The Reverend Paul (Joe) B Conner
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 was born in Nassau, Bahamas. She grew up in Iran, the Philippines and Saudi Arabia, moving back to the United States at the age of 13. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1990 with a degree in International Relations. After college she returned overseas, working for an American non-governmental development organization in Angola and Mozambique in southern Africa. She then moved to Kuwait where she worked security at the U.S. Embassy and at Camp Doha, a U.S. army base. Upon returning to the United States in 1999, she moved to San Antonio, TX where she worked as a detector dog trainer and handler, doing drug and bomb searches in the public schools throughout the state of Texas. In April 2001, Philippa moved to Florida. Philippa worked for Enterprise Rent-A-Car for five years before joining the staff of Lamb of God in December 2007.