Intentional Interim Pastor

Rev. Craig Schultz brings a rich, full, productive and diverse ministry experience to St. John. Since March 1975, he has pastored congregations in Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska and North Carolina. During those tenures he has experienced God's grace at work in many remarkable, expected and unexpected ways. Foremost his ministry has been about uniting people at the cross of Jesus Christ through the power of the Gospel and the working of the Holy Spirit. He is a certified and credential Intentional Interim Minister and has so far been involved in three part time Intentional Interim situations. He also worked for 16 years as a consultant with PathWay Lutheran Ministries, an organization which specialized in spiritual growth and stewardship renewal for churches and schools. In addition, he was a teacher/mentor for the Lay Ministry program offered through Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin.

Pastor Schultz has a passion for teaching God's Word and a desire that everyone of God's people be involved in the study of that Word. He intends to bring that passion desire to St. John along with the goal of helping us continue to grow into the genuine body of Christ as we reach out with the love and hope of Christ to our community.

He and his wife Martha are excited about partnering with us and are looking forward to what the Lord of the church might accomplish through us working together.


Director of Christian Education

Ethan Mirly arrived in Alaska from Concordia University Nebraska in January 2018 and eagerly began his internship with Youth and Children at St. John. Following his first year he was called as the DCE. He is excited to be here and looks forward to more adventures, learning and experiencing the great opportunities Alaska has to offer. Ethan is from Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. He studied at Concordia to receive a double major. In addition to his DCE Internship, he has a teaching certificate. He completed an internship at a Lutheran High School in Metro East St. Louis, teaching PE and Theology. Ethan played baseball at school (a Cardinals fan) and enjoys all activities the outdoors has to offer.


Office Administrator

Libby Brock is our Office Administrator.

Music Coordinators

Sara Guhl and Marilee Nufer share the responsibilities for coordination of the music program at St. John.