ABOUT US

A MESSAGE FROM

OUR PASTORS

FIRST, WE WANT TO SAY THANKS FOR CHECKING US OUT. WE'RE PRETTY EXCITED ABOUT WHAT GOD IS DOING AT OUR CHURCH AND WE'RE GLAD TO HAVE THE CHANCE TO SHARE THAT WITH YOU.  

How do you express who you are and what you stand for in just a few paragraphs?  It’s like trying to describe the dash between two dates in a 15 minute eulogy—it will never do full justice! 


We are about building the Kingdom.  We are about making disciples.  We are about the journey as much as the destination.  We are about meeting you where you are and hoping that we can share some time together as we travel, as we write the story of our lives, as we choose the paths we will take.  We are about hope in the desert, joy in sorrow, peace in the storm and light in the darkness.  We are about knowing the love of God in our lives and trying to pass that on to one another.  Sometimes we do it well—sometimes we fail --but we always try.


We see ourselves as fellow travelers, sometimes we are better suited to guide because of our life experiences and sometimes you will lead.  Sometimes we will work together and sometimes we will each be called to do our own part—be the eye or the foot.  Together we will achieve so much more in God’s name.  Together the body is complete.  So, come and join us—this great Faith Family —as we seek to build up God’s Kingdom.


 Join us as we lift up our awesome God and seek to be a place of Worship, Refuge and Outreach to all.


In Christ,

Pastors Mike & Erica



A little about our Pastors...


Rev. Michael R. Roth is an avid backpacker, enjoys his chickens—Pecky & Fluffy, and loves overseas mission opportunities.  Mike has been very involved in Haiti. He grew up in Central Florida, received his BA from the University of Southern Florida in 1993, and went on to receive a Masters of Divinity from Eden Theological Seminary in 1996. During those years, he served churches in Florida, Illinois, and Missouri, did chaplaincy at Barnes Hospital, and served at Epworth Children’s Home. After graduation, Mike served at Kirkwood UCC here in St. Louis for 6 years as a Co‐Pastor. After getting married, the Roth’s served together at Saron UCC in Linton, IN for 12 years before coming to St. Paul’s in summer of 2015.


Rev. Erica K. Roth likes to make silly sock creatures, loves to read and spend time creating magical realms with her daughter.  She grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and attended Oklahoma State University. She received her B.U.S. in Industrial Design in 1996. Continuing her education, she earned a Masters of Divinity from Eden Theological Seminary in 2000. During that time Erica served at Every Child’s Hope Children’s Home, St. John’s in Wood River, Illinois, and as a student pastor at Kirkwood UCC. After graduation, Erica served as the Youth Ministry Coordinator for the Missouri Mid-South Conference and at St. John’s UCC in Chesterfield, Missouri. The Roth’s served together at Saron UCC in Linton, IN for 12 years before coming to St. Paul’s in summer of 2015.

 WHO IS THE UCC

The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church to join faith and action.  With over 5,000 churches and nearly one million members across the U.S., the UCC serves God in the co-creation of a just and sustainable world.  The UCC is a church of firsts, a church of extravagant welcome, and a church where "…they may all be one" (John 17:21).


The Church of Firsts

Since 1957, the United Church of Christ has been the church of firsts, weaving God’s message of hope and extravagant welcome with action for justice and peace. Together, we live out our faith in ways that effect change in our communities.  The UCC's many "firsts" mean that we have inherited a tradition of acting upon the demands of our faith.  When we read in Galatians: "There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus"—a demand is made upon us. And so we were the first historically white denomination to ordain an African-American, the first to ordain a woman, the first to ordain an openly gay man, and the first Christian church to affirm the right of same-gender couples to marry. We were in the forefront of the anti-slavery movement and the Civil Rights movement.  Our response to the demands of our faith is woven into the history of our country.


A Church of Extravagant Welcome

Today, we continue to change lives throughout the world. We work alongside more than 200 mission partners. We labor ceaselessly to fight injustice, in the United States and abroad. We instill our vision into our youth and young adults, forging leaders who will imagine new dreams. And we sustain and develop church leaders, pastors, and our local churches to live their faith in exciting new ways.  We believe in a God that is still speaking​, a God that is all-loving and inclusive.  We are a church that welcomes and accepts everyone as they are, where your mind is nourished as much as your soul.


We are a church where Jesus the healer meets Jesus the revolutionary, and where together, we grow a just and peaceful world.

MEET OUR STAFF

Pastor Mike Roth

Pastor Erica Roth

Doug Gilliland

Director of Music Ministries

Linda Becker

Director of Children & Family Ministries

Nancy Hebenstreit

St. Paul's Office Manager

Mike Conners

TreeHouse Director

Amy Chkautovich

TreeHouse Business Manager

Glenn Kujath

Building Maintenance


JOIN US THIS WEEK

WORSHIP SUNDAYS AT 9AM & 11AM

9:00 am Heritage Service

9:00 am Children's Education Time

10:10-10:50 am Adult Education Time

11:00 am Connection Service

11:00 am Children's Education Time

10:00-11:00 am Fellowship Time