senior pastor call committee is working

On June 19, the All Congregation Survey was shared with the congregation. An online version of the survey is available and there are also paper copies available in the east lobby. The deadline for completing the survey: July 15, 2018.

On April 26, the composition of the Senior Pastor Call Committee was approved at the Voters Meeting.  The Call Committee consists of: Cory Ahlbrand, Rachel Arndt, Randy Bluhm, Jon Burford, Erin Burkis, Matthew Gornet, Heidi Heimlich, Des Kittelson (ex-officio, voting), Joan Koepke, Janet Profilet (ex-officio, non-voting), Laine Rosin, Pastor Glen Thomas (ex-officio, non-voting), Pastor Kevin Thomson (ex-officio, non-voting), Mark Yaeger (chair), David Ziegler (ex-officio, voting)

We thank in advance the members of the Call Committee for agreeing to devote many hours to the task of being guided by God to identify and issue a divine call to the next senior pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School.

Over the coming weeks and months, the Call Committee will be engaging in the following tasks:

All Congregation Survey:

  • Conduct an all-congregation survey concerning the next senior pastor;
  • Collate, review, and communicate to the members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School the results of this survey.
  • Surveys have been collected and results are being determined.

Senior Pastor Position Description:

  • In consultation with the Elders, review and revise the position description for senior pastor as informed by the results of the all-congregation survey.


  • Receive nominations from St. Paul’s members of candidates for the next senior pastor;
  • Submit the nominations received to Missouri District President, Rev. R. Lee Hagan;
  • Receive back from President Hagan the list of candidates, including any he may have added.
  • Finalize a Recommendation to the Voters Assembly:
  • Phone/Skype Interviews - Reduce the list of candidates to those with whom the Call Committee will conduct phone or skype interviews;
  • Invite to St. Paul’s the top two or three candidates and their families for a series of meetings;
  • Recommend to the Voters Assembly the candidate(s) it recommends to receive a divine call to serve as the next senior pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School.

The call process will include considerable time, prayer, thought, and discussion. It is realistic to expect that a call will not be issued prior to January, 2019. Please include the work of our Call Committee in your prayers, praying for wisdom and discernment, even as we will include their work in the prayers offered from the altar in the future.

music at st. paul's

Music at St. Paul's is a vital, self-sustaining component of St. Paul's music ministry. Celebrating its twenty-fifth season, this annual series of special services and musical events brings to St. Paul's guest ensembles and artists who, through words and music, proclaim the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. This music series benefits the members of St. Paul's and serves as an outreach to the greater St. Louis community. In addition, Music at St. Paul's sponsors the music for some of the festival services in the regular worship life of our congregation and provides enrichment for the overall music ministry of our parish.

Unless otherwise noted, there is no admission fee. A freewill offering is collected at each event to support this ministry.

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