John Omans (Pastor)
Pastor John began his ministry here at St. John in January of 2012. He is a native of Minnesota, born in Albert Lea. He is a graduate of Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota where he earned his Master of Divinity degree. He has served previous churches in Lemmon, South Dakota, Canajoharie, New York, and Bagley, Minnesota. He is passionate about our Lord Jesus who calls us together in community and asks us to love one another and bear fruit. He loves to read, pray, study, listen to music, watch movies, and play.
He and his wife Nadine have a daughter and a son, Elizabeth and Paul.
Martin Aberle (Director; Senior High Ministries)
Martin "Marty" Aberle has lived in Waseca since 2006 when he became the first ever combined Director of Youth Ministries of St. John and Grace Lutheran Churches. He and his family moved from Washington, Illinois where he was the Director of Children and Family Ministries at his home congregation. He has been called to serve youth and their families since attending college. Prior to choosing ministry as a profession, he has worked with youth on many levels including crisis therapy, school consultant, family therapist, and a Master's level clinician for a group home. He and his wife, Jessi have 2 daughters and a son.
Carrie Lonneman (Office Manager)
Carrie began working at St. John in September 2015. She is a graduate of Minnesota State University in Mankato. Carrie has 2 sons in college and a daughter in high school. She is also their number one fan as they are active in music, marching band, theatre, and sports. In her spare time Carrie likes to ballroom dance, read, and spend time outdoors fishing, camping, biking, gardening and preserving her garden produce. Carrie owned her own daycare business for 17 years. In addition she worked at nursing homes and assisted living facilities as a recreational therapist. Carrie feels blessed to be working with so many wonderful people at St. John.
Cindy Fordham (Custodian)