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A Look At History

St. Paul Lutherans Church  founding Pastor, Rev. Jacob J. Siegrist began serving the German Lutheran St. Paulus Congregation of Stillwater, Minnesota in 1870.  In 1872, under Rev. Siegrist's leadership, the first church and parsonage were constructed on South Third Street.

To meet the need of a growing congregation, a new building was built in 1912, with Rev. A.C. Ernst conducting the dedication services.  Growth continued, and a third church was built at our present day site at 609 South Fifth Street. The dedication took place in 1952 with Rev. Ernst, now pastor emeritus, participating and Pastor Leonard Ziemer conducting the service.

A new addition to the church was added in 2003 to expand the classrooms, the social hall, the office area, and to create a larger more open gathering area.  The dedication took place with Bishop Peter Rogness participating and Pastor Steve Sampson conducting the service.

Pastor Mark Becker, who became our Lead Pastor in September 2007, retired in July of 2013.  We were blessed to have interim pastor, Pastor Rebecca Thurmann with us after Pastor Mark Becker retired and until we called Pastor Janel Kuester and she became our Lead Pastor in September 2014.

After Pastor Janel was called to a church closer to home, we went through a interim period with Pastor Scott Jakel. In 2019, we called the wonderful Pastor Fredrick Hanson to serve our church. We are excited to see what God has in store for our future!

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