2021 Officers

President - James Davis

Vice-President - Brian Pokluda

Secretary - Kristin Neal

​Treasurer - Sandra Blum


United Evangelical Lutheran Dr. Martin Luther Church

Shiner Lutheran Church

2021 Church Council

Shannon Blaschke

Kristin Neal

Brian Pokluda

Sandra Blum

James Davis

Debbie Ealy

Brian Baker

Danna Murrile

Matthew Sternadel

Mike Vaughan

Holly Heinsohn

​Tim Harris

Pastor Chris Heinold

Vicar Daniel Volkmann

Our congregation functions with paid staff members,

lay leaders, and volunteers.

Paid Staff:


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.

Administrative Assistant:

In this part-time position, Sharon Jaks coordinates the church office including parish records, calendar, facility use, and communications.

Office Assistant:

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.

Lay Leadership:

Church Council:

Our congregation is guided by an elected Church Council that oversees the operation and mission of our congregation.