Jonathan Rockey was born May 10, 1953 in Springfield, Mass. His parents moved to Gainesville, Florida, in 1965 and family is still there. Pastor Rockey went to Lutheran colleges and seminary in Austin, Texas, Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and St. Louis, Missouri. He is married to Kathy and they have four children: Josh, Andrew, Mary, and Tim, and six grandchildren. Pastor Rockey has served as pastor beginning in June 1979 in St. Louis,, Jacksonville, Florida, and Kingsland, Georgia, and now in Palmer as pastor of St. John Lutheran since May 1991. He is known to fish and hunt and golf, and has his Doctor of Ministry from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. His doctoral thesis was entitled, “Fishing for Men While Fishing With Men.”
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Jamie L. Walters, Director of Christian Education
Jamie has served St John as our Director of Christian Education (DCE) since June 2004. She is responsible for all High School and Middle School youth education and events. In addition, she is also in charge of Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Children’s Church, and various other children’s ministries.
Jamie enjoys reading books, hiking, and spending time with the awesome “kids” of St John. She lives with her husband, Philip, two dogs, Burt and Kena, and cat, Tink. They are very excited to welcome Baby Walters in January 2014.