Fr. Bowan ‘Bo’ Schmitt – Pastor

Ordained May 24, 1997

Phone: 309-833-2496


Fr. Bo Schmitt was born in Iowa City, Iowa on May 12, 1963. He was ordained May 24, 1997. His assignments include: Parochial Vicar of St. Thomas, Peoria Heights (1997), Pastor of St. Joseph, Marseilles and St. Patrick, Ransom (2000), Pastor of St. Anthony, Hoopeston and Chaplain at Schlarman High School, Danville (2005), Pastor of St. Thomas, Philo; Immaculate Conception, Bongard; and St. Mary, Pesotum (2010), Pastor of Holy Cross, Mendota; St. Teresa, Earlville; and Sts. Peter & Paul, Peterstown (2014), Pastor of St. Paul, Danville (2016), While remaining Pastor at St. Paul, Danville; Chaplain Team at Schlarman Acadamy, Danville (2017), Pastor of St. Patrick, Seneca and St. Patrick, Ransom (2022). Pastor St. Paul – Macomb, St. Rose – Rushville, and Chaplain, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Newman Center – Macomb (2024).

Fr. Marc Nkulu – Parochial Vicar

Ordained 2015


Fr. Marc Nkulu, SMA, was born Ocotber 24, 1982 in Djuma, Democratic Republic of the Congo. He was ordained on May 10, 2015. His assignments include: Parochial Vicar of St. Thomas the Apostle, Peoria Heights (2023), Parochial Vicar, St. Paul – Macomb, St. Rose of Lima – Rushville and Assistant Chaplain, St. Francis of Assisi Newman Center, Macomb (2024).

Larry Adams – Deacon

Ordained May 18, 2002

Phone: 309-837-4746


Deacon Larry Adams was ordained May 18, 2002 and was assigned to St. Paul Parish at that time. He and his wife, Shirley, reside in Macomb. They have three children and many grandchildren.

Sharon Hoffbeck – Business Manager St. Paul Church and School

Years of Service 22

Phone: 309-833-2496


Sharon Hoffbeck was born in Indiana and attended Purdue University where she graduated in 1986 with her BS in Animal Science. She and her husband, Mark moved to Macomb in 1989 and raised three children who attended St. Paul School. She began working at St. Paul School in May 2002 and then transitioned to St. Paul Church in December 2016. She is currently the Business Manager for St. Paul Church and School, Macomb and St. Rose of Lima Church, Rushville.

Laura Cody – St. Paul School Principal

Years of Service 28

Phone: 309-833-2470


Welcome to St. Paul Catholic School! On behalf of the St. Paul School community, we invite you to take a look at some of the great things that our school has to offer as you take time to view our website. From our outstanding curriculum that is centered on Christ to the happy faces you see in our hallways and playgrounds each day, we are very proud of the accomplishments of our children. St. Paul School provides a preschool through sixth grade program for families that are looking for a place where high academics and morals are a daily part of their child’s life.

Whether you are a future or current parent, parishioner, former student, or grandparent, we hope that the information contained on our website will give you a sufficient overview of our school program. If you have any further questions or would like to visit our school, please do not hesitate to call the school office 833-2470.