MEET OUR MINISTER
Rev. Ed Laksmanis
(M.Div. B. A. Ordained 1986)
I began my Ministry at St. John’s Ground Hog Day 1999.
The date wasn’t planned, but perhaps Ordained.
Recently St. John’s celebrated 20 plus years of our ministry
together, they caught me by surprise, I basically concluded
that I wouldn’t trade those 20 years for anything else, after
all it doesn’t get any better than “Living in God’s Country,
Working with God’s People”.
At St. John’s you are invited to be a part of “Living in God’s Country, Working with God’s People”.
Here are some thoughts that may help you get to know me.
I believe in long term ministry. Long term ministry is about commitment, relationships, trust, intimacy,
being there in the good and the bad. And seeing God in the midst of it all – faithfulness.
I believe ministry is about having one foot in church and one foot in community. It is who I am.
I believe we don’t have a monopoly on God, so have a deep passion for the ecumenical, interfaith and
I also have a deep passion for Christ, that Christ is my clearest lens to see God, to understand the world
and the meaning of life. Underlying all that, as simple theology, “ God is love, whoever lives in love, lives
in God and God in them”. And the meaning of life “To be loved, and to love”.
As a minister, I believe in developing deep spirituality. It is there we discover God, our true selves … and
our connectedness to everything else. Others, community, this earth. A wonderful oneness. It is that
deep place we discover compassion and strength for bringing God’s Kingdom on Earth as it is in Heaven.
My style is not to tell you what to believe or do. My style is to try to address the big questions out there,
to look at possibilities, and leave the rest to you and the Spirit.
The church isn’t about me, it is about us. Journeying, Learning together… and laughing together.
If you have any questions about Myself or St. Johns, please contact me. Rev. Ed Laksmanis
MEET OUR MUSIC DIRECTORS
MEET OUR BOARD
Jim Dilamarter - iNTERIM CHAIR
Ed Laksmanis - Minister
Board Chair: Jim Dilamarter (Interim)
Treasurer: David Warder
Secretary: Kelly Moore and Sandra Leckie-Reed
Fundraising: Jennifer Jones, Gwen Hambly , Kelly Moore
Property: Doug Smith
Worship: David Warder, Dave Leggatt
Outreach: Lynn Prentice, Heide Arnold
Hospitality: Heide Arnold
M&S Enthusiasts: Jim Dilamarter
M&P: Dave Leggatt, Alexandra Wark, Marion Nixon
UCW: Heide Arnold
Regional Representatives: Ed Laksmanis, John Stewart,
Cluster Representatives: Ed Laksmanis, Daryl Wark, Jim Dilamarter
WIG: Ed Laksmanis
Website: Jeannette Jackson