Your Pastor

Pastor Bill Mugnolo


Hi, I’m Pastor Bill Mugnolo and I have been serving at St. John and at our sister congregation of Zion Lutheran in Lorain since September 2017. I was born in Baltimore, Maryland and I grew up on Long Island in New York State, in Northern New Jersey, and in Atlanta, Georgia. Since my graduation from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, I have lived in and have had an ongoing family connection to the Rochester, New York area which I consider to be my adopted hometown.

I was confirmed in the Lutheran Church as an adult in 1984. I went on to seminary at Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. I was ordained on August 16, 1990 on the thirty-first anniversary of my baptism. I have served congregations in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania (1990-1998), Newark, New York (1998-2016), and Columbia Station, Ohio (2016-2017).

I was joined in marriage to Sabra LeClaire of Rochester, New York on October 1, 1993. We have two daughters—, Emilia and Rebecca. I enjoy power walking, cross-country skiing, dumbbell training, travelling, and a wide variety of music. It is my great honor and privilege to serve both the Lord and you as pastor at St. John.


Your Office Director

My name is Christine Morse. I grew up in south Lorain and graduated from Southview High. I have been a part of the St John's church family since late 1991. I attend Catholic Church in Medina. My husband Brian and I have two grown children. Our daughter Sara is married and living near Austin, Texas.She has blessed us with four grandchildren; Charleigh Grace (12/09), Sullivan "Sully" (07/11), Murphy (01/14), and the latest Monroe (12/15). Our son Mike is employed by Cardinal Commerce in Menton, OH and married Julie, a nurse practitioner, in September of 2016. Their family includes Julie's children Raegan (9) and Eli (7) and they are expecting their first child in December 2017.

In my free time I enjoy knitting, reading, fishing with my husband and spending time at the cabin we built in southern Ohio. I also am a licensed hairdresser and enjoy keeping my family and friends looking their best!

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Your Treasurer

My name is Jen Fought. I was born and raised here in Elyria. I graduated from Elyria High School in 1999 and went on to LCCC where I received an Associates Degree in Applies Arts and Science and also an Associates Degree in Business. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Kent State University through the partnership program at LCCC.

I married my husband Anthony, in 2007. He is a veteran of the Army National Guard and did two tours overseas, one tour just four months after we were married. We were blessed with our beautiful daughter Emma in December of 2011. I was working for the County Board of Elections when she came along and made the decision to be a stay at home mom. I am very lucky to be able to do this and my husband works very hard at Ross Environmental Services in Grafton to make this possible. I am truly blessed to be able hang out with my daughter everyday. She keeps me super busy and I love it.

In my spare time I love hang out with my friends and family. My friends and I formed a Bunco league two years ago and we play once a month which is a lot of fun. I love to workout and started running about a year ago. I have completed a couple 5k's and also a 10k, which I ran on Thanksgiving last year. I am very happy to be your treasurer.