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Over 150 Years of God's faithfulness and grace!

In November of 1869, St. John's Lutheran Church was founded by a small group of immigrants.

In 1956, the Holy Spirit moved the people to elect a new site, the current location, to carry on God's work of feeding His sheep and proclaiming the good news.

In 1974, the education wing, offices and youth room were added.

In 1993, the sanctuary was remodeled and stained glass windows were added as a continual reminder pointing God's people to His plan of salvation.

In 2016, God's people were once again moved with a vision to add additional space for expanding ministry into the community.  A new addition was dedicated that included new classrooms, a new kitchen, new church offices, and a gymnasium.

Over the years, the congregation has Called and God has sent many beloved pastors to preach His Word, comfort souls with the means of grace, and provide pastoral care.  Jesus Christ, The Good Shepherd, has provided and continues to provide for His people.

We are a congregation of forgiven sinners learning to trust in the Lord of the Church, who has revealed Himself to do great things through the small and weak of this world.  We pray that everyone feel welcomed here, for this church and her ministry remains wholly the Lord's vineyard and all invited to come.

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Rev. Jim Pearl


February 9, 2020 to Present


 Rev. Michael Kroll

Interim Pastor

 April 2019 to February 9, 2020  

Rev. Martin E. Lee

Intentional Interim Ministry (IIM)

June 1, 2017 to November 2018 null

Rev. Dr. Bryan Salminen

Senior Pastor

January 16, 2011 - December 31, 2016 null

Rev. Steven Massey

Associate Pastor

January 11, 2015 – 2016 null

Rev. George Brinley 


January 11, 2001 - September 30, 2010 null

Rev. Thees Hoft 


September 27, 1992 – late 1999 null

Rev. Ralph Schmidt 


October 12,1986 - August 18, 1991 null

Rev. Robert Marquardt 


October 19, 1980 - Fall of 1984 null

Rev. Michael Ruhl 


May 5, 1974 – January 6, 1980 null

Rev. Robert Koeppen 


September 22, 1968 - January 6, 1974 null

Rev. Theodore C. Moeller, Jr. 


June 13, 1965 - February 4, 1968 null

Rev. Fred Rutkowsky


February 1, 1959 – January 31, 1965 null

Rev. Calvin R. Fiege 


December 14, 1952 - October 12, 1958 null

Rev. Eric Cash 


August 8, 1948 - October 26, 1952 null

Rev. Elmer E. Bickel 


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