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Rev. David Meggers

Associate Pastor for Adults and Older Adults


David Meggers serves as Associate Pastor at Concordia. He is the Unit Executive for Adult and Older Adult Ministries. He graduated with a BS.Ed. from Concordia University St. Paul somewhere back in the late 70’s. He received his Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in 1988 and also his Master of Sacred Theology degree in 1997. His first ministry career was as a Lutheran teacher in Green Bay, WI and then Norwood-Young America, MN with volleyball, basketball coaching and youth ministry as joyful activities as well. His first pastoral call was as a church planter to Southeast Rockford, IL. This became Christ the Rock where he served for 24 years; 3 as planter and 21 as their called pastor. He is Married to Jeanette, father of Philip and Kristina, Father-in-Love of Nate Paul and Becky Meggers, and grandfather of Jackson and Claire; son of Duane and Luetta; a child of God who operates best in a spirit of Joy. PM enjoys driving his boat (can’t drive a golf ball), the St. Louis Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, playing hand drums and short term mission trips near and far.

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Rev. Jacob Schultz

Associate Pastor


Jacob Schultz works with the pastoral staff by preaching, teaching, and creating social media content. He earned a Masters of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary and a Masters of Curriculum and Instruction from Fontbonne University. For the past two years he has been working in the Curriculum Office at Concordia Seminary as he completes his Ph.D. in Doctrinal Theology. Jacob is married to Rebecca and they have two children. In his free time, Jacob enjoys watching the Green Bay Packers, working outside, and spending time with his family. 

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Rev. Dr. Stephen Carter

Pastoral Assistant for Teaching


Steve has been a Concordia member since 2000. He teaches the LifeLight Bible Series on Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings with Women’s, Men’s, and Couples’ Groups. His passion is helping youth and adults grow in the Word of Christ for a life of connecting people to Jesus. He is a 1966 graduate of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. From there he has served the church in a variety of positions including, parish pastor, seminary professor and president of Concordia Publishing House. He also served as interim senior pastor at Concordia Kirkwood (2006) and Glendale Lutheran Church (2011). Dr. Carter has written six books in the area of devotional and spiritual growth and several Bible studies. Steve and his wife, Gail, a Lutheran educator have been married over 50 years and have been blessed with three children and seven grandchildren.

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Rev. Jay DeBeir

Pastoral Assistant for Worship


Rev. Jay DeBeir serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Lutheran Hour Ministries.  Jay started his career in healthcare and worked in various executive positions, primarily in the area of psychiatry.   Jay earned a BA from Aurora University, an MA in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and an MBA from Benedictine University.  Jay also attended Concordia St. Louis Seminary and was ordained in 2014.  Jay and his wife, Traci, met while attending a Lutheran High School in suburban Chicago and have been blessed with three children Jacob, Julia, and Jonah.

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Rev. Eric Erkkinen

Pastoral Assistant for Visitation


Eric was born and raised in Massachusetts. He married Linda Jones in 1973 and they moved to Concordia Seminary, Springfield, IL. After vicarage in Lake Worth, FL he finished seminary at Concordia, St. Louis in 1977. Eric has served as pastor in Hudson, FL from 1981-1988. He was called by Ministry to the Armed Forces of the LCMS to Active Duty as a chaplain in 1988. After 20 years on as an Army chaplain he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1988. After retiring he served as the Assistant Director, Ministry to the Armed Forces from 2008-2015. 

Eric and Linda have three grown and married children, Aaron, Joel, and Leah. They have seven grandchildren. The Erkkinens live in Oakville and have been member of Concordia since 2009.

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Rev. Ken Krueger

Pastoral Assistant for Worship


Rev. Ken Krueger serves as the CEO of the Lutheran Federal Credit Union.  Ken earned a BA from St. Olaf College, an MPH from Boston University, both a JD and an MBA from the University of Virginia, and an MDiv from Concordia Seminary.  Ken and his wife, Amy, are blessed with two girls, Grace and Lily.  The Kruegers also are blessed with a Tibetan Spaniel named Buzz.  A Wisconsin native, Ken greatly enjoys cheering for the Badgers and the Green Bay Packers – especially from his seat at Lambeau Field!

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Kristin Anderson

Chief Operating Officer


Kristin Anderson serves as the Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer of Concordia. As Executive Director, she provides executive level leadership to the Church by executing strategic plans, developing processes to achieve strategic ministry goals, and providing management and guidance to key operational functions including finance and accounting, risk management, facilities, information technology, human resource management, marketing and communications, and special projects. Kristin is a CPA and holds an MBA from Washington University. She began her career as an auditor and management consultant for Ernst & Young LLP and Cap Gemini. After starting a family, Kristin felt led to work in a non-profit, church environment. Kristin is a long time member of Concordia and attended Christ Community Lutheran School (CCLS). Kristin and her husband Dave are the parents of three children, Peyton, Parker and Devon. For fun she enjoys watching her kids’ sporting events and the Cardinals.

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Jessica Crawford

Director of Children and Families with Special Needs


Jessica is a lifelong member of Concordia with roots that run very deep. She also attended Christ Community Lutheran School. During college, she volunteered with special education students at River Roads Lutheran School in north St. Louis and worked as a caregiver to individuals with severe disabilities. After graduating with honors from Webster University with a degree in Special Education to teach mild/moderate K-12, she taught a lower elementary class at Missouri School for the Blind. She met her husband Wesley in college and they have been married for nearly a decade. While home raising their two amazing children, Heath and new baby Vivian, she also worked as a tutor for students with learning disabilities. In her spare time, she enjoys going on outdoor adventures with her family and watching Netflix while eating ice cream straight from the carton after her kids go to bed.

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Debbie Davis

Coordinator for Pre Cana


Debbie Davis serves as the Coordinator for Pre Cana. The Pre Cana seminar is for couples planning their wedding at Concordia and is designed to help grow couples grow in their relationship with God and with one another. The seminar also includes the Prepare/Enrich Inventory. Debbie and her husband Charlie are certified Prepare/Enrich facilitators and enjoy working with couples to prepare for their life-long journey of marriage. Debbie is a teacher and holds a BA from Fontbonne University, and a MAT from Webster University. In addition to her responsibilities at Concordia, Debbie serves Lutheran High School South as the Director of Resource Room Services. Debbie and her husband Charlie are the proud grandparents of Nico.  She enjoys spending time with her family and sharing the love of Jesus.

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Jenna Dehn

Director of Communications


Jenna serves as the Director of Communications for Concordia and Christ Community Lutheran School. She graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Technology in Visual Communication Technology, and previously worked as a Production Artist at Dierbergs. Jenna enjoys cooking and baking, trying new restaurants around St. Louis and spending time with her family!

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Nathan Dehn

Senior Youth Director


Nathan has been a member at Concordia his entire life and went to grade school at Christ Community Lutheran School. He is serving as the interim Youth Director, leading Senior High youth programs and activities. He graduated from UMSL in 2016 with a degree in Secondary Education. From 2017-2019, he served God’s children as the 6th-grade homeroom and middle school science teacher at Word of Life Lutheran School. He had the pleasure of teaching his students about God’s love for them and his creation through science, health, physical education, and character development classes. Nathan recently married Jenna, and together they enjoy playing volleyball, rooting for the Blues, and cooking tasty meals.

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Sharon Ema

Director for the Healing Arts


Sharon Ema started as Parish Nurse in 1997. Her leadership role has expanded to Director for Healing Arts in 2006. In addition to her RN licensure, she is a certified substance abuse counselor (CRADC) in Missouri, and has completed parish nurse and parish nurse coordinator trainings. She has presented at conferences and workshops. Sharon is currently involved in community organizations. These include: Committed Caring Faith Communities, and Shepherd’s Center of Webster-Kirkwood. At Concordia, she is departmental leader for Human Care, Care Ministries, Older Adult Ministry, Visitation and Pastoral Care. Her role includes health educator, health consultant, referral source, volunteer coordinator, integrator of faith and health, and health advocate as she reaches out to the lost and the least with Christ's healing. She is the wife of Tim and mother of three grown children, Andrew (A.J.), Ben, and Joshua. For fun she loves to spend time with her family, making jewelry, crafts and other activities.

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John Frank



John Frank grew up in Austin, Texas with his five sisters and brother, attending St. Paul Lutheran School. He graduated from Concordia University, Seward Nebraska. and later earned a Master of Church Music degree at Concordia University, now Chicago, Illinois. John spent his first 25 years of called ministry teaching in Lutheran grade schools and serving as a church musician. In 1995, John was called as full time Minister of Worship and devoted his energies to worship planning, developing a full time church music ministry with choirs, church orchestra, and instrumental groups. In 2001, John was honored to be named a Distinguished Alumna of Concordia University, Austin, Texas. After many years of playing, directing, encouraging, and mentoring, John retired in 2013. He enjoys serving part time as organist at Concordia allowing him more time with his wife Annette, children and grandchildren. He hopes to continue to pursue his love of gardening, travel and develop other interests. John and Annette consider their new church home a “real blessing” and appreciate the opportunities for worshiping and serving the Lord as well as studying the Word.

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Barry Hirth



Barry Hirth has served on the Facilities team since 1990. Barry has a BA in Sociology from the University of Missouri Columbia. Barry and his wife Suzanne have three boys, Barclay, Devon, and Colin, all CCLS graduates! Barry also has a grandson named Elliot. Barry loves watching his grandson grow up and is an avid golfer.

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Sharon Karleskint

Administrative Assistant


Sharon Karleskint is the Department Administrator for Adult and Older Adult Ministries. In April 1989 she joined the staff of Concordia as Executive Assistant. Her current responsibilities include maintaining the church membership records, listing the official acts of the church, assisting with weddings, funerals, human care, facilities and providing staff support as needed. Her duties also include as "stage manager" for our four Sunday morning worship services, ensuring everything is choreographically as perfect as possible. Sharon and her husband Tom were married for 43 years until his death in 2013. They have three grown children Tom, Tori and Wesley and two grandchildren. For fun Sharon enjoys spending time with her grandson Tommy’s school activities and sporting activities, and keeping up with granddaughter Elayna.

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Brendan Knorp

Director for the Worship Arts


Brendan Knorp serves as the Director for the Worship Arts at Concordia Lutheran Church in Kirkwood, MO, where he leads, plans, and coordinates traditional and contemporary worship. He earned his BA in Music and Secondary Education from Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI. After five years of teaching music, spanish, and theology in Lutheran high schools, he discovered an even greater passion for ministry at the congregation level, which he has enjoyed since 2001. In addition to his ministry at Concordia, he has been actively involved as a performing guitarist and violist and classical guitar instructor. He and his wife, Stacy, have two beautiful daughters, Lydia and Evie. For fun, Brendan enjoys hiking, running, photography, and dangerously spicy food. He has a few silly YouTube videos and a Christmas CD which makes an excellent stocking-stuffer.

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Kirk Lowry



Kirk Lowry is part of the Facilities team at Concordia.  Prior to working here, he served the City of Ellisville for 26 years. Kirk and his family have been members since 2008 and very active in our children and youth ministries.  He is married to PJ and has two children, Ty and Chase.  Camping and cheering on his kids in sports are some of his favorite hobbies.

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Phillip Magness

Director for Sanctuary Worship


Phillip Magness serves Concordia as the Director of Sanctuary Worship. He graduated from University of North Texas with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in piano performance and received his LCMS colloquy as a Director of Parish Music from Concordia University-Chicago. He has served parishes in Texas, Illinois and Oklahoma and the church-at-large as chairman of the LSBintroduction committee, a member of the Board of Directors for the Northern Illinois District, and a member of the LCMS Board for International Mission. His sacred music compositions are available from Concordia Publishing House, Northwest Publishing House and Liturgy Solutions, and he has several tunes in LSB, including UNION CITY (“If Christ Had Not Been Raised from Death,” LSB 486) and the Old Testament Canticle from the Service of Prayer and Preaching. Phillip is a frequent presenter at music and worship conferences and the chief musician for DOXOLOGY: The Lutheran Center for Spiritual Care and Counsel. In addition to his half-time position at Concordia, Phillip is a called LCMS Missionary to West/Central Africa. Conversant in French, he  teaches liturgy and church music among our french-speaking mission partners in Togo, Congo-Brazzaville, Burundi, Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, the DRC, and Guinea Phillip is married to Cheryl, an editor and writer with LCMS Communications, and they have three children: Trevor, Caitlin, and Evan.

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Caitlin Magness

Worship Arts Administrative Assistant


Caitlin Magness serves as Worship Arts Administrative Assistant. She graduated from Truman State University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She is also a freelance and creative writer with an interest in fantasy and YA fiction. Other things she loves include her family, music, the outdoors, dogs, and coffee.

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Jeanette Meggers

Administrative Assistant


Jeanette Meggers serves as the part time assistant to Pastor Seidler. This includes helping with the youth and any projects Scott and Kristin assign her! She attended Concordia - St Paul, MN - yes, she LOVES Snow! - and that is where she met her husband, David Meggers. With her love of all things computer related as a connection point, she has held positions in engineering, computer coupon redemption, banking, hospital (at Deaconess Hospital), and real estate management.  She has been a realtor since 1998 and loves interacting with people to help them solve problems.

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Kelly Ritter

Financial Assistant


Kelly Ritter, works in the Financial Office. Kelly is a Certified Public Accountant with her Masters in Business Administration. She is in charge of contributions and payables and assists with the management of church finances. Kelly is married to Nate and is the mother of triplets, Evaline, Kate and Nicholas who attend Christ Community Lutheran School.

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Marcy Scholl

Coordinator for New Members


Marcy Scholl serves as the Coordinator for New Members and is responsible for welcoming and communicating with visitors and new members. She schedules and organizes classes to connect, engage, and celebrate new members into the Concordia Lutheran Church community. She retired after being in ministry for 20 years with Laborers For Christ, part of Lutheran Church Extension Fund. Marcy and her husband Jim are lay founders of Show-Me Lutheran Teens Encounter Christ in St. Louis. They are long time members of Concordia and are the parents of Travis (Jenny) and Joshua, and two amazing grandsons, Justin and Evan.

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Rebecca Schultz

Children's Ministry


Rebecca graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Concordia University Chicago in 2013. She met her husband, Jacob, while attending school in Chicago and now have a son, Isaiah, and a daughter, Gloria. She has taught first grade at Zion Lutheran School in Bethalto, IL and second grade at Good Shepherd Lutheran School in Collinsville, IL. Rebecca enjoys partnering with parents to help build faith in their children and watching the Holy Spirit work in their hearts.

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Patty Wilson

Printing and Logistics


Patty Wilson serves as an assistant to all ministry staff at Concordia. She has served on staff since 2000. Her main responsibilities include production of the Church bulletins and newsletters and support to the Youth Department. She also has a hand in poster design, and mailings. Patty has a BFA in Graphic Design from Kansas State University (go Cats!). She is married to Phil and has four children, Bradley, Matthew, Melissa and Zack. She enjoys logo/graphic design, designing in her home studio, camping, and is active in Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts.