Our Staff

Pastor Christine Emerson

Pastor Christine Emerson, Pastor

Greetings in the name of Christ! My call at St. John’s first began as Associate Pastor in 2010.  New direction led to serving in a new call as Lead Pastor beginning October 8th, 2023. I continue to serve the people of St. John’s, a community of wonderful energy and love for the Gospel. I’m originally from the Pacific Northwest, born and raised in the Seattle area of Washington State. I attended Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, graduating from there in 2005 and entering my first call in Strum, Wisconsin. I reside in Eau Claire with my husband, Jim, and my dog, Luna. When possible, I love to be out in God’s creation walking the dog. I also love reading, traveling, and going to baseball games. Having a professional background in music, I love to sing and during the concert season, both Jim and I sing with the Schola Cantorum of Eau Claire.


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Adriane DeMoe Communications & Ministry Coordinator
Adriane DeMoe, Communications & Ministry Coordinator
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Genny Gorton Administrative Assistant
Genny Gorton, Administrative Assistant
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Matt Svestka Director of Chidlren, Youth and Family
Matt Svestka
Director of Children, Youth and Family
Mark Lundin Director of Music Ministries
Mark Lundin
Director of Music Ministries

St. John's Christian Preschool

Nancy Hanson co-director
Nancy Hanson
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Phyllis Meier
Phyllis Meier
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Jenna Mayer Teacher
Jenna Mayer

Sarah Wergeland
Sarah Wergeland

Building And Grounds

David LaRose, Custodian
David LaRose
Facility & Grounds Manager
Kyle Fought


Jo Rauckman
Jo Rauckman, Accountant
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