Pastor Joe Aalbue is serving as our transitional pastor as we seek God’s guidance for new pastoral leadership of our congregation.

Geri Hiller, mom of five and grandmother to seven, has been a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church since her Jr. High School days. Her faith journey has grown as she has been involved in many areas of ministry within the congregation, including visiting the homebound, sharing stories, serving as a communion minister, assisting in worship, as well as participating in Southwest Washington Synod activities. She is also part of our core leadership for the Winter Hospitality Overflow at St. Paul, which houses 24 homeless single men during the winter months.

Geri is on staff at St. Paul as the Lay Staff Minister, and she is part of the Community of Lay Ministers for the Southwest Washington Synod.

Lori Thomas is serving as our temporary church musician in this time of transition. She graduated from Concordia University – Portland with her degree in church music.

Lori McDonald is serving as St. Paul’s Administrative Assistant. Lori grew up just across the river in Portland’s St. John’s neighborhood. She holds a BA in Religion from Northwest Nazarene University, and an MA in Counseling Psychology. Lori worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years in Portland, Alaska, and Washington, D.C. She lives in Washougal with her miniature dachshunds, Bella and Tess. Lori is a member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, where she is active in the Community Garden Project and the catechumenate process, and she serves as the vacation bible school director.