Pastor Daryl (or PD as the youth call him) came to St. Paul in 2000 when his daughter, Meg, was 4 yrs. old. Now he and Debra, his wife, spent the summer on college road trips. Meg is a senior at Metro East Lutheran High School in Edwardsville. She doesn’t have a major picked out yet, but plans to be a chef and open her own restaurant.
Part of Pastor Daryl’s satisfaction in ministry at St. Paul comes from watching those who were children and youth when he came, step up to lead us in worship and all facets of our ministry. Even greater satisfaction comes from seeing on Sunday mornings a lot of people in the pews who weren’t there in 2000. Pastor Daryl believes that it is God who has called everyone present into St. Paul. And, he is convinced that God has a great plan and purpose for us. It is exciting to see where God is leading us next!
Pastor Daryl graduated from North Central College and Vanderbilt Divinity School, but he is a lifelong learner. He has especially enjoyed worshiping at and learning from area churches that connect young adults with Christ. His desire is to make St. Paul a place where all generations are able to connect with Christ.