SJLC Clergy



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 Erin Morris  -  Associate Pastor



Pastor Erin Morris joined the St. John’s family in July of 2019.  She hails from Southeastern Ohio and did her undergraduate degree at Berea College, Berea Kentucky.  Her 2 Masters degrees come from Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque Iowa.  She and has served congregations in Ohio, Colorado and Minnesota as a Youth Director and Deacon.  She loves to travel and see the wonders that God has created in the people she meets, the culture she experiences and the creation that she encounters.  She has spent significant time in 30 states, 15 countries and 5 continents.  She also loves animals and you can find her with her 2 cats or volunteering at the local humane society.  Her favorite Bible Verse changes based on what she is experiencing and what God needs to tell her.  Currently she is enthralled with who Jesus was and is.  How he spoke radical truth and left room for relationship with the tax collector, the fisherman, the prostitute and the Pharisee. 



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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