Meet Our Team

     Pastor Judy Drysdale - Interim Pastor

Pastor Judy has been in the ministry for 32 years. She graduated from Newberry College and Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. Pastor Judy is married to David Drysdale, who is the pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Hickory. Their son, Joshua, was recently ordained and is a pastor in Christiansburg, Virginia. Pastor Judy enjoys refinishing furniture, reading mysteries and hanging out with family. Penny (their dog) and Indy (their cat) especially enjoy having fun with the family!

 

Angela Kanipe - Music Director

Angela has served as the Director of Music since 2010.  She is married to her husband Chad, and they have four children; Maggie, Faith, Carson and Eli.  In addition to her work at Old St. Paul's, Angela home schools her children, teaches piano and is a Regional Vice-President with Arbonne International.

 

At Old St. Paul's, Angela directs the Senior Choir, the Handbell Choir, and works with music as it relates to programs for children and youth.

 

 

Carolyn Sosobee - Organist

 

I was born and reared in Gastonia, NC.  Harold and Christine Broome were my most beloved parents. I graduated from Ashley High School in 1963.  In 1967 my twin, Cathy(we also have a little sister, Christy) and I graduated from Mars Hill College(University) with a degree in elementary education. I went on to receive my Master’s Degree in 1971 from Appalachian State University. In November of 1971, I married my most wonderful husband, Michael!  I taught for 31 years,  mostly 5th grade, and knew that God called me to do this!  I loved teaching!  Mike and I have 2 beautiful daughters, Holly and Megan...1 wonderful son-in-law, Robert...and 2 precious grandchildren,Maddy and Lindsay! I have been a church musician since I was 12 years old with several years off as we moved with Mike’s job with the FAA!  I know also that God called me to be a church musician and I am so thankful He still gives me the gifts to serve Him!

 

 

Erin Ollis - Administrative Assistant

 

Erin has served as administrative assistant since January 2021.  She is a native of Catawba County and grew up in Newton.  She is married to her husband, Marcus, who serves as a pastor at Beth Eden Lutheran Church in Newton.  They have four boys; Daniel, James, Jacob, and Benjamin.