Rev. Thomas Petersen - Senior Pastor
Pastor Tom Petersen has been the senior pastor at St. Paul's since 2007.  Studying to be a pastor in the Lutheran church means that you go to four years of college before completing four years of seminary.  He attended college at Bethany Lutheran and Mankato State University in MN before entering Bethany Lutheran Seminary in Mankato.  He also attended Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO.
Before coming to Stevens Point, he served a long pastorate in Stoughton, WI for 16 years.  Before that he served in Shawano County and western WI for shorter pastorates.  In 2013 he will have served 30 years in the pastoral ministry.
He received the pastoral call from the St. Paul congregation in 2007.  He accepted the call because he felt his time in Stoughton had been completed, and felt the Holy Spirit leading him here.  St. Paul Church and School seemed to be a great challenge for him.  He felt the strong conviction that he could help the ministry of St. Paul church and school grow and develop.  He likes  the challenge of leading St. Paul by preaching, teaching and example.  "I feel I bring a passion to the ministry.  I think St. Paul is a Real church with Real people -- and that is what I like.  It is a place "where the love of learning becomes learning to love."'

Rev. Roger Moldenhauer - Assistant Pastor

Bill Zuelsdorff - Principal and Teacher

Mr. Zuelsdorff – Principal, 6th grade math, 6th grade Language Arts, 7/8th grade Science, Social Studies

Mr. Zuelsdorff holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, with concentrations in Youth Ministry and Coaching, from Concordia-St. Paul. He also has a Masters in Education from Lakeland College.  Mr. Z. joined St. Paul as our principal and teacher in 2006.


Sue Lilienthal - Teacher

Mrs. Lilienthal -  2nd grade, 6th Religion, 7/8 Language Arts

Mrs. Lilienthal was called to St. Paul in 1991 from Concordia University Mequon.  She has a degree in Elementary Education with a math minor.  She received her Master's Degree in Gifted and Talented Education from UWSP in 1995.  She is currently in the Master's in Educational Technology Cohort Program through Concordia University Mequon.  In addition to her teaching duties she plays handbells, serves on the Stewardship Committee and serves as the Legacy of Love Coordinator. 

Curt Lamb - Teacher

Mr. Lamb – Physical Education, 5th & 6th grade Science, 3rd & 4th grade Computers

Mr. Lamb graduated from Winona State University with a degree in Physical Education.  He joined St. Paul Lutheran School in 1995


Kathi Bartel - Teacher

Mrs. Bartel – 4th grade, 7th & 8th grade math, 3rd grade Religion

Mrs. Bartel is a graduate of Concordia University – Mequon with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Math.  She has been teaching for 16 years and has been with St. Paul since June of 2000.


Lisa Pieper - Teacher

Mrs. Pieper – 3rd Grade, 7th & 8th Bible Study

Mrs. Pieper is a graduate of Concordia University, NE and holds degrees in Elementary Education and Director of Christian Education, as well as a minor in Theology and Music.  She has been with St. Paul since 2000.


Chriss Altis - Teacher

Mrs. Altis – First Grade, Music – Grades 1-4

Mrs. Altis is a graduate of Concordia  - Ann Arbor (AA) and River Forest (BS). She has been serving at St. Paul since 2004. In addition to her teaching duties she enjoys playing organ for St. Paul.


Carmen Zuelsdorff - Teacher

Mrs. Zuelsdorff – Kindergarten, 6th grade Social Studies

Mrs. Zuelsdorff is a graduate of Concordia College – St. Paul, MN, with a degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood.  She joined St. Paul in April of 2007.

Erin Mehlberg - Teacher

Mrs. Mehlberg – Pre-school (3 year olds), and Pre-Kindergarten (4-5 year olds)

Mrs. Mehlberg began teacher at St. Paul Lutheran in 2011. She received her Bachelor's Degree from UW-Stevens Point in Elementary Education/Learning Disabilities and her Master's Degree from UW-Stevens Point in Elementary Education. She Previously taught 2nd and 5th grade in the Waupaca and Stevens Point School Districts.  "The Lord brought me down this path to Early Childhood Education at St. Paul Lutheran, and I'm thoroughly enjoying it! I feel very blessed to be able to share God's word in everything we do, and honored to be a part of the St. Paul Lutheran Staff.  It is a wonderful environment to be in.  My favorite thing about being a teacher is seeing the enthusiasm these young children have for learning!"

Lindsey Ingman - Teacher

Ann Tuchscherer - Bookkeeper

Marv Altis - Music & Worship Director

Born in Kansas City, Missouri , Marv and his brother were raised in nearby Liberty.  He graduated from the UMKC Conservatory of Music, then attended Concordia, River Forest to earn his Master's Degree in Church Music.  Marv and his wife, Chriss,have a son and a daughter, and two grandchildren.  They have served congregations in Chicago, Cape Girardeau, MO, Des Plaines, IL, and Wisconsin Rapids.  They are happy to be part of the St. Paul family.

Samantha Tracy - Youth Director

Samantha graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin in May 2010 with a Lay Ministry/Theology degree. Her specialties include Youth Ministry, Parish Teaching and Missions.

After an internship at Trinity Lutheran Church of Freistadt in Mequon, WI and volunteering at her home church of Bethany Lutheran Church in Kaukauna, WI, Samantha became the Director of Youth Ministry at St. Paul in August 2012.

Myra Swiston - School Services Specialist

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