St. Paul's Staff

The staff at St. Paul's is here to serve you! We are passionate about connecting people to Christ and creating ministries that help them grow in love for God and for others. 

Contact us to learn more about what we do and how we can serve you! 

  • Nancy Amos

    Lead Pastor

        I grew up in a loving, Christian home. My dad was an insurance salesman and my mom stayed home with my sister and me until I was in grade school. Once I entered grade school our mother began working for the school system. Our family, went camping together every spring, summer and fall. My love for the great outdoors began during these wonderful family outings.  While my loving parents are deceased, they continue to live on in my heart.

        In 2006 I received my Master's of Divinity from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio and was ordained in 2009. I have been the lead pastor of a church in the YMCA, the solo pastor of a small church in Zanesville, Ohio, and the Associate Pastor for a large church in Zanesville.  

        I fully believe that God has fantastic plans for St. Paul’s UMC and together we can continue to be faithful servants of the Lord Jesus Christ.  I am eager for the opportunity God has blessed me with to be in ministry with all of you. I believe that together with the infusion of the Holy Spirit’s leading we will know and follow God’s will with enthusiastic hearts, minds and souls. Contact Pastor Nancy


  • John Peterson

    Director of Discipleship

    John is a local, raised right here in Idaho Falls, ID! As Director of Discipleship, John directs and oversees contemporary music, youth ministry, and missions. His passion is seeing people fall in love with Jesus and putting their trust in Him! He loves video games, fiction novels, playing outdoors, swimming, and playing guitar. Contact John. 

  • Melinda Ginosar

    Director of Children's Ministry

    Melinda has been a member of St. Paul’s since 1998 and has served in nearly every area of the church! From care ministries to VBS to prison outreach, she's been there to connect people with the love of Christ. In the summer of 2016, she joined the staff as Director of Children's Ministry, guiding our little ones in their faith. Contact Melinda.

  • Ann & Jerry Shively

    Directors of Music and CHoir

    Ann and Jerry have been serving at St. Paul's for over 40 years! Their passion for music and Christ created and maintains the choir and music ministry at St. Paul's, all while raising their family and making careers in education. When they aren't creating music, you can find them on the golf course or hunting rocks! Contact Ann and Jerry. 

  • Amanda Weimar

    Church Administrative Assistant

    Amanda was born and raised in Idaho. She loves the outdoors and making memories with her family. You’ll most likely catch her outside snowboarding, boating, fishing, or camping. She loves to help people any way she can. St. Paul’s is excited to have her energetic personality as a part of the family. Amanda looks forward to many years working with all the wonderful people in St. Paul's.  Contact Amanda

  • Amy Buzard

    Nursery Coordinator

    Amy loves working with children and we are blessed to have her at St. Paul's UMC! Amy and her husband, Brett, have two wonderful children, Cameron and Charlotte.  Amy's always looking for new volunteers to help in the nursery. If you would like to serve in the nursery, please contact Amy Buzard at (208) 821-7665. 

  • Earl Faris


    Earl has been here for over 22 years. He tells people that he works for God, "I clean his house."