Pastor Johanna Rehbaum
Pastor Johanna (Johnson) Rehbaum has been the pastor of St. Martin and of Bethlehem Lutheran Church (Plank Rd) since September, 2011. After growing up in Northern California, she graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota, where she majored in music (oboe performance) and religion. While spending her first year out of college as a Young Adult in Global Mission in Slovakia, Johanna discerned a call to ministry, and decided to follow in her father and her uncle’s footsteps and get a Master of Divinity at Yale Divinity School. She did her internship in Naples, Florida, then spent one more year in seminary, working on a Master of Sacred Theology in practical theology at Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. During this time she completed a thesis about faith-based hunger advocacy. Johanna is passionate about social justice, preaching and worship, and evangelism, loves making music (with her oboe, her voice, her guitar, her ukulele, or whatever else she can get her hands on), goes thrift shopping like it’s her job, and loves things with avocado in them, and cuddling with her Dachshund, Klaus, and her husband, Michael.
Organist Mary Ann Peters
Mary Ann Peters has served as the organist and music director at St. Martin for some 40 years. She and her husband have been active members of the congregation that whole tenure. The daughter of a Lutheran pastor, Mary Ann has a degree in church music from Valparaiso University. When she isn’t serving as our organist, she has a studio of piano students whom she teaches out of her beautiful home. Mary Ann also has a green thumb, and often graces our altar with beautiful flowers from her garden.
Secretary Nancy Panneitz
Nancy Panneitz has served as our secretary and office administrator since 2007. She is the glue that holds the operations of this church together! She grew up as a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, our partner congregation, and several of her family members are still members there. Nancy enjoys travel, singing with the Lake Effect Community Chorale, and spending time with her husband, Jim, two sons, and five grandchildren.