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 - croppedGreg 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, 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

 

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.

 

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