Creve Coeur, MO  -  (314) 993-0015           Services @ 8:30 & 11 a.m.

Meet the Staff

Andrew Seley

Lead Pastor of Discipleship

Andrew Seley moved to St. Louis in 2010 from the small town of Clay Center, KS to attend Covenant Theological Seminary.  While studying at Covenant, he met his wife, Melinda, who was pursuing her Masters of Counseling degree.  Pastor Andrew graduated with a Masters of Divinity in 2014; he also holds a BA in Pastoral Ministry and Political Science from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO.

Prior to coming to St. Paul's, Pastor Andrew worked as a Pastoral Assistant at West County Fellowship in St. Louis, MO.  He has experience with preaching and teaching, creating and leading small groups, working with children's ministry, and local and international missions.  He enjoys preparing and eating good food, playing an occasional game of basketball, reading, traveling, and relaxing with friends and family.

Email Andrew at andrew@stpaulsefree.org

Brian Bish

Lead Pastor of Outreach

Pastor Brian is a native St. Louisian who spent most of his childhood on the Illinois side (Alton). Brian fell in love with ministry while studying chemistry at the University of Illinois. 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, he attended Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis where he met his wife, Natalie and received his M. Div. After spending five years in rural ministry, Brian and Natalie are excited to be back home in St. Louis. Brian is passionate showing the relevance of the Gospel to the modern world we live in.
 
Email Pastor Brian at brian@stpaulsefree.org.
 

Mark Friz

Pastor of Membership Care

Mark Friz and his wife, Gayle, have been with St. Paul's since 1994. They have four children and eight 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.

Email Pastor Mark at amfriz@stpaulsefree.org

Larry Smith

Traditional Worship Leader

Dr. Larry Smith  completed his Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Music from Arizona State University, received his Master of Music in Choral Conducting from Texas State-San Marcos, and earned his Bachelor of Music Education in K-12 Vocal Music from Baylor University.  Dr. Smith served pubic schools in Ft. Worth, Texas and Fullerton, California 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.

Email Larry at buswasu798699@yahoo.com

Jannet Dieckgraefe

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.  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.

Email Jannet at jdieckgraefe@stpaulsefree.org

Christy Drake

Secretary - Wed morning, Thurs, Fri

Christy and her husband, Jeff, have been members here since 2011 and Christy has been employed by the church since 2013. Christy and Jeff have three children: Bonnie, Bill, and Julia.  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 St. Paul's functions that involve food!  Christy also has her own internet blog on cooking. 

Email Christy at stpauls@stpaulsefree.org

Micki Segal

Secretary - Mon, Tues, Wed afternoon

Micki has been employed part-time by the church since 2013.  She enjoys interacting with the members of St. Pauls, especially the quilters.  In her spare time she includes reading and bible study.

Email Micki at stpauls@stpaulsefree.org

Clay Brigham

Facilities Caretaker

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.  He and his wife Nancy enjoy music, movies, and fellowshipping with their brothers and sisters in Christ.

Email Clay at cbrigham@stpaulsefree.org