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
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
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
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
Robert Probst - Chairman of the Congragation
Mike Antal - Head Elder
Kem Prince - Chairman of Stewardship Board
Nick Hayden - Chairman of Youth Ministry
Cathy Michelbrink - Chairman of Social Ministries
Zach Hayden - Chairman of Outreach & Assimilation
Kaye Lampe - Public Relations
Kevin Wengert - Church Trustee
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
Tom Koerner - Chairman of the School Board
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.
Carla Butler - Church Treasurer