Pastor Gerike is married to Ruth and they have two adult sons, Brent and Brian, who are both graduates of Luther College in Decorah, IA. Brent is married to Katie and is a professional musician in New York, NY. Brent and Katie have a daughter named Juniper. Brian is married to Betsy. They live in Watertown, Wisconsin, where they are both teachers, and have two children named Anna and William.

Pastor Gerike strongly believes in the Lutheran teachings of God’s grace and the good news of the Gospel. He believes that God loves each of us and that we are called to reflect that love in our daily lives.

Pastor John works with the following areas Council , Executive Team, Preaching and Worship.