Thank you for 26 years of combined service!
Two long-time St. Paul staff members plan for retirement.
Paula Durham, business manager
Paula Durham, who oversees all the financial affairs of the church and works in close partnership with the Finance Committee, recently submitted a letter of retirement to the Personnel Committee, effective February 2023. Both the Personnel Committee and the Church Council expressed deep gratitude for Paula’s leadership since assuming the position in April 2010. Her skill has advanced the strong financial practices that have helped St. Paul build its solid footing.
The mother of two adult sons and the grandmother of six grandchildren, Paula makes her home in Muscatine, where she is an active member of the First Presbyterian Church. In her spare time, and in fair weather, she can often be found on her bike.
St. Paul Lutheran Church seeks a full-time business manager to join the church’s staff team. This individual will have primary responsibility for managing the accounting systems and procedures of the church, in addition to myriad other duties related to budget, payroll, contribution statements, insurance, and more. Candidates with awareness and knowledge of the membership is helpful. To see the job description for this position, visit stpaulqc.org/employment. Employment would begin early 2023. Send a letter of interest, resume, and a list of at least three references to: email@example.com.
Karen Holden, book corner manager
Karen Holden has spent the last decade overseeing the mission of the St. Paul Book Corner. She has embodied the outreach purpose of this non-profit store with her own keen eye for resources that ground lives in faith, support fair trade enterprises, provide thoughtful gifts, and engage justice initiatives around the world. She will be hosting the 20th annual All St. Paul Reads book event this coming February, before retiring at the end of that month.
Karen began her work at St. Paul as business office assistant in 2008. She moved into her current position as bookstore manager in 2012. Karen and her husband Mark are the parents of two adult children and the grandparents of four.
St. Paul Lutheran Church seeks a part-time bookstore manager to join the church’s staff team. This individual will manage all aspects of the store from book and gift ordering to sales record-keeping and inventory oversight. The manager is also responsible for providing oversight and support to a cadre of bookstore volunteers. To see the job description for this position, visit stpaulqc.org/employment. Employment would begin in February 2023. Send a letter of interest, resume, and a list of at least three references to: