Meet the Pastor
Welcome to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Stafford, VA!
We are a congregation grounded in scripture, energized to spread the gospel, and eager to know how we can walk with all of our neighbors, sisters, and brothers. As a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, we take very seriously our call to be a part of the church that is welcoming, faithful, and relevant. We live out our worship and community lives believing that we are doing God’s work with our hands.
As you take a look around the website, I hope you notice all of the opportunities to worship, learn, ask, reflect and help. We understand that everyone is in different places on their journey with Christ and we hope to be a place where everyone can see Christ in word and action, no matter what their perspective is.
Please join us on our journey as this community encounters all of the blessings God has given us and as we seek to show how God’s kingdom can make a real difference.
Peace and Joy!
Rev. Paul Toelke
The Reverend Paul C. Toelke has been at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church since September of 2012. He and his wife Christine and their two sons Alexander and Andrew are originally from St. Louis, Missouri. Before coming to Virginia, Pastor Paul served a congregation in Austintown, Ohio. He received his B.S.B.A. at University of Missouri and his M.Div. at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa.