Rev. A. Mark Schudde
Pastor A. Mark Schudde became Sr. Pastor at St. Paul's in August of 2017. Previously he served churches in Michigan, Wisconsin and North Carolina. He is married to Kris. They have two grown daughters. Emily lives in Minnesota with Husband Eric (Ada age 2, and another on the way), Erin lives in North Carolina with husband Luke (Mason age 3 and Hudson age 1). For recreation Pastor Mark and Kris enjoy bicycling, the beach, and spending time with their grandchildren.
Rev. Dr. John Warther
Pastor John Warther was called as St. Paul's Associate Pastor in 1998. His first call was to St. Luke's in Elizabeth, New Jersey, during which time he completed his D-Min degree at Drew University. He and his wife, Edie, were married in 1989, and they have two grown children, Timothy and Bayley. Pastor John and Edie enjoy traveling, trying out new restaurants, and breaking through genealogical brick walls - whether it's their own or those of others.
Julie Bourgeois began her ministry at St. Paul’s in 1994. She has worn many hats before being called to the job as Principal in August, 2014. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education from Concordia University, Chicago and her Master’s Degree in Secondary Education with a major in Administration from Towson University, Towson, MD. She is married to Peter Bourgeois and between the two of them, they have five children. Julie’s children are Nathan Schott, who resides in Maryland and works at St. Paul’s, and Natalie Schott, who resides in Utah, attending the University of Utah. Pete’s children are Katie Ripley, who resides in North Carolina with her husband, Jon, and two daughters; Elizabeth Campbell, who resides in Hawaii with her husband, John, and they are expecting their first child, a son, in December; and Emma Bourgeois, who is attending Hamline University in Minnesota. Julie and Pete are avid runners, as well as motorcycle enthusiasts.
Coral Shreve became the Child Care Director at St. Paul's in March of 1999. Previously she served on the child care staff as a Group Leader starting her time here art St. Paul's in August of 1996. Currently Coral teaches the older two's in the morning followed by her duties in the child care ministry. Coral is married to her husband Michael and they have three children. Austin and Ethan are both fifteen and are in their first year of high school. Addison is eleven and attends the middle school program here at St. Paul's. During her free time Coral is taking her children to BMX practice or races, treasure shopping, or spending time with her family.
Matija Hoppe started working for St. Paul's Church in January 2000, as the church office receptionist. In January 2002, she replaced Tom Viets as the Business Manager. She is married to Randy. They have 3 grown daughters, who attended St. Paul's Lutheran School. Matija has been a member of St. Paul's since 1987. For recreation Matija enjoys kayaking and anything that has to do with the beach.
Church Office Administrator
Catie Rider has been attending St. Paul's since late 2012, and began working in the church office in August of 2015. She was born with a brittle bone condition called Osteogenesis Imperfecta and rides around in a sweet power wheelchair. She enjoys spending time with her wonderful fiancé, Robert (no, they don't have a wedding date yet, but hopefully soon!). In her free time she enjoys reading and one day hopes to have a library like the one in "Beauty & the Beast".
Aaron Broderick became coordinator of music at St. Paul’s in August of 2015. Previously, Aaron served as music director at St. Andrew’s and Shepherd of the Glen during his 20 years of music ministry here in Maryland. As a music educator he taught for Montgomery County Public Schools and for the Edmund Burke School as choir director receiving superior grades in choral competition with his ensembles. He has music directed and conducted over 200 musicals in the Baltimore/Washington area and received a Helen Hayes award nomination in 2010. Aaron lives in Laurel with his wife Janelle, three daughters Charlotte, Clara and Caroline and cat Fermata (who likes to be held . . . get it?).
Elizabeth "Liz" Bejot has been a part of the ministry at St. Paul’s since 2011 where she accepted her call as fifth grade teacher. She taught for three years before staying home with her oldest son, Braeden, born in 2014. Her second son Oliver was born in 2017. Liz received her Bachelor’s Degree in Middle School Education from Concordia University, Nebraska in 2008. She previously served as teacher in Chicago, IL for three years before coming to MD. In February of 2018, she accepted the call out of stay at home mom to Children’s Minister at St. Paul’s. Liz is married to Brent, also an alumnus of CUNE. Together, the Bejots enjoy family time, trips to Nebraska and Indiana to visit family, and exploring new places. Aside from her ministry at St. Paul’s, Liz also enjoys singing, trying new activities with the boys, cooking, and coffee.
Tammy's name is actually Tamera, which rhymes with camera. There are only a few people that call her by that!! She has been here at St. Paul's as an employee for little over 3 years. She brings a cleaning background, as she owned her own cleaning business for 10 years. She likes to read, go to the gym and spend time with her family. She has 3 amazing children, all have attended here for Middle School. Jared is 20, he will be graduating in March (a year early!) from Full Sail University, with a degree in Graphic Design. Hannah is 18 and attending the University of MD on a Full Scholarship to play softball. She is majoring in Kinesiology and wants to work in the front office of a professional sports team. Malorie is 13 and currently in 8th Grade. At this moment, she is aiming to play basketball on scholarship at University of MD or UNC. She wants to play in the WNBA. It was a toss up between that or go into the Air Force, I think she has some time to decide.
Christopher Wells joined the St Paul's Team early spring of 2018. Considered a Jack-Of-All trades in the IT world. He tackles any challenge, be it computers, network security, web page management, or media streaming. His excitement for the ever-changing world of technology has made him a core member to the team. In his free time he loves working on his own machines, camping, and cooking. "Jack of all trades, master of none, though oftentimes better than master of one." --- Unknown