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Meet our Staff

Pastor Peter Bowmer

"'Church'  is all about being blessed by God so that we can be a blessing. It is about God coming down to us in Jesus so that we can go out and make life better for people." God chooses everyone - no one is left out, so at St Paul's we welcome ALL people so that they too can be blessed to be a blessing".

Pastor Bowmer is originally from Australia.  He and his wife have four teenage daughters.  

When asked to describe his vision of his calling in ministry, “The love of our Lord is expressed to us through the relationship Jesus established with us in his life, death and resurrection. My privilege is to reflect that in all my relationships, with grace, so that all people might know Jesus, and be freed to serve Jesus through their community. Christians are set free to life an abundant life - life to the full!"

  • Pastor Pete’s office number – 419.243.4214 

  • Pastor.Pete@stpaulstoledo.org

Pastor Doris Mars

Pastor Doris is our DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY Pastor. Through her the Spirit breathes life 

into our core value - St Paul's: the heart of downtown in the heart of downtown Toledo. Ask 

Pastor Doris about Morning Blessings, heART 2016, civic leaders, lofts, businesses, galleries, 

the vibrant life of downtown Toledo.

    * Pastor Doris  419.243.4214

    * Pastor.Doris@stpaulstoledo.org


Mrs Brenda Snyder: Office Adminstrative Assistant

Brenda has recently married Joe. They enjoy riding his motorcycle. Brenda is a huge fan of Ohio State! If you need to know anything about daily life at St Paul's, Brenda can help you out!
Brenda is in the office Monday through Friday, 9am - 3pm.
Contact Brenda:
419-243-4214 x.122

Mr. Mike Self: Hospitality Minister

Mike is a welcoming, friendly, and helpful presence at St. Paul's - a presence of Christ in our midst to be sure.  Mike makes sure the building is clean and safe, that coffee and snacks are available, and that everyone gets a warm welcome to St. Paul's. Mike is a crucial part of our Morning Blessings ministry and outreach to our downtown community.  Mike is married to Barb, who is also actively involved in our Morning Blessings ministry as "head chef."  If you need to find Mike, you can usually just follow the whistle (or check the kitchen!)

Contact Mike:  

Mr. Pat Finnegan: Music Minister & Organist

We are grateful to have an accomplished musician like Pat at our church.  His gifts of music point us to the mystery and wonder of God in worship.  He directs the St. Paul's Choir, the bell choir, and leads our worship services on the piano or organ.  He is involved in the planning of worship services, and connects with our Jazz Trio on the first Sunday of each month. Pat is a proud father, and also serves as the office administrator of another Lutheran church during the week.

Contact Pat:  

Mrs Barb Self: Chief Cook

Barb is often found in the kitchen. She lovingly prepares meals for members of the congregation, Morning Blessings, and other special occasions. Barb has a generous heart and smile. Be sure to get to know this humble child of God!

Contact Barb:  

  Council Members
David Price, President
Paula Hiett, Vice President
Randy Hutchinson, Treas.
Fred Doering, Secretary
Jill Calcamuggio
Sherri Fishaber
John Schult
Karen Rydman
Donna Zbinden
Wayne Ludwig
Bill Miller
Bill Nicolls
Shelley Kennedy



    Mutual Ministry 

    Home Communion and           Visitation

Morning Blessings
        ALT - Gap Year