Our church's staff supports the ministry of all member disciples at St. Paul's. The apostle Paul saw his role as one of equipping the saints for their work of sharing the good news. Although our roles and activities differ, we serve the same purpose and are there for one another.
Pastor Munker was born in Germany where he was baptized in the Lutheran church and came to faith in his youth. During a seminary exchange in the US, he met his wife Cynthia. She is pastoring two congregations in Litchfield. They have a cat named Amber. Pastor Munker is excited about sharing the invitation to meet and follow Jesus. He is leading the "flock" of Jesus at St. Paul's in our shared worship, learning, and outreach.
Since 2017, Sarah has been a part of our music staff, leading practices and directing vocal and bell choirs in worship. She welcomes everyone, young or old, whether already experienced or simply interested. Sarah brings out the best in everyone while making it fun. She teaches music at the middle school in Illiopolis.
Marina Mondragon is our Administrative Assistant in the church office, and excited to be a member of the ministry team at St. Paul's. She greets you cheerfully in person or on the phone, and she is ever helpful and skillful in doing everything with dedication to the Lord. Marina's family has been attending St. Paul's for several years. Her children are active in Sunday School and enjoy Pastor's children's time during worship.
Behind the Scenes
Greg Schoen is our custodian who keeps the church looking beautiful and all equipment in good working order. He has an eye for detail and is very handy.
Brenda Gibb and Stephanie Ellis are tracking and stewarding our congregation's financial assets for use in ministry.
Cassie Gunn has been church organist at St. Paul's since 1999. Cassie is a retired first grade teacher. She leads our congregation in song, accompanies the choir, plays in the bell choir, and gives glory to God through her musical talent. Cassie and her husband Bruce recently celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. The couple has two children, Mindy and Micheal. Michael and his wife Crystal have two daughters, Brooklyn and Julia.
"... to equip the saints
for the work of ministry,
for building up
the body of Christ."