St. Paul Lutheran Church exists to celebrate our freedom from sin, death, and hell through Christ; to nurture our church family with God's Word  and Sacrament for lives of service to Him; and joyfully to share this good news of our salvation with the world around us (Matthew 28:18-20).

Pastor Jon Zabell

Pastor Jon Zabell's ministry began in Omaha, Nebraska, and he's been serving at St. Paul in Green Bay since 2006. 


He serves our national church body as chair of the Commission on Worship. He also chairs the executive committee for the WELS hymnal project.

His wife Julie teaches 3 and 4 year olds at St. Paul School. Jon enjoys spending time with his family and friends, swimming, and playing piano.


Pastor Nathan Nass

Pastor Nathan Nass was born in Mankato, Minnesota and spent most of his childhood living in southern Minnesota, where he also attended Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN. It was there that he met his wife Emily, and they were married soon after their graduation in 2008. Pastor Nass attended Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI, where he graduated in 2013. During his training to be a pastor, he spent one year serving a congregation in Sharpsburg, GA and another year starting a Hispanic congregation in Houston, TX. After graduating from the Seminary, Pastor Nass was assigned to Saint Peter Lutheran Church in Saint Peter, MN, where he served from 2013-2018. He joined the ministry team at St. Paul Lutheran Church in November 2018 and leads the Hispanic Outreach.

Pastor Nass and his wife Emily are blessed with three boys—Isaiah, Samuel, and Josiah. He likes to spend most of his spare time with his family, but also enjoys running, exercising, watching sports, traveling, and learning and using other languages.

Yo nací en Mankato, Minnesota y viví en el sur de Minnesota por la mayoría de mi juventud. Allí asistí a Martin Luther College en New Ulm, MN, donde conocí a mi esposa—Emily. Nos casamos en 2008, después de graduarnos del colegio. Asistí al Seminario Luterano de Wisconsin en Mequon, WI, donde cumplí mis estudios para ser pastor luterano. Durante esos años en el Seminario, pasé un año sirviendo una iglesia en el estado de Georgia y otro año empezando una iglesia hispana en Houston, Texas. Después de graduarme del Seminario, fui asignado a la Iglesia Luterana de Saint Peter, MN, donde serví por cinco años. Ahora es una bendición y privilegio servir a la comunidad hispana de Green Bay con la Palabra de Dios

Mi esposa y yo tenemos tres niños pequeños—Isaías, Samuel, y Josías. Me gusta pasar tiempo con mi familia, hacer ejercicio, y estudiar idiomas—como español.


Staff Minister Peter Schaewe

Peter Schaewe is the son of Pastor Edward and Sharon Schaewe and was born in Marshfield, WI. He and his 3 brothers and 1 sister found it exciting to grow up moving from place to place as the son of a minister, who served congregations in Michigan and Wisconsin. 

Peter attended high school at Michigan Lutheran Seminary in Saginaw, MI, and went on to Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN, to become a teacher.

After graduating, he was assigned to teach grades 3 andf 4 at Peace Lutheran School in Hartford, WI, where he served for seven years. He also taught at St. John’s Lutheran in Watertown, WI, for three years before going back to school to pursue a degree in Fine Art – Painting and Drawing.

After two years of art school, he was called to serve St. John, Jefferson, WI, where he taught 4th grade for five years and then transitioned into a staff ministry role. His thirteen years of staff ministry experience in Jefferson focused on worship planning, music coordinating, communication, and art teaching for grades K-8.

In 2017 Peter accepted a call to serve as staff minister at St. Paul, Green Bay, where he continues to carry out many of those same responsibilities. He especially enjoys teaching Bible classes and the occasional art class in addition to directing choir, playing organ, and planning worship.

Staff Minister