The St. John’s Voters Assembly guides and authorizes the work of the congregation through the Church Council and boards; the Voters Assembly meets quarterly and as needed for special deliberations.
Membership in the Voters Assembly is open to communicant members of the congregation age 18 and older. Individuals interested in membership must read the church constitution and attend two successive Assembly meetings, after which they are eligible to be approved for membership by the Voters Assembly. To get the process started, contact the senior pastor.
President: Andy Grittman
Vice-President: Lloyd Coultis
Secretary: Dave Graversen
Treasurer: Seth Brackman
Boards and Committees
Board of Elders
Assists the called staff with the spiritual needs and the worship life of the congregation; elected from the Voters Assembly.
Board of Parish Education
Assists with ministry to children and high school youth as well as Christian education activities of the congregation; elected from the Voters Assembly.
Youth Ministry Team
Appointed volunteers assist the called staff in planning and carrying out events for the high school youth of the congregation.
Board of Missions & Evangelism
Guides congregational efforts in missions and evangelism; elected from the Voters Assembly.
Local Evangelism Team
Volunteers assist the Board of Missions and Evangelism in calling on church visitors and developing and implementing plans related to evangelism in the Topeka community.
Fellowship and Integration Team
Volunteers assist the Board of Missions and Evangelism in developing and implementing plans related to parish fellowship and the integration (assimilation) of new members into the congregation.
Human Care Team
Volunteers assist the Board of Missions and Evangelism in developing and implementing plans related to the care of individuals in need, in the congregation, in the community, and beyond.
Digital Communication Team
Volunteers oversee communication on the web, including the church website and social media. Appointed by the Board of Missions and Evangelism.
Board of Christian Stewardship
Guides and oversees the financial assets of the congregation and promotes scripturally-informed stewardship of God-given resources; elected from the Voters Assembly.
Board of Trustees
Oversees the maintenance and upkeep of the physical property of the congregation; elected from the Voters Assembly.
St. John’s Representatives to the Lutheran School Association of Topeka
Appointed volunteers serve as the congregation’s representatives on the various boards that govern Topeka Lutheran School and the Early Childhood Program.