Meet Our Staff
Director of Educational Ministries
Jill Mouk joined the staff at St. Paul's in January of 2001 after serving as an active volunteer for several years at the church and teaching school for 15 years in both private and public schools.
Jill has a passion for teaching and sharing the love of Christ with children. Through the children's ministries at St. Paul's it is our goal to lead children to a relationship with Jesus Christ through participation in Sunday school, mission activities, Confirmation, and other ministry opportunities for children.
Jill and her husband Jeff have one daughter who is a student at Louisiana Tech University. She enjoys cooking, exercising with friends, and quilting.
Jill can be contacted at email@example.com
Family Life & Retreat Ministry Director
Steven Stewart joined our staff as youth director in December 2015 and is thankful for the opportunity to be in ministry. Steven has been married to his high school sweetheart Stacie for 23 years and they have 3 children: Tyler (22), Todd (17), and Maddie Grace (15).
Steven has recently taken on a new roll with St. Paul's as the Family Life and Retreat Ministry Director. This new responsibility will allow him to remain involved in Youth Ministry and allow him to stretch his abilities into other areas he is compassionate about. The hope is this will allow for more relational experiences and encouragement to strengthen the family unit.
Steven and Stacie grew up in Nederland, Texas (near Beaumont) and served as youth leaders there for a couple of years. Steven went on to graduate from Texas A&M University with a degree in Agronomy and Horticulture with a major in Turf Management. He spent 20 years in the golf business which brought his family to Monroe.
In March 2015 Steven attended the St. Paul’s Men’s Retreat which set him on a path to draw closer to God. The following August he accepted his calling into ministry as youth director at St. Paul’s. Under Steven’s leadership our youth program will continue to focus on outreach and community service while having a great time learning the meaning of serving others as our mission statement says: “Nurturing One Another in Christian Love through All that WE do.” You can reach Steven at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kathy joined St. Paul’s staff as Financial Secretary in August 2015. She has been a member of St Paul’s most of her adult life and for 7 years as a child during which time she was baptized in the “old sanctuary”- where our New Song/Contemporary Worship is held now.
Kathy is retired from 30 years of teaching in the Monroe City School System. A widow, Kathy has 3 daughters and 7 grandchildren. She enjoys participating in the many ministries of St. Paul’s, United Methodist Women studies and activities, spending time with family and friends, gardening, playing tennis, and tutoring math.
Kathy says: “I can’t think of a better place to work than at the church that I love so much!”
Kathy can be reached at email@example.com.
Dr. John M. Petzet
Chancel Choir Director-Traditional Services
John joined St. Paul’s staff in August 2013 as the Chancel Choir Director. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, he studied choral conducting at the University of Kansas and Texas Tech University. He is married to Jennifer and has 3 children, Zachary, Andrew, and Catherine. John is the Director of Choral Activities at Louisiana Tech University. As a church musician for over 30 years, he shares his talents of playing guitar, singing, and directing choirs. He enjoys working with others to make music and enhance the worship experience.
John can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jay Pettit recently returned to St. Paul's after teaching English at a universities in China and Saudi Arabia. Having taught in the English Department at ULM for 10 years, he is looking forward to teaching there again while completing work on an MA in history. Jay has been a teacher for 22 years and a church musician for 45 years. When he isn't teaching or playing a keyboard, he enjoys reading, cooking, exercising, and spending time with nephews and nieces.
Contemporary Worship Director
Jordan Sheppard joined our staff as Contemporary Worship Director in December of 2015. He has been performing as a musician throughout Louisiana and also several other states since he was a teen. He and his wife Stacey often sing songs together including some of Jordan’s own compositions. They are the proud parents of Lexi (4) and Sawyer (3). Jordan also builds fiddles. Jordan can be reached at email@example.com.
Director of St. Paul's Day School and Mother's Day Out
Patsy joined the staff at St. Paul’s in 1993 after working in the banking industry. A 1975 graduate of Springhill High School, Patsy went on to get her bachelor’s degree at Northeast Louisiana University, now the University of Louisiana at Monroe. She and her husband Brent, have two children: Page and Will, as well as one grandson: Phoenix. During her spare time, Patsy loves to travel and shop. She is most passionate about the great people she works with everyday and the wonderful children and their families that have come thru our Mother’s Day out and Day School Programs.
Patsy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of St. Paul's After School Program
Christine is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, and moved to Monroe in 2014 after living for 8 years in Greenville, Mississippi. She is married to Phil and they have three children- Simon, Eli, and Leah.
Christine has previously worked in healthcare as a respiratory therapist, and volunteered with children in church. In 2015, after working as a stay at home mom for five years, she joined St. Paul's to direct the After School Tutoring program. She is excited to be a part of such a beloved and needed program.
Christine can be reached at email@example.com.
Tonya has worked for St. Paul’s UMC for 20 years and loves interacting with its members and the children in the educational programs. She is a mother of 8 children, and grandmother to 11. Her youngest child is a junior at ULM. Tonya enjoys traveling and shopping. At the end of the day, she loves spending time with her family.
Frank joined the staff in 1999 and is a native of Monroe. After returning from the U.S. Army, Frank worked for the Monroe Housing Authority and the Department of Corrections at Swanson. Currently, He also works for the Housing Authority in Ruston. Frank says he is “married to the most wonderful woman in the world, Tonya.” They have raised 8 children together and enjoy 11 grandchildren. He loves LSU football and the Dallas Cowboys. Though he only works at St. Paul’s part-time, cleaning up after the children in the Day School and the After School Tutoring Programs, Frank feels a special connection to the people of St. Paul’s.