Pastor Paul E. Shoop has served as Trinity Emmanuel’s Transitional Pastor since August 2017.
He is a native of West Seneca, a suburb of Buffalo. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in Classical Languages from Thiel College, Greenville, PA, and a Master of Divinity from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Pastor Paul was ordained in 1978 by the Upstate NY Synod, Lutheran Church of America. In May 1996 he completed and received a Doctor of Ministry from Colgate Rochester Divinity School. His dissertation is entitled Face-to-Face, Side-by-Side: A Model for Congregational Social Ministry. Since ordination Pastor Paul’s ministry has been in the Greater Rochester area – serving as pastor at St. John’s, Victor (8+ years); St. Paul’s, Dansville (4+); Our Saviour, Rochester )12+); retiring in February 2015 after serving Immanuel, Webster, for 12 years. Since retirement he served as Transitional Pastor at St. Timothy, Geneseo, and St. Paul’s, Pittsford; “covered” a maternity leave at St. Martin (West Webster)/Bethlehem (Penfield) and a sabbatical at Messiah, Greece; and he has supplied at various conference congregations.
Pastor Paul enjoys traveling, long walks, time with family (especially the grandchildren!) and stamp collecting.
Kelsie Bunce/Creamer has been a member of Trinity Emmanuel since 2004 and the Youth Group was an important part of her faith formation. Kelsie holds a degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Gannon University and currently works full time as the Junior Athletics Director at Midtown Athletic Club in addition to her Youth Director Position with TELC. Prior to her position at Trinity Emmanuel, Kelsie worked at Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Center as a Counselor for three summers and Camp Coordinator for one summer. Kelsie has always enjoyed spending time and sharing faith with youth, she feels she learns from them just as much as she teaches.
Our secretary is available M-F 8:30AM - 12:30PM. She can be reached at TELutheran@aol.com or (585) 247-3437