Matthew Olson, Family3 Ministries Director

Matthew Olson

Matt began his ministry at St. John in 2011 as Director of Youth Ministries.  As of November 2017 he has taken on the role of Director of Family3 Ministries where the further development of children, youth, young adult, marriage and parenting ministries are underway.

Along with his wife, Shantell, Matt received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies with a Youth & Family Ministry major from the Lutheran Bible Institute of Seattle.  He is currently working on a Masters of Divinity degree through the Institute of Lutheran Theology out of Brookings, SD.

Matt, Shantell and their three daughters have shared their family adventures and faith journeys’ within the following communities in which he has served:   Yankton, SD; Detroit Lakes, MN and Box Hill (Melbourne) Australia.

Athletics, choir, band and photography were his growing up pursuits with cross-country and track being where he excelled (a North Dakota State Champion in both fields & nearly a Collegiate (NAIA) All-American as a freshman in cross-country.)  However, the call to full time professional ministry changed his ambitions.

The adventure of Marriage and Parenting has kept Matthew & Shantell both running in new ways.  With two girls now in college and one in high school, the understanding that “time flies” is all too evident.  Both gratitude and guilt wrestle within his psyche when reflecting on memories where joyous times are cherished and missed ones, as well as messed up ones, still are being healed.

He believes that seizing the day for building deeper relationships with one’s spouse and children happens best when one seeks to solidify and grow in a relationship with Jesus who is both our example and source of “abundant life.”

Matthew’s Confirmation / Life verse is:

“Let us run with determination the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith.”  (Hebrews 12:1b-2a)

Matt can be reached by calling the church office at 830-249-3651 or by email at: matt@stjohnlutheran.com

Claudia Culvert, Office Administrator

Claudia Culvert

Claudia joined the St. John Staff July 2017 as Office Administrator. Claudia has extensive experience with all administrative tasks including scheduling and correspondence; having held positions in the legal, medical, business, and non-profit fields.

Claudia graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor’s of Arts; Texas Woman’s University with a Master’s in Library Science; and is currently working on a Master’s in Health Education.

In her spare time, Claudia enjoys taking pictures and spending time with her family.

Claudia can be reached by calling the church office at 830-249-3651 or by email at: secretary@stjohnlutheran.com

T.J. Bazzoon, Music Director

T.J. Bazzoon

T.J. Bazzoon became the first full time director of music at St. John in 2002 at the age of 28. He holds a Master’s degree in music (organ) from the University of Texas at Austin. At St. John, T.J. directs the sanctuary choir, the handbells, coordinates the brass and instrumentalists, and serves as the organist and pianist. In his tenure as music director, several premier music groups have performed concerts at St. John including the Texas Lutheran Concert Band, the San Antonio Chamber Choir, the Children’s Choir of Wyoming, jazz artist Ron Wilkins, and many more. Also, T.J. compiled and edited the St. John Hymnal (red hymnal) which has introduced over 100 new songs to the church. When T.J. isn’t leading music at St. John, he teaches piano privately as well as online.

T.J. can be reached by calling the church office at 830-249-3651 or by email at: tj@stjohnlutheran.com

Mark Alberthal, Finance Administrator

Mark joined the staff at St John in July of 2017 as Finance Administrator.  Mark previously was retired from USAA after 22 years as a Senior IT Systems Analyst/Programmer.

In his spare time, he enjoys vacations and spending time at home with his dogs and plants.

Mark can be reached by calling the church office at 830-249-3651 or by email at: busadmin@stjohnlutheran.com

Tracey Greenwald, Director of Communications

Tracey Greenwald

Tracey joined our team in June of 2017 as the central point of contact for all communications involving St. John. With 20+ years of experience in graphic and web design, and an extensive background in marketing, Tracey is responsible for all internal and external marketing efforts including the St. John website, social media, bulletins, slideshows, newsletters, signage, flyers, etc.

Recent transplants from the Midwest, Tracey, her husband Bob, and their 2 teenage daughters, Ashley and Ally, live in Fair Oaks Ranch and are loving the friendliness of the people and the mild winters of Texas.

Tracey can be reached by calling the church office at 830-249-3651 or by email at: tracey@stjohnlutheran.com

Leslie Dominguez, Children’s Ministry Coordinator

Leslie Dominguez

In January of 2018 Leslie joined our family ministry team as the Children’s Ministry Coordinator. Leslie has more than 10 years of experience working with children. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Administration. She, her husband Jeremiah, and their five children moved to Boerne in 2012.

Leslie and Jeremiah are both native Texans, they are enjoying the laid back atmosphere Boerne provides. Taking a walk together as a family is one of their favorite things to do. They are happy to be a part of the St. John Lutheran Church family.

 

Leslie can be reached by calling the church office at 830-249-3651 or by email at: leslie@stjohnlutheran.com

David Zertuche, Jr., Maintenance

David Zertuche

David retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1984 after 21 years of military service.  He went to work with the U.S. Army Medical Command and retired in 2013 after 27 years of civil service.

 

David came to work at St. John Lutheran Church in 2014 on a part time basis. He currently performs custodial duties throughout the St. John campus.

 

David can be reached by calling the church office at 830-249-3651.

Martie Boman, Maintenance

Martie Boman

Martie worked with the Texas Workers Compensation program until 1994. At that time, she moved to Washington D.C. and accepted a special appointment position at he U.S. Department of Labor where she worked until 2007. She moved back to Texas and began working at St. John Lutheran Church in 2010.

 

Martie has 2 grown children. She enjoys gold, scuba, art and music.

 

Martie can be reached by calling the church office at 830-249-3651.