Who We Are
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Upstate New York Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We are gathered together by God around God’s Word and sacraments, filled with God’s love and grace, then sent into the world to share that love and grace in all that we do.
We take seriously God’s call to love God and love our neighbor. Through worship and learning ministries we seek to immerse ourselves in God’s Word, experiencing stories of a God who created us and all that there is in love…a God who wraps us in arms of grace and mercy…a God who calls us beloved child no matter who we are. Then we go into our community to love those around us in Penn Yan and around the world.
Gathered to study God’s Word, worship together; and to walk with Christ by loving, serving and nurturing all God’s people wherever they are and whatever their circumstances.
Our Pastor – Rev. Lori Nickoloff
Lori Nickoloff is the pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. She is originally from the Midwest, but has lived in the Rochester area since 1984. Lori earned her BA in Gerontology from St. John Fisher College and her MDiv from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. Prior to becoming ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Lori worked for the New York State Ombudsman Program through Lifespan and was the Bereavement Coordinator for the Hospice Program of Wayne and Seneca Counties. Lori and her husband, Keith have three married children and nine grandchildren. Lori enjoys reading, travel, the theater, spending time with friends and family, and taking walks with her Bordoodle, Boaz.
ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH STAFF:
Rev. Lori Nickoloff – Pastor
Jennifer Gross- Admin. Assist.
Peter Hutchings – Organist
Jason Riley – Choir Director
Cathy Booth – Sexton
Brian Foster – President
Elaine Gleason – Vice President
Sallie Jensen – Secretary
Deb Sitzman – Treasurer
Arlene Stillwell -Parish Life
Charlene Nielsen – Worship/music
Dorothy Oswald – Christian Education
Les Wood – Property
Angie Baliey – Social Ministry
Terry Jensen- Fin. Sec.
Memorial Committee: Karen Malte, Cathy Booth, Wanda Wood
Audit Committee: Anita Maroscher, Larry Sitzman