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Staff Contact Details

Pastor Jonathan Bull

Lead Pastor

Pastor Jonathan Bull is our lead Pastor at St Paul Lutheran Church in Westerville. You may contact Pastor Bull by contacting the Church Office @

614-882-7601 or Click here to e-mail Pastor Bull

Pastor Rebecca Grate

Associate Pastor

Pastor Rebecca Grate has been called to serve at St. Paul as Associate Pastor. She has served for three and a half years as Pastor in the Indiana-Kentucky Synod. Pastor Rebecca graduated from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, SC after completing a BA in Psychology from West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. She has completed five units of hospital chaplaincy in Hershey, PA and Columbia, SC. Pastor Rebecca serves as the Assistant Team Leader for The tAble, one of the ELCA Youth Gathering pre-events for young people living with disabilities.

Pastor Lindsay Shaner

Interim Part-Time Pastor

Pastor Lindsay is our Interim Part-Time Pastor. Pastor Lindsay is a retired ELCA Lutheran pastor who lives with his wife Mary in Westerville. Pastor Lindsay will be participating in worship, making visits and general pastoral responsibilities.

Jennifer Cabral Hever

Interim Contemporary Music Director

Jennifer is our Interim Contemporary Music Directory. Jennifer is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire where she earned her Bachelor of Music Education. At OSU, she receiving her Masters in Music Performance on bassoon with an emphasis in conducting. She has been teaching in the Olentangy Local Schools district for 20 years. Currently, she is the Olentangy Orange Middle School Band Director and she assists the high school marching band.

Karla Kruse

Interim Choir Directory

Karla is our Interim Choir Director. Karla is a graduate of Ashland University with music performance and theatre degrees. She is currently Vice-President of Church Council, is in her fourth year as chair of the Worship and Music Committee and has enjoyed several years as St. Paul’s wedding coordinator.

Philip Cordell

Organist / Pianist

Philip is our Organist/Pianist for our Traditional Services.

Shine Wu

Interim Keyboardist - Contemporary Service

Shine is our Interim Keyboardist for the Contemporary Service. Shine is currently a senior undergraduate student at The Ohio State University and is in her last semester of studying piano performance. She began learning piano at the age of seven and has also served at her own church in Columbus around the same time, playing for the church choir and special events, along with her own regular piano repertoire.

Velda Wise

Church Secretary

Velda is our friendly church secretary. Contact Velda for any questions regarding membership, worship assistant assignments, weekly bulletins, or to schedule a wedding or baptism.

614-882-7601 ex. 3

Click here to e-mail Velda

Harold Kruse & James Dunlap


Sara Wunsch

Leadership in Context Student

Sara is our Leadership in Context Student. Sara has been married to E.J. for twenty years, and we have three children- Katie, 15, David, 13, and Lauren, 11. Sara is a student at Trinity Lutheran Seminary and she is assigned to St. Paul in order to learn how to do ministry in context. She has a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in social work, and has previous experience as a child and family therapist with physically abused, sexually abused, and neglected children in Chicago, Michigan, and Cincinnati.

Nancy Yost

Book Keeper

Nancy is our Church Book Keeper. She is responsible for handling financial disbursements in alingment wiht Finanical Policies.

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