Pastor Mike Shackelford   -   Senior Pastor

Pastor Mike Shackelford (Pastor Mike) became the Lead Pastor at St. John's on June 1, 2010. A graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne University and the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Pastor Mike has been in the ministry since 1997 and has served as a pastor in two congregations in Florida and one in South Carolina. He has also been a chaplain at Tampa General Hospital and for Lutheran Hospice. He is married to his best friend, Carolyn, and they enjoy their two children Megan and Nathan. Pastor Mike enjoys hiking, biking and watching sports. Because he is a native of Virginia, he developed a love for the Washington Redskins football team (please keep him in your prayers).  Pastor Mike's favorite Bible verse is "Therefore do not worry about your first God's kingdom and God's righteousness, and all will be given to you..."Matthew 6:25 & 33.  This verse has helped him to better appreciate the gift of each day and how important it is to value and cultivate our relationship with God and each other.  (contact)

Pastor Emily Edenfield   -   Associate Pastor

Pastor Emily Edenfield (Pastor Emily) has been the Associate Pastor at St. John's since her ordination on March 27, 2011. She is a graduate of Rutgers University and Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. Pastor Emily's husband, David, is also ordained and serves another Lutheran congregation in the Upstate. They welcomed twins Olivia and Ben into their family in 2013. Pastor Emily's favorite Bible verse is Psalm 46:10a, "Be still and know that I am God." It reminds her that God gives great peace even and especially in the midst of life's whirlwinds.  (contact)

Pastor Everette L. Lineberger   -   Pastor Emeritus


Pastor Everette Lineberger has been an active part of the St. John's community since he was called here 51 years ago. Although he has retired, he is still a wonderful presence and leader in Christian Education and Lutheran Men in Mission.

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