Music Notes

About the Music Director

Paula (Stamborski) Steinert has been involved in church music since the age of 9. She comes to St. John's with over 40 years of professional musical experience in the Oshkosh and Fox Valley areas and has a background as a vocal soloist, choral singer, choral director, handbell choir member and director, organist/pianist, wedding and funeral soloist and accompanist, vocal teacher and coach. 

Throughout high school and college, she was also an active violinist and guitarist. Past and current vocal and instrumental groups Paula has participated in include Oshkosh North High School, UW-Oshkosh, University of Southern Mississippi-Hattiesburg, Green Lake Festival of Music, Green Lake Festival of Music Touring Choir, Oshkosh Symphony, Fox Valley Symphony, independent string quartets and madrigal groups, White Heron Chorale, Encore!, Oshkosh Chamber Singers. 

Paula also currently directs the Oshkosh Seniors' Center Golden Tones Chorus, a 4-part choral group that performs throughout the year for assisted living facilities, nursing homes, various community events and special concerts at the Center. She is also a frequent soloist at facilities and community events throughout the Fox Valley area. She continues to teach and coach private voice and keyboard students of all ages. Contact Paula @  920-410-2253 with questions. 

St. John's Music Ministry and Rehearsal Schedule

Music opportunities abound at St. John's. The Agape Singers (choir) sing at least one Sunday a month from September through May. Rehearsals are held weekly on Thursdays, usually at 6:30 pm. The singers also participate in additional worship services during special seasons of the church year. 

There are numerous opportunities for solo vocalists and instrumentalists to participate in worship at St. John's and current members who play violin, baritone and flute participate often either by themselves or accompanying other soloists and/or the choir. Guest vocalists, instrumentalists and ensembles from the community also offer their talents for worship at St. John's on a frequent basis. 

Sunday School students, older youth and special needs youth have opportunities to offer musical talents for worship during the Christmas and Lenten/Easter season and other times throughout the year. This is a re-developing ministry at St. John's and new growth and participation is eagerly anticipated. 

St. John's is blessed to have a full 3-octave handbell set and while there is not an active handbell choir at present, this music ministry can be explored if there is sufficient interest. 

Please feel free to contact Paula Steinert, Music Director (920-410-2253) if you are interested in more information on any of musical opportunities at St. John's!

Contact Us

Rehearsal & Date Schedule

Sun., June 3 - Special music guest, baritone Sean Lynch

Sun., June 10 - Special musical guests, Winnebagoland Barbershoppers

Sun., June 17 (Father's Day) - Hailey Fox and Tammy Stanchik, vocal duets at worship service (Brat fry during fellowship time)

Sun., June 24 (New Member Recognition Sunday) - Paula Steinert, vocal solo; Rick Werner, vocal solo during Sunday worship 

Sun.,July 1 - Ben Gordon, trumpet during Sunday worship 

Tues., July 10 - Worship & Music Committee - 11:00 am 

Sun., July 15 -  Special Music - women's voc. ensemble, The Fox Sounds 

Sun., July 29 - Hymn Sing during Sunday worship 

Sun., Aug. 5- Jim Kerr, tenor vocalist 

Any of the above rehearsal times are subject to change depending on singers' work schedules.

Community Music Calendar:


"Summer Singsation"

Oshkosh Seniors' Center Golden Tones Summer Concert

Sunday, July 15 2018 - 2:00 pm - OSC North Building

Featuring Paula Steinert, director; Marshall Potter, accompanist; special guests The Fox Sounds (female barbershop ensemble) & Dan "Elvis" Sanchez

Concert is FREE but donations are gratefully accepted/Refreshments immediately following the concert

Please consider coming to this fun afternoon of entertainment!  If you are interested in joining or booking the Golden Tones, please contact 920-410-2253.


"Summer Sounds"

Oshkosh Seniors' Center South Building

Wednesday, August 8 2018 @ 1:30 pm

Concert by Paula Steinert, vocals; Marshall Potter, piano

FREE but donations gratefully accepted; Refreshments following

If you know of a special musical event or concert that you would like mentioned on the music page, please let me know!  

God Bless - Paula Steinert, Director of Music