Mark Friz is our Senior Pastor. He and his wife, Gayle, have been with St. Paul's since 1994. They have four children and five grandchildren.
Before coming to St. Paul's, Pastor Mark served St. Stephan's United Church of Christ in Chicago, IL (1980-1985) and St. Luke's Evangelical Church in Wellington, MO (1985-1993). In 1987, he cofounded (with Rev. Ross McClellan) the King's Kids camping program in Missouri, and continues to serve the camp as a spiritual director.
He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL, and a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree from the University of Missouri--Kansas City.
Pastor Mark enjoys preparing biblical sermons with practical application for peoples' lives. He is an encourager, and enjoys helping people find their place in serving others and the body of Christ. In his spare time, he enjoys running, biking, gardening, swimming, and spending time with family and friends.
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Pastor of Adult Ministries
Before moving to St. Louis in May of 2001, Pastor Dan and his wife, Pat, lived in Rock Island, IL. Pastor Dan was an Associate Pastor at First Evangelical Free Church in Moline, IL. He is ordained in the Evangelical Free Church of America and has served other E-Free churches in the Chicago and Minneapolis areas. Pastor Dan received his Masters of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. Dan and Pat have three children and six grandchildren. He enjoys gardening in his spare time, and can often be seen helping with painting and other projects around the church.
He has an extensive training background in small group ministries, having served as a consultant on small group ministries for other E-Free churches in the Quad Cities area. He coordinates the small groups here at St. Paul’s, and through his guidance we have watched our small group ministry grow and flourish.
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Director of Music
Lois has been making beautiful music here for 25 years. She and her husband, Ralph, have two daughters and two grandchildren. Lois is also recently retired from the Ladue School District. Among her accomplishments there, she led the strolling strings group.
When not coordinating the many musical groups of St. Paul's, Lois and Ralph enjoy travelling.
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Director of Communication & Contemporary Worship
Dustin has a degree in communication to complement his music background. His experience includes an extensive background in worship, touring as a professional musician, and studio session work.
Dustin is married to Jessica and they have two children: Ava, age 8; and Oscar, age 3. Dustin enjoys climbing, hiking, and biking. He is a connoisseur of fine sodas and would be happy to talk to you about his favorites. And if you have the time, he could bore you with a conversation about music theory.
Dustin places a high value on developing relationships with people. He is here to help everyone be actively involved in worship, both the worship team and the congregation.
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Children & Youth Ministries Coordinator
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Children & Family Ministries Coordinator
Jessie has been attending St. Paul's since 2009 and became a member in 2010 (the same year she married her wonderful husband, Joe). They have one son, Luke.
Jessie is currently a full time college student completing her degree in Early Education at Webster University while serving as a part time staff member for St. Paul's. She plans to graduate with a Bachelors degree in Early Education, December 2013.
Jessie has always had a passion for children and after working in Thailand in 2001, fell in love with multicultural education. She would love to work beyond borders in the future with her husband and son. When she’s not dreaming of traveling to far off places, she’s watching the Food Network, playing the guitar, and re-purposing a toilet paper roll into a lamp. Really, she does that.
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Finance & Office Administrator
Jannet and her husband, Scott, have been members here since 1996 and Jannet has been employed by the church since 2006. Jannet and Scott have three daughters: Kate, Sarah, and Anna.
Prior to working at St. Paul's, Jannet worked as a teacher assistant for a local elementary school, and has worked a the Market Day company, a school fundraising organization. She has a degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management from the University of Central Missouri, and worked in the hotel industry after college.
Photography is one of her interests, having grown up with that family business of her parents. She also loves to travel.
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If you hear joyous singing in the church during the weekdays, it must be Clay. Since 2007, he has been faithfully caring for our facilities, and takes great pride in this task.
When not keeping our building beautiful, Clay has been active helping in the Children's area with vacation Bible school, as a prayer partner, and as a King's Kids Camp counselor.
He and his wife Nancy enjoy music, movies, and fellowshipping with their brothers and sisters in Christ.
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Reverend Pollmann served the congregation as Senior Pastor from 1982-1993. He and his wife, Donna, have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter. Jesse and Donna enjoy travelling in their spare time.
Pastor Herbert Stemler is recently retired, and maintains the Pastor Emeritus status.
He enjoys gardening in most of his spare time.
Pastor Stemler earned his Master of Divinity from Eden Theological Seminary here in St. Louis. Previously he had attended the David Ranken Jr. School of Mechanical Trades (Ranken Technical College).