Sr. PastorAlan D Kethan was born in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from Roosevelt High School, Texas Lutheran College with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Theology and minor in Social Work. Pastor graduated from Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa, completing his graduate studies with an internship in Wisconsin. He was ordained in 1990. His first call was at Bethany Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg,Texas. He has served churches in Karnes City, San Antonio, New Braunfels, and Brenham Texas. He is married to Debbie Kethan who is a pre-school teacher at St. Paul. They have 5 children spread out over Texas, New York, and North Carolina and 1 grandson. Pastor Kethan has been doing extensive studies in Family Systems Theory as it applies to congregational ministries for the last 12 years. He serves as chaplain and firefighter for the Columbus Volunteer Fire Department. He and Deb love to fishing, traveling and spending time with family.



Secretary/Organist - Elena came to work at St. Paul in 2014.  She is a life-long member of St. Paul and a graduate of Columbus High School.  She received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Sam Houston State University and taught elementary music in Pasadena ISD for 4 years and in Columbus ISD for 9 years.  Elena is married to John, Jr., and they have a son Clayton who recently graduated from Sam Houston State University.



Deacon - Sandye Fletcher 







Tracy Baker - Praise Band Leader







Youth & Family Specialist – Stephanie Polasek