Welcome to St Johns Pastor John Czarnota

St John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Miamisburg, Ohio  proudly announces that Pastor John Czarnota is now our official Pastor!  Below his picture is his personal letter of introduction to the Congregation and Community.










Greetings from the snowy Northwoods of Wisconsin!  My name is Pastor John Czarnota, and I am looking forward to relocating to southwest Ohio to serve you, St. John’s of Miamisburg.

Personal Notes:

I was born and raised in the state of Ohio, graduating from Miami Valley school in 1992, where my dad was a high school science teacher until his retirement in 2014. My parents still reside in the Dayton area, and I look forward to spending time with them. We’ve been 600 miles away for too long; it’s time to come home.  I have a brother and sister, whose families also reside in the area.

Coming with me from Wisconsin is my wife, Erin and my son Jonathan. Erin works with character strength development through sports and will be working with the VIA Institute in Cincinnati. Jonathan will be attending school in Wisconsin with his mother and will spend holidays and summer here in Ohio, where he adores spending time with his 5 cousins. As a family, we enjoy hiking in the woods, sitting by the river, tent camping, playing board games and reading books. We also enjoy team sports of soccer and curling.

Professional Identity:

I love learning and have enjoyed educational experiences, both as a life-long student, and as faculty for multiple church learning organizations. I received my undergraduate degrees in computer science and religion from Cornell College in Iowa. I then completed my Master of Divinity from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus.  My background as a Pastor has been quite diverse. I started my ministry in Southeast Ohio in 1995.  I served many different churches, most in an interim ministry capacity.  In 2005, I relocated to Wisconsin where I served the synod by being a dedicated intentional interim minister, going where sent for thirteen years.  For the past six years I’ve served a settled call at Bethlehem Lutheran in Kronenwetter, WI. I enjoy leading Bible studies for youth and adults. I have a strong background in camping ministry, where I began as a counselor at age 15.  I have a strong desire to get to know each of you.  I look forward to a long, productive ministry at St. John, and am eager to deepen relationships with each of you!

In Christ’s service,

Pastor John


Community Spaghetti Dinner – Miamisburg Helping Hands Food Pantry Fundraiser Saturday June 1, 2024 From 4-7 PM






St. John’s Lutheran Church invites the greater Miamisburg Community to join us in our Spaghetti Dinner with all proceeds designated for   Miamisburg Helping Hands Food Pantry.

When:  Saturday June 1, 2024 from 4-7 PM 

Where:  St John’s Lutheran Church, 470 South Gebhart Church              Miamisburg, Ohio.  (Corner of Maue and Gebhart Church Roads)

Set Menu Price:  $8.00 per adult, $4.00 (children 10 and under)

Menu:  Spaghetti with tomato-based sauce, meatballs (omitted for vegetarian option), breadsticks, salad, home-made desserts, iced tea, coffee, lemonade or water. 

Payment:  Accepted at the door (cash, debit, or credit cards accepted)

Advanced online orders for pick up day of the dinner will be accepted  until  6 pm on May 31st through our payment website.  (If we sell out, this option will be closed early with an appropriate notice.) 

Click HERE to pre-order through  our secure VANCO payment site. There you will be able to order adult or child priced meals  by selecting the appropriate “tiles”, adding the number of meals, and then checking out. There is a donation tile for Helping Hands if you wish to support this cause in addition to or instead of ordering a meal.  

So enjoy a great dinner, fellowship, and help a great community cause!

If you have questions, contact the church office (937-866-3780) from 9am-12 noon M, Tu, Thurs, Friday, or email treasurer@stjohnsmiamisburg.org

Click Here for a Spaghetti Dinner poster to place in your neighborhood store, business,  or church.

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