Our Team

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Pastor Lisa Dietrich

Pastor Lisa began serving at St. Paul in the spring of 2022. She was ordained at Wartburg Theological Seminary and has over 25 years of ordained ministry. Pastor has served both city and rural congregations serving in Iowa City, Davenport and rural Cedar Falls all in Iowa. She and her husband Scott have a large family boasting 17 grandchildren! Pastor’s focus on ministry is that ALL are welcome and there is always room to LOVE more! Pastor’s background in theatre, art and music (including graduate work in theatre directing) means her sermons will always entertain, inform, and/or tug at your heart strings. Come to St. Paul and prepare to laugh, cry, be welcomed and to be loved just as you are!


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Bev Fordham

Office Administrator

Bev has a knack for computer creations. She joined the staff in the fall of 2022 and has run full speed ahead. She has helped with creating logos, new newsletter formats, keeping up the social media and helping Pastor Lisa plan and implement events and worship services. She loves to sing and you can find her whistling while she works.

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Kyle Burkholder


Kyle is our penguin loving jack of all trades. He has been helping out at the church since 2009. You can find him most afternoons up tinkering in the shop, cutting grass in the warmer months or shoveling snow in the winter. He is always finding meaningful projects that enhance the church and grounds. He also helps out during worship with whatever is needed whether it is running sound and video, carrying the processional cross or helping to assist with the service. We are grateful to have him on our team.

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Deb Garmers


Deb has been tickling the ivories at St. Paul for 36 years. She plays both the organ and the piano. She also helps lead choir on special occasions. Deb has also been known to sing a solo or two in her time. We are thankful for talent God has given her to share with us.

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Eric Coffey


Eric joined the staff as our custodian in 2023. He enjoys taking care of the church he loves. On any given day you can find him with a mop, vacuum or dust rag in hand and even some days on the floor with a scrub brush getting up the scuffs. Eric enjoys music and always has his radio playing throughout the work day.