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Pam Northrup, Senior Pastor

Pastor Pam began serving at St Philip on October 6, 2014. She has a bachelor’s degree in education from East Carolina University and a master’s degree in adult education from N.C. State University.

Prior to attending seminary, she was a middle school special education teacher, worked professionally with the local Girl Scout Council, and worked for the State of NC and the Town of Cary as a training and development specialist.

Pastor Pam received two preaching awards while in seminary.

In 2002, Pastor Pam entered Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary to discern her call to ordained ministry. She graduated with honors and earned her Masters of Divinity degree in 2006. Her internship year was spent at St. James Lutheran Church in Fayetteville, NC. Pastor Pam received two preaching awards while in seminary.

Pastor Pam was ordained at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Raleigh, NC on August 6, 2006. After ordination she served as the Associate Pastor at Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Southern Pines, NC and more recently as Pastor at St Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church in Palm Coast, Florida.  She began serving as senior pastor at St Philip on October 6, 2014.

As a trained Stephen Ministry Leader, Pastor Pam has established several Stephen Ministry programs.

Pastor Pam and her husband, Bob, have been married since 1979. Bob works in IRA Services at the State Employees Credit Union.  

They have two adult daughters, Amanda, a fifth-grade teacher in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Becky, a personnel recruiting manager in Chicago, Illinois.


Cathryn Hewett

Cathryn Hewett, Director of Faith Formation

I have been privileged to serve as the Director of Faith Formation here at St. Philip for three years and am still growing and learning from all of the youth.  I love this job because I believe that youth are an extremely important part of the Body of Christ and I feel a strong call to serve
I believe that youth are an extremely important part of the Body of Christ
and build the youth and in so doing I am energized by their gifts, their ideas, and their willingness to let me join them on their faith journeys and to be a part of my own. And, I just love them!

I am a wife and mother of two.  I enjoy the love of 2 horses, a dog, 2 cats, 2 turtles and a hamster.  Over the top?  Maybe.  You may find me posing as a musician playing guitar with the youth and in the Crossing worship service.  And, as a graduate of N.C. State and I am a Wolfpack fan through and through.  I am a questioner and wonderer and I invite all of God’s children, of every age, to jump in to explore together the faith walk God has set before us!




Y’Sang and H’Bong Milo

Y’Sang Milo, Custodian

My wife H’Bong and I were born and raised in Viet Nam, and St. Philip Lutheran Church sponsored us when we were refugees from Viet Nam.  We have two adult children—Adam and Elle, both who have served in the United States Military Service.

We are members of St Philip Lutheran Church.  We have represented St Philip Lutheran Church at several NC Synod Assemblies, and also have done a presentation at a NC Synod Assembly.

My wife H’Bong began work as the St. Philip custodian on May 1, 2001 and served as the custodian for several years.

While H’Bong worked as the custodian for St Philip, I worked at Lutheran Family Services for a number of years and helped coordinate their refugee program.  When the economy caused my position at Lutheran Family Services to be discontinued, I started doing similar work with refugees for an agency in Durham.  When H’Bong took a factory job with ConAgra Food Plant in Garner, I became the St. Philip custodian.

H’Bong worked at ConAgra Food Plant in Garner until June 2009 when they had a serious explosion that injured and killed numerous employees.  H’Bong happened to have been sick the night of the explosion, and so fortunately wasn’t injured by the explosion.  ConAgra closed the plant down after the explosion and all of the employees lost their jobs.

We live in Raleigh, and look forward to meeting and getting to know you.


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