St. Paul Lutheran Church Staff


  • Pastor Jonathan Bull

    Lead Pastor

    Pastor Jonathan Bull is the lead Pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Westerville. A 1992 and 1989 graduate of Trinity Lutheran Seminary and Capital University, Pastor Bull holds both an MDiv and a BA in Business Administration.  Pastor Bull serves on the Southern Ohio Synod Finance Committee and Global Mission Task Force, volunteers as one of five chaplains for the Westerville Divisions of Fire and Police, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Westerville Area Resource Ministry (WARM).  Pastor Bull is married to Terry and has two grown children, Michael and Sarah.  Contact Pastor Bull by calling the Church Office @ (614) 882-7601 or click here to e-mail Pastor Bull.

  • Pastor Rebecca Grate

    Associate Pastor

    Pastor Rebecca Grate is the Associate Pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Westerville. She is a graduate of West Virginia University and Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. She has also completed five units of hospital chaplaincy in Hershey, PA and Columbia, SC. Pastor Grate serves on the Congregational Vitality Team as part of The Collaborative Initiative and also serves as the Southern Ohio Synod Media Ambassador and Digital Storyteller. Contact Pastor Grate by calling the Church Office @ (614) 882-7601 or click here to e-mail Pastor Grate.

  • Amy Drake

    Director of Administrative Ministries

    Amy is the Director of Administrative Ministries.  Amy is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and M. ED in Educational Foundations.  She currently serves on the Education committee at St. Paul. She has served on Congregation Council and was SPYKIDS Coordinator.  She and her husband Marshall, have two children; Cameron and Kaitlyn, and live in Sunbury. Contact Amy by calling the Church Office @ (614) 882-7601 or click here to e-mail Amy.

  • Karla Kruse
    Director of Music Ministries and Adult Choir Director

    Karla is our Director of Music Ministries and Adult Choir Director. Karla is a graduate of Ashland University with music performance and theater degrees. She also serves as chair of the Worship/Music Committee and has enjoyed several years as St. Paul’s wedding coordinator. Contact Karla by calling the Church Office @ (614) 882-7601 or click here to e-mail Karla.

  • Zach Ruppel

    Director of Contemporary Music

    Zachary R. Ruppel is the Director of Contemporary Music at St. Paul Lutheran and leads the Praise Team. Zach holds a B.M in Music Education and Piano from Ohio University and Business Management Certifications from Ashland University. He is a past board member of the Equality Ohio c(4) Board of Directors, a member of the Central Ohio Restored Citizens' Collaborative, and an avid advocate for restorative justice initiatives in his community. Contact Zach by calling the Church Office @ (614) 882-7601 or click here to e-mail Zach.

  • Judy McLeod

    Bell Choir Director

    Judy is the Director of the "Bells of St. Paul".  A graduate of Capital University, Judy is a life long member of St. Paul and loves sharing the Gospel through the ringing of bells.  Contact Judy by calling the Church Office @ (614) 882-7601 or click here to e-mail Judy.

  • Philip Cordell
    Organist / Pianist

    Philip is our Organist/Pianist for our Traditional Services. Contact Philip by calling the Church Office @ (614) 882-7601 or click here to e-mail Philip.