Meet the Staff at St. Paul's



Rev. John Stroup

Interim Pastor

Parish Organist

Mattew Hummel


Matthew Hummel began as Parish Organish

at the beginning of November 2013.

He is a native of Mount Union, Pennsylvania and is a twin. His twin brother is also a church organist, as is their grandmother. Matthew studied philosophy and organ at Saint Vincent College in Labrobe, Pennsylvania. Thereafter, he studied for a Master in Business Administration degree at Point Park College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Growing up, his teacher in piano and organ for eleven years was Beverly Tilson, an organist at First United Methodist Church in Mount Union. At St. Vincent College, his instructor was the Rev. Cyprian Constantine, OBS. Matthew was music director at St. Alban's Anglican Church in Murrysville, Pennsylvania for four years. He presently works for the Wasserstrom and Sons Company in Columbus, where he is a Project Specialist.

Jodie Nickles - Parish Office Secretary

Jodie has been the Parish Secretary at St. Paul's since January of 2018.

Jodie is a lifelong resident of Newark and retired from the Federal Government

after 28 years of service. She has one son and enjoys

gardening, reading, needlepoint and caring for her rescue dogs and cats.



St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church

67 North Fifth Street, Newark OH 43055   

 Phone: (740) 345-6115     Fax: (740) 345-6145  

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