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Senior Pastor

Rev. Greg Gabriel

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Pastor Greg Gabriel began his service at St. John Lutheran Church in Beatrice in August of 2013.

He has served congregations in Le Mars, IA; Montevideo, MN; and Maskell and Newcastle, NE.  He also has worked as a chaplain in the field of addictions for 15 years.

Pastor Greg is a native of Hector, MN (but no, he does not have a Minnesota accent). He received his formal education at Concordia College, Moorhead, MN; Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN; and Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

Pastor Greg is a loyal follower of the Minnesota Twins and Vikings. He likes to read history, especially 19th C American history. He owns a yellow kayak (although he refers to it as his “yellow pirogue” in connection to the red and white pirogues of the Lewis and Clark expedition).

His wife is Joanne; their sons are Tim and Chris. Tim is a music director at a Lutheran church in St. Paul, MN, and Chris is a college student in Sioux City, IA.


Rev. Leah Lawson

Director of Music/Organist

Dr. Marshall Jones

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Coordinator of Education & Youth Ministry

Heidi Price

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Heidi is in charge of coordinating education of all ages and youth ministry. She came to us in April of 2014. She is an amazing teacher with an amazing spirit! 

Administrative Assistant

Jeannie Thomas

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Joanne Gabriel

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Assistant Director of Music

Jean Spilker

Jean is in charge of arranging St. John's contemporary services that take place at 11:15 am during the program year. 


Pat Jeardoe

Patrick is our part time maintenance man as well as a member of St. John Church. 

He grew up in Hebron, Ne and graduated from SCC Milford with a Electromechanical Degree.  He also works full time for the city of Beatrice.