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John Louk, Pastor | Email

  • John arrived to serve Salem just a couple of weeks after the Flood of 2008. Before that he served churches in Hudson and Des Moines. 2014 marked his twentieth year in ministry.
  • He enjoys reading, writing, watching movies and TV shows on Netflix, telling stories, playing the drums and piano, savoring delicious food, and playing softball.
  • He blogs at and wrote an article, Baby Steps in Birthing a Postmodern Church, in the September-October 2003 issue of Net Results. Part 2 of the article was published the next year in the September-October 2004 issue.
  • Most importantly, he loves his wife, Joy, and their three daughters, Kaitlyn, Ann, and Mara and truly enjoys hanging out with them, experiencing new things as a family, and going on vacations together.
  • Melinda Gipple, Administrative Assistant | Email

    Linda Curson, Choir Director | Email

    Julia Titus, Organist/Accompanist | Email

    Deb Black, Director of Care Ministries | Email

    Julie Lefebure, Director of Communication | Email

    Kory Thomas, Building Superintendent | Email

    Sheilah Perry-Rosales, Custodian

    Linda Curson, Treasurer | Email

    Salia Henderson, Nursery Director | Email

    Nancy Rawson, Leadership Board Chair | Email

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