Our Pastors

Please know you are welcome to call upon your pastors at any time. Everyone’s thoughts and feelings are important, and life brings ups and downs every day. If you have a pastoral care emergency, please contact either of the pastors directly or you may call the church office 308-382-2973. Pastors receive special training in pastoral care through seminary education, and we strive to do our best to nourish and strengthen Christ’s people through His grace.

Senior Pastor Rev. Edgar L. Schambach, Jr.

Pastor Schambach began his ministry with St. Pauls in the fall of 2013. He has 35 years of experience as a pastor, and has served congregations in North Carolina, Indiana, Ohio and Nebraska. He was ordained in 1978.

Pastor Schambach and his wife Betty have been active in evangelism ministry, serving the ELCA for several years as Evangelism Partners. Both Pastor Schambach and Betty have completed faith formation programs that have led to their certification as spiritual directors.

God has blessed them with three children, twelve grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and their cat, Makarios.

In May of 2019 Pastor Edgar announced his retirement. This will occur in the fall of 2019.

Associate Pastor Bill Pavuk

Pastor Bill has been with St. Pauls since 2008. His primary responsibilities include the areas of Evangelism/Outreach, Creative and Dynamic Worship, and Youth and Family Ministry.

He is a native of Ohio and is married to Dana Pavuk. They have a son named Niklaus. Bill was ordained in 2001, and this is the second congregation he has served.