Staff

Pastor Peter Bowmer

“‘Church’ is all about being blessed by God so that we can be a blessing. It is about God coming down to us in Jesus so that we can go out and make life better for people.” God chooses everyone – no one is left out, so at St Paul’s we welcome ALL people so that they too can be blessed to be a blessing”.

Pastor Bowmer is originally from Australia. He and his wife have four daughters. Madonna, Pastor Pete’s “better half”, teaches young children in the Headstart program of TPS.

When asked to describe his vision of his calling in ministry, “The love of our Lord is expressed to us through the relationship Jesus established with us in his life, death and resurrection. My privilege is to reflect that in all my relationships, with grace, so that all people might know Jesus, and be freed to serve Jesus through their community. Christians are set free to live an abundant life – life to the full!”

Pastor Pete enjoys going to the Mudhens. Coming from Australia he enjoys both Rugby League (his team is the Cronulla Sharks) and AFL – or Aussie rules football (his favorite teams are the Brisbane Lions and the ST Kilda Saints)

Contact Pastor Pete:
419-243-4214
Pastor.Pete@stpaulstoledo.org

 

 

 

 

Ashley Huffman: Office Manager

Ashley is enjoying meeting everyone and learning more about the church. She loves being out in nature, near the water and is a huge fan of Ohio State! If you need to know anything about daily life at St Paul’s, Ashley can help you out! She is in the office Monday through Friday, 9am – 2pm. 

Contact Ashley:
419-243-4214
office@stpaulstoledo.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barry Ramlow: Financial Manager

Barry is keeping our finances in order. He is in the office typically Tuesdays between 9am – 2pm. He also helps out Grace Lutheran Church with their accounting. We are pleased he takes time away from golfing and enjoying his retirement to help!

Contact Barry:

419-243-4214

office@stpaulstoledo.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kate Philabaum: Art Minister

Kate joins our staff as the Director of the HeART Gallery – arranging monthly exhibits, working with the Art Loop and establishing connections between St. Pauls and the downtown Toledo community.  She taught vocal music and drama for twenty-four years, with graduate work in Visual Arts and Communication. Kate is very excited to join the St. Paul’s family in expanding its ministry through HeART Gallery.  Her husband Tim is pastor at Zoar Lutheran in Perrysburg.  They have three adult children and three grandchildren in Santa Barbara, Denver and Philadelphia.  

 

Contact Kate:

419-270-3224

Kate@stpaulstoledo.org

 

 

 

Bob Druckemiller: Sunday Morning Hospitality  

Bob makes sure the building is safe, that coffee and snacks are available before service, and that everyone gets a warm welcome to St. Paul’s. Bob is married to Jackie, who is a secretary for the Toledo Public School System. If you need to find Bob, you can contact the office.

 

Contact Bob:  

419-243-4214

office@stpaulstoledo.org

 

 

 

 

 

Branyan Finn: Sunday Morning Hospitality Assistant 

Branyan is employed by Kwik Parking as the parking lot attendant for St. Paul’s lot during the week and organizes parking lot traffic flow for Sunday Morning Service. Branyan also assists Bob to keep Sunday mornings running smoothly and ensuring the safety of all attendees. If you need to contact Branyan, he is in the attendant booth of the church parking lot Monday – Friday 8AM—4PM and Sunday mornings from 8AM—12PM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Mensing: Custodian 

John creates a clean, welcoming atmosphere throughout the church by keeping all spaces looking their best. John is a joy to work with is very attentative to the church and staff needs. We are blessed to have someone with his work ethic and pleasant demeanor. If you need to reach John, he is typically here on Wednesdays and can be reached through the church office.

 

Contact John:  

419-243-4214

Custodian@stpaulstoledo.org

 

 

 

 

 

Jay Jacobs: Music Minister 

Jay studied music from a very early age. In fact, he took his first  assignment as organist at the age of sixteen. Over the course of the last 24 years he has played and directed music programs across all denominations. Jay attended The University of Toledo and enjoys working to fulfill the social needs of the community. If you need to reach Jay, he will be directing Hand Bell Choir rehearsals Monday afternoons, Vocal Choir practices Wednesday afternoons and leading worship on Sunday mornings. Otherwise he can be contacted through the information below.

 

Contact Jay:

567-312-6125

Music.Minister@stpaulstoledo.org

 

 

 

 

 

COMMITTEES

 

501c3 Board:

Nancy Atkins

Jean Emery (Salem Lutheran)

Bridget Hutchinson

Pastor Rob Johnson (Holy Trinity Lutheran), Chair

Jeanne Lesniewicz

 

 

Altar Guild:

Becky Abitua

Freda Lang

Pattye Nicolls, Chair

Cindy Rockwell

Donna Zbinden

 

 

Arts Committee:

Nancy Atkins

Peter Bowmer

Marcia Conn

Cheri Deal, Chair

Paula Hiett

Jeanne Lesniewicz

Jessica Mack

Pattye Nicolls

David Price

 

 

Congregational Council:

Becky Abitua, Member

Peter Bowmer, Member

Jill Calcamuggio, Vice President

Sherri Fishhaber, Member

Paula Hiett, President

Randy Hutchinson, Treasurer

Judy Kolhoff, Member

Wayne Ludwig, Member

Bill Nicolls, Secretary

Karen Rydman, Member

John Schult, Member

 

 

Engagement Working Group:

Jill Calcamuggio

Cheri Deal

Sharon Kohler

Pattye Nicolls, Chair

 

 

Finance Committee:

Oscar Abitua

Sherri Fishhaber

Paula Hiett

Randy Hutchinson, Chair

Jeanne Lesniewicz

Barry Ramlow

 

 

Financial Sustainability Working Group:

Paula Hiett

Orrie Hiett

Randy Hutchinson, Chair

Wayne Ludwig

John Schult

 


Foundation:

Nancy Atkins, Member

Paula Hiett, Member

Randy Hutchinson, Treasurer

Jeanne Lesniewicz, President

Larry Montrie, Member

Bill Nicolls, Secretary

Linda Price, Member

 

 

Home Communion Ministers:

Chuck Atkins

Peter Bower

Betty Moser

Bob Storer

 

 

Mutual Ministry:

Chuck Atkins

Peter Bowmer

Sharon Kohler

Pattye Nicolls

Bob Storer

 

 

Personnel Committee:

Chuck Atkins

Peter Bowmer

Sherri Fishhaber

Paula Hiett

Freda Lang

Pattye Nicolls, Chair

David Price

 


Property Committee:

Oscar Abitua

Chuck Atkins, Chair

Peter Bowmer

Fred Doerig

Dick Hillyer

Sharon Kohler

Larry Montrie
 

 

Sunday School:

Rachel Jaegly

Sue Krieger

Cindy Rockwell, Chair

Karen Rydman

 

 

Ushers:

Marv Caris, Chair

Wayne Ludwig

Larry Montrie

John Schult

Bob Storer, Greeter

Ron Vogelpohl

 

 

Visibility Working Group:

Becky Abitua

Nancy Atkins

Dick Hillyer

Jeanne Lesniewicz

Jan Montrie

Larry Montrie

Bill Nicolls

Karen Rydman

 

 

Worship:

Becky Abitua

Nancy Atkins

Peter Bowmer

Karen Hasenfratz

Judy Kolhoff

Freda Lang, Chair

Bob Storer

 

Worship Working Group:

Elouera Bowmer

Michelle Faylor

Karen Hasenfratz

Freda Lang

Dave Price

Cindy Rockwell

Bob Storer