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Rev. Beth Harbaugh

Lead Pastor


Shelley Berger

Administrative Assistant

& Financial Secretary

Shelley joined the staff at St. Paul’s UMC in April 2022. She lives in Marengo with her husband, Craig, on their farm with many chickens, cats and dogs that they fondly call "The Zoo". Shelley and Craig married in 1994 and raised 4 children (Bailey, Gage, Tanner & Eli) at "The Zoo". 2 have spread their wings and left the nest and 2 are preparing to. She enjoys traveling, fostering orphaned kittens and helping in the surgical department at Safe Haven animal rescue.

To contact Shelley, please call the church office or email



Congregational Care Coordinator

Kelly joined our staff in August 2020 as our Custodian and more recently as our Congregational Care Coordinator.  Kelly retired in 2019 from Benton Community Schools where she taught Art and Physical Education.  Kelly lives in Marengo with her husband, Joe who she's been married to since 1984.  They have 2 grown sons, Joe-Cory and Logan. She has been part of our church family since 2012 and looks forward to taking on a larger role caring for our congregation and church building.

To contact Kelly, email

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Wednesday Programming Coordinator

Kristin started as our preschool coordinator in February 2013. She’s been volunteering with her husband Houston, teaching our preschoolers and K-4th grade on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings. They have 5 children; 2 sons (Haven and Hudson) and 3 daughters (Lynnea, Marielle and Alora). She enjoys sewing and scrapbooking when she has time as well as camping with her family.

To contact Kristin, please email



Sunday Programming Coordinator

(Info to come)

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Sue started as our Administrative Assistance, but has been our church organist and choir accompanist now since 1984. She retired from US Bank where she was employed for 28 years. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Russ and their  2 children and 4 grandchildren. She also enjoys playing the piano and organ, and reading.



Choir Director and Praise Band Director

Noah Cornelius has been teaching music in Iowa for 20 years. He is currently in his 2nd year as PK-12 vocal music director at English Valleys. Prior to this, he taught 5 years at Marquette Catholic Schools, 4 years at Central DeWitt, 7 years at BCLUW, and 2 years at Sidney Community Schools. Noah has had multiple students selected for the Iowa All-State Chorus, and his students have enjoyed much success at state festivals. Noah has also directed or sang in church choirs in Maquoketa, Marshalltown, and Shenandoah, Iowa. Noah graduated from Simpson College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education, and also has a Master’s Degree in Music Education from University of Northern Iowa. He lives in rural Williamsburg with his wife, Danielle, his daughter, Avery, and son. Benson.

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Melissa Savage


Melissa has lived in Williamsburg for 25 years, and raised 2 daughters, numerous cats, and 2 dogs  during those years. Her daughters are in Iowa City, IA, and Jacksonville, FL. (She has her first granddaughter on the way in January 2023!) she's worked in QA/production, and wanted a big change of pace so St. Paul's was the perfect fit!. She enjoys animals, live music, reading, natural gardening, and photography.

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