Church Council, Boards & Committees

Board content referenced in the expandable list below:
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)

Elder List:

Roger Koch - 402.787.7165 Tim McDermott - 402.821.3581 Ken Tesar - 402.826.5474
John Reitz - 402.826.2724 Terry Reetz - 402.826.5574 Brent Wohl - 402.826.4843

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:

Cathy Hollman - 402.794.9287 Melissa Persing - 402.440.1507 Tammy Homolka - 402.826.9098
     
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 Trustee members:

Eric Dewey - 402.418.2611 Dean Prochnow - 402.421.1649 Troy Henning - 402.826.5590
Dolyn Meinke - 402.826.5664    
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;

Currently, the Board of Evangelism is working with the congregation to produce a new church pictorial directory.

Current Board of Evangelism members:

Joann Renner - 402.826.5696 Ellie Koch - 402.787.7165 Donna Hillgren - 402.826.0939
     
Finance Committee

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.

Currently, the Board of Evangelism is working with the congregation to produce a new church pictorial directory. Members of St. John can view additional information here.

Wayne Eggert - Treasurer
402.525.1421
Terry Meinke - Financial Secretary
402.826.3253
Gloria McDermott
402.821.3581
Chris Hollman
402.416.6382
Patricia Prochnow
402.421.1649
Cemetery Committee

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

Currently, the Cemetery Committee is working with the congregation to improve and maintain the cemetery, as well as design and build an on-site directory.

Members of the Cemetery Committee:

Brian Persing - 402.440.1507 Harry Meinke -
402.826.5329
Mike Langfeldt - 402.826.9207
Mitch Homolka - 402.826.9098 Kenneth Kahle - 402.826.2009