About Us and Leadership

St. John Lutheran Church Holgate

St. John Lutheran has been a church in the Holgate area since the late 1870s. We are proud to be a (LCMS) Lutheran congregation and we stand by what we believe and confess every day. We believe in what the Bible teaches yet we also welcome EVERYONE to church and hope to see you all at other events during the week. If you have any questions about what we believe and confess stop by Pastor Haugen's office any time during the week or give him a call at 419-264-4641.  God's blessings on your walk with the Lord! 

Pastor James Haugen III 

 Pastor James was Ordained and Installed on June 25th, 2023 here at St. John Lutheran Church Holgate. His wife Michaela and their two kids Ella and Jay enjoy being a part of this wonderful family. The Lord has blessed their family and continues to bless this congregation through the calling of James. 

Pastor James has his undergraduate degree in Pre-Seminary Studies from Concordia Ann Arbor and his Master of Divinity from CTSFW. 

Pastor James is from a family of pastors in which paved the way for his calling as a pastor. 

We here at St. John hope to see you so that you can get to know our pastor and see truly what we do here on a daily basis. 

To God be all the glory!

President- Tim Schumm

Elders- Mike Rosebrock, Doug Ordway, Paul Schumm

Treasurer- Jerry Oberhaus

Trustees- Tom Baker and Joe Baker

Sunday School Superintendent- Cindy Baker

Communion Statement 

The Lord’s Supper is celebrated at this congregation in the confession and glad confidence that, as he says, our Lord gives into our mouths not only bread and wine but his very body and blood to eat and to drink for the forgiveness of sins and to strengthen our union with him and with one another. Our Lord invites to his table those who trust his words, repent of all sin, and set aside any refusal to forgive and love as he forgives and loves us, that they may show forth his death until he comes.  Because those who eat and drink our Lord’s body and blood unworthily do so to their great harm and because Holy Communion is a confession of the faith which is confessed at this altar, any who are not yet instructed, in doubt, or who hold a confession differing from that of this congregation which is a member of the LCMS and yet desire to receive the sacrament, are asked first to speak with the pastor or an usher.  For further study, see Matthew 5:23f.; 10:32f.; 18:15-35; 26:26-29; 1 Cor. 11:17-34.