On July 27, 2014, Pastor John was installed as Christ Lutheran's Senior Pastor.
Pastor John has a background in computer science and has been an LCMS
ordained minister since 1990. His wife, Vicki, and he have four grown children: 3 sons,
sons, Michael, David and Johnny, and 1 daughter, Jade.
Dr. Tom and his wife, Jane, are originally from Wisconsin and have been
married for 40 years. Jeff and Katie are their two grown children. They
have been members of Christ Lutheran since 1976. Tom is a licensed
psychologist since completing graduate studies at Ball State University
in 1974. He retired in 2019 and is now committing his time to counseling
members of Christ Lutheran Church and members of our community.
Dr. Tom has been the Director of Counseling at Christ since 1991.
Joy joins the staff at Christ, bringing with her a broad range of experience as
organist, pianist and adult and youth choir director. She began her training at
the age of 5 with piano lessons. At age 12 she began classical and church
organ study, and continued her education as an organ major at Anderson
University studying under Prof. Shirley Coolidge. Her playing has included
serving as an organist and pianist for the International Convention of the
Church Of God. Joy looks forward to using her talents to enhance and develop
the music program here at Christ Lutheran.
Joy and her husband, Jan, have two grown sons - David and Brad.
Curly is serving at Christ as the on-staff caretaker of our facilities, performing the routine
tasks of cleaning, minor maintenance items, and setting up spaces for various activities
and events. He also serves regularly on the ushering crew and is a member of the
Board of Trustees.
He is an avid bowler and golfer and even has a "300" bowling game to his credit.