ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN CHURCH
a congregation of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod
It is the responsibility of the board of Elders to insure that the proper services and teachings of the church are carried out and to work closely with the Pastor. They shall meet as needed to address Christian Education, Membership and Worship issues. The elders shall elect a Head Elder who is to conduct any meetings and represent the Elders on the Church Council.
Reverend Ryan Cramer
As president of St. Paul’s congregation Mark has general supervision of the affairs of the church’s corporation. He conducts all congregational business subject to the authority of the officers of the church’s corporation.
Reverend Ryan Cramer was born on January 24, 1982 in Streator, IL. In 1997 Rev. Cramer was confirmed into the Lutheran faith by Pastor Richard Wagner at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Rockton, IL. He graduated from Concordia River Forest in December 2005 with a bachelor degree in History and a minor in Theology. After college Rev. Cramer enrolled in the Masters of Divinity program at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fr. Wayne, IN. He completed vicarage at Heavenly Host Lutheran Church in Cookeville, TN and Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in McMinnville, TN in 2009. On May 21, 2010 Rev. Cramer graduated from the seminary. On October 3, 2010 Rev. Cramer was ordained by Pastor Wagner at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Rockton, IL. He was installed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Foley, AL on October 10, 2010 where he remains today.
Angela Ray is a life long resident of the area; Magnolia Springs specifically. She and husband, Michael, have been married for 30 years and have three grown children. Angela and her family are life long members of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Magnolia Springs.
As St. Paul’s church secretary for the past four years, Angela does a variety of jobs. Not only does she prepare the weekly bulletin, order worship supplies, greets and assists parishioners and visitors; she calls the plumber and air conditioner repair guys. Being a church secretary sometimes involves much more than answering the phone and typing.