Who We Are

We are a little church with big hearts and open minds,

The St. Paul’s story

Our church was founded in 1838 when a group of German-Americans coming out of the German Reformed and Lutheran traditions decided to build a church in Uwchlan Township. By the early 1800s, Uwchlan was thriving with fruitful farms, general stores, inns, livery stables, lime kilns, sawmills, tanneries, factories, and artisans. We were a worker’s church and our founding members were farmers, tradespeople, and teachers. Beginning in 1833, our forebears met for Sunday school in the White School, which was the first public school in the township. A second building, erected in 1884, continues to serve as our home today. We are a diverse community. We do not require uniformity of belief and are committed to providing equal opportunities to all members, participants, and staff regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, economic, veteran, health, or marital status. 

We belong to the United Church of Christ

We are part of the United Church of Christ (UCC) – the first historically white denomination to ordain an African-American, the first to ordain a woman, the first to ordain an openly gay man, and the first Christian church to affirm the right of same-gender couples to marry. The UCC was at the forefront of the anti-slavery movement and the Civil Rights movement. The United Church of Christ is a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church to join faith and action. With over 5,000 churches and nearly one million members across the U.S., the UCC serves God in the co-creation of a just and sustainable world. It is a church of extravagant welcome, open ideas, and a body where “…they may all be one” (John 17:21). We believe in a God that is still speaking- a God that is all-loving and inclusive. 

Our Staff

Rev. Linda Noonan (she/her) Pastor   

Rev. Linda Noonan has spent the last 30 years of ministry between South Africa and the United States. She teaches public theology, social change, and ritual at United Lutheran Seminary where she is completing her PhD. ​Singing, photography, and brewing kombucha are favorite pastimes. Linda, her husband Zolani, and two adult children live together with Maggie, the big red Irish Doodle, and Stumpy, the tailless cat. 

Lauren Alexandro (she/her) Secretary   

Lauren Alexandro joined the team at St. Paul’s in May of 2022. When not in the church office, she enjoys teaching yoga and meditation at the local YMCA. Lauren has a passion for budget travel and adventures with her family. She adores being a mom and aunt. 

Daphne Hill, Organist    

Trained at Westminster Choir College, Daphne Hill has played organ and piano at St. Paul’s since 2011. She has competed locally and nationally in dual piano competitions, loves to play tennis, and has logged many miles on Black Diamond ski trails over the years. 

Clark Lash, Music Director  

Leading the church choir and bell choir, Clark Lash enlivens worship with his gifts as a conductor and vocalist. He has been a Music Director since 1998, working with a variety of Christian musical genres from classical to contemporary.