St. John Lutheran Church
1004 Kailua Road
Kailua, HI 96734
808-261-5787
sjohnhi@hawaii.rr.com
Reverend Kathryn R. Zurcher

Pastor Kathryn Zurcher grew up on a small grain farm south of a very small town (Newburg) in north central North Dakota, about 25 miles south of the Canadian border.  
 

She has an undergraduate degree in Broadcasting from Minot State University and a Master's of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Pastor Kathryn served congregations in the Minneapolis Area Synod (Minneapolis and Hanover), as Associate Director of Admissions for Luther Seminary and at a 3-point parish in Eastern ND before moving to Hawai'i in November 2014.  


Prior to attending seminary, Kathryn worked behind the scenes and did some news reporting for TV stations in Minot and Bismarck, ND and also in Fort Smith, Arkansas.  Pastor Kathryn loves to travel (she had been to all 50 states by the time she was 32 years old) and has also traveled in 20 countries.  Her favorite place in the world is NYC, but she loves that she calls Hawai'i home...even though it is very far away from Broadway! 
 

 Pastor Kathryn enjoys the water, reading, Broadway Musicals and good conversations with good people...especially if coffee or red wine is involved.  
 

Kathryn has started taking Hula lessons as one way to connect with and learn about Hawai'ian culture.  Kathryn has a cat, Grandma Kitty, who she did not name, but who the children of St. John Lutheran adore.  

Office Manager: Elizabeth Stevens
Elizabeth likes to keep busy by serving on church council and in the church office. She also volunteers with the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society as their communications lead.
She has a B.A. in Counter Terrorism and International Relations from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel  and an M.A. in Terrorism, Security and Society from King's College London
She and her husband are also members of the St. John congregation.

Bookkeeper: Nancy Abilay

Nancy has been worshipping at St. John since 1994 and is a member of the Saturday Night Light Praise Team.   Nancy counts herself lucky to have found her calling as an accountant early on in college and has never looked back.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Bentley College and has worked as an accountant in the public, private and government sectors during her career.   Nancy joined the St. John staff in 2015 and enjoys sharing her gifts with St. John. 
Music Director: Tim Carney
Tim is an Associate Professor of Music at Chaminade University of Honolulu. He has a D.M.A.,  from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a  M.M., from University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a B.A., from Hamilton College. 
Pianist/Organist: Stephen Salazar
Stephen is an accomplished pianist and organist. He has served at St. John for many years and plays the musical accompaniments for the service each Sunday.
2017 Council
Executive Committee:
President........................................Micki McCassey
Vice President................................Jennifer Tyau
Interim Treasurer..........................John Margenau
Secretary.........................................Melody Moody
Partners in Ministry:
Building & Grounds.......................Mark Ayers
Education.........................................Jean Kartchner
Evangelism......................................Rick Kartchner
Fellowship.......................................Carla Margenau & Micki McCassey
Social Concerns...............................Whitney Heyd
Worship & Music........................... Jennifer Tyau
Stewardship.....................................Elizabeth Stevens