rev. mark ryman, pastor

Susan and Mark are graduates of Ohio Wesleyan University, where they each majored in English Literature. Mark also received the Master of Arts in Theology from Houston Graduate School of Theology, and the Master of Divinity in Biblical Studies and Theology from Carolina Graduate School of Divinity. He is now working on a Doctor of Ministry in Stewardship of the Word through Saint Paul Lutheran Seminary, and hopes to have that degree conferred in the spring.


Susan is retired from a career in human resources at Duke University, and another half dozen years as the Business Manager for Sola Publishing, where Mark was also the Production Editor for Sola and Connections magazine. 


They are thrilled to be among the folks at St. Paul's, eager to move into the parsonage, and to get to the other side of the pandemic so that they may visit with you all more freely. 


Check out our pastor's daily video posts called "Reading the Word with Luther" and read his daily devotions here.

Pamela Cottingham,

Church Secretary

Pamela is a life-long member at St. Paul's and feels blessed to be able to serve her church family as secretary here. 

"Through all of life - the good times and the bad - God is with us. We may not understand His plan in the moment, but we hold on to our faith and cling to his promise; and with all the chaos around us, we need to 'be still' and know that He Is God" (see Psalm 46:10).