The Rev. Dr. Stephanie Woods, Pastor

I am so excited to get to know all of you and for us to begin doing ministry together! I am an alumna of Ashland University and Duke Divinity School and am almost finished with my PhD dissertation at Boston University. I have been married for 9 years to my husband David, who is a high school math teacher at Crestline High School. We have two cats, Baby and Smokey Joe. One of them will be happy to greet you if you visit the parsonage, and the other will run and hide. In our free time we enjoy playing board games, drinking good coffee, going for walks, and planning prom for David’s students. I also enjoy reading, playing flute and mountain dulcimer, running, knitting, and sewing.

Angela Yarwood, Family Education Coordinator

Angela has been a member of St. Peter for most of her life, and recently moved back to the area with her husband, Jim, and two children. Angie has previously served in various volunteer roles at St. Peter and her former church in Fort Worth, Texas. She has her Masters Degree in Social Work from Loma Linda University and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Baldwin Wallace University. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, serving in the community, and watching sports.


Estella (Kay) Ringley, Organist/Pianist  

Notes about me: My husband and I moved back to Ohio from Florida in 2021 and I have been blessed to become your organist at St. Peter Lutheran church. It has also made me happy to become a member of this caring church. 
I grew up in Tuscarawas County and attended Sharon Moravian Church. (The Moravian Church is much like the Lutheran Church. In fact, a few years ago, the Moravians and Lutherans were united in the Midwest.)
When I was a teenager, I played the piano and organ in my church. After graduation, I got a bachelor’s degree (Malone College) in Elementary Education, a master’s degree (University of Akron) in Reading Specialization, and Reading Recovery certification from Ohio State University. Even though my degrees were not in music, I have continued to study on the organ, playing for the Salvation Army and Citrus Springs Congregational Church in Florida. Most of my teaching career was in the Southeast Schools in Wayne county.  

I am married to Lloyd Ringley, Sr. who retired from teaching music in the Wooster City Schools. We married on February 29, 1964 and at this time I have had 14 wedding anniversaries. 2024 will be 15 celebrations. We have one son who lives in Ashland and that was our reason for moving back to Ohio.  

In addition to spending lots of time practicing, I love to read and started a book club in our condo development. My husband and I have done lots of traveling throughout our married life and now are enjoying our days reminiscing and enjoying a dear little granddaughter. I appreciate all the support you give me. 


C. F. Crum, Choir Coach

We are so pleased to have Crum as our Choir Coach. He is retired from the education field; more specifically he was a band director. He and wife, Jennifer moved to the area and live on a 10-acre homestead with animals and gardens. Other hobbies include bike riding; they have spent many hours riding the bike trails in Ohio. We are pleased they have made St. Peter their church home.

If your are interested in having fun and learning music in a relaxed setting join us. Contact Pastor Stephanie or Coach Crum with questions.  All are welcome!


Madalyn Schmucker, Church Administrator
Madalyn began her service at St. Peter in April 2022. Madalyn graduated from Northwestern High School and has recently moved back to New Pittsburg with her husband, Caleb and 2 children, Nora and Nolan. She has been a lifelong member of St. Peter and can be reached at
Stacey Van Winkle, Custodian
Stacey became our custodian in September 2020.  She is the  mother of 2 kids & 5 fur kids.  She is a lover of all animals big & small.  Stacey is a 2004 graduate of Ashland High School & has been living here in New Pittsburg for almost 11 years.  She is huge into sports (Denver Broncos, Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox & Boston Bruins).  She also loves watching NASCAR as her cousin is Ryan Blaney.  Her faith is big as Jesus has saved her life many times.


Elly Rice, Emeritus Organist

Elly became one of St. Peter’s organist in 1950 when she was 18 years old. Her ministry to St. Peter extended beyond music including roles such as treasurer and council member. Elly continues to be a blessing to our congregation offering music supply when the need arises.


Rita Tegtmeier, Treasurer

Rita began keeping the church’s finances in 1996. A lifelong member of St. Peter, she has an Associate Degree in Accounting from Wooster Business College. In addition to her service to St. Peter, Rita serves as the cafeteria manager at Northwestern Elementary School. Rita can be reached at


Tara Vaughan, Panda Preschool Administrator

Tara has been educating future generations at Panda Preschool serving as teacher since 2007.   She has served as the Administrator since 2012 in addition to her role as teacher. Tara has a Bachelor’s of Education from Ashland University, and is a lifelong member of St. Peter. Tara can be reached at