St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Saturday, May 26, 2018

Ministry Team

Listed on this page you will find St. Paul's Church Staff, Lay Leaders and Committee Leaders.  If you have questions about any programs at St. Paul's please contact the person listed.
Our Administrative Assistant will be happy to assist in any way she can.  Reach her at the main church phone number or email at

Reverend Karin Tunnéll

Our pastor is the Rev. Karin Tunnéll will celebrate her 20th anniversary of ordination in June 2017.  She came to us in July 2005 from Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Wilmington where she served as the Associate Pastor since July of 2000.  Rev. Karin began her ministry in 1996 in Queenstown, Maryland at the two-point charge of Calvary and Wye of Carmichael United Methodist Churches.
A native of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Rev. Karin moved to the East Coast in 1984 and has a rich background and professional history. Her career has focused on communications, including serving as a Marketing Communications Consultant and Account Supervisor in both New York and Wilmington advertising firms. She has also been the Press Secretary for the Mayor of Wilmington and Public Information Officer, Director of Public Relations and Communications for Family Services Delaware and a Lexicographer for Phillips Petroleum. Rev. Karin graduated from the University of Arkansas with a double major in English and Art (and a propensity for calling the Hawgs!), and also completed two years of work towards a Master's in English. She currently serves on the Vision Team for the Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference, serves as the Conference Secretary on Global Mission and the Pen-Del Coordinator for Volunteers in Mission, serves on the District Committee of Building and Location, and formerly served on the Equitable Compensation Board and as chair of Worship for the Conference in 1999, 2000, 2002 and 2004-2008. She has been affiliated with the American Red Cross, Philadelphia Calligraphy Society, Junior League of Wilmington, and Wilmington Women in Business. During her time in seminary, Rev. Karin was a Financial Secretary for a large church in Washington, DC.
Rev. Karin is a liturgical artist who has exhibited her work regionally and recently has had a piece permanently placed at the College of Preachers at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.  Most importantly, Rev. Karin is passionate in her calling to provide a worship environment where all feel welcome and the relevant and relational message of the Good News of Jesus Christ is proclaimed. She is a passionate advocate for mission both locally and around the world and an advocate for the marginalized in our world.
She is a devoted pug-owner of Samson, Delilah and Luke and a cat Coby and has a grief ministry for those who have lost their pets.

Rev. Karin looks forward to meeting you as together we bring God's Kingdom on earth!
E-mail Pastor T at:


Lay Leadership

Position/Committee Name(s) Contact Information
Pastor Rev. Karin Tunnell email Pastor Karin
Administrative Assistant Alice Mullins email Church Office
Family Life Coordinator Vicki Spence email Vicki
Director of Music Ministries Shelley Reel  email Shelley
Organist Emeritus  Jeanne Hatton  302-378-1670
Music Coordinator 8:30 Service
Organist 11 AM Service
Duane Dillard
Jeff Anderson
Lay Leaders
Paul Loder
Janet Miller
Leadership Team Co-Chairs
Steve Johnson
Cathy Blanco
Staff/Parish Relations
Keith Sparks
Trustees Ron Sutton email Ron
Church Safety Team Paul Loder email Paul
Finance Chair Eric Gustafson email Eric
Treasurer Alan Martin email Al
Financial Secretary Alice Mullins
Lay Delegate to
Annual Conference
 Janet Miller email Janet
Missions & Outreach
Dawn Buckworth
Sue Holden
Newsletter Contact Alice Mullins email Church Office
Website Contact Vickie Bush email Vickie
Women of St. Paul's   email Church Office
United Methodist Men Paul Loder email Paul 
Youth Ministries Coordinator   email Church Office
Bishop Bishop Peggy Johnson  
District Superintendent Rev. Joe Archie