Robyne Mayer


Robyne joins St. Paul’s from her last appointment in the Desert Southwest Conference serving Journey UMC in Las Vegas Nevada. Previously, she served Branchville and Frankford Plains. She has an Associate’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Penn State, a Bachelor of Science with a focus on psychology from Thomas Edison State University, and a M.Div from Drew Theological School. Robyne was trained as a coach through the International Coach Federation. She and her husband Robert have four children: Jessica, Shawn, Ryan and Katie. She is passionate about spiritual formation, development of lay leadership, preaching with life application and teaching.

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Bruce Hillner

Lay Leader


Bruce lives in Brick Township with his French bulldog named Churchill.  He is recently widowed, has worked in the computer engineering field his whole adult life, is partially retired, and enjoying life with his two children, their spouses, and his three grandchildren.  His hobbies include ballroom dancing and just spending time sitting on the beach reading.  He has served in various Methodist churches as a Lay Servant since 2001 and held leadership positions within the ecumenical "Walk to Emmaus" ministry.  Bruce accepted Christ as Lord and Savior in November 1987 and tries to walk in a way that can lead others to a savings grace.

Kristy Gerdes

Christian Education Director

If you see kids around in our church, Ms. Kristy is sure to be nearby.  Kristy is our Christian Education Director here at St. Paul’s and has been a member of our church since 2010.  Kristy grew up in Midland Park, NJ and moved down to the beach shortly after college.  Kristy lives in Point Pleasant with her husband, Matt, her two girls, Abbey and Leah, and her two dogs, Oliver and Sugar.  Besides being our Sunday School director, Kristy is a full time high school teacher at Howell High school where she teaches Advanced Algebra, Discrete Math and PreCalculus.  In her spare time, Kristy also is a certified Zumba instructor, PoundFit instructor, as well as a Soccer coach for her daughter’s U11 Travel Soccer Team and a basketball coach for their Rec Basketball team as well.  Being at St. Paul’s gives Kristy the unique opportunity to blend her faith and her teaching skills in a meaningful way, using the talents that God has given her.  


Rich Scraggs

Missions AND outreach

Rich was raised in Connecticut and after living in multiple areas of the US found himself working in New Jersey where he met his wife Michele.  They have two children, Amy and Andrew.  He has found a passion for volunteering inside our community, serving as a leader of a local Cub Scout Pack, teaching a volunteer program in local elementary schools with 5th grade students, sitting on a board of directors for a non-profit, and most importantly to him, serving in a variety of roles here at St. Paul's.  When Rich is not busy volunteering his time locally in our community you will find him working in a cockpit for a major US airline, where he works as a pilot.  When he does find himself with free time Rich enjoys anything that involves the beach and also is always looking for his next opportunity to see live music as he will admit he is a live music fanatic.     

Linda Kiel

Administrative Assistant

When you call our church office or stop by St. Paul's during our normal business hours you will be greeted by our longtime administrative assistant, Linda Kiel. For over 30 years Linda has been working in our office serving God and our congregation and if you ask her she will tell you how much she values being able to serve at St. Paul's.  When she isn't working at the church you will find her spending time with her two daughters and their families and doting over her two adorable grandchildren. 


  • Council Chair: Vacant

  • Trustees Chair: Matt Gerdes

  • SPRC Chair: Michele Scraggs

  • Finance Chair: Anne Neff

  • Treasurer: Anne Neff

  • Council Secretary: Kimberley Bell

  • I-Beacon Editor: Bruce Hilner

  • Organist: Patricia Gemo

  • Nursery Director: Lisa Ormsbee

  • Chancel Steward: Erin Reynolds