St. Paul’s Staff

 The Rev. Johanna Rehbaum, Pastor

Pastor Johanna Rehbaum began serving as the pastor of St. Paul’s in 2019. After growing up as a “PK” (pastor’s kid) in Northern California, she graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota, where she majored in music (oboe performance) and religion. While spending her first year out of college as a Young Adult in Global Mission in Slovakia, Johanna discerned a call to ministry. Upon her return to the States, she pursued a Master of Divinity at Yale Divinity School, followed by a Master of Sacred Theology in practical theology at Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. During this time she completed a thesis about faith-based hunger advocacy. Johanna’s first call was to a two-point parish in Webster, NY (Bethlehem and St. Martin Lutheran Churches), where she joyfully served for seven years.
She is excited to bring to St. Paul’s her passions for preaching, music, social justice, and helping people of all ages to recognize and articulate God’s love for them. In addition to her vocation in ordained ministry, Johanna is devoted to her calling as a wife and a mother of two dynamic young children, who teach her every day about God’s grace and love in the world. Johanna loves singing alto in Concentus Women’s Chorus, writing, creating things in her sewing room, feeding her family “real,” healthy food, and playing whatever game her kids are currently obsessed with.

Caroline Robinson, Minister of Music

Originally from Greenville, SC, Caroline Robinson is a doctoral candidate at the Eastman School of Music, where she completed her Masters in Organ Performance and Literature in 2016. She is a student of Professor David Higgs. Caroline attended the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia for her undergraduate studies, after which she traveled to France on a Fulbright scholarship to study for a year at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Toulouse.

As a young performer, Caroline has performed in many venues across the US and in Europe. Her playing has been broadcast on American Public Media’s “Pipedreams”, “Pipedreams LIVE!”, and Philadelphia-based public radio station 90.1 WRTI’s Wanamaker Organ Hour. Summer 2018 includes concerts at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, NYC. She also looks forward to playing a recital in August for the 2018 Organ Historical Society’s Convention in Rochester, NY.

Caroline is excited to join the leadership team at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Pittsford as their Minister of Music. She served previously as Assistant Organist at Third Presbyterian in downtown Rochester, under the musical leadership of Peter DuBois.
 In addition to her organ pursuits, Caroline will begin coursework for the Masters in Theory Pedagogy at Eastman in the fall in conjunction with her doctoral work.
Michelle Josephson, Church Office Manager
Michelle lives in Rochester with her husband and  three young children.  Her responsibilities at the church include assistance with Sunday service preparation, member interaction, record keeping, bookkeeping, administration and support of the daily activities within the church office. 
This position offers me the opportunity to work at the intersection of St. Paul’s members, leadership, staff and our community to provide support and assistance in the ministries and activities of this church.  A special blessing indeed, for which I am very grateful. 


Tim Carder, Church Sexton
Jennifer Canning & Jori Cincotta
LYO Coordinators
2019 Church Council
Jamie Foster
(Still to be seated)
Mike Serve
Mark Mette
Jeff Haynes
Kristin Coffey
(Still to be seated)
Marcia Sheldon
Jennifer Olivo
Bob Nicholas
Anne Olivia Cincotta 
(Interim Mutual Ministry Liaison)
Financial Secretary
Recording Secretary
Property & Maintenance
Social Ministry
Worship & Music Liaison
Fellowship Liaison
Youth Member & Christian Education Liaison