In 2000 John E. Merseth, Sr. entered Bethany Theological Lutheran Seminary. In 2003 he served as the vicar at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Weston, Ohio. In 2004 he was ordained and installed at Grace and served the congregation for 10 years. In June of 2014 he received a call to serve Immanuel Lutheran Church in Audubon. The Holy Spirit led him to accept the call and was installed on August 3, 2014. In May he was called to Calvary Lutheran Church of Ulen to serve as the interim Pastor and currently serves both congregations.