Staff

Ministry
Joel Remmers
Senior Pastor
Joel Remmers
Senior Pastor

Joel is married to Kim Remmers. They have three children, all of whom are in college or graduate school. He enjoys sports, music and movies; he is also a University of Illinois fan. Go Illini! He has two dogs, Zipporah and Sapphira.

Andrea Paulson
Associate Pastor
Andrea Paulson
Associate Pastor

Andrea serves as associate pastor at First St. Paul’s. Prior to serving in Nebraska, Andrea served as Director of Youth Ministry in Fargo, ND. She is married to Jeff, her high school sweetheart. They have four children, Lucas, Alex, Lisa and Amelia as well as a German Shepherd, Dakota. Andrea enjoys cooking, hockey, music and mission work. Her desire in life is to point to Jesus! Nothing else matters!

Chad Power
Children’s & Family Ministry Director
Chad Power
Children’s & Family Ministry Director

Chad spent 24 years as a professor, teacher and mentor at Hastings College in the Media Department. After a life changing mission trip to Jamaica in 2016, Chad responded to God’s call to begin seminary at Bethel Seminary. He also joined the staff at First St. Paul’s as Children’s and Family Ministry Director. Working alongside a team of dedicated volunteers, Chad serves the kids and families of First St. Paul’s through our Sunday and Wednesday Kids Ministry programs. He is married to Allison, and they have two boys, Landon and Braydon. Chad enjoys spending time with his family, attending his Landon and Braydon’s activities and working on old tractors.

Administration
Dee Kohmetcher
Director of Finances
Dee Kohmetcher
Director of Finances

Dee has served First St. Paul’s in various capacities since 1983. Husband Don and Dee have been married for 30 years. They live on a farm near Deweese, NE. Dee enjoys golfing, bowling, traveling, gardening and helping on the farm.

Jotie Montague
Office Manager
Jotie Montague
Office Manager

Jotie started working in June of 2016. She is married to Nic Montague. They have three daughters: Kennedy, Stella and Collins. They have lived in Hastings for 8 years. Jotie’s hobbies include coaching volleyball and softball, playing volleyball and softball and golfing. She enjoys watching her kid’s activities and being outdoors.

Alexa Hintz
Communications Coordinator
Preschool
Becky Conway
Preschool Director
Betty Knott
Preschool Assistant
Amy Stutesman
Preschool Assistant
Facilities
Michael Haack
Facilities Manager
Michael Haack
Facilities Manager

Mike is the head custodian at First St. Paul’s. He has been on staff since 2008 and has lived in Hastings since 1978. In his free time, Mike likes riding motorcycles and watching TV. He has three children and two grandchildren.

Jon Martin
Custodian
Jon Martin
Custodian

Jon is married to Judie Martin, and has four children. He is also a meat manager at Allen’s Super Store. Jon has been a member of First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church since 1984. This is his 6th year serving as a custodian. Jon’s hobbies include fishing, golfing and working out at the YMCA.

Rick Williams
Custodian
Rick Williams
Custodian

Rick is a part-time custodian at First St. Paul’s. He has been on staff for over a year and has lived in Hastings all his life. Rick likes to read in his free time. He lives on the east side of town.

501 N Burlington Ave, Hastings, NE 68901