New associate pastor at St. John’s


The congregation of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stacy has called Mary Ellen Steinkraus to serve as Associate Pastor.

She will be ordained in a special ceremony at 2 p.m. on Feb. 16. The public is invited to attend and welcome her to the community.

Steinkraus is a graduate of the Master’s Institute in Roseville and served at Bethany Lutheran in McCallsburg, Iowa.

She also has an MBA from the University of St. Thomas. She has worked as a product manager for NCR Corporation and as an adjunct math professor at Argosy University. She enjoys crocheting and exercising at the YMCA.

Mary Ellen has been married to Bob Steinkraus for 31 years. They live in Woodbury and have two children: Michael, 25, and Leah, 22.