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St. Paul Lutheran Church

Maryville, TN

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Meet our Staff

Pastor - The Rev. Rick Ohsiek

  Pastor Rick - pastorrick06@att.net

Pastor Rick began his call with St. Paul on January 1, 2013 after having served most recently as pastor of Reformation Lutheran Church (Greeneville ,TN) for almost eleven years. Prior to that, he served as the associate pastor at Christus Victor Lutheran (Ocean Springs, MS) for three years. Pastor Rick holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Belhaven College (Jackson, MS) and a Master of Divinity from Trinity Lutheran Seminary (Columbus, OH). He has served on staff for many synod youth events including AFFIRM (for almost 20 years), Lutheran Happening of the South (Spiritual Director), and SESLYO (adult advisor).

Within the ELCA and synod, Pastor Rick has served on Synod Council, the Church Planting Commission, the Lutheranch Campaign Leadership Team, as a voting member to the ELCA Churchwide Assembly (2003, 2007, 2009), and as a conference dean. Additionally, he has served on the board for Interfaith Hospitality Network, the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity and as a volunteer for the Boys and Girls Club.

Pastor Rick and his wife Jody, a pediatric nurse at East TN Children’s Hospital, are the proud parents of twin boys Drew and Noah.

 


Church Administrator/Director of Lay Ministry - Sue Tyler

splchurch@bellsouth.net

Sue has been a member of St. Paul since she was a teenager.  She has served the church for many years as a volunteer; Youth Coordinator, Sunday School/Confirmation teacher, Council Member.  Sue enjoys serving the church as Church Administrator and Direct of Lay Ministry and hopes it will enhance the ministry at St. Paul.

Sue enjoys quilting and crafting of any kind.  She has helped plan the Create in Me retreat at Lutheridge, which is one of her favorite place to visit. 

 

 

 

 
Volunteer Choir Director - Marsha Wynn

I was born and raised in a small farming community in Colfax, Wisconsin, baptized at 2 weeks old, and confirmed at 13.  I have been a member of a Lutheran church all my life.   In 1990 I moved to Maryville and joined St. Paul.  In 1991, I took over the choir director position and joined the Worship & Music Committee of which I am currently the chair.  I have assisted in Vacation Bible School, Hand Chimes, Youth Choir, Worship Planning, Education Committee, and Sunday School Opening.  I have always had a passion for music, through guitar, singing, and other instruments.  I am married to Dan Wynn, have 2 boys, Cory (Angela), Chris, 4 grandchildren, Alyssa, Hannah, Nathan, and Jackson, 2 step-grandchildren, Meredith and Rachel, and 3 step-children Dustin, Seth, and Zachary. 

 

 

 Custodian - Jimmy Prince