Our Servants

Pastor,  Staff & Boards 

Kent A. Umbarger

Pastor

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.   

Jonathan Lackey

Vicar

Vicar Lackey completed his Bachelor’s degree in History at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He began studying at Concordia Seminary in 2019 in pursuit of a Master’s of Divinity degree. His favorite area of study is systematic theology. He and his wife, Molly, were married in 2019. They enjoy spending time together in the great outdoors and watching British detective shows. He is from the great state of Alabama. His hobbies include studying the works of C.S. Lewis and pipe smoking. 

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. 

Floria Moore

Facilities

Flo has been a member of St. John's since 1982.  She is an active member of the altar guild, the Heavenly Ringers Bell Choir and the Board of Trustees.

Judy Dugan

Parish Nurse

Information coming.

Judy Belan

Historian & Librarian

Information coming.

Officers & Boards

EXECUTIVE BOARD
Kevin McAnally.........President                      
   David Busch.............Vice    President
   Valerie McDonald......Secretary    
   Norm Antolik.............Treasurer
   David Sountris...........Asst.    Treasurer
   Brenda Roggendorf.....Financial    Secretary
   John Iwen..................Asst.    Financial Secretary

BOARD OF ELDERS
Dennis Boarts
Ralph Grotelueschen
Jim Homann
Brian Kern
Glen McMillin
Jonathan Schmidt
Ed Wachs

BOARD OF HUMAN CARE
Greg Burke
Janet Hill
Carrie Homann
Janet Newlon
Tim Stone

BOARD OF OUTREACH
Charlie Britton
Larry Dodge
Kay Iwen
Lois Kelly
Cora Whipple

BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Brent Antolik
Evan Antolik
Charles Brokaw
Bill Girard
Larry Hipple
Nicholas Kjera
Rachel Kjera
Clinton Merrit
Flo Moore
Hank Van Damme

BOARD OF YOUTH & FAMILY
Stevee Antolik
Holly Belan
Rebecca Hinman
Amber Mattley
Jennifer Schmidt

ENDOWMENT COMMITTEE
Vacant [2025]
Scott Park [2024]
Kevin Rossmiller [2023]
Ralph Grotelueschen [2022]
Brian Engebrecht [2021]
Kevin McAnally (Ex Officio)
Norm Antolik (Ex Officio)