Clergy and Staff

The Reverend Elyse Nelson Winger – Interium Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Rev. Nelson Winger (please call her Pastor Elyse) was ordained as an ELCA pastor in 2003 and has served congregations in Cairo, Egypt, Dearborn, Michigan and Bloomington, Illinois.  Since 2011, she has served as a University Chaplain in higher education settings and became University Chaplain at Tufts University on October 1, 2020.  She leads the Chaplaincy Team in supporting all religious, spiritual, and philosophical life at Tufts; educates about spiritual and ethical issues in society and the world; and coordinates pastoral care, multifaith initiatives, and strategic partnerships around the university and beyond.  Before coming to Tufts, Rev. Nelson Winger served as Associate Dean of Students and Chaplain at Illinois Wesleyan University. She has served as a committee or board member for numerous faith-based and non-profit organizations, including nine years of service on the Board of Directors for Lutheran Social Services of Illinois.  She also enjoys writing, and wrote a column for Gather magazine that twice received honorable mention in The Associated Church Press’ “The Best of the Christian Press” awards.  She and her husband, Stewart, a history professor at Illinois State University, are parents to two young adult children, Catherine and Daniel who will both be attending college in New England this Fall.  She is delighted to spend the summer at St. Paul as a summer interim pastor!

Anne Wheeler is our Parish Administrator.

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Phone Number:  978-9283-6550

William (Bill) Maki is our Sexton.

Theodore Stoddard is our Music Director.

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