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The Rev. Todd Stocker is the author of four books, including two written in response to the tragic death of his daughter Makenzie in a 2009 traffic accident. He has a family photograph taken before the accident in his office at Trinity Lutheran Church of Hudson.

Trinity Lutheran pastor turned sorrow into purpose

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The Rev. Todd Stocker's journey to the pulpit at Trinity Lutheran Church has taken several turns, including one of great heartbreak.

In June of 2009, his 18-year-old daughter Makenzie was killed in a car accident in Houston. A professional ballerina, she was returning home from a photo shoot when the car she was riding in with a friend was broadsided by a pickup truck.


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