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Pastor Geoff Sinibaldo

"What is God up to here? How can we join in?" These two questions help guide and shape my leadership and support of the church's ministry. My interests include church renewal, community involvement, hospitality, reading, writing, being outside (especially near water, woods or mountains), travel and spending time with family.

Please email me at pastorggeoff@stpaul-ELCA.org or call the church office at 860-388-2398 or if you'd like to schedule a time and place to meet with me. I invite you to check out my blog for sermons and other thoughts on faith, life and renewal in the 21st century. www.sinibaldo.wordpress.org.


Pastor  Geoff T. Sinibaldo, his wife, Tammie and their two children reside in Old Saybrook. Pastor Geoff  grew up outside of Chicago, IL, and graduated from Carthage College in Kenosha, WI. While at college he started working in ELCA Outdoor Ministry. His five summers at Crossways Camps in Waupaca, WI has been central to his faith and leadership centered in Christian community and hospitality.

At camp he picked up the nickname “G-Geoff.”  Also at camp he met another counselor named Tammie and they were married at Pine Lake Camp in 1997. The Sinibaldos enjoy hanging out, playing outside, getting to the beach and laughing as much as possible.

Geoff went to Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN, graduating with a Master of Divinity. He was ordained to the ministry of word and sacrament on July 20, 2002, and has served congregations in SD and CT. 

While serving in the parish full time, Geoff went back to school at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, PA graduating with a Masters in Sacred Theology in 2011. His thesis focused on congregational renewal and evangelism. His personal motto is: “Reforming the church, one conversation at a time.”

Geoff is an active leader in the New England Synod of the ELCA. In addition to serving St. Paul as pastor, he also serves as dean of the Eastern Connecticut Rivers Conference. While enjoying the variety of gifts and challenges of parish ministry, he also loves meeting new and old friends at Camp Calumet in Freedom, NH and Luther Crest Bible Camp in Alexandria, MN. 

Catch him on twitter @pastorggeoff or by email at pastorggeoff@stpaul-elca.org



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Tammie Sinibaldo serves as our Director of Youth & Family Ministry overseeing preschool through college age minstries.Tammie is developing a Puppet and Drama Ministry and plans are underway to engage individuals in multi-generational activities.  Kids are great ambassadors for Christ!  Introduction to service and giving back to the community in which they live is a big part of Tammie's mission.

Kim Meadows serves as Parish Administrator. Kim is an invaluable resource and help for all who want to know about life at St. Paul. Contact Kim if you have any questions about the way things work or if you are interested in renting or using the facility.

 

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Al LaPorte is the Director of Music Ministries here at St. Paul Lutheran. He plays the piano and organ at our worship services and serves as the musician for any special services. Al directs the St. Paul Senior Choir and is the accompanist for soloists. Contact Al with your interest in singing in the choir, playing an instrument, singing as a soloist, or would like to discuss with him any of your musical interests.

 

When Dave Moretti isn't playing in his band, designing websites or antiqueing, Dave serves as the church sexton making sure the beautiful facilities of St. Paul Church are clean and welcoming to all who enter. Dave also works at setting up for outside groups and special events.