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Rev. Ross Goodman

Rev. Ross Goodman

Pastor

Pastor Ross Goodman is a graduate of Wake Forest University, Princeton Theological Seminary and the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He received a Doctor of Ministry from Andover Newton Theological School in 1995. He served Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in North Quincy for ten years before coming to St. Paul in 1996. Since he has been here St. Paul has expanded in membership, staffing, programming, outreach and facilities. While he is full time in his ministry here, Pastor Goodman also consults with Children’s Hospital Chaplaincy, assists the New England Synod with various projects, and he maintains standing as a Fellow with the American Association of Pastoral Counselors.

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Alex Clark

Alex Clark

Vicar

Alex studied cultural anthropology at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa where he graduated in 2012. He spent four summers as a counselor at Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp in Lakeside, Montana. After college, Alex spent a year in South Africa as a missionary with the ELCA, which was a time for Alex to witness an extremely vibrant faith community. In August 2014, Alex decided to attend seminary in Chicago at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. Last March, Alex became engaged to Kelly Mack and the two are excitedly planning a wedding for October 2017. Kelly lives in Chicago and works as one-to-one aid in a middle school. By May 2018, Alex plans to graduate with a Master’s of Divinity degree and enter the call process to become a pastor to a church community in the ELCA.

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Kira Winter

Kira Winter

Music Director

Kira Winter began working as Music Director at St. Paul in 2012. She holds a master's degree in choral conducting from Boston University and a bachelor's degree in music from St. Olaf College. Alongside her work at St. Paul, Kira serves as Resident Conductor for the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum. An active vocalist, Kira has sung with the Boston New Music Initiative, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Lorelei Ensemble, and is a former soprano choral scholar at Boston University's Marsh Chapel. Prior to beginning work at Harvard, Kira served as choral director and middle school music teacher at Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, MA and as choral director and music teacher at the Health and Human Services High School in Lawrence, MA. Kira and her husband, Seth, are both Minnesota natives and currently reside in Methuen, MA.

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Crystal Rowe

Crystal Rowe

Interim Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministry

Crystal and her family came to St. Paul in December 2015, after they moved to the Boston area from Atlanta, Georgia. She previously served as full-time Director of Children and Youth Ministry at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Marietta, Georgia. Crystal graduated from Valparaiso University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology and from the University of Akron School of Law with a Juris Doctor in 2006. After a brief time practicing law, she left the legal field to pursue full-time ministry. Crystal is passionate about sharing God's love with children and youth and enjoys helping them discover how the church and the Christian faith are real and relevant to their world.

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Paul Ricci

Paul Ricci

Business Administrator

Paul became St. Paul’s business Administrator in 2014. He brings with him over 35 years of financial experience ranging from being the Chief Financial Officer at a nonprofit social service agency, to managing the finances and administrative responsibilities at a residential remodeling company. Paul majored in accounting at Providence College, graduating with a degree in Business Administration. When he is not in the office, Paul enjoys woodworking, cooking, and traveling around New England. He lives in Woburn with his wife, with whom he shares three grown children and eight grandchildren.

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Dennis O'Brien

Dennis O'Brien

Dennis O’Brien takes care of upkeep and routine maintenance at St. Paul. After graduating high school, he attended East Coast Aero Tech and was trained as an airplane mechanic. He began his long career in automated equipment maintenance, working at such companies as Teradyne and and Millipore (where his achievements included winning an award for modifying a machine to increase productivity). More recently, he spent six years as Maintenance Manager at Photo Etch Technologies in Lowell. With an extensive knowledge of carpentry, Dennis enjoys helping friends and family with all kinds of remodeling projects.

Lisa Carlson-Hill

Lisa Carlson-Hill

Parish Administrator

Lisa joined the staff at St. Paul as Parish Administrator at the end of 2016, shifting away from a rewarding career in social work. Her grandparents, Ivar and Irma, were members of the original Swedish immigrant group that founded St. Paul and Lisa is grateful to see the same grace and spirit at work in the church today. The rest of her week is spent with family, including active teenagers, teaching yoga, and juggling the other acts of life with an appreciation for the moments of quiet and fun.

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