meet our staff



 Bob Mueller  Lead Pastor

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Bob began his career as a businessman near Dallas, Texas. In 1997, he felt God's prompting to attend Concordia Seminary in St. Louis MO, where he received his Masters of Divinity degree. Shortly after, he was called as a missionary to start a church in Austin, TX.
Pastor Bob met his wife, Shauna, in 7th Grade at Our Redeemer Lutheran School in Dallas. The two started dating their sophomore year in high school and have been married for over 35 years. Bob & Shauna have three married children: Josh, living in Ft Worth, TX; Nikki, living in Dallas, TX; and Danielle living in Moorseville, NC.
Although not (yet) enamored by New Jersey's cold winters, Pastor Bob has been serving as St. Paul's Lead Pastor since 2007 and prays that, "St. Paul will be effective at influencing people's eternity for God, by impacting their earthly life with God."
Favorite Food: Tex Mex 
Favorite Movie: Jason Bourne Series
Hobbies: Traveling (cruising anywhere warm!) and driving a 600 HP NASCAR race car.
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Stephanie Colletti

Ministry Support Administrator

Stephanie, MBA, BS, CLC,  is a business operation & staff development professional w/ over 20 + years experience working to identify market trends, business development, business ownership, executive level support , social services and non-profit management know-how before coming to St. Paul.  Her exposure includes TBI rehabilitation, founder & owner of a business & events consultation company, big box retail business development & strategy, social services, ARC & A.C.T., Director of the largest shelter in the world, Franklin Women's Shelter, drug court advocacy, JFL National Job Placement Program, Job Coach Training, DDD, DVR & Disability support in Passaic County as well as Hunterdon County.   She has written the educational program for SOHM Job Readiness, partnered with Small Business Development w/ Passaic Community College, and has extensive knowledge supporting the needs of disenfranchised & displaced individuals.   She demonstrates a strong knowledge of operational policy and the mission statement.   With her Bachelors in Psychology, Masters in Organizational Psychology and Business Development MBA, Life Coach Certification,  & expansive exposure to social services, non-profit & business opportunities, Stephanie offers a unique blend of reaching different populations w/ a broad range of expertise to draw from.  Her goal is to bring St. Paul to a new level by connecting life & faith!




Karen Anderson – Bookkeeper

Karen was born in Brooklyn, and then raised in Northern Jersey and on Long Island. She attended college at N.A.U. in Flagstaff, Arizona,which brought her to the state that would become her home for the next 30 years. Karen's entire career has been in the financial sector; working in banking and as a bookkeeper. Through a challenging time in her life, and with enormous encouragement from family; Karen came to New Jersey in 2008. Thankfully, the Lord led her to St. Paul where she became involved in VBS, Sunday School, Stephen Ministries and works as the bookkeeper.  
Karen loves spending time with family and friends – especially Jerzey, her doggie
Favorite Movie/Book:  The Notebook
Hobbies:  Organizing (really)



 Ryan Ankersen - Associate Pastor

Ryan grew up in town of McCook, Nebraska.  He attended college at Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska, where he met his wife Keri.  After graduating from Concordia University, Seward in 2010, Ryan enrolled at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis Missouri, fulfilling a lifetime calling to the ministry.  Just before beginning studies at the Seminary, Ryan married his wife Keri who, along with Ryan, has taken on the joys and challenges of preparing for ministry.
In 2012, Ryan was assigned to St. Paul Lutheran Church as a vicar (pastoral intern).  He served at St. Paul for a year, gaining experience, and working especially with our youth, music, and visitation ministry.  At the end of his vicarage, he returned to St. Louis to finish his last year of studies.  In 2014, he was finally called back to New Jersey to be the Associate Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church.
He is excited to offer leadership, pastoral care, and the Gospel of Christ to St. Paul and the community of Flemington.
Movies:  James Bond
Hobbies: Running, Music, Netflix, Visiting Historical Sites.



David Perkins 

Director of Music

  Born and raised in Rutland Vermont, Dave came on board at St. Paul in 1983 as our organist/choir director. Dave graduated from Westminster Choir College with a Music Education degree and taught elementary and high school music for six years. In 1986, Lauri Botcher joined St. Paul's Senior Choir, and three years later they married. Dave has two children, from a previous marriage, Joshua & JennaLyn, both of whom live in Kentucky, and two grandchildren. In addition to being St. Paul's Music Director, Dave is the organist for the 8am Service, directs the Jr. & Sr. Choir, teaches Sunday School and also owns and operates Perkins Piano Service. Favorite Movies: It's A Wonderful Life & The Green Mile  Favorite Book(s): Piano Technicians Guild Journal & internet articles about space  Hobbies: used to ski, now plays the piano & organ as a hobby & vocation.