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 children: Josh, living and working in Dallas, TX; Nikki, working and attending college in Dallas, TX; and Danie who is attending college in New Jersey.
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: Silver Streak

Hobbies: Traveling (cruising anywhere warm!), Driving a 600 HP NASCAR Sprint Cup race car.
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Stephanie Colletti -

Ministry Support Administrator

Stephanie Colletti grew up in Hunterdon County and came on board May 2016.  In 1993 she worked in TBI for Behavioral Rehabilitation & a counselor at Camp Hill Prison until 1997.  From there she worked retail as a ground up Specialty Manager & Regional Sales Manager for Big Box Retail. She took a 2nd job as an APD for the ARC working for job placement & ID.
After she obtained her double masters in Organizational Psychology & Business Management, she operated as Program Director for the largest shelter in the world, Franklin Women's Shelter in the Bronx, NY for TSA, DHS & under Mayor Bloomburg's direction.  After the contract ended, she worked with 2 non-profits located in NYC & North Jersey where she established 5 start-up businesses for 3 different non-profit locations & became an Ordained minister & life coach.
In 2012 she added to her Event Company (est. 2001) Business Development Consultation & continues to work w/ different non-profit teams to help the community.  She has joined the team at St. Paul as Ministry Support Administrator.
Favorite Movies:  The Best of Me & Godfather
Favorite Books:  Non-Fiction & Documentaries
Hobbies:  Organizing Events & Event Decoration Creations,  Volunteering & cooking.




Karen Anderson –

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.