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Our Team

Pastor Scherner has served as Associate Pastor Augustana Lutheran Church, Washington, D.C.; Director of Congregational Development, Lutheran Social Services, LSS-Washington, D.C.; Director of the Race Institute, M.E.T.C. (Metropolitan Ecumenical Training Center), Washington, D.C.; Director of Communications, Industrial Chaplain, J.L.G. Industries, McConnelsburg, Pa; Interim Pastor at Lord of Life Church and at Fellowship Lutheran Church, both in Columbus, Ohio. 


Since March 1,2011, he has served as Interim Pastor at St. Paul Lutheran, Sulphur Springs, Ohio.  He was installed on February 12, 2012 as Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran, Sulphur Springs, Ohio.


Pastor Scherner received a B.A. from Harvard University; a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Wittenberg University (Hamma) after studying at Oberlin Graduate School of Theology; and, a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Law. He is a member of various professional organizations such as the Christian Legal Society. Mr. Scherner practiced in the areas of civil trial and appellate litigation in state and federal courts. 

Church Staff


Church Telephone - (419) 562-5858
Church E-Mail -
Parsonage Telephone - (419) 562-5262
Pastor Scherner's Cell Phone - (614) 595-2812
Pastor - Hans Scherner
Assistant Minister - David Halsey
Secretary - Joyce Schanzenbach
Organist - Kathy Sheets
Assistant Organist - Karen Schimpf
Choir Director - Roxanne Shipman
Bookkeeper - Susie Sutherland
President, Women of Church - Betty Ebbeskotte
Vacation Bible School - Jennifer Rinehart
Bell Choir Director - Cindy Hopkins
Sunday School Superintendent - Chris Johnson
Youth Group Advisors - Carrie and Amber Robertson
Custodian - Tom Bush


Church Council


Church Council President - Dave Halsey (2019)
Mark Ebbeskotte (2019)

Dan Feichtner (2020)

Tim Miller (2019)
Ben Ackerman (2019)

Eric Kocher (2020)

Bob Geiger (2021)

Carl Reinhart (2021)
Sam Hopkins (2019)

Doug Ebbeskotte (2020)

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