"Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain."
Psalm 127:1

St. John Lutheran Church
Faithful Pastors Through the Years

"And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers,
to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ." 

Ephesians 4:11-12

“Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel;
so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me.
When I say to the wicked, ‘You wicked person, you will surely die,
and you do not speak out to dissuade them from their ways,
that wicked person will die for their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood.
But if you do warn the wicked person to turn from their ways and they do not do so,
they will die for their sin, though you yourself will be saved."

Ezekiel 33:7-9

"This, then, is how you ought to regard us: as servants of Christ
and as those entrusted with the mysteries God has revealed.
Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful."

1 Corinthians 4:1-2


Those who have served
St. John Lutheran Church through the Years!


  • Administrative Pastor                
    Rev. Harold H. Brauer                            January 1956        to    July 1957
  • First Resident Pastor
    Rev. Truman W. Broetzmann               August 25, 1957 to      May 1963
  • Rev. Vernon F. Heim                               June 27, 1971     to      August 15, 1978
  • Rev. Floyd W. Grothman                       August 20, 1978  to     July 12, 1992
  • Rev. Steven G. Kline                               July 19, 1992        to     July 30, 2001
  • Rev. G. Jeffrey Dobratz                          June 12, 1997       to     October 16, 2010
  • Pastor Larry R. Yaw                                January 8, 2012    to    ‘Present Day’

Vicars & Deacons

  • Vicar Evan J. Temple                              July 1, 1956           to     August 20, 1957
  • Deacon Jeffrey J. Johnson                      June 23, 2002      to     'Present Day'


  • David P. Schmidt                                    September, 1993    to     'Present Day'


"You, O Lord, keep my lamp burning; My God turns my darkness into light."
Psalm 18:28

"For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid which is Jesus Christ."

1 Corinthians 3:11

March 1956            St. John Lutheran Church incorporated

Summer 1956        Construction started on St. John church building
0 Families / 25 Communicants Members)

May 19, 1957         Dedication of St. John Lutheran Church

July 8, 1990             Ground Breaking Service for New Sanctuary located at 
910 S. Saint Augustine St.

January 27, 1991   Dedication of the New Sanctuary

Charter Members

Dr. & Mrs. Robert A. Babcock                      Mr. & Mrs. Emil Kirchenwitz

Mr. & Mrs. Waldemar Bonnin                      Mr. & Mrs. Frank Prokash
Donald, Lloyd, Joyce

Dr. & Mrs. William E. Burmeister                 Mrs. Angelo Sariego

Mrs. Cora Erickson                                         Mr. & Mrs. Robert Santy
       Donald, Beverly                                               

Dr. & Mrs. Delor E. Herzberg                         Mr. & Mrs. Paulus Winter
James, Kenneth