meet our staff

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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.
 

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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)

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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 & 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 Favorite Book(s): Piano Technicians Guild Journal & internet articles about space Hobbies: used to ski, now plays the piano & organ as a hobby & vocation.
 
 
 

Stephanie Colletti

Ministry Support Administrator

 
Stephanie is a business development professional w/ over 25 years experience working in business development, executive level management, social services and non-profit management before coming to St. Paul. She has her Bachelors in Psychology, Masters in Organizational Psychology and Business Development (MBA) and Life Coach Certification. Stephanie offers a unique blend of reaching different populations w/ a broad range of expertise to draw from.
Favorite Food: Steak & Seafood !
Favorite Movie: Any movie with a big bucket of popcorn!
Hobbies: Entertaining & traveling.

Josh Gremminger

Pastor Intern 

Josh was born and raised in Wisconsin, living there until age 22. He attended Lutheran schools his entire life, including college, as he attended Concordia University of Wisconsin. At Concordia, he met the love of his life, Anna. And after they each graduated in 2015, they got married, and moved to St. Louis. In St. Louis, Josh began attending Concordia Seminary, as he pursued becoming a pastor. After 3 years of attending the Seminary, Josh was placed at St. Paul for his vicarage assignment. 2 months after moving to New Jersey, Josh and Anna welcomed their first child into the world. Abigail (Abby) Joan Gremminger was born on September 13, 2018.

Josh is an avid sports lover, namely football, basketball, soccer, hockey with a little bit of baseball sprinkled in. While he likes many sports, (NFL) football is his favorite. He has been a passionate Atlanta Falcons fanatic for about 15 years. He has gone to 3 Falcons games, including 1 in Atlanta. Some of his other interests include watching movies and TV, playing board and card games, and doing puzzles.