President - James Davis
Vice-President - Brian Pokluda
Secretary - Kristin Neal
Treasurer - Sandra Blum
United Evangelical Lutheran Dr. Martin Luther Church
2021 Church Council
Pastor Chris Heinold
Vicar Daniel Volkmann
Our congregation functions with paid staff members,
lay leaders, and volunteers.
Rev Chris Heinold is the full-time pastor who has served Shiner Lutheran since June 2019, bringing with him a decade of experience and the desire to continue his work in rural ministry.
Daniel Volkmann is attending Wartburg Seminary full time through distance learning while serving part-time at Shiner Lutheran on staff as a pastor-in-training with the title of Vicar. This four-year path to ordination is a relatively new approach called collaborative learning.
Minister of Worship and Music:
Ronnie Bruns serves in this part-time staff position, helping to plan worship and coordinate musicians, choral groups, hand chimes, and instrumentalists.
In this part-time position, Sharon Jaks coordinates the church office including parish records, calendar, facility use, and communications.
Sandy Machacek helps with office hours and other duties in a part time staff position.
Serving part-time as bookkeeper, Juanita Lucke manages bill paying, budget, and financial reports.
Tammy Guettner handles weekly custodial duties on a part-time basis.
Our congregation is guided by an elected Church Council that oversees the operation and mission of our congregation.