God began stirring my heart and my family's heart to begin a new ministry that will reach and influence more people for Christ. We believe God is leading us to plant a church as we want to see new believers and disciples made in Fenton and the surrounding area.
My wife, Rebecca and I grew up in the St. Louis area. For the past 15 years, we have pastored and led worship ministries in Southwest Missouri, South Florida, Northern Indiana and in St. Louis. Rebecca is the Connect Kids Director which includes the K thru 5th graders at Connect Church. We are excited to see what God does through our church and look forward to connecting with new people.
We have 4 beautiful kids - Tyler, Chloe, Ellie & Mya. I am also an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Heat fan!
Contact Pastor Chris at Chris@connectchurchstl.com.
Contact Connect Kids Director, Rebecca Perstrope at Rebecca@connectchurchstl.com.
Bryan is the Discipleship Pastor here at Connect Church. He will be leading our small groups, Family Night on Wednesdays, and starting our Celebrate Recovery Ministry this fall on Tuesday evenings. Bryan is licensed and ordained as a pastor and previously served at Harmony Baptist and First Baptist Church Arnold. Bryan is also active in the Boy Scouts and earned his Eagle Scout as a youth.
Bryan and his wife Christi live in Imperial, MO. They have two sons Colby and Gabe. You can reach Bryan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pastor Bryan Menke is our care pastor at Connect Church. He leads our Disaster Relief and Care Ministries. Bryan is also a full time firefighter. Bryan's wife Michele leads the Connect Church cleaning crew and our Hand n Hand Pregnancy Center ministry areas. Michele is a registered nurse at Hand n Hand.
You can contact Pastor Bryan at email@example.com or by phone at 636.492.1605.
Pastor Chris Douglas is our student pastor at Connect Church. Chris and his wife, Tayra, lead our 6th-12th grade students each Wednesday evening at the church. Chris and Tayra also lead our Ghana and OASIS ministry areas. Connect Church and the Douglas Family are partnered to provide fresh water and resources to the village where three of their adopted children lived in Ghana. Chris works full time as a missionary for OASIS International serving refugees in the greater St. Louis area (www.oasis4refugees.org).
You can contact Pastor Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Connect Church Visit the Connect Church Student Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/connectchurchstlstudents/.
Little Connectors Director
Kristin Spears is our Little Connectors Director at Connect Church. She leads our children's program for Infants thru Pre-K. In this role Kristin schedules and leads a team of volunteers in providing a Christ-centered environment and curriculum for Little Connectors during service each Sunday. Kristin and her husband Paul have a heart for children and also lead our Safe Families ministry. Kristin and Paul serve as a host family for the organization providing care for vulnerable children. You can find out more at www.safe-families.org.
You can contact Kristin at Kristin@connectchurchstl.com.
Daniel has been using his gifts and passion for music to lead congregational worship for over 16 years. As the Worship Leader of Connect Church, Daniel schedules our team of musicians and vocalists each week and selects the music and arrangements that seek to draw the congregation in true worship of our Savior.
Daniel and his wife Bree also record and play music in their cover band regularly. They enjoy being active, playing on the Connect softball team and working out with Connect Fitness, led by Bree. You can contact Daniel at Danielmeyer85@gmail.com.
Dana Weigel is our Administrative Director at Connect Church. If you have any questions regarding facility maintenance, building projects, scheduling, volunteering or any other topic you aren't quite sure where to ask, she can help. Dana also serves on the personnel and finance subteam and other areas and activities as needed.
You will also see Dana at Bible Blast every year. She leads our roots music activity, building instruments and teaching a variety of songs for the end of camp performance. You may have seen our canjo, diddleybow or ukulele projects with our 3rd thru 5th graders.
You can reach Dana at email@example.com.
Matt and Amanda Boyd have faithfully assisted in establishing the church from our early days of set up and tear down to our present day location at 1779 Springdale. They have served in almost every volunteer role at the church. Matt is also passionate about baseball and woodworking, you can see his craft in the cross displayed prominently above the baptismal. Matt continues to serve as an elder and member of the finance and personnel subteam.
Matt and Amanda have 3 children; Parker, Hayden and Mattie. They also have a new pup over the last year, a labradoodle named Easton.
You can reach Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org
Andy and Megan Laupp
Andy and Megan are a founding family of the church. They have a heart for children and have led and served in children's ministry since the church was founded. Andy serves as an elder and member of the finance and personnel subteam.
Andy and Megan have two children; Sam and Mia. You will see all of the Laupp's at church on Wednesday's this fall for Family Night as well as on rotation Sunday in Children's Ministry.
Contact Andy at email@example.com.
Treasurer and Elder
Tim and Sheree McGill are a founding family of the church. They are parents to Rebecca (married to Chris Perstrope with 4 kids and Connect Kids Director), Megan (married to Steven Butler with 4 boys and serving as Connect Church Video Ministry Leads) and Amy (married to Adam Reinking with 3 kids, currently serving as missionaries in Prague.).
Many people recognize Tim as a gifted greeter, he remembers nearly everyone's name even as the church continues to grow. Tim and Sheree have actively led and served both our greeting and hospitality areas since the church was founded.
Tim is an Accountant by trade and has served as elder and treasurer since the church was founded.
If you have questions for Tim, you can reach him at TimMcGill@sbcglobal.net.
Kevin and Christy Frost are a founding family of Connect Church. Kevin spearheaded a number of projects to prepare the building for our official launch and has selflessly served since then to ensure we have a safe, secure environment to worship in each week. Kevin also serves on our greeting and parking team.
Kevin and Christy have two high school age daughters, Marissa and Mikayla. Both girls serve on rotation in Little Connectors and Mikayla plays acoustic guitar with the student band.
You can reach Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steven and Megan Butler are professional photographers and serve the church weekly by filming and finishing the 10:30 service each week as well as Family Night on Wednesdays. Megan sings on our worship team and plays the ukulele.