407 S Saturn Avenue Clearwater, FL 33755
Pastor Mark McIntyre
“I feel so blessed to be a part of the St. Paul family as pastor. St. Paul’s is such a welcoming, open, and friendly place where I can feel completely at home.”
Like so many in Florida, Pastor Mark McIntyre hails from the north. He was raised in Jackson, Michigan along with his eight other siblings. Pastor Mark attended Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 1987 he entered Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. Upon graduating he accepted a call to Bethesda Lutheran Church in Pine Lawn, Missouri. He also served at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rolla, Missouri and Our Savior Lutheran in St. Petersburg, Florida. In 2007 he transferred to the ELCA while serving as a hospice chaplain in the Tampa Bay area. In was during that time that he earned a MBA from the University of Tampa.
In 2015 Pastor McIntyre accepted the call to St. Paul’s (Clearwater, Florida). He and his partner, Urjit Gheewala, were united in matrimony in January of 2015. Pastor Mark is a world-traveler and avid reader. From time to time he has been known try his hand at cooking.
I am originally from Indiana. I have also lived in Illinois, Colorado, Wyoming and several cities in Florida before moving to Safety Harbor for the last 23 years and I have been a member of St. Paul’s for 28 years. I spent the last 19 years working as an office manager for a court reporting company. Prior to that I worked as a legal secretary for an attorney in St. Petersburg until she closed her practice. I have a son, Brendon, who is an architect in New York City and a daughter, Lara, who is married to Jim and they have a son. They live in Frisco, Texas. My hobbies are reading and cross stitching. I am very happy to now be working in the church office with such a wonderful, caring staff.
Teresa joined the ministry team at St. Paul's in 2008. Teresa has lived in the Tampa Bay area all of her life. She is passionate about connecting people to God and others through everyday life. She and her husband Carl married on November 5, 1988. Together they have 3 sons, Jacob a married adult son, Luke a teenager, and Sam who is just in elementary school. Teresa enjoys the beach, spending time with her family and camping.
Charles comes from upstate New York and moved to Florida in 2017. He started playing piano at church with his mother at age 6. He has degrees from Westminster Choir College and Rutgers University, both of New Jersey. He has served as school music teacher, church music director, community chorus director, children's theater director and workshop leader in many venues in NY and NJ over the years. Charles and his husband, Rob, moved to Davenport, FL, full time in September with their 2 cats, Max and Winston. Charles currently drives for Disney transportation. He is very happy to be part of his new church family at Saint Paul's.
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