MEET OUR STAFF

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 a 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.

During this time their sons, Philip and Andrew were born. Shortly after completing his Master of Sacred Theology degree in 1990, he took a call to be Campus Pastor and Instructor in Theology at Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW). In 1991 their daughter, Janel, was born. In December of 1994, Paul earned his Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) in homiletics from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois (1994), and in 1995 he received the title of Assistant Professor of Theology at CUW.

At the conclusion of 1996, Pastor Naumann accepted the call to be the new Associate Pastor at St. Michael Lutheran Church with Rev. Kenneth Allan as Senior Pastor and was installed on February 2, 1997. By the end of the summer, Pastor Allan retired and Pastor Naumann became Senior Pastor, eventually to be joined by Pastor Steve Thiel as Associate Pastor from 1999-2002. During his thirty years of pastoral ministry, Pastor Naumann has been active in positions in the Circuit, District, and Synod, working especially in the areas of Youth Ministry, Outreach, Worship, Campus Ministry, and Small Group Ministry. He has traveled to Mexico, Canada, Israel, Great Britain, and India, has been published in various periodicals, and has been a speaker at a number of seminars and workshops. He has served as the Circuit Counselor for Circuit #42 of the Michigan District and as the Chairman of the Board of Regents of Concordia University, Ann Arbor.

You can contact Pastor Naumann by email at: naumann@mightymessengers.org.

Rev. Daniel Maske

Associate Pastor

Pastor Daniel Maske was born in Coronado, California to Steven and Andrea Maske on August 16, 1988. He later moved with his family to Concordia Seminary, St. Louis while his dad studied for the pastoral ministry from 1996-2000. He spent seven years living in Flushing, Michigan with his three siblings while his dad served his first call as pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Flint, Michigan, and his mom served as early childcare teacher and director.

Pastor studied at Concordia University Ann Arbor where he met his wife, Jennifer née Neuendorf. They were married on July 2, 2011, and moved to Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Pastor received his first call to serve as associate pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church, Cape Girardeau, Missouri where they served for four years.

Pastor Maske is also a commissioned officer in the United States Navy as a chaplain candidate, following God’s direction to serve both a parish congregation as well to eventually serve our nation’s sailors and marines as a reserve chaplain.

Daniel and Jenny are blessed to be mom and dad to Emma (5), JoEllen (4), Owen (2), and a baby coming this February. They also look forward to meeting their first daughter, Mercy, who fell asleep in Jesus in 2013.

You can contact Daniel Maske at: dmaske@mightymessengers.org

Rev. Jason Toman

Assistant Pastor

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, as a campus ministry leader, and as assistant pastor at St. Michael, where he now focuses on adult education and discipleship.

Serina and Jason have been blessed with three daughters (Maya, Ellery, and Lyra) and five sons (Asher, Callan, Silas, Sayer, and Milo). While pastoring at St. Michael, Jason continues also to work as a part-time engineer and to learn alongside his wife and children: family organization, history, Latin, gardening, home repair, Greek, hermeneutics, and Tae Kwon Do. You can contact Jason Toman at: jtoman@mightymessengers.org.

Greg Johnson

Principal - St. Michael Lutheran School

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.

Mr. Jay Koski

Business and Finance Manager

After becoming a member and graduating from Portage Northern High School in 2015, Jay enrolled at Concordia University Ann Arbor and studied accounting and finance. Jay excelled as a football player where he was a captain of his teams and in college named an Academic All-American. He also weightlifts and won the University Weightlifting National Championships as a senior. Jay served as a Resident Assistant at Concordia, as well as a tutor in their Resource Center, and an active participant in their campus ministry. He did an internship with WSR Certified Public Accountants in Ann Arbor and graduated from Concordia in 2019 with nearly a 4.0 grade point average. He received the Haab School of Business student of the year award upon graduating. With his double major, we look to Jay for processing our financial reports, overseeing the church office activity, assisting with employee benefits and policies, and handling billing within the school.

You can contact Jay Koski by email at jkoski@mightymessengers.org.

Tammy Songer

Church Office Assistant

“I feel blessed to join the family of St. Michael Lutheran Church in 2019. My duties include receiving callers and visitors, managing the production of the liturgical worship folders, weekly announcements, and monthly newsletter, maintaining the church membership files, payroll and contributions, and providing support for the staff and lay leadership.

I enjoy informative reading, spending time with family, and my ‘purple sisters’ of LWML. I have a variety of experiences in areas of communications, graphic design, fundraising, working with children, event planning, and non-profit office management.

My passion in ministry is to equip families to grow together in their faith and love for Jesus. It is my goal to let Jesus shine through me, as we build spiritual friendships. I pray I can help you in the journey toward knowing Jesus Christ.”

You can contact Tammy at the Church Office by calling 269-327-7832 or email her at: tsonger@mightymessengers.org.