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…
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.
Admin. Assist./Facility Coord.

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

Tina White

Meet the Director My name is Tina White and I have been given the opportunity to serve as Director of Little Lambs Preschool since November 2021. I am married to Patrick White, and we have two sons, Preston (22), he is a graduate from UAH in Huntsville with a degree in Aerospace Engineering and is currently employed with the U. S. Army at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville.  Brayden (16), he attends Cullman High School and is active with the Cullman…
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

Tiffany Richter comes to St. John’s via San Marcos, Tx, where she was working on her graduate degree (Master of Music) at Texas State. Originally from Oklahoma, Tiffany has lived all over the country as a preacher’s kid.  And now she is a preacher’s wife, accepting John’s proposal to leave Texas to come to Cullman.  She is listed as Music Coordinator for St. John’s, and also is Director of Choirs at Wallace State Community College, but believes her greatest ministry is being…