Rev. Dr. Paul R. Naumann, Senior Pastor

Pastor Paul R. Naumann was born in Springfield, Illinois on July 25, 1958 and grew up in Miami, Florida. In 1976 he entered the pre-ministerial program at Concordia College in Ann Arbor, majoring in both Music and Biblical Languages, and earned at BA in 1980. On August 23 of that year he was married to Dana Lyn Seidel of Saginaw, Michigan, who had earned an A.A. degree from Concordia, Ann Arbor in 1979. Together they moved to St. Louis, Missouri where he prepared for the ministry and Dana completed her undergraduate studies at Font Bonne College.

He completed his Master of Divinity in 1984 and pursued further graduate studies in Old Testament exegesis while Dana completed her Master in Social Work at Washington University. He was placed as Assistant Pastor and eventually Associate Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Oshkosh, Wisconsin where he served for five years.

Greg Johnson, St Michael Lutheran School Principal

Greg was born in East Moline, Illinois into a family deeply rooted in the Lutheran faith for many generations. Both his father and uncle were Lutheran pastors and his father-in-law was a Lutheran school teacher.

He received his B.A. from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, his M.A. in Educational Leadership from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, and his Lutheran Teacher Diploma from Concordia University, Ann Arbor. He taught 7th and 8th graders for nine years before coming to St. Michael in 2005 as principal. He continues to keep his hand in teaching as the 7th and 8th grade Bible and grammar teacher at St. Michael Lutheran School.

Greg’s wife is Wendy and they have two children. Their family enjoys traveling and camping and considers it a privilege to serve God through the ministry at St. Michael.

You can contact Greg Johnson at: gjohnson[@]mightymessengers.org

Rev. Jason Toman, Assistant Pastor

Pastor Toman

Jason grew up in the family of God at Trinity Lutheran Church in Reed City. He met his wife Serina after coming to Kalamazoo to attend Western Michigan University, where he earned degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Asian Studies. Serina and Jason were both musicians and student leaders in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship before they married. Since that time, Jason has worked as an engineer, a campus minister, and now as assistant pastor at St. Michael, focusing primarily on the Lamplight service. Serina and Jason have been blessed with three daughters (Maya, Ellery and Lyra) and four sons (Asher, Callan, Silas, and Sayer). While pastoring at St. Michael, Jason continues also to work as a part-time engineer and to learn history, Latin, and Tae Kwon Do alongside his children.

You can contact Jason Toman at: jtoman[@]mightymessengers.org

 

Ms. Andrea (Andi) Lynch, Director of Children and Youth Ministry
Andi Lynch headshotBorn in Houghton and raised in Ann Arbor, Andi Lynch grew up in a active family of 5.  Andi has grown up in the LCMS church body and been apart of God’s family since her baptism in 1993.  She became a member of St. Michael in 2015 after graduating from Concordia University in Ann Arbor in May 2015 with a Family Life Church work major, minor in Children’s Ministry, and a concentration in Youth Ministry.  Andi is now the Director of Youth and Children’s Ministry and is responsible for confirmation, youth group, and faith formation in families.  Look for Andi with the youth, young children, or their families, odds are you will find her there. You can contact Andi at alynch[@]mightymessengers.org.
Ms. Jan Jett, Director of Ministry Operations

Originally from the Kalamazoo area, Jan is a life-long LCMS Lutheran and became a St. Michael member in 1989. She received a Bachelor degree from Western Michigan University, and worked as Corporate Financial Manager for Summit Polymers, Inc. for thirty-two years before joining the St. Michael staff in 2008. She has two daughters and five grandchildren.

With her financial and administrative background we look to Jan for processing our financial reports, overseeing the office activity, assisting with employee benefits and policies, and supporting the volunteer process within the church.

You can contact Jan Jett by email at jjett[@]mightymessengers.org.

Mrs. Kendra Muller, Church Secretary

Kendra grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana and attended Calvin College, where she earned a degree in Business Communications. She met her husband, Shane, at Calvin and they were married in 2012. In her previous job she worked as the Global Human Resources Coordinator at Navistar, Inc. in Lisle, IL. Kendra maintains our membership, attendance, and giving records and helps out wherever needed.

You can contact Kendra by email at kmuller[@]mightymessengers.org.

 

Ms. Marianne Wiersma, Publications Secretary

Born and raised in Kalamazoo, Marianne graduated from Monsignor O’Brien High School and attended Kalamazoo Valley Community College. She is blessed with two children and a healthy, active life with golfing as her favorite outdoor activity. She is an avid seamstress and has her own home business. She last worked as an Administrative Assistant at Walker Parking Consultants before coming to St. Michael in 2010. We look to Marianne for creating our weekly bulletins, monthly newsletters, and many other office documents as needed.

You can contact Marianne by email at mwiersma[@]mightymessengers.org.