Leadership Teams

Leadership Teams


Every child of God possesses a particular gift that has the potential to increase the joy and hope in the world. The ministry and mission at St. Paul does not happen through the efforts of a single person, but instead through many people serving on many teams. Every worship service, every youth group, every dinner is a result of many spirit-filled individuals combining their gifts and working together in order to further develop God’s kingdom. We invite everyone to use the gifts they have been given in a way that increases the vibrancy of the church and spreads God’s light.

If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully. – ROMANS 12:6-8

St. Paul has many teams that serve the church and the city. Every team kicks off their year with a meeting in January, but you can join anytime. Check out what teams are available and reach out to let us know your interest!

The 2024 Lay Leadership Team members are listed here.

Ways to Serve Form – Learn about lots of ways you can serve the church, and fill out the form to express your interest in serving.


Children & Families
The Children and Family Ministry enables children and families to grow in their understanding of themselves in relation to God. The ministry transforms relationships by providing spiritual education and training to support those in various life stages.
Contact: Tracy Martin, Director of Family and Children’s Ministries, tracy@stpaulchurchky.org

Beyond the Walls
Beyond the Walls helps St. Paul recognize and respond to the needs of the Highlands and Louisville.  The team helps the congregation review resources to reach beyond the walls of the church into the world.
Contact:  Sara Ferebee, Director of Communications and Outreach,  sara@stpaulchurchky.org

Discipleship Formation
The Discipleship Formation Team provides opportunities for courageous discipleship and multiple levels of learning. This team creates a safe environment where people can ask questions, express doubts, and explore the Christian faith.
Contact: Dustin Woods, Associate Pastor, dustin@stpaulchurchky.org

Health & Wellness
The Health and Wellness Team helps St. Paul recognize that Christian responsibility calls us to be good stewards of our bodies, minds, and souls. The Health and Wellness Team helps us take good care of our bodies and shares resources with those who lack access to basic health and wellness care.
Contact: Church office at 502-459-1595 or info@stpaulchurchky.org.

Congregational Care
The congregational Care Team focuses on visitation, greeting, bereavement and meal hospitality as ways to keep St Paul community connected with one another. 
Contact: Contact: Darren Brandon, Senior Pastor, darren@stpaulchurchky.org

Music & Worship
The Music and Worship Ministry engages in the worship of St. Paul. This team is attentive to the hopes and dreams of our diverse worshipping community.
Contact: Dr. Jim McFarland, Director of Music Ministries, jmcfarland@stpaulchurchky.org

The Resilience Team seeks to mitigate effects of toxic stress in the community by promoting resilience through meaningful relationships and connections. Service opportunities are available with the new partnership between St. Paul and Smoketown Family Wellness Center. A Sunday school gathering also studies topics and books related to trauma-informed care and resilience. 
Contact: Church office at 502-459-1595 or info@stpaulchurchky.org.

Spiritual Formation
The Spiritual Formation Team provides studies, prayer practices and experiences to nurture spiritual growth and maturity in Christ.  This ministry team seeks to support and foster our connection to God and service to others through openness to the direction of the Holy Spirit.
Contact: Dustin Woods, Associate Pastor,  dustin@stpaulchurchky.org

Senior Adult Activities
The Senior Adult Activities Team focuses on fellowship, service, and recreation for the senior adult members at St. Paul.
Contact: Contact: Darren Brandon, Senior Pastor, darren@stpaulchurchky.org

Youth Ministry
The Youth Ministry Team has a passion for seeing younger persons grow in their love of God, neighbor, and one another. This team encourages young persons to step outside their comfort zones in order to see God at work in their lives.
Contact: Janet & Billy Sewell, Co-Directors of Youth Ministry,  youth@stpaulchurchky.org   


The Personnel Team builds a strong, positive relationship between staff and congregation so that together, they are engaging head, heart, and hands in love of God and neighbor. The team works with the Senior Pastor and other staff to fulfill the legal and ethical responsibilities related to the church and staff.
Contact: Rev. Darren Brandon, Senior Pastor, darren@stpaulchurchky.org

Stewardship and Finance
The Stewardship and Finance Team proposes a budget and raises, manages, and distributes the financial resources of the congregation to support and strengthen the mission and ministry of the church.
Contact: Rev. Darren Brandon, Senior Pastor, darren@stpaulchurchky.org

The Board of Trustees functions as Christian stewards of the property God has entrusted to the congregation. The Board supervises and maintains all physical property so that the ministries of the congregation can be effective and all legal requirements related to the property are satisfied.
Contact: Dustin Woods, Associate Pastor, dustin@stpaulchurchky.org