rev. dr. brad miller

interim pastor

Who is The Rev. Dr. Brad Miller?

  • Married 30 years to The Rev. Pamela Schroeder (currently serving Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Ankeny, IA).
  • Father to Emily (28) and Byron (25).
  • 20+ years of parish experience, including: redevelopment, church construction, church-planting, and satellite-sending.
  • Intentional Interim experience including: long-tenure retirement, pastoral death, financial misconduct, severe conflict, change of polity, and more.

    Author of:

  •  Church Health and Growth Primer
  •  What Kind of Tractor Is Your Church?
  •  The Servant Leader Small Catechism
  •  ChurchTech Guide to Interim Ministry

    Missions work in: India, Iraq, Kenya, Ethiopia, Mali, South Africa, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Israel, Jordan, Turkey, Egypt,  Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Hong Kong,  Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, China, Mongolia, Uganda,  Tanzania, New Zealand and Australia—plus USA, Canada, and Europe.


   Developer of the Glass Cockpit church assessment tool and the new ChurchTechFruitbearing Congregation Health Assessment.


Enjoys: hunting, fishing, pretending to properly use tools, and visiting Civil War battlefields.


Jill Earnhardt, RN, FCN, is the Parch Nurse for St. Paul's Lutheran Church.  Jill is native to Rowan County and graduated from East Rowan High School. She is a graduate of Stanly Community College with a degree in Respiratory Therapy as well as a Registered Nurse. She has engaged in a special educational program for Faith Community Nursing and is associated with CMC NorthEast Medical Center Nurse Program.   Jill is a warm individual skilled in the art of caring. Professional and well-qualified, she is ready to treat you as a whole person, taking into account your physical, emotional and spiritual well being with confidentiality. For more information on our Parish Nurse Ministry, click on the Parish Nurse link above.

Katie Funderburk is the Director of Youth Ministries at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Katie was born in Rowan county and grew up here at St, Paul's. She has recently rejoined the congregation after serving as a youth advisor at Faith Lutheran and then most recently as the Youth Director at St. Luke's Lutheran in Mt. Ulla. Katie enjoys spending time with her daughter, short trips with big memories, and reading books and watching movies. Her favorite Bible verse is Galations 5 22-26. Live by the fruit and you will never go hungry again. The church offers programs for all youth age groups. We want to help your child create a last love for the Lord through Bible studies, service, games, and interaction with others their age that are saved by faith alone in Jesus Christ.