Meet Our Staff


Rev. Ernest B. Sheldon


Pastor Rev Ernest B. Sheldon is from Fortville, Indiana. Upon graduating from high school, Pastor Ernie served the next twenty years in Army Special Operations (Green Berets). While in the Army, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Campbell University. He retired from the Army in 1997 to attend Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, SC, graduating with a Master’s in Divinity in 2001. Since then he has served a number of congregations in North and South Carolina.


Janine Dopirak

Church/Financial Secretary

Janine began working at St. Johns in July 2004 as church secretary. In 2012 she also assumed financial secretary duties. Previously she had worked part time setting up a church office and overseeing technology upgrade. Before that she worked as a Software Specialist at Digital Equipment Corp in Michigan, a software engineer at RCA Automated Systems, Government Division in Massachusetts. She attended Western Michigan University and graduated with BS in Computer Science with math minor. Graduate work was done at Boston University. She has 2 sons and resides in Mooresville. She enjoys gardening, cooking and travel.