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  • Rev. Dr. Patrick H. Shebeck, Senior Pastor


    Sister Stacie Lightner grew up on a farm outside Garden City, Kansas. She started piano lessons when she was five years old, and organ lessons when she was eighteen. She earned bachelor's degrees in organ performance and religious studies from The University of Kansas, and then spent a year studying organ in Germany on a Fulbright Scholarship. She returned to KU to pursue a master's degree in church music, followed by a doctor of music in organ performance at McGill University in Montreal. During her doctoral studies she developed a passion for hymnody and liturgy while simultaneously serving as the chapel organist at a Presbyterian seminary and singing in an Anglo-Catholic church choir that specialized in chant and Renaissance polyphony. She then returned to the Midwest, where she served in several churches in Nebraska. In March 2018, Sister Stacie was consecrated a Deacon in the ELCA.  She is a member of the Deaconess Community of the ELCA, and therefore uses the title "Sister." She is excited to return to the middle of the country and hopes that Minnesota winters will stir up fond memories of kittenhood in Montreal for her faithful feline companion Johnny Cashew.  You can email Sr. Stacie by clicking here, or at


    The Rev. Erik Doughty, Affiliated Pastor, grew up in rural Central Illinois on a small farm and graduated from Augustana College, Rock Island, with a religion major and a geography minor. For a year following college, Pastor Doughty was part of Lutheran Volunteer Corps, after which he began seminary at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul MN; he graduated in 2013. Pastor Doughty completed 5 units of CPE, most recently a year-long chaplain residency at HealthEast. He works full-time as a long-term care chaplain in Saint Paul, and regularly preaches, presides, and visits SPR members.  In his rest and relaxation time you might find Pastor Doughty at the gym, walking labrador Molly around a lake, or traveling; favorite trips include the Holy Land, Denmark/Sweden, Puerto Vallarta, and Grand Marais.  You may e-mail Pr. Doughty at:, or by clicking here.

  • Rev. vicar jonathan nerdig


    Jonathan Nerdig was born and raised in Central Iowa. Growing up, he loved choir and took every opportunity he could to sing in church, school, and the community. He attended Luther College in Decorah, IA where he studied psychology and biology. After graduation he moved to Los Angeles, CA where he volunteered through the Vincentian Service Corps and met his wife, Megan. During his service year, he worked as a case manager at an emergency shelter in Skid Row. In Los Angeles, Jonathan developed a deep passion for service to others rooted in his faith in Christ. Prior to beginning seminary, he worked as a Volunteer Coordinator at a homeless shelter in the Washington D.C. metro area. Vicar Jonathan is excited to be joining the St. Paul-Reformation community during his two year internship as he pursues a Master of Divinity degree at Luther Seminary.  You can e-mail Vicar Jonathan at, or by clicking here.

  • Jennifer Walding, Parish Administrator

    Jennifer Walding has served as Parish Administrator since 2008.  Jennifer completed a four year course of theological study, Education for (Lay) Ministry (EFM), through the School of Theology, University of the South, Sewanee ,Tennessee. Jennifer is a member of Saints Martha and Mary Episcopal Church, Eagan, MN, where she is a Priest on the Shared Ministry Team, choir member, Confirmation teacher and youth group mentor. She is a proud mother and grandmother to her granddaughters Wednesday and Ella, son Aaron, and daughter-in-law Charity. Jennifer has a B.A from Iowa State University.  You can e-mail Jennifer at:, or by clicking here.