Pastors of St. John’s

Here is a complete list of Pastors who have served at St. John’s Lutheran Church:

1829 – ? Jacob Winter

1845-1851 The Rev. Michael Schweigert. During these years he also served Trinity Church, McKeesport and Trinity Church, Brandt School Road.

1860-1861 The Rev. Henry Reck, Pastor Reck also served Old Trinity Church, North Side, Pittsburgh,

1861-1863 The Rev. Josiah McPherrin, Pastor McPherrin also served Zion Church in Middle Lancaster.

1863-1866 The Rev. Jonathan Sarver, Pastor Sarver also served Zion Church, Middle Lancaster and English Lutheran Church, Zelienople.

1878-1881 The Rev. George H. Gerberding, Pastor Gerberding also served Mt. Zion Church, North Side, Pittsburgh.

1881-1888 The Rev. W. P. Shanor, Pastor Shanor also served Mt. Zion and Memorial congregations in the North Side of Pittsburgh.

1888-1890 The Rev. Frank P. Bossart, Pastor Bossart also served Mt. Zion Church, North Side, Pittsburgh.

1890-1895 The Rev. Peter Riffer, Pastor Riffer also served Mt. Zion Church, North Side, Pittsburgh and Trinity Church, Ellwood City.

1895 – ? The Rev. J. H. Meyer, Pastor Meyer also served Trinity Church, Brandt School Road.

1895-1896 The Rev. John Luepke, Pastor Luepke also served Trinity Church, Brandt School Road.

1896-1899 The Rev. Christian F. Tiemann, Pastor Tiemann also served Trinity Church, Brandt School Road.

1900-1906 The Rev. P.J.C. Glatzert Pastor Glatzert also served Trinity Church, Brandt School Road.

1907-1921 The Rev. P. G. Klinger, Pastor Klinger also served Trinity Church, Brandt School Road.

1922-1937 The Rev. Willard D. Allbeck, Pastor Allbeck was the first full-time minister at St. John’s.

1937-1948 The Rev. George L. Ulrich

1948-1970 The Rev. Dr. Luther E. Fackler

1960-1965 The Rev. LaVern D. Rassmusssen, Assistant Pastor

1966-1969 The Rev. Dean E. Sudman, Assistant Pastor

1966-1970 The Rev. J. Bert Carlson, Assistant Pastor

1970-1991 The Rev. Elwood H. Leister

1971-1974 The Rev. Donald J. McCoid, Assistant Pastor

1974-1979 The Rev. Charles R. Stadler, Assistant Pastor

1979-1984 The Rev. Frederick P.Schenker, Assistant Pastor

1980-1984 The Rev. Dr. Paul E. Daugherty, Director of Evangelism

1986-1988 The Rev. Daniel P. Kingsborough, Assistant Pastor

1988-2013 The Rev. Dr. Donald D. Anderson, Associate in Pastoral Care

1991-2004 The Rev. Dr. David P. Koppel, Senior Pastor

1992-1994 The Rev. E. Franklin Waugh, Assistant Pastor

1995-2001 The Rev. Dr. Ann Schmid, Associate Pastor

2004-Present The Rev. Pastor Bill Diehm, Senior Pastor

2006-Present The Rev. Pastor Kari Smail, Associate Pastor