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Rev. Daniel Kempin

Rev. Daniel Kempin

Senior Pastor
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Rev. Daniel Kempin was raised on a farm in northern Wisconsin. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia College in Mequon, WI, and subsequently studied at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO, where he received his Master of Divinity and Master of Sacred Theology degrees. He was married to Karen in 1995, and they have three wonderful children in their family at this time. Pastor Kempin has been in parish ministry since 1996 and at St. John’s since October 2009.
Rev. Joshua Parsons

Rev. Joshua Parsons

Associate Pastor
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My story is just like that of any other Christian and is described quite well in these verses from Zecharaiah Chapter 3.
 
"Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right side to accuse him. The Lord said to Satan, “The Lord rebuke you, Satan! The Lord, who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you! Is not this man a burning stick snatched from the fire?” Now Joshua was dressed in filthy clothes as he stood before the angel. The angel said to those who were standing before him, “Take off his filthy clothes.” Then he said to Joshua, “See, I have taken away your sin, and I will put fine garments on you.” Then I said, “Put a clean turban on his head.” So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him, while the angel of the Lord stood by.

You see, I was once clothed in sin and shame.  Not only was I born in sin, but I continued living in it as well.  There was much that Satan could say to accuse me but the Lord plucked me from the fire, forgave  me all my sin, clothed me with garments of salvation and a robe of righteousness.  He did this in love, all for the sake of Christ Jesus who took my punishment on the cross and rose again on the third day so that I could be free.  My life stands as a witness to God's faithfulness.  Amen!
Mrs. Karen Kempin

Mrs. Karen Kempin

Director of Music Ministry
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Mrs. Karen Kempin was born in Chicago, Illinois (Go Bears!), and raised in South Bend, Indiana.  She graduated from Concordia College in Seward, Nebraska.  She holds a B.S. degree in Education, with minors in school music and youth ministry.  She also holds a Lutheran Teaching Diploma and D.C.E. certification.  She earned her Master’s Degree in Reading from Eastern Michigan University.  Mrs. Kempin and her husband, Pastor Dan, have four children.  Their oldest daughter is an alumna of St. John’s, and they have a son and daughter currently enrolled in the school.  Their other daughter, Katherine Grace, lives in Heaven with Jesus.  Mrs. Kempin enjoys being involved in church activities, and leads a praise team for our Joyful Praise worship service.  She enjoys reading, music and sports, and especially loves spending time with her family!
Mrs. Phyllis Schultz

Mrs. Phyllis Schultz

Church Secretary
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Mrs. Phyllis Schultz has been a member at St. John’s Lutheran Church since November 1981, having come from St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Westland, MI. She is married to Jerry, and they have two adult children and one grandchild. Mrs. Schultz has been church secretary at St. John’s since April 1991, and she loves serving the people of the congregation. She has been a Sunday school teacher at St. John’s since 1982, teaming up with her daughters and granddaughter. Mrs. Schultz is grateful that St. John’s is a very friendly and loving congregation serving our Lord and His people.
Mr. Kris Zastrow

Mr. Kris Zastrow

Business Manager
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Being married to, Amy, (my high school sweetheart) and to be raising our three incredible children (Josh, Caleb, and Kaitlyn) with her is an immense blessing to me.  Our children have attended school at St. John's (Josh and Caleb are already at Bullock Creek H.S.), and Amy and I have had the privilege of being able to coach several sports over and volunteer for many events.  We love to be involved and coach here because we know we can talk about qualities we feel are important: good character, leadership, perseverence, hard-work,  good sportsmanship, and a strong love for God and others.
 
I strive to live by this priority list: God first, family and friends next, then career.  Admittedly, I mess that up sometimes and may not always have my priorities straight, so I accept that I am a work-in-progress, ask for forgiveness, and try to do better next time. 
 
Valley Lutheran in Saginaw, MI was my high school, and I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Northwood University.  If anyone asks, I root for the Eagles, Lancers, Wolverines, and Timberwolves.
Mr. Wayne Dulong

Mr. Wayne Dulong

Custodian
Mr. Mike Brand

Mr. Mike Brand

Custodian

 

Mr. Steve Sattleberg

Custodian

 

 

Future Hope
October 21, 2018


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