St. John's Lutheran Church

In the City for Good!

St. John's Lutheran Church participates in God's mission to bless, save, restore and reconcile the world through meaningful worship and faithful witness in the city of Des Moines and around the world.

St. John's Lutheran Church invites and welcomes all people to experience the Good News of God's grace, forgiveness and unfailing love. The Good News calls and empowers us to share God's love in word and deed throughout our city, nation and world.

Visits from Former Pastors

As part of the St. John’s 150th Anniversary Celebration, former associate and senior pastors were invited to visit and be recognized in worship. Several have been able to schedule a visit in the next few months. Today Associate Pastor LeAnn Stubbs visits during the 10 am worship service and will speak briefly at the beginning of the service.  Please note the schedule below. The former pastors will be recognized in the 10 am worship service, and a reception following the service will give us an opportunity to welcome them and share our appreciation of their service to St. John’s.

  • May 10 - LeAnn Stubbs (served 1996 - 2001)
  • May 17 - Elton Richards (served 1989 – 1997)
  • June 14 - Jerry Schmalenberger’s sends his greetings (served 1979-1988)
  • July 12 - David Buchenroth (served 1980 - 1982)
  • August 16 - David Abram (served 1968 – 1973)
  • August 30 - Chris Olkiewicz (served 1995 – 2001)
  • Sept. 6 - Mary Faith Nesmith (served 1987 – 1995)
  • Sept. 27 - Roy Nilsen (served 1998 - 2004)

 600 6th Ave. Des Moines, Iowa  50309 - 515.243.7691 - a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America