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Staff

  • Dr. Tom Ricks

    Dr. Tom Ricks

    Lead Pastor

    Creating Pathways to Share the Gospel.  
    Cindy's Husband.   Nate, Katie & Jordan's Dad.  
    Like Hockey, Golf, History and French Bordeaux's.   Dislike Low 40's & Drizzle.


    Favorite St. Louis Spot: Blues’ game

    Favorite Kirkwood Spot: Spencer’s Grill


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  • Jen Allen

    Jen Allen

    Director of Community Connections

    Event planner.   Volunteer Coordinator.   Assimilator.  
    Former Professional Volunteer, Stay-at-Home Mom and Sales Rep.
    Mom of 3.   Daughter.   Golfer.   Music Lover.    Caregiver.   Friend.
    Cheerful.   Includer.   Nonjudgmental.   Faithful.


    Favorite St. Louis Spot: Anheuser Busch during Christmas season - lights


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  • Mallory Alpert

    Mallory Alpert

    Associate Director of Student Ministries

    Shepherd.  Story-teller. Discipler. Wonderer.
    Former Camp Coordinator. Sister. Daughter.
    Outdoor Adventurer.  Improv-lover.  
    Soft-Pretzel Fanatic. Dependent on Grace. In His Making.


    Favorite St. Louis Spot: Art Hill

    Favorite Kirkwood Spot: Tropical Moose and the Farmer's Market


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  • Beth Bohlmann

    Beth Bohlmann

    Director of Children’s Ministry

    Teacher.   Leader.   Bridge.  
    Cares for People.   Chef.   Beloved Daughter.   Glue.   Learner.
    His.



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  • Stephen Copeland

    Stephen Copeland

    Associate Director of Student Ministries

    Know. Grow. Multiply.

    Relator. Communicator. Leader. Builder.

    Former Memphian. Son of the Blue Ridge. Brother. Fiancé.

    Spirited Adventurer.

    Loyal. Gentle. Merciful. Kind.


    Favorite St. Louis Spot: City Museum


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  • Chip Demetri

    Chip Demetri

    Worship Arts Director

    Lead Worshipper.   Team Leader.   Musician.   Teacher.  
    Connoisseur of Creativity.    Husband.    Father of Boys.  
    Pirate Monk.    Coffee Snob.    Collector.    Restorer.


    Favorite St. Louis Spot: Castlewood Park

    Favorite Kirkwood Spot: Dewey’s Pizza


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  • Peggy Demetri

    Peggy Demetri

    Coordinator of Communications and Arts

    Optimist.   Communicator.   Reader.   Journeyer.  
    Wife.   Mom of 3 boys.   Friend.  
    Loud Laughter.   Spark Plug.   Podcast Listener.   Musician Lover.  
    Joyfully Grateful.


    Favorite St. Louis Spot: Castlewood State Park

    Favorite Kirkwood Spot: Grant’s Trail


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  • Greg Dodson

    Greg Dodson

    Technical Director

    Guitarist.   Audio Engineer.  Music Production.  Huge Blues/Cardinals fan.  
    Athletic.  Hilarious.  Responsible.  Honest.
    Hanging out with my girlfriend Laura and her son Dayne.


    Favorite St. Louis Spot: Golfing in Forest Park

    Favorite Kirkwood Spot: My Grandpa's House on 4th of July


  • Dr. Corbett  Heimburger

    Dr. Corbett Heimburger

    Assistant Pastor for Care (part-time)

    Awed. Seeker. God Lover.

    Broken. Grace Awakened. Being Restored.

    Happy Husband. Delighted Dad. Glowing Grandpa.

    Ground Breaker. Peace Pursuer. Care Giver.

    Fantasy Fiction Fanatic. Movie Maniac. Golden Retriever Groupie.


    Favorite St. Louis Spot: Busch Stadium

    Favorite Kirkwood Spot: The home we hope to find!


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  • Tammy Higgins

    Tammy Higgins

    Associate Director of Elementary Ministry

    Singing. Dancing. Smiling. Laughing. Playing. Welcoming. Volunteering. Praying. 
    Daughter. Sister. Auntie. Wife. Mom to five.
    Blown away by His grace


    Favorite St. Louis Spot: Castlewood Park

    Favorite Kirkwood Spot: My home!


  • Brandi  Koziatek

    Brandi Koziatek

    Associate Director of Preschool Ministry

    Passionate. 
    Volunteer Recruiter.  Planner.  Organizer. 
    Wife.  Proud mom of 2. 
    Seeker.  Unfinished.  Lover of people. 


    Favorite St. Louis Spot: All things Forest Park!

    Favorite Kirkwood Spot: Mike Duffy's Pub and Grill


  • Taylor Kuiper

    Taylor Kuiper

    Office Administrator

    Listener. Cheerleader. Organizer. Party planner.

    Former tax accountant.

    Wife, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend.

    Loyal. Loving. Led by Him.


    Favorite St. Louis Spot: The Muny

    Favorite Kirkwood Spot: Kirkwood Station Plaza


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  • Daryl Madi

    Daryl Madi

    Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Care

    Husband, Father, Pastor

    Tolkien Geek, Movie Buff, Closeted Artist

    Lover of People, Grateful for Mercy


    Favorite St. Louis Spot: Laumeier Sculpture Park

    Favorite Kirkwood Spot: The Magic House


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  • Mindy Owens

    Mindy Owens

    Director of Communications

    Listen.   Learn.   Discern.   Lover of God's Word and Honesty.  
    Former Programmer / Analyst.  
    Sexy and Fun Husband.   2 Beautiful Daughters.   Gift of Friendship.  
    Beating Tom and Jeremy.   Wonderful World of Sports.  
    Fireplace, a Book and Warm Drink.   Furry Animals.


    Favorite St. Louis Spot: Busch Stadium

    Favorite Kirkwood Spot: Kirkwood Farmer’s Market


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  • Michael Porter

    Michael Porter

    Business Manager

    Life long learner.   Former bean counter.  
    Husband who married up.   Father of 3 amazing kids.  
    Lover of the outdoors.    Adventurist.   College basketball enthusiast (Go Hoosiers!).


    Favorite St. Louis Spot: Forest Park


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  • Diana Rohlfing

    Diana Rohlfing

    Administrative Assistant to Lead Pastor, Student and Children’s Ministries

    Organizer.   Calendar Keeper.   Cheerleader.   Office Mom.   17 Year GTCC Member.  
    Rule Follower.   Former Stay-at-Home Mom and Professional Volunteer.  
    Wife of 30 years.   Mom of Three Grown Sons.  
    Empty Nester.   Scrapbooker.   Teacher.   Mentor.


    Favorite St. Louis Spot: Creve Coeur Lake


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  • Brian Roskin

    Brian Roskin

    Church Planter - St. Charles

    Follower of Jesus.  Broken yet healed. 

    Husband to beautiful wife.  Father of amazing kids.  

    Son to loving parents.  Brother to remarkable siblings. 


    Favorite St. Louis Spot: Anything across the bridge in ST. CHARLES!

    Favorite Kirkwood Spot: My parent's house


  • Diana Simonpietri

    Diana Simonpietri

    Coordinator of Discipleship & Pastoral Assistant

    Welcomer.   Encourager.   Recruiter.   Trainer.  
    Nana.   Mom.   Sister.   Daughter.  
    Scrapbooker.   Pond Enthusiast.  
    Loves: Wiener Dogs.   Travel.   Adventure.   Life.  
    Grateful.


    Favorite St. Louis Spot: Botanical Gardens

    Favorite Kirkwood Spot: Eating outdoors at Kirkwood Station Plaza


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  • Eric Van Zee

    Eric Van Zee

    Associate Pastor of Family Ministries

    Soul Adventurer.   Relational.   A Work in Progress.   Designer / Director.  
    Fiercely Broken-Hearted.   Jesus Follower.  
    Fun Seeker.   Discipler.   Learner.   Third Culture Kid.      
    Son.   Brother.   Father of 3.    Husband of 1.
    Recipient of Undeserved Favor.



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