Death of Susan Palo Cherwien

Just over two months ago, Susan Palo Cherwien accompanied her husband David to Wilmington to lead a hymn fest on the afternoon of October 24 as part of our celebration of our expanded Austin pipe organ and new digital console. Although she had just had chemotherapy and was not feeling well, Susan soldiered through and did a masterful job under adversity.

We remember in prayer David and her family as they grieve.

Rest eternal grant Susan, O Lord, and let Light perpetual shine upon her. Amen.



St Matthew's Pastor Sam Zumwalt


The Rev. Dr. Samuel Zumwalt has worked in churches for 46 years and in May 2022 celebrated the 41st anniversary of his ordination to the holy ministry. He is a member of the Society of the Holy Trinity ( In 2004, Pr. Zumwalt moved with his family to Wilmington from Texas, where he served for 23 years as pastor of small, midsize, and large congregations.