Staff & Leaders

Staff & Leaders

Senior Pastor

Rev. Dr. John Richter

Born and raised in Cullman, Reverend John is a lifelong member of St. John’s He has been on staff since 2003 and was formally called as Senior Pastor in 2014. Previously, John served as Religion Department Chair at the Dunham School in Baton Rouge, LA. Ordained in 2002, John holds a B.A. in history from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, an M.A. in the same subject from Ole Miss, an M.Div from Pepperdine University, and the Doctor of Ministry…
Associate Pastor

Rev. Nate Randall

Nate joined the St. John’s staff and church family in August of 2015. Nate and Lauren and their children moved from just outside of the nation’s capital in Maryland to attend Beeson Divinity School so Nate could pursue an M.Div. The transition to Alabama brought the Randalls and St. John’s together for a great match. Nate and Lauren began serving the church as youth pastors, but have since transitioned focus. Nate now serves as Associate Pastor with primary focuses on…
Youth Pastor

Trent Dodson

Trent joined our team in February of 2018. Since coming on board, Trent added marriage (welcome Abby!) and fatherhood (expecting baby Dodson summer 2019!). He loves puppies, beards, and baseball. He gets crazy excited seeing the next generation of students pursue the heart of God with everything they’ve got.
Administrative Assistant/Facility Coordinator

Karen Hassell

Karen has been the Administrative Assistant since 1997. Karen is also serves as the Facilities Coordinator and  Senior Travel Coordinator for our 55 Alive group here at St. John’s. Karen heads up our Meals and Ministries Outreach Team and was instrumental in the implementation of Safe Sanctuaries for SJ’s and in the start of our Blessings and Outreach Team. She also serves as the spokesperson for our PLARN- Mats for the homeless Ministry. Karen is married and has 2 grown…
Financial Secretary

Regina Baker

Regina has been the Financial Secretary at St. John’s since 2007. She has been a church member since 1999. Regina is the proud mother of three sons, Justin, Thomas and Steven Baker. Because of her sons, she has enjoyed being very active with the Cullman High School band program and served several years as Vice President of their booster organization. She also enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
Little Lambs Preschool Director

Lisa Buchanan

Children’s Ministry Director

Stephanie Jowers

Stephanie and her family have been members of St. John’s since they moved to Cullman in 2004.  Having been a part of Children’s Ministries for 10+ years, she is excited to continue serving in this new role.  Stephanie and her husband Joe have three daughters; Catie, Jamie and Addie.  Right now life is pretty busy with music lessons, tennis matches and archery tournaments, but in their time off, they love going to the beach and enjoying a slower pace.  Follow us…
Music Ministry Coordinator

Tiffany Richter