2021 Church Council, Boards & Committees

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Board of Elders

"In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Grecian Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, "It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. Brothers, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word." - Acts 6:1-4

Therefore, in accord with Biblical precedent and Christian freedom and love, the constitution and bylaws of St. John describe the duties of the Board of Elders in this place:

  • To assist the Pastor in all matters pertaining to the spiritual welfare of the Congregation
  • To supervise Christian discipline in the Congregation according to Matthew 18:15-17
  • Make every effort to induce members who have been negligent in their attendance at worship, in the use of the Sacraments, and in their financial support of the church, to mend their sinful ways and fully enjoy the rights and privileges of membership
  • See to it that all worship services be conducted in an orderly manner and commanded by our Lord (1 Corinthians 14:40)
  • Be an example of Christian conduct and conversation, according to our Lord's command (1 Timothy 3:8-13)

Current Board of Elders: (More News from the Board of Elders here...)

Troy Henning -
James Walker -
Tim McDermott -
Roger Koch -
Dolyn Meinke -
Todd Hoyer -

Board of Education

The Board of Education supervises the educational activities of the Congregation in the Midweek School, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Adult Bible classes taught by the Pastor, the religious programs of the Lutheran Youth Fellowship, and in general seek to stimulate and maintain the proper interests in the Christian growth of all the baptized members of our Congregation.

This Board shall make random visits to the various education programs and shall report their findings to the Voters' Assembly.

This Board interests itself in the textbooks, other teaching aids, student-teacher relationships, and the facilities as they relate to Christian Education. They shall make recommendations to the Church Council and/or Voters' Assembly. They shall encourage the starting and maintenance of Bible classes, and when these have been begun, they shall come under the Board's supervision.

Current Board of Education: (More News from the Board of Education here...)

Linda Lee -
Ashley Walker -
Kaylie Brethower -
Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees look after the physical interests of the Congregation, its real estate and buildings.

Duties of the Trustees shall consist of:

  • Inspect all buildings of the Congregation and report their conditions and needs to the Voters' Assembly;
  • Represent the Congregation officially in all legal transactions or court business pertaining to the real estate, buildings, and repairs thereof belonging to the Congregation.

Current Board of Trustees: (More News from the Board of Trustees here...)

Travis Eggert -
Dean Prochnow -
Dave Eggert -
Brian Persing -
Board of Evangelism

The primary focus of the Board of Evangelism is bringing the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to the congregation and our community including:

  • The Board strives to make visitations to shut-ins, the ill and the recuperating;
  • They will also call upon members on their birthdays;
  • The Board also provides 'packets' to visitors at our services that introduce them to St. John;
  • Inform the membership of the Evangelism programs, articles in the monthly newsletter and sharing a variety of information found on this website;

Current Board of Evangelism: (More News from the Board of Evangelism here...)

Marianne Tesar -
Donna Brunelle -
Carol Brinkmeyer -
Cemetery Board

The Cemetery Board takes responsibility and shall be in charge of maintaining the upkeep of our cemetery.

Currently, the Cemetery Board is working with the congregation to improve and maintain the cemetery, as well as work toward the replacement of border fencing.

Current Cemetery Committee: (More News from the Cemetery Board here...)

Ed Skillett -
Joe/Cindy Hoesche -
Julie Reetz  -
Terry Reetz -
Finance Board

The Board of Finance is responsible for:

  • Keeping themselves well informed in reference to the financial condition of the Congregation;
  • Seeing to it that all communicant members are annually supplied with envelopes for contributions;
  • Assisting the Financial Secretary in keeping a record of the contributions of each member.

Current Financial Board: (More News from the Board of Finance here...)

Kristi Reetz -
Verna Louch - Finance Sec. - 402.525.7251 Kelly Reetz -
Lynn Meinke -
Constitution & Bylaws Review Committee

The Constitution & Bylaws Review Committee has been formed in giving task with the review and potential submission of alterations to the Voting membership for consideration and/or approval.

  • To date, this Committee has been meeting since March, 2021 and continues to gather together in discussion of the Bylaws. To date, and herein posted for the review of all members of St. John as conversations continue is the following 'redlined' adjustments or 'blue notes' for ongoing topics: constitution_bylaws_working_draft_081121.pdf

Constitution & Bylaws Committee Members:

Tim McDermott -
Pastor Toensing - 402.826.3883 Gary Meinke - 402.826.5819
Todd Hoyer -