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About Us

St. Paul's United Methodist Church was founded in 1958 with the vision of building a loving church for those outside its walls. Since its inception, St. Paul's has grown from a small gathering to a community that reaches many locally, nationally and with our partnership with non-profits, globally.

Every week, a few dozen people attend either our Classic or Contemporary Worship Service in person or online in the Northeast Heights Neighborhood and beyond. Our sermons and hope-filled messages are viewed each month through our website and on YouTube.

Our methods of living out our Mission and Vision have evolved over the years, but our mission has always been to encourage people to follow Jesus in a real and authentic way. We do so through our Fresh Expression Ministries, Community Connections, Small Groups and Virtual gatherings, our partnering with local non-profits, or through our many online digital offerings. Along the way, by sharing what we've learned, we're committed to being real people, real church and real Jesus.

Pastor Mary Ward

Pastor Mary Ward

Women served as preachers from the beginnings of the Methodist movement.

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church is a place where faith and community come together. We’ve been a part of the local community for over 65 years and are proud to have a female pastor as a first since our inception. We are a vibrant and diverse congregation that is open to all who seek a spiritual home.

We strive to be an inclusive and welcoming place where people can find comfort, support and peace. We invite you to join our family and be part of the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church experience.

Meet our Staff

Meet a team that is passionate about Jesus and serving others at

St. Paul's and their surrounding community.

Listed in Alphabetical Order L-R

Mary Ward

Pastor Mary Ward
Senior Pastor

Church Secretary

Donna Hestwood
Administrative Assistant

Childcare Director

Gemma Strong

Director of Precious Possibilities

Image by Josh Applegate

Trinity Frosted
Classic Worship Service Leader

New Worship Leaders Khaia Schmierer and Ty Cox

Khaia Schmierer &
Ty Cox

Flame Worship Leaders

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Laura Frey
Financial Administrator

Martha Dalager

Martha Dalager


Children Ministries Director

Yvonne Boron

Director of Dinner Church

and Sunday Children Ministries

Family Connect Liaison

Rose Smith
Family Connect Ministry Liaison

Micah Timmons

Let's be friends.

We want you to stay updated on current news, events and happenings at St. Paul's. 

We invite you to connect with us on your favorite socials! 


We post Bible verses, photos from community connections, small groups, sermon clips, updates to Sunday Worship and more!

We hope to see you there!