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The Team

Who We Are

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Pastor Teri Lynn Stackhouse

Interim Pastor

Pastor Teri Lynn Stackhouse started an interim ministry on March 3, 2024. She was raised in California and came to Ohio for seminary studies in 1995 at Trinity Lutheran Seminary. She currently is finishing a Doctoral program at United Lutheran Seminary, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  


Pastor Teri Lynn was ordained in December 1999 and has served churches in Wisconsin, Washington state, California, and Ohio, and in Rising Sun, Indiana at a small 150 year old country church. She “retired” March 1, 2020 to take care of her husband who was ill. (Will was also a pastor, for 37 years!) 


In her ‘first’ retirement, she has served in the conference working to start and now help coordinate the Mental Health and Accessibility network, in the association leading the Ministry in Discernment team, and in the local church at First UCC, coordinating the health ministries team and participating in choir and Bell choir.


She is very happy to be here to serve YOU  as interim pastor, here and now and in the future! She is welcoming, enthusiastic, and affirms all people - and would like to get to know you! 


She can be reached at  … 


Tammi Hart

Sunday School Coordinator

Tammi is married and has three children and one grandchild. She began the position of Sunday School Coordinator on June 21, 2009. She has always been involved with the Sunday School in various jobs since joining the congregation. She enjoys working with children at church, Girl Scouts and through her baby-sitting


Carrie Abner

Office Manager

Carrie was born and raised right here on the West Side.  Carrie comes to us after years managing the Client Services Department in the Direct Marketing industry.  She is the proud mother of 8 fur babies.  Carrie loves a good book, listening to music, and finding different ways to utilize her creativity.


Garrett Woods

Music Director

Garrett has always had a love of music, and began taking piano lessons at age 10. This later inspired him to get his Bachelor's degree in Piano Performance from the University of Dayton, and as of December 2018 he will also have his Master's in Piano Performance from Wright State University. During that time, Garrett was the Bass section leader at his church in Dayton, and has also been singing with contemporary a capella ensemble Phonic Uproar since 2012, recently taking on musical direction of that group. Garrett has also performed as keyboardist in an eclectic jazz and rock band, as well as an assortment of choirs and jazz ensembles through his college years. After being awarded a scholarship, Garrett began taking organ lessons in 2017, and is excited to bring his piano, organ and choral skills to St. Peter & St. Paul UCC. Garrett is a math interventionist at Dayton Leadership Academy, and also teaches voice and piano lessons. Garrett and his wife Lauren recently moved to their first house in Trenton, Ohio with their cat. They can frequently be found playing board games, spending time with loved ones, drinking coffee, or baking, and are excited to be welcomed into the SPSP community.


Pastor James R. Hill

Minister of Visitation

Pastor James Hill has been Minister of Visitation since 2016 and a Licensed Minister in the United Church of Christ since 1986.  He is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and the Lay School of the Church of the Southwest Ohio Northern Kentucky Association of the United Church of Christ.   He is also serving as pastor of St. John's Congregational Church in West Covington, Kentucky.  In his leisure time, he follows and roots for the Cincinnati Reds and other local sports teams and enjoys traveling, often to Florida and Germany.  Jim has served as a pastor in Russellville, Ohio, Dayton, Kentucky, Lebanon, Ohio and in his hometown of Covington, Kentucky.


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