Bill Sappenfield has been St. Paul’s Interim Pastor since January 2022. He grew up in Sherman,Texas, and has been a Lutheran Pastor since his ordination in 1982. Pastor Sappenfield holds a BA in Religion from Austin College, an MDiv from Trinity Lutheran Seminary, and a DMin from the Graduate Theological Foundation. He lives in Georgetown with Linda, his wife of 45 years.
Ruth is the friendly face our congregation sees during the week. She is in charge of communication, as well as managing the office. Ruth grew up in the Fayette area and has lived in Columbus for 40 years. She and her husband, Richard, have one son and four granddaughters. Ruth likes to bake, read, and greet the world.
Jean McHenry is an organist here at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and has been a member for 28 years. She was born in San Antonio and grew up in Dickinson, TX. Jean has two children, a daughter, Allison and a son, John. John and his wife Jana have blessed her with two grandchildren, Georgia and Matthew. Outside of sharing her musical talents at the church, Kathy enjoys sewing, swimming, and playing tennis.
Sherise has been a member of St. Paul Lutheran since 2004. She serves our congregation as organist, praise accompanist and choir accompanist. Sherise is a retired public school teacher who now works with Stanzel Foundation as a parent educator for Parents as Teachers. Her interests include spending time with family & friends, traveling, games, gardening, reading and crafts.
Kathy Toensing and her husband Scott have been worshipping at St. Paul Lutheran Church since the fall of 1986 after graduating from Texas Lutheran College and beginning their teaching careers. They have enjoyed both participating in the music ministry as well as directing the bell and vocal choirs and the praise band. Kathy is a member of the Friends in Faith Bible study group, and also helps with worship committee and the Peru ministry. They have two children: Their daughter Emily is married to Kaleb Schmidt and are blessed with a granddaughter, Sawyer. Their son Alex lives in Houston and is working towards a second career in the medical field. They love the St. Paul family and will continue to support the ministries of St. Paul’s!
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