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Brian Bish
Lead Pastor of Outreach
 
Pastor Brian oversees programs that reach into the community, as well as leading  our Youth Ministry. 
 
Brian grew up in Alton, IL, and studied chemistry at the University of Illinois.  It is there that his interest in the ministry grew. After college, he served as a missionary for the Jesus Film Project, which seeks to put the gospel message into the native language of every tribe, tongue, and nation.
 
Sensing God’s call to the pastorate, and he earned his M.Div degree at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis.  It is there that he also met his wife, Natalie. After spending five years in rural ministry, he joined us in 2015. Brian and Natalie have two young sons, and enjoy rock climbing whenever they have the chance. Brian is passionate about showing the relevance of the Gospel to the modern world we live in.
 
Email Pastor Brian at brian@stpaulsefree.org.
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Andrew Seley
Lead Pastor of Discipleship
 
Pastor Andrew oversees the programs  that guide us to become better disciples of Jesus, as well as  coordinating of our Children & Family Ministries.
 
Andrew moved to St. Louis  from Clay Center, KS to attend Covenant Theological Seminary, where he earned his M.Div degree. He also met his wife, Melinda, there. (She was pursuing her Masters of Counseling degree.)  Andrew also holds a BA in Pastoral Ministry and Political Science from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO. Andrew and Melinda have two young sons.
 
Andrew has experience with preaching, teaching, working with small groups, children’s ministry, and missions- both local and international. He enjoys reading, travel, basketball, and good food. He and Melinda enjoy relaxing with friends and family, especially their boys. 
Email Andrew at andrew@stpaulsefree.org
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Mark Friz
Pastor of Membership Care
 
Pastor Mark’s responsibilities include the care of our members that can’t easily make it to church on a regular basis, ministering to those with health concerns, and is one of our Stephen Ministry Leaders.  
 
He and his wife, Gayle, have been here since 1994, serving as Senior Pastor until 2016.  They have four children and eight grandchildren. Before coming to St. Paul’s, Mark served St. Stephan’s UCC  in Chicago, IL (1980-85) and St. Luke’s Evangelical Church in Wellington, MO (1985-93). In 1987 he  co-founded  the King’s Kids camping program. Mark earned his M.Div degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL, and a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA. He also holds a BA of Arts in Music degree from UMKC.
 
Mark is an encourager, and enjoys helping people find their place in serving the body of Christ. He enjoys running, biking, gardening, swimming, and time with family and friends.
 
Email Pastor Mark at amfriz@stpaulsefree.org
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Larry Smith 
Traditional Worship Leader
 
Dr. Larry Smith earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Music from Arizona State University,  his Master of Music in Choral Conducting from Texas State-San Marcos, and  his Bachelor of Music Education in K-12 Vocal Music from Baylor University. Larry served pubic schools in Ft. Worth, TX and Fullerton, CA before embarking on his college teaching career in 1990. He now is a professor at Missouri Baptist University, directing the MBU Chorale and Chamber Singers. He has been a worship leader for churches in Texas, California, Arizona, Oregon, and Missouri.
 
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Jamie Stull 
Contemporary Worship Leader
 
Jamie has spent most of his career as an elementary school educator, teaching in both public and private schools in the St. Louis area. He earned a Masters in Educational Processes from Maryville University, and a Bachelors in Elementary Education from the UMSL.  Jamie has a special love for music. He has directed numerous children’s musical productions, performed in multiple musical presentations, and was a member of the internationally acclaimed Ambassadors of Harmony for eight years. Prior to coming to St. Paul’s, Jamie served as worship leader in two other local churches.
 
Email Jamie at
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Betsy Stull 
Organist
 
Betsy and her husband, Jamie,  joined St. Paul’s in 2017, after attending for over a year. Betsy began sharing her musical talent shortly after she and Jamie began attending, and officially joined our team in the summer of 2018.  She plays the organ for the 8:30 service, and the choir, as well as serving as pianist on the contemporary worship team. She has worked as an elementary teacher and as a health coach, and is currently teaching first grade at DaySpring Academy. She and Jamie have four grown children who also work and serve in various musical and artistic fields.
 
Email Betsy at 
childofgrace@att.net
 
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Clay Brigham 
Facilities Caretaker
 
Clay can be heard singing joyously throughout the church as he  cares for our building and those who use it.  Since 2007, he has been faithfully caring for our facilities, and takes great pride in this task.
 
He and his wife Nancy enjoy their children, six grandchildren,  music, movies, and fellowshipping with their brothers and sisters in Christ.
 
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Jannet Dieckgraefe 
Office Manager /
 Ministry Administrator
 
Jannet oversees the operation of the church office and facilities, and works on numerous special projects as needed.  She and her husband, Scott, and their three daughters have been members here since 1996.  She has a degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management from the University of Central Missouri.  She enjoys photography, travel, and time with friends and family.
 
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Cindy Heuermann 
Financial Administrator
 
Cindy and her husband, Rob, have been attending St. Paul’s for many years, and she joined our team in 2017.  Prior to St. Paul’s, Cindy worked at another church as their Stewardship Ministry Coordinator.  In her “free time”, she tries to keep up with their son, Matthew.  Cindy also enjoys dog training, especially her dog, Major.
 
Email Cindy at
cindy@stpaulsefree.org
 
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Christy Drake 
Secretary
Christy has been helping folks in our office since 2013.  She and her husband, Jeff, have been members here since 2011, and they have three children. Prior to working at St. Paul’s, Christy was a stay-at-home mom for 9 years. She enjoys gardening, crocheting and cooking, and can often be seen helping at many of our functions that involve food! Christy also has her own internet blog on cooking.
 
Email Christy at stpauls@stpaulsefree.org
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