Our Servants

Pastor,  Staff & Boards 

Kent A. Umbarger


Pastor Umbarger was brought to faith during his senior year in High School, after which he felt called to  enter the public ministry.  He completed his undergraduate degree at Ball State University in Muncie, IN.   He graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary - Fort Wayne, IN in 1987.    He previously served as pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church - Roanoke, IL and Concordia Lutheran Church - Decatur, IL.  He has served as St. John's pastor since 1995. He has been actively involved in service to the Central Illinois District of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.   He also has many years of service to the community as a volunteer hospital chaplain and  as the chaplain of the East Moline Police Department.  He and his sainted wife were blessed with three children.   In 2020 he remarried and resides with his wife, Carla, in Bettendorf, IA.   

Ann Churchill

Office Administrator

Ann graduated with honors from Riverdale High School in Port Byron, IL.  She went on to earn an Associate's Degree in business from Black Hawk College, and a Bachelor's in Health and Human Services from Western Illinois.  She was a stay at home mom for several years until her youngest child started school.  She is happily married to Craig, a welder at the Rock Island Arsenal, and mom to Stratton, Sloane, and Briella.  Her hobbies include cooking, reading crime mysteries, watching Friends reruns, and spending time with family. 

Christine Engebrecht

Music Director

Christine grew up in northeastern Wisconsin where her father served as a pastor in a dual parish. It was in one of these small country churches that she began playing the organ for Sunday services. She attended Concordia College, River Forest, IL, graduating with a BA and MA in elementary education and an emphasis in parish music. Her first call to teach was at Salem Lutheran School in Jacksonville, IL. There she met her husband, Brian. They were married while he was completing his medical studies in Chicago and moved to the Quad Cities after he graduated. Christine homeschooled all three of their children through high school and upon retiring from the job of homeschool mom, God has blessed her with new opportunities to serve Him, including directing the music program at St. John’s, helping with a refugee literacy program in Rock Island, and volunteering at an equine therapy stable in Sherrard, IL. 

Carrie Homann


Jim and Carrie Homann have been members of St. John’s since 2001.  God blessed them with Adam in 2004 and Aaron in 2007.  After attending preschool at St. John’s both boys were homeschooled all the way through.  The Homanns have been active members of St. John’s in many different capacities. 

Judy Dugan

Parish Nurse

Information coming.

Judy Belan

Historian & Librarian

Information coming.

Officers & Boards

Rod Hopkins.........President                      
   Brian Engebrecht.............Vice    President
   Diana Lackey......Secretary    
   Norm Antolik.............Treasurer
   David Sountris..........Asst.    Treasurer
   John Iwen.....Financial    Secretary
   Brenda Roggendorf..................Asst.    Financial Secretary

Dennis Boarts
Ralph Grotelueschen
Jim Homann
Brian Kern
Kevin McAnally
Glen McMillin
Jonathan Schmidt

Shannon Brand
Greg Burke
Janet Hill
Kay Iwen
Carrie Homann
Kathy McDowell
Janet Newlon
Stacey Roman
Tamee Stone

Carl Blaser
Charlie Britton
Joan Britton
Larry Dodge
Rose Sullivan
Steve Sullivan
Cora Whipple

Brent Antolik
Evan Antolik
Charles Brokaw
Bill Girard
Ken Hill
Larry Hipple
Flo Moore
Hank Van Damme

Holly Belan
Cris Braddy
Rebecca Hinman
Amber Mattley
Kris McAnally

Jonathan Schmidt  [2027]
Brian Engebrecht [2026]
Wendy Verschoore [2025]
Scott Park [2024]
Kevin Rossmiller [2023]
Rod Hopkins (Ex Officio)
Norm Antolik (Ex Officio)