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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.
 

Chris Schneider –

Associate Pastor

Born in Rochester, Michigan, Chris attended Grand Valley State University and received a degree in communications. While taking two years off working for a contracting company in Michigan he felt that God was leading him to go into the ministry, and finally made the decision to attend Concordia Seminary in Saint Louis, Missouri, where he received his Masters of Divinity. After serving four years as a pastor in Kansas City, Missouri, he was called to be a pastor here at St. Paul in June 2019.
Pastor Chris and his wife, Jessica, met in a small group bible study. They were married in September 2012 and have one son, Noah.
Excited for this new adventure in the “garden state,” Pastor Chris enjoys sharing and celebrating the Good News of Jesus every day, but especially on Sunday mornings as God’s people gather together to receive His gifts and to give Him praise. Pastor Chris is now and will always consider himself God’s work-in-progress, being shaped by God’s Word and His people.
 
Favorite Hobbies: Family Time, Music, & the Beach.
Favorite Movies: Too many to list, so I’ll list a few: Star Wars, Dark Knight, Princess Bride.
Favorite Food: Homemade Pizza.

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David Perkins – Music Director

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 & Jenna Lyn, 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
Hobbies:  Piano & Organ 
Favorite Books:  Piano Technicians Guild Journal & Articles about space. 
 

Stephanie Colletti

Ministry Support Administrator

Stephanie has worked in business development & social services since 1993 working in business development, executive level management, social services and non-profit logistic management before coming to St. Paul. She has her Bachelors in Psychology, Masters in Organizational Psychology and MBA in Business Development.  She graduated from The King’s College in Briarcliff Manor, NY, Messiah College, PA & AIU, IL.   She sits on the Treasury Board for Hunterdon County Social Services Dr. Orlie Pell Fund.
 
Her son, Zachariah, is an advertising and marketing manager at STAQ in NYC after graduating with distinction honors from Penn State College in 2016. 
She visits him in NYC as often as she can in between her work at St. Paul and managing logistics for business events.    
 
Favorite Food: Steak & Seafood
Hobbies: Eating…Total foodie! 
 

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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
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Favorite Movie/Book:  The Notebook
Hobbies:  Organizing (really)