Rev. Jacob Tuma
Pastor Tuma has served as the pastor of St. John's since July of 2020.
He is a 2016 graduate of Concordia University in Seward, NE, and graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO, in 2020. As the son of a dairy-farmer-become-pastor, Jacob loves rural life here in Nebraska and is glad to be able to serve the people of St. John's and the Pierce community.
Jacob and his wife, Grace, are blessed with three children. In their spare they all enjoy fishing and gardening.
Secretary Emily Jensen
Emily has served as St. John's secretary since 2022.
She also works as an RN for Faith Regional Physicians Services and is a volunteer EMT. Before pursuing her dream as a nurse, she was a teacher for 18 years.
Emily and her husband, Josh, have 5 children, including their oldest son, Colton, whom they lost in a tragic accident on May 23, 2018 just 2 weeks after he graduated. He was a bull rider and lived his life to the fullest. Colton was an organ donor and with his selfless act of organ donation saved over 120+ lives. Emily's family has been fortunate to be able to meet Colton's heart and kidney recipients and continues to advocate for organ donation and LiveOnNebraska every chance they get. As a family they enjoy hunting, sports, camping, and just being outdoors. In her spare time, Emily loves to craft. She also loves to make a difference in the lives of the people around her.