Staff

The Reverend Paul (Joe) B Conner

Pastor

Before entering the Ministry, Pastor Conner became a Naval Officer after graduating from The Citadel in South Carolina in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Zoology. Pastor Conner has been in the Ministry since 1987 after earning a Masters of Divinity from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. He has served in three parishes ( in one moving from Associate Pastor for Christian Ed. & Youth to Senior Pastor from 1989 to 1994 ). He also shepherded the Zion Lutheran Church in Staten Island, N.Y. through the 9/11 trauma after the terror attacks (from 1994 to 2003 ). He was Pastor of Hope Lutheran church in St. Petersburg from 2004 to Sep 2010. He joined Lamb of God as Senior Pastor on Sept 14, 2010.

Philippa White

Administrative Assistant

Philippa graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1990 with a degree in International Relations. After college she worked internationally for an American non-governmental development organization in Angola and Mozambique in southern Africa. She then moved to Kuwait where she worked diplomatic security at the U.S. Embassy and at the U.S. Army Base, Camp Doha. Upon returning to the United States in 1999, she moved to San Antonio, TX where she worked as a detector dog trainer and handler, conducting drug and bomb searches in the public schools throughout the state of Texas. In April 2001, Philippa moved to Florida. She worked for Enterprise Rent-A-Car for five years before joining the staff of Lamb of God in December 2007.

Liz Heidegger

Handbell Choir Director

Liz has a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Capital University, in Columbus, Ohio. She also achieved the Mastery of Kodaly Certification and Level I and Level II of Orff Certification. While teaching music for 29 years in the public school system in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Florida., she also was a presenter on Performance-based Teaching and Sequential Teaching with State Goals and National Standards at county and state workshops for teachers. Liz's middle school choirs received outstanding ratings at state contests.

Beyond teaching school Liz was very active in the music programs of the following churches where her husband was pastor: St. Peter's Lutheran, Stendal, IN: started a children's choir, directed the adult choir and was the organist; St. John Lutheran, Ft. Wayne IN: sang in the adult choir and directed the church school choir; Zion Lutheran, Elgin IL: started a choir school for young children which developed into a childrens choir and a youth choir, directed the adult choir, and was the organist; Bethel Lutheran, Bartonville IL: directed three children / youth choirs and started three handbell choirs (two for children and one for adults), sang in the adult choir and was the substitute organist. While her husband was Chaplain at the Good Samaritan Village in Kissimmee FL, Liz started two handbell choirs for residents, playing several years at Walt Disney World for the Christmas season. Liz has over 20 years experience in directing handbell choirs for all ages. After joining Lamb of God Lutheran in 2002, Liz was a substitute organist, joined the adult chorale, played in the handbell choir, and started a children's choir which developed into the present youth choir.