Your Pastor

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

Hello, my name is Pam Marquardt. I was born and raised in Elyria and graduated from Elyria High School in 1979.

I have been a member of St John’s since birth. I’ve been baptized, confirmed and married here. My family has been members of St. John Lutheran Church for 3 generations.

I am very blessed to have my husband Hal for 30 years, my 2 daughters and my 7 grandchildren (who I have spoiled very much). I like to read cookbook recipes and good novels. I love spending time with my family and playing with my dog Crusher.

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.