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About Us

St. Paul United Church of Christ has been located in Lebanon, Illinois for over 150 years.

It has a rich history of Christ-centered worship, support of local, national and international missions and ministries, and welcoming all.

We are a Region 8 church of the Illinois South Conference of the United Church of Christ. Visit our Ministries page for additional information about specific ministries

and church organizations.

St. Paul's Sunday Worship hours are 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

Sunday School for all ages is offered September - May at 9:15 a.m.


Our Staff:
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Interim Pastor & Teacher

We are excited to announce that Rev. Todd Bean will begin his ministry at St. Paul as our Interim Minister on September 1, 2022. His first Sunday preaching will be Sunday, September 4, 2022. Everyone is invited to a meet and greet after services that day. Plan to stay and introduce yourself to Pastor Todd.

Reverend Todd William Bean was born in Centralia, Illinois, but spent most of his childhood in California. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Greenville College and a Master of Arts in Marketing from Webster University. Pastor Todd worked in non-profit and for-profit arenas before his call to ministry in 2003. He earned his Master of Divinity degree from Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Pastor Todd is a third-generation pastor who has served UCC churches in Missouri and Illinois. Before coming to St. Paul, Pastor Todd served as Interim Pastor at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland, Illinois. Pastor Todd enjoys the great outdoors, running, and various sports. He also loves spending time with his wife, Rev Shana Johnson, an ordained minister in the UCC, and his two daughters.


Office Manager

Retired music teacher (23 years) and church musician (42 years). Continues to be a guest conductor, accompanist, and substitute church musician. Plays in the Edwardsville Symphony and sings with the No-Name Chorale of Belleville. Husband – Jeff. Mother, two sons, and four grandchildren in the area. Other children, siblings, and parents in Scottsdale, Seattle, Charlotte, Dallas, and Eureka Springs. Grew up in St John United Church of Christ in Fairview Heights.



David has served as St. Paul's Organist since 2013.


Music Director

Nancy has served as Music Director of the St. Paul Chancel Choir and the St. Paul Ringers bell choir since 2013. She has spent 40+ years directing music, all in the United Church of Christ, in churches in Marine, Highland and now Lebanon, IL. She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville with a Bachelor of Music Education and Performance degree. She is a charter member of the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, which performs with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Nancy is a former director of The Gateway Ringers of St. Louis, an auditioned community handbell choir. She is currently a board member of the Handbell Assoc. of Greater St. Louis and has directed handbell workshops at the local, state and national level.

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