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 two grown
sons, Michael and David, and two children still at home - Johnny and Jade.
Dr. Tom and his wife, Jane, are originally from Wisconsin and have been
married for 40 years. Jeff and Katie are their two children who live in
Wisconsin and Colorado respectively. 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 currently owns and
operates The Briarwood Clinic in Muncie and consults with Anderson
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.
Bethany joined our church staff May of 2009. We welcome Bethany and her
daughter to our congregation and look forward to working together with her.
Bethany and her daughter, Maeve, live in Pendleton and have been attending our
congregation for several years. Bethany comes with a host of experience that will
prove very useful to her role as Administrative Assistant.
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.
Curly and his wife, Diana, live in Anderson with their grand-daughter, Savannah.