Our Staff

This page highlights all the hardworking people who serve at St. John Lutheran Church. If you don't see their info here, give the church office a heads up and let them know you would like to learn more about the ones who have committed to leading St. John Lutheran Church.


Dr. Robert Shriner - Senior Pastor (Hardcore Devil Stomping Ninja)
Pastor Shriner has been at St. John for 12 years. He attended Indiana University for his undergraduate degree.  Upon graduation he served as an officer in the Marine Corps. After coming to faith as an adult, Pastor Shriner attended Concordia Theological Seminary where he received hisMaster of Divinity degree and later a Doctor of Ministry degree. Pastor Bob has been married to Marcia for 32 years and together they have three children: Alicia, Rebekah and Christa.  Alicia works as an accountant and lives with her husband Brian in Indianapolis. Rebekah works at Kraft in Kendallville. Christa is a teacher and moving to Arizona.  Pastor Shriner’s philosophy of ministry is one of emphasizing discipleship and personal evangelism in keeping with our ministry motto: Growing Tall in Christ to Reach All with Christ.

Why I love St. John:
Wonderful relationships with members and co-workers. The people of St. John are truly committed and caring!

Office Phone: 260-347-2158
Email: bshriner@sjlc.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/robert.shriner.3

Tim Walz - Principal
Out school does a great job of equipping kids and helping them grow in their faith. Our Church does a great job of ministering to those in need.

Office Phone: 260-347-2444
Email: twalz@stjohneagles.org

Cathy Thiem - Office Manager
At St. John we get to share the life-saving message of the love of Jesus. Without him, this world has no hope and He is our focus here! So blessed to be a part of this ministry!

Home Phone: 260-318-0833
Email: cthiem@stjohneagles.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cathy.thiem.5

Cheryl Young - Church Secretary
I love St. John because I feel at home here and believe I was led by God to be here. Everyone has been so nice and helpful. My family is here and when I was "down: St. John gave me a job! I really love St. John!

Home Phone: 260-347-5355
Email: church@sjlc.net

Robert Probst - Chairman of the Congragation

Email: rprobst34@yahoo.com

Mike Antal - Head Elder

Email: mhantal@centurylink.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mike.antal.16

Kem Prince - Chairman of Stewardship Board

Email: ksprince@email.phoenix.edu

Nick Hayden - Chairman of Youth Ministry
Email: stuartlem@hotmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nick.hayden2
Twitter: @nick_hayden
Blog: http://www.worksofnick.com/

Cathy Michelbrink - Chairman of Social Ministries
Email: catjack60@yahoo.com

Zach Hayden - Chairman of Outreach & Assimilation
Email: mrhayden@ataexcellence.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tkdhayden
Twitter: @tkd_hayden
Blog: http://zachhayden.com/

Kaye Lampe - Public Relations
Email: sparrow2@embarqmail.com

Kevin Wengert - Church Trustee
Email: kbsnowdiamonds@aol.com

Ginny Sparks - Secretary of the Church Council
I love St. John because my husband was raised a Catholic and when we were trying to choose a church home the leadership at St. John was understanding of our reticence to make a quick decision and treated us as if we were members until he was able to make that commitment.  It took 2 years.
Cell Phone: 260-347-5131
Email: sparksjg@att.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/perfectputt

Tom Koerner - Chairman of the School Board
Email: urotek@gmail.com

Brittany Sams - Financial Secretary
Why do you love St. John? "St. John is more than a church, it's a family. You have welcomed my family with open arms! We have made some amazing friendships and knowing we have a support system of fellow believers is a wonderful feeling.
Email: bsams0306@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brittany.sams.140

Carla Butler - Church Treasurer
Email: carla@mchsi.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carla.butler.7921