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Leadership

Staff & Lay Leaders

Andrew Coop

Associate Pastor

Thanks for checking our website out; looking forward to seeing you in person soon! I'm originally from Minnesota, married my amazing wife, Ashley, in 2017, and graduated from Concordia Seminary St. Louis in 2018. If you want to talk more about Jesus, let me know-I would love to be able to do that with you!

Kathy Olson

Office Manager

Kathy Olson is the Office Manager and Secretary at St. Paul. She is a native Iowan, a graduate of Iowa State University (go Cyclones!) and is the parent of three children. She has been a member of St. Paul since 1997 and is also active in LWML.

Arkay Brown

Director of Music

Arkay grew up on a farm near Gowrie, IA, and graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from Iowa State University in 2003.  She and her husband, David, have two children and have been members of St. Paul since 2010.  Arkay directed high school bands from 2003-2010, then stayed home 9 years to be with James(9) and Anna(6), and most recently became the Music Director at St. Paul in 2019.  Arkay loves spending time with her family, being outdoors, and baking.  She is very thankful to be able to use her love of music as a ministry to share the gospel and Christ's love with others.

Church Council

This is the governing board of our congregation, who represent and are accountable to the voting membership our congregation.

Ben Piepho

President
If you'd like to know more about the congregation, please reach out to me.

Kaleb Grev

Financial Secretary
Are you willing to help us count the weekly offerings, we'd love your help!

Dan Drefke

President Elect
If you're interested in serving on a board or committee, let me know!

Cassie Marvin

Assistant Treasurer
I'm responsible for processing payments for the congregation.

Michael Giese 

Council Secretary
Have questions about becoming a Voting Member at Saint Paul?

Mike Hayden

Church Treasurer
Would you like to know more about the finances of the congregation?

Amber Giese

Board of Christian Education

Gary Hauge

Property Board
Want to help out passing down the faith  and telling our children about Jesus? 
Would you like to help us with the upkeep of our church's property?

Lynn Hanselman

Board of Evangelism

Malisa Davies

Board of Youth

Tim Krehbiel

Board of Stewardship

Alyssa Wendzel

Preschool Board
Have a way of sharing Jesus with our community? I'd love to hear about it!
Want to help us pour into our Youth and share the love of Jesus with them?
We're all about being generous with the gifts that God has given to us. How can you share yours?
Are you willing to help us share Jesus with all who come in our preschool doors?

Elders

This is our board of spiritual oversight in our congregation, who work with our Pastors to provide God's Word and Christian Care to our congregation.

Ron Behrens

Head Elder
Ministering to the needs of families Donovan-Gatz.

Tim Davies

Elder
Ministering to the needs of families Brunell-Doering.
 

Jon Gerths

Elder
Ministering to the needs of families George-Harris.

Dennis Shaltanis

Elder
Ministering to the needs of families Rutter-Sturtz.

Dave Thompson

Elder
Ministering to the needs of families Suhr-Wehmas.

Greg Crawford

Elder
Ministering to the needs of families Crawford-Jero.
 

Eric Bradley

Elder
Ministering to the needs of families Acton-Brown.

Russ Eastman

Elder
Ministering to the needs of families Eastman-Lentz.

Len Mash

Elder
Ministering to families
Piepho-Rude.

Dale Musfeldt

Elder
Ministering to families
Link-Musfeldt.

Dave Brunelle

Elder
Ministering to the needs of families Wendzel-Zubradt.

Mark Johnson

Elder
Ministering to the families Johnson-Phillips.