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St. Johns Staff

We are seeking a Pastor or Interim Pastor

We are seeking an Interim Pastor (Full Time/Part Time) or Full-Time Pastor

The Interim Pastor shall preach the Word, administer the Sacraments, conduct public worship and provide pastoral care. Pastoral services include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead worship and preach the Word at Sunday and special worship services
  • Provide instruction for confirmation and first communion students
  • Visit the sick, home-bound and nursing home members, provide care to the distressed and administer the Sacraments
  • Officiate baptisms, weddings and funerals
  • Manage church office staff
  • Lead classes and install new members
  • Work with committee chairs and church council
  • Offer guidance and assistance to youth leaders/teachers
  • Attend monthly council meetings and annual meeting
  • Maintain regular office hours
  • Represent the church in dealing with outside organizations
  • Attend area ministerial committee meetings
  • Assist with weekly bulletins and monthly newsletters
  • Pray for the church and its members
  • Other duties as they arise.


Questions? Please contact Chad Thram
Phone: 507.227.6478

To apply for this position, please send your resume to Chad Thram


Pastor Denton Bennet comes to us from North Carolina, and yes, he loves the weather! Pastor Bennet has a Master of Divinity degree from Sioux Falls Seminary through their Luther House of Study program. In addition, Pastor
Bennet has a Bachelor’s degree in Religion and Ministry from Luther Rice College and Seminary.

Pastor Bennet lives in Storden , MN with his wife, also a Pastor, Jennifer Bennet, two of their nine children Luke and Stephanie, and their beloved cat Dreamsicle

support staff

Support Staff

Secretary: Tracie Berg

Office Assistants: 
Kayla Moe & Laurie Krueger

Choir Director

Choir Director

Jennifer Eberhard

music director

Music Director

Jodi Dalsgaard



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  • Melanie Cook


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