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Visiting Pastor

Carl Noble

Pastor Carl Noble was raised in Detroit, Michigan, by his loving Grandparents. Pastor Noble was a member of Mt. Calvary Ev. Lutheran Church, Detroit, and was fortunate to attend Mt. Calvary’s elementary school. After graduating from eighth grade, Carl went to Lutheran High School East, Detroit. Pastor Noble began his college years at Concordia Junior College, Ann Arbor,
Michigan, in 1965 and finally graduated from Concordia Teachers College, Seward, Nebraska. He graduated in 1970.

Pastor Noble was a Lutheran elementary teacher for 6 years and a Director of Christian Education for 2 years. Pastor also spent some time working at I.B.M. Elzbieta F. Stanek and Carl L. Noble were married on February 10, 1979. Two
short months later they were packing to move to St. Louis, MO, to attend Concordia Theological Seminary. Pastor Noble graduated from the seminary in May 1983.

Pastor Noble served his first parish Trinity Lutheran Church in Deer Creek, MN. He also served as the vacancy pastor for St. John’s, Ottertail, and Trinity, New York Mills.


Pastor Noble was called to active duty in 1986 and served in the U.S. Army for 4 years. Pastor Noble served a total of 15 years in the National Guard. He spent tours in Fort Monmouth, NJ, Fort Sam Houston, TZ, Fort Huachuca, AZ and in Heidelberg, West Germany. He served also during the first Gulf War. Following his active duty service Pastor Noble served as a Missionary at Large in
Mesa, AZ, beginning a new mission congregation – Hosanna Lutheran Church.  He served at Hosanna for 7 years and received a call to St. John’s Lutheran Church and School in Lansing, IL. Three years later he received a call to Zion Lutheran in Arcadia,
Iowa, spending 7 years in this wonderful small rural town. Pastor and Betsy’s last church before retiring was St. Paul’s Lutheran in Perham, MN.


Carl and Elzbieta have 5 children and 10 grandchildren. Their children live in different parts of the United States – from the Pacific Coast to the Atlantic Coast! They wish we could spend more time with them – but are learning how to use modern
technology to talk over the internet!


They moved to Gulfport, MS in July of 2017. They love their retirement home and spend time enjoying life together. Pastor Noble has been the vacancy pastor at Redeemer Lutheran in Mandeville, LA and presently serves Lamb of God Lutheran Church in Slidell, LA.

May God receive the glory!




Organist

Louis Mayer

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Meet our organist, Louis Mayer.  Louis has been our organist since 2018.  Louis previously was the organist and choir director for 15 years at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Slidell, Louisiana and a member of that church.  He became the organist at Good Shepherd in 2003 when the church held its first services.   He also concurrently served as organist and choir director for First English Lutheran Church in New Orleans and was performing each Sunday morning for their two services at that church on Franklin Avenue.  Thus, for a brief period, he performed three services each Sunday. 

He began studying piano when he was 8 years of age by taking music lessons at Werlein’s Music on Canal Street in New Orleans.  He has received musical instruction in piano and/or organ from Werlein’s, Grunewald, NORD, and private lessons and has attended several musical conferences over the years.  When he was 8 years old, he participated in a citywide musical contest at Tulane University and received a semi-finalist designation. His professional career as a Lutheran Church organist began in 1970.  Louis has been the Sunday service organist for the following churches:

St. Timothy Lutheran Church – New Orleans, LA.   (First church to be organist – 1970),  Gethsemane Lutheran Church – Chalmette, LA., St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church – New Orleans, LA., First English Lutheran Church – New Orleans, LA., Bethany Lutheran Church – Slidell, LA., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church – Slidell, LA, and Lamb of God – Slidell, LA

Louis has been a substitute organist at other Lutheran Churches in New Orleans, Chalmette, Slidell, Picayune, and Houma, LA and has served as a substitute organist at non-Lutheran Churches in New Orleans.  He has served as the organist at many weddings and funerals in the metropolitan area, and also as tenor soloist for Sunday services, weddings and funerals.

After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Tulane University asked Louis to be the project coordinator to replace the pipe organ in the Roger’s Memorial Chapel on the Uptown Campus.  After several months of plan development, a new Schantz pipe organ was installed in 2006 at a cost of $186,000.00.   This organ is used today for services and performances in that facility.  Louis has performed on that instrument for weddings, funerals, and other services held in that facility.

Louis holds two college degrees from LSUNO in German and a MPH in Public Health from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (TUSPHTM) in the field of Biostatistics and Epidemiology.  He has completed several post graduate courses from the TUSPHTM and completed several undergraduate courses from the Tulane University School of Music to include vocal music. 

Louis is married to Lana Gerica of New Orleans and they have no children.  They reside in Slidell, Louisiana.

Louis was baptized, confirmed, taught Sunday School, married, served as organist and choir director at the First English Lutheran Church in New Orleans, LA and attended the St. Paul – First English Lutheran School from kindergarten to ninth grade (1955 – 1965).  

He still provides musical instruction to students in his home studio on his very own Schantz pipe organ.   

 




Church Secretary

Melanie Olivieri

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Meet our church secretary, Melanie Olivieri. Melanie is originally from Morgan City, Louisiana, and now resides in Chalmette, Louisiana. She has lived there for 10 years now. She went to Young Memorial Technical College and graduated in 2006 for Office Technologies with an associate degree. From there she was hired as a part-time secretary for Pharr Chapel United Methodist Church. She worked there for 4 years before moving to Chalmette with her husband of 14 years. I

Melanie was hired as secretary of Lamb of God Lutheran Church in October 2016 and has been blessed to work with this congregation for 4 years and counting.