St. Paul Lutheran Church

Maryville, TN

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Meet our Staff

altPastor - The Rev. Rick Ohsiek

  Pastor Rick -

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.


altOffice Administrator - Dee Robertson

Dee recently moved to Maryville from Tavares, FL. She comes to St. Paul with over 20 years of experience as an office coordinator and executive assistant. Dee has served in various churches as a Sunday School teacher, VBS teacher and choir member.

She has volunteered for many community service groups such as Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity, Central Florida Pregnancy Center and Lake Cares Food pantry in Mount Dora, FL. She enjoys crafting, hiking, fishing, traveling and finding unique flea markets.

She is married to Jim Robertson and they have 6 children and seven grandchildren.


Volunteer Choialtr 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 started directing the hand bell choir in 2014.  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 have 2 boys, Cory (Angela), Chris (Teena), 7 grandchildren, Meredith, Rachel, Alyssa, Hannah, Nathan, Jackson, and Olivia.