Our Staff

Pastoral Team

Rev. Dr. Jane Florence

Senior Pastor

Reverend Dr. Florence came to Saint Paul United Methodist Church in July 2018 as the first female senior pastor to lead our historic congregation.  She brings 20 years of pastoral leadership in both large urban and small rural congregations. Her passion for advancing progressive theology and commitment to social justice announces a message of God’s love for all people and reminds us of our challenge to be the hands and feet that work for dignity, inclusion and justice for all.

Jane moved here from Omaha First UMC where she served for 11 years. She holds a Masters of Divinity degree from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University and a Doctor of Ministry in Preaching from Chicago Theological Seminary.

Before her call to ministry, she taught high school English and served as a school principal in Corpus Christi, Texas. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity University-San Antonio and two Master of Science degrees from Texas A & M – Corpus Christi.

She enjoys kayaking, traveling, playing the Irish bodhram drum, and watching the seasons change in Nebraska. 

Jed Linder

Associate Pastor

Jed Linder was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska. He attended college at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, and then worked in the film and television industry in Hollywood, CA. After a career in entertainment of over ten years, Jed was called into the ministry and he obtained his Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary. He then served the church in Hollywood ministering to a diverse, urban congregation. 

Recently, Jed graduated from Duke Divinity School with an advanced Masters degree in Theology, and has since moved back home to Lincoln, Nebraska. His areas of emphasis include Biblical studies, Christian ethics, and preaching.

Rev. Lyn Seiser

Associate Pastor for Campus Ministry

Rev. Lyn Seiser has been a lifelong United Methodist, growing up in Wisconsin, schooling in Illinois with seminary in Colorado. She was a UM Air Force chaplain Candidate in multiple locations, Ordained in the WI AC then Elders in Nebraska AC; now being a member of the Great Plains Conference. Lyn is married to Rev. Darin Bentzinger of the PCUSA and they have 3 grown children, Caity who is in her 2nd year of seminary at Duke, Tristan, who is in his Sr. Year at UNL and Taryn, who is employed at the Cornhusker Hotel.

Lyn has a Master of Counseling Higher Education and a Master of Divinity and is ready to use both as a Campus Minister.

Ministry + Office Team

Rachel Alloway

Administrative Assistant

Brent Comstock

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
Richard Caye (1)

Rich Caye

Director of Family Ministry

Paul Robinson

Director of music & worship arts

Kaleb Wilkening

Assistant Director
of Music Ministry

Sherry Waldman

Financial Secretary

Communications Team

Brent Comstock, Communications Director

Josh Genrich, Audio-Visual Technician

Steve Van Hoosen, Video Producer

Cynthia Wehland–Falk, Video Producer

Church Council

Chair
Josh Genrich

Secretary
Cathron O’Connor

Treasurer
Gary Pohlmann

Annual Conf Rep
Brady Tolle
Barbara Jo Burns
Gayle Starr

Lay Leader
Marilyn Moore

SP Foundation
Steve McKelvey

Mercy and Justice
Lloyd Ambrosius
Larry Dulgosh

Trustee Rep
Lynne Fritz

SPRC Rep
Shawn Haggadone
Diane Farrand

Finance Rep
Jerre Brammeier
Reed Olson

UMW Rep
Karen Sondergreger

Family Ministry
Jennifer Clark
Barbara Jacobson

Property & Bldg
Alan Ebner

Trustees

Chair
Lynne Fritz

2022
Josh Genrich
Lynne Fritz

2023
Charlene Dunbar
Tammy Ward
Tom Basset

2024
Charlene Dunbar
Tammy Ward
Tom Basset

Lay Leadership

2022
Carol Knolle-Faulkner
Tom Hudson
Emily Egley

2023
Marian Forster
Ann Cerveny
Don Finney

2024
Sue Corkill
Matt Hart
Don Finney

Finance

Chair:
Jerre Brammeier

2022
Sheryl Schultz
Mary Danley
Ron Jester
Reed Olson

Council Chair
Josh Genrich

UMW Treasurer
Mary Starr

2023
Steve Hennings
John Gale
Wendy Horacek

Lay Leader
Marilyn Moore

Finance Manager
Sherry Waldman

Annual Conf Rep

2024
Jerre Brammeier
JT Harris
Wendy Horacek

SPRC Rep

Treasurer
Gary Pohlmann

Trustee Rep

SPRC

Chair:
Shawn Haggadone

2022
Shawn Haggadone
Lynne Fritz
Alan Cerveny
Diane Farrand

Lay Leader
Marilyn Moore

2023
Patty Bohart
Bob Snider
Alan Cerveny

Annual Conf Rep
Brady Tolle

2024
Lanny Nissen
Carmen Maurer
Joyce Michaelis

Annual Con Rep
Gayle Starr

Saint Paul Foundation

Chair:
Steve McKelvey
Treasurer:
Dave Wilcox

Mary Danley
Krystal Siebrandt
Ron Jester
Pam Edwards

Bill Norris
Josh Egley
Barb Jacobson
Elise White

Nate Wieting
Bee Loomis
Beth Ann Brooks