St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church & School logo


Our Leadership

Rev. Ronald A. Brauer


Reverend Ron A. Brauer has served St. John’s Lutheran since June 2004. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Concordia University Chicago majoring in Mathematics with a minor in Physical Science. He spent time teaching in Lutheran elementary schools in Rocky River, Ohio; Gaylord, Minn.; Fremont, Neb.; & Rochelle, Ill. In 2002, he earned a Master of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind. with concentrations in Exegetical and Practical Theology.

Rev. Dr. Kendall Schaeffer

Assistant Pastor

Reverend Schaeffer was born in Michigan and spent most of his life there. He served 6 years in the DCE ministry in Cleveland, Ohio and East Lansing, Michigan prior to entering Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. wayne, in 1985. He has served various congregations in Illinois, Iowa, and Michigan as Pastor. He has served as a member of the Youth Board in Northern Illinois District, Dean of Junior High Retreats in Iowa District West, and Circuit Counselor in Iowa and Michigan. In 1976 he was blessed to be joined in marriage to Karen (Toburen) and this union has been blessed with 4 children: Rachel (Winter), Joel, Jason, and Jeremy, and 8 grandchildren. Our faith, music, family and sports are important parts of life. In November 2016, Pastor Schaeffer earned a Doctor of Ministry degree in Biblical Counseling from Trinity College of the Bible and Trinity Seminary in Newburg, IN.

School Board of Education

Linda Satkoski, School Board President

April Baima

Susan Chlebek

Judy Gross

Gloria Grott

Steve Kalsow

Cory Shoffner

Missy Woodham

Mr. David Wippich

School Principal

Born in Robbinsdale, Minn., Dave Wippich attended Lutheran Day School in Willow Creek, Minn. and is a graduate of Amboy-Thunder High School in Amboy, Minn. Dave graduated from Concordia University, St. Paul with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in biology. He earned his Master's Degree in Elementary Education with Highest Distinction from Valparaiso University. In May 2009, he received an earned credential with Highest Distinction status at Indiana University South Bend for Educational Leadership. Wippich holds a lifetime Teacher's License in the state of Indiana and is in process to receive his Administrator's License. He served as the fifth grade teacher at St. John's for twenty years, Athletic Director for fifteen years, and is currently serving in his ninth year as Principal.

Mrs. Susan Rosselli

Director of Music

I have been an educator in a variety of settings including: public, private and home schools, after school programs, and teaching for home-bound. I am presently Director of Music, serving organist, and choir director. I earned a Bachelor’s degree from State University of New York at Fredonia, a Master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music, and New York State teacher certification for music K-12, and did further post graduate work in music and education at Columbia University. My husband, Rev. Jim Rosselli , daughter Alyssa and I have lived in La Porte now for 11 years. I strive to share my own passion for music as a means of worship, prayer, and outreach.

ArrowIcon BloggerIcon AimIcon DeliciousIcon PaperIcon EtsyIcon FacebookIcon FilmStripIcon FlickrIcon CameraIcon LaunchIcon GooglePlus2Icon GooglePlusIcon HeartIcon InformationIcon InstagramIcon LastfmIcon FrontCameraIcon LinkedInIcon EmailIcon MoneyIcon ItunesIcon MyspaceIcon OpenTableIcon PayPalIcon PencilIcon PersonIcon PhotoIcon PicasaIcon PinterestIcon PodcastIcon RssIcon ShoppingCartIcon SoundCloudIcon StarIcon TableProjectIcon TheCityIcon TumblrIcon Twitter2Icon TwitterIcon TypepadIcon VideoIcon VimeoIcon WordPressIcon YelpIcon YoutubeIcon