Pastor Jeffrey P. Howell has served the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod since 1988 as a classroom teacher and administrator in St. Louis, Missouri and the greater Chicago area. He was ordained and called as pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church and School in 2011. Currently, Pastor Howell also serves as the Programs & Services Director for Lutheran Special Education Ministries in Michigan. He provides leadership to Christian schools, administrators and churches in developing, coordinating and promoting effective inclusive education environments for students with various learning needs. Pastor Howell and his wife, Andrea have three children—Jeffrey Jr., Chavon, and Jasmine; and four grandchildren—Jeffrey III (Trey), Aaliyah, Delia, and Jeremiah.