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Pastoral History

History of Service; St. John’s Pastors

1857 –1867 Rev. Frederick Reinhold Tramm

1872 –Mr. Fred Lindemann (Theological Student)

1873 –1890 Rev. Joseph F. Niethammer, Sole Pastor (Died in office)

1890 –1903 Rev. George Link, Jr., Sole Pastor 2 years, then Head Pastor

1892 –1903 Rev. Frederick Tramm, Returned as Asst. Pastor (Died in office)

1901 – Rev. George Link, Sr., Assistant Pastor to ailing son

1903 –1930 Pastor Paul Eickstaedt, Sole Pastor (Died in office at St. John’s)

1931 –1969 Rev. Manfred E. Reinke, Sole Pastor until 1957, Head Pastor until retirement; then part-time Assistant Pastor

1954 –1955 Mr. Richard Brendal, Vicarage

1955 –1956 Mr. Philip Kraft, Vicarage

1957 –1987 Rev. Edward Meyer, Assistant Pastor 10 years, Head Pastor in 1967; retired 1987

1968 –Rev. Richard Krenzke, Part-time Assistant Pastor

1970 –Pastor Robert Schroeter, Part-time Assistant Pastor

1971 –1975 Rev. Thomas Mroch, Assistant Pastor

1976 –1979 Rev. Robert Junkin, Vicar for a year, then Assistant Pastor

1979 –2001 Rev. David A. Schoop, Vicar for a year, then Assistant Pastor in 1980; Co-Pastor in 1982, Administrative Pastor in 1987

1983 –1984 Mr. Benedict Eder, Vicarage

1984 –1985 Mr. Gary Wickert, Vicarage

1985 –1986 Mr. Dennis Juengel, Vicarage

1986 –1987 Mr. Jeffrey Dorth, Vicarage

1987 –1988 Mr. Paul Robinson, Vicarage

1988 –1989 Mr. Jerome Mitchell, Vicarage

1987 –2001 Rev. Richard Ungrodt, Associate Pastor, then Assistant Pastor

1989 –1990 Mr. Charles Kieschnick, Vicarge

1993 –1995 Rev. Donald Love, Assoc. Pastor of Youth, Singles & Young Adults

2001 –2004 Rev. James Beversdorf, Part-time Pastor of Visitation

2001 –2003 Rev. Karl Koch, Intentional Interim Pastor

2003 –2007 Rev. David M. Young, Administrative Pastor

2004 –Present Rev. Ronald A. Brauer, Associate Pastor

2011 –2017 Rev. Dr. Aaron C. Kretzschmar, Administrative Pastor

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