staff

pastor Sharon Taylor

Pastor Taylor was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania and grew up in Warren County, New Jersey.  She graduated from Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania where she studied social work.  Pastor Taylor worked as a social worker in the juvenile justice system of Philadelphia before entering The Lutheran Seminary at Philadelphia.

Pastor Taylor has been ordained for 22 years and has served four congregations; three in PA and one in Raleigh, NC.  Pastor Taylor served as a senior pastor for 14 years.
She is married to the Rev. Timothy Taylor who is also an ordained ELCA pastor.  They have been married for 35 years and met as counselors at Lutheran church camp.  They now reside in Iona with their two rescue bichons, Milo and Amita.

Pastor Taylor loves preaching and teaching spiritual practices.  She loves to lead retreats and has a heart for local and global missions.  She takes seriously her call to work for peace and justice and has led anti-racism workshops with her husband Tim for over 35 years.

She loves to read, walk on the beach, paint watercolors, meditate and watch movies. She loves creating safe and compassionate space for all who wish to grow in their faith and connection to God. 

James Kreger  

Organist & choir director

Jim earned a Bachelor's of Fine Arts at the University of South Dakota. He has studied with Dr. Charles Krusenstjerna, Dr. Robert Marek, and Genieveve Truran.
He was a faculty member at the Armed Forces School of Music Clarinet Faculty 1969-1972.
Jim has been an organist/choir director at Ft. Story Army Chapel, Dam Neck Naval Chapel, Kahului Union church - Maui, HI, 1st Presbyterian - Havana, FL, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran, Flagstaff, AZ and Faith Lutheran Church, Lehigh Acres, FL. 
Jim has 30 years of Professional Orchestra Management and he is a published composer. St. Peter is blessed to have Jim as our organist.

Trudy Archer

office administrator

Originally from northern Ohio near Cleveland, Trudy Archer has been a member of St. Peter ELCA since February of 2008.  She worked in Purchasing and Production control for a major food processing equipment manufacturer in Sandusky, Ohio before moving to be near her daughter and granddaughter in Fort Myers in 1998. She most recently spent several years as the manager of the American Legion here. Trudy was the recording secretary for church council for four years and then joined council for four more years.  New in the capacity of Office Administrator since February 2020, she looks forward to serving God and this congregation. 

Beth Redeker

Bookkeeper

My family and I relocated to Fort Myers, FL from Mayville, WI in July 2016 desperate for sunshine and great weather all year round!  We enjoy bicycling, walking, shelling, basically anything outdoors, as well as listening to live music.  My other passion is working with numbers.  I have 2 wonderful teenagers, a crazy dachshund and a great husband of 15 years.

 Shirley Roe

Artist in Residence, Pianist

Shirley Roe is St. Peter's Artist in Residence Pianist. She has a Master's Degree in Piano Performance from The Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College in Ohio. She has been a concert performer with the Toledo Symphony and has worked with many renowned artists, such as Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein.