Staff

Rev. Nathan Sherrill

Rev. Nathan Sherrill

Executive Director

REV. NATHAN SHERRILL received a degree in Speech Communication from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2000. In 2005 he graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Indiana and in the same year began at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Council Bluffs, IA as Associate Pastor. In 2008 he became sole pastor and has now worked with two different associates. Rev. Sherrill has been instrumental in ministry development at St. Paul’s, shepherding the establishment of St. Paul’s Lutheran Early Childhood Center, St. Paul’s Christ Academy, St. Paul’s Camp Creation and St. Paul’s Music Conservatory (SPMC). Through the work of SPMC, he and his Associate, Rev. Timothy Frank, have worked with clergy and laity alike from across the country to establish David’s Harp. Rev. Sherrill is married to Tina and they are blessed with seven children: Isaac, Lydia, Jeremiah, Naomi, Joel, Jonathan and Isabella.



Rev. Timothy Frank

Rev. Timothy Frank

Director of Resource Development

REV. TIMOTHY FRANK received a bachelor's degree in church music from Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, MN in 2007. In 2011 he graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN and began the same year as pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Charter Oak, IA, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Charter Oak, IA, and St. Luke Lutheran Church, Ricketts, IA. While serving at the Triple Parish, he completed a master's degree in church music from Concordia University Wisconsin (emphasis in organ). Pastor Frank was installed as associate pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Council Bluffs, IA in 2016. In addition to serving as associate pastor, he serves as the adult choir director at St. Paul's and as administrator and teacher at St. Paul's Music Conservatory. Along with Rev. Nathan Sherrill, he oversaw the production of a CD and and two piano books published by St. Paul's Music Conservatory, and he now continues expanded work in this area as resource director for David's Harp. Pastor Frank is a member of the Omaha Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, Council Bluffs Evening Musicale, and Council Bluffs Music Teachers Association. He and his wife Sandra are blessed with five children: Samuel, Jonathan, Daniel, Matthew, and Ella.



Claire Burgdorf

Claire Burgdorf

Director of Development

CLAIRE BURGDORF received a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Concordia University - St.Paul in 2017. She also served in the Army National Guard in the field of Military Intelligence from 2013-3019. After graduating from CSP she moved home to Omaha, Nebraska, and began attending church at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Shortly after, she became involved in St. Paul’s Music Conservatory helping church’s gain access to their resources and giving presentations on the work of SPMC at LCMS conferences all over the nation. In 2018, she began the deaconess program at Concordia Theological Seminary - Fort Wayne. There she met her husband, a second-year seminarian, Zachariah Burgdorf. She continued her deaconess studies as they moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for his vicarage. In 2020 she began working as the Director of Development at David’s Harp. Currently, she lives in Fort Wayne as Zachariah finishes his final year at CTSFW. They have a son, John, and are expecting another child in July.



Nicole Stickler

Nicole Stickler

Financial Secretary

NICOLE STICKLER graduated from Iowa Western Community College in 2017 with an associates degree in Para Accounting. While finishing school, she started working for Treynor State Bank in their accounting department and has worked there ever since. Nicole is a student in St. Paul's Music Conservatory and enjoys continuing her love for piano through lessons and playing in church. Nicole and her husband were married in 2018 and currently live in Carson, Iowa.