctor Barrie Tritle

Pastor Barrie began his appointment at First UMC, Iowa City in July of 2010. He grew up in Spirit Lake, Iowa on his family farm with his paternal grandparents. He is a graduate of Spirit Lake High School, Morningside College, BA, Candler School of Theology, Emory University – Master of Divinity, and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary – Doctor of Ministry.

Pastor Barrie’s prior appointments include: Senior Pastor West Des Moines UMC, Cedar Rapids District Superintendent, Senior Pastor Burlington UMC, Minister of Church Growth, Nurture and Adult Ministries at West Des Moines UMC, Pastor Sheridan Park and Capitol Heights UMCs, Associate Pastor Clinton UMC, and Student Pastor Southbend UMC, Atlanta, Ga.

Pastor Barrie’s wife is Kae Tritle and she is a RN at IC Mercy Hospital. Together they have raised three adopted sons all who are now adults. They have one grandson. Kae and Barrie love the outdoors, enjoy camping, hiking and photography.