Rev. Paul Schult, Senior Pastor
Pastor Paul Schult was installed as the Senior Pastor for Redeemer Lutheran Ministries on August 21, 2016.
I grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana, a Hoosier who loves basketball, Bob Knight, the movie Hoosiers, and basketball. My mom and dad were both Lutheran School teachers at Bethlehem Lutheran School for over 40 years. My older brother Phil lives in Orlando, FL, and my younger brother Mike lives in Seymour, IN. My life verse is Micah 6:8.
Beth, my wife, grew up in Wheaton, Illinois. Her dad was a pastor, but he went home to be with the Lord 14 years ago. Beth’s mom lives in St. Louis with her younger brother Ted, who is also a pastor. Beth also has three sisters, Christine in Green Bay, WI, Caroline in St. Louis, MO, and Ruth in Birmingham, AL. Her life verse is Zephaniah 3:17. Beth and I met at Concordia University in River Forest, IL, a suburb of Chicago, she majored in Elementary Education and Parish music, while I studied secondary education English and PE. After graduation I taught English and Religion at Walther Lutheran High School, and also coached basketball. Beth stayed an extra year to complete her master’s degree in Church music, and then we got married and moved to St. Louis so I could attend the seminary. Calvary Lutheran Church in Parma, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland is where we spent my year of internship. Our first call was to Timothy Lutheran Church in Council Bluffs, Iowa, just across the river from Omaha, Nebraska. In 1998 we took a call to Messiah Lutheran Church in Weldon Spring, MO where we served for 18 years. Together we have 5 children.
Pastor Paul Hoffmann is serving the Senior community of Redeemer Lutheran Church by making visits to those in need or homebound, hosting a monthly senior luncheon and occasionally preaching the Sunday sermon.
Pastor Paul retired from full-time congregational ministry in 2007. He started his ministry as a vicar/intern in 1969 at Zion Lutheran Church in San Luis Obispo, California, and served his first call as Assistant Pastor at The Lutheran Church of Saint Andrew in Silver Spring, Maryland, then as Pastor at Grace Lutheran Church in Woodbridge, Virginia (Southeastern District), Senior Pastor at Bethel Lutheran Church in Dallas, Texas (Texas District), and as Senior Pastor of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Los Gatos, California.
Since retiring he has served as an Interim/Vacancy Pastor at Saint Mark, Kaneohe Hawaii, Mount Olive, Milpitas, and Our Redeemer, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Pastor Paul has served in our California-Nevada-Hawaii District as a regional vice-president, a Circuit Counselor, Board of Adjudication, chairman of the Stewardship Committee, and Pastoral Advisor to the CNH Lutheran Laymen’s League. In the Santa Clara Valley he has served on the Board of Directors of Sunny View Lutheran Home, and the VNA Health Ministry Advisory Committee.
Reverend Dr. Harold S. Draeger is a licensed marriage, family, and child counselor available for personal, family and marriage counseling. A native of the Bay Area, Pastor Hal has served his entire ministry in northern and central California following his graduation from seminary in 1971 and came to Redeemer in 1992. He is married with two adult daughters and three grand-daughters and a grand-son. He received the Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena in 1988. In 1990, he entered the Master of Science program in counseling at California State University – Fresno and completed his degree in 1993. His interests include photography and cycling. He serves Redwood City and Atherton as Police Chaplain, and he is on the San Mateo County Chaplaincy Board of Directors. He is also vice-chair of the Redwood City’s Senior Affairs Commission.
Mr. Michael J. Mancini is the principal of Redeemer Lutheran School and the Worship Leader for the Contemporary Band-Led Service. Select link for more information about Redeemer Lutheran School