Our Mission & Vision

The mission of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. The vision of our church is to glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples throughout all the nations by means of missionary activity and support, to minister the ordinances, to edify believers, and to do all that is sovereignly possible and biblically permissible to magnify the name of Jesus.

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.  


Pastor Lillian Hertel

As our pastor, Pastor Lillian has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture. She is happily married to her husband, Howard, who is and has always been very supportive of her ministry activities.They have five beautiful daughters and nine wonderful grandchildren. After many years as an active and involved layperson,  she answered God’s call to become a servant leader. Since 2009, she has served two churches in North Georgia and two in the New York Annual Conference (NYAC). In June 2017, She was Commissioned as a Provisional Elder in the NYAC. This summer she will be  taking Clinical Pastoral Education at Northshore University Hospital.She will complete her M.Div. at Drew Theological Seminary this year. With God’s help, she hopes to be ordained within the next two years.

Dawn Wilson, Church Administrator
Dawn has worked at St. Paul’s for over three years now, Her expertise allows her  to take the administrative load off of the Pastor so that she can be more  effective in her her own areas of ministry. Dawn often refers to the administrative processes of the church as the spokes of the wheel. They must be performed well to allow the wheel to turn correctly. If the administrative support is not performed correctly, then the wheel is not balanced and the road is rough.Feeling God’s call to service in this area, Dawn’s passion is to help equip churches with the knowledge and resources they need to conduct business the right way.

Sheryl Clark, Sunday School Superintendent

Sheryl Clark is  the new Superintendent of Sunday School here at St. Paul’s UMC  Sheryl teaches Sunday School because she loves watching kids start learning about the Bible, worship, and praying as they start their faith journey. Their energy and inquisitiveness is so much fun. Her  time with them is one of the highlights of her week!