CONTACT US

We’d love to hear from you. You’re welcome to start with our receptionist, or to contact one of our office service staff members directly.
Standard office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Reception

  314.631.0304
  info@cmstl.org

Sue Haack
Administrative Services
Sue Haack is Assistant to the Church Treasurer and is responsible for all accounts payable.  Sue provides administrative services necessary for the orderly and efficient operation of the church office.  She provides accounting oversight for church tenants, and provides accounting support to the Health Center, Child Care Center, Christ Memorial Productions, and our various church organizations.  Her helpful attitude and penchant for detail has endeared her to many.

  314.631.0304
  Email Sue Haack

Debbie Perrine
Pastoral Services
Debbie Perrine coordinates the delivery of pastoral care and prepares the weekly worship bulletin and In Touch.  Debbie is the administrative assistant to the pastors helping them to manage all their meetings, classes, appointments and responsibilities.  She is the staff liaison to the Church Council and Board of Elders, does triage on pastoral care requests, and in general in the voice and face of Jesus to many who reach out to the pastors with a question, concern or need.

  314.631.0304
  Email Debbie Perrine

Cheryl Becher
Member Services
Cheryl is responsible for accounts receivable.  She coordinates facility usage by all groups, both church and community.  Cheryl is our primary purchasing agent, she coordinates the church calendar, oversees church reception and the myriad of congregational mailings.  In general Cheryl is the first point of contact for member and guest to the church.  Her commitment to good order and dedication to her church ensures that we have a warm welcome to member and guest alike.

  314.631.0304
  Email Cheryl Becher

OUR STAFF

Core Ministry Staff

Pastor Jeff Cloeter, Senior Pastor

A native of Minnesota, Pastor Jeff has been at Christ Memorial since 2005.  After working in youth ministry and planting Christ Memorial’s city site, Reliant, he has been senior pastor since 2014.   Pastor Jeff and his wife Bobbi have four children – Bella, Joshua, Emily, and Jacob.  He blogs at sixthgen.com and has published a children’s book, Tales from Kabekona.  He enjoys time with his family, the outdoors, reading, running, basketball, and pretending to be a farmer.  He currently serves on the board of directors for Eagle College Preparatory Schools in St. Louis.
  

Bobby Walston, Associate Pastor

Bobby first came to Christ Memorial as a field worker from Concordia Seminary in 2011. In 2012 he became involved at Reliant and now serves both sites in the area of discipleship and pastoral care. He and his family moved to St. Louis from Ft. Worth, TX to attend seminary. His wife Angie is a “part-time” professor at Maryville University and a “full-time” stay at home mom. They have three daughters Maddie, Cady and Eley. The family enjoys traveling and being outdoors.

  

Pastor Bill Simmons, Administrative Pastor

Pastor Bill oversees parish administration and tenant relations, and provides leadership for the Health Center. He and his wife Gail have four adult children–Hillery, Nathan, Abby, and Ben–and two grandchildren. In addition, he serves as a Police Chaplain, he serves on the boards of Lutheran Senior Services and Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, and he volunteers time at the Gateway Arch. Pastor Bill enjoys running and coordinates the annual CM Health Center running team for GO! St. Louis. In his spare time he and Gail enjoy grandchildren, reading and traveling.

Mark Senechal, Director of Worship

Mark is passionate about connecting the heart of God with the hearts of His people through worship.  He’s a “jack of all trades” musician, with a love for contemporary and traditional music, with a skill set that includes piano, trumpet, vocals, and conducting.  He finds music and the arts are fantastic ways to bring the Word of God alive in people’s hearts, and loves to lead teams of people using their gifts to honor God.  A native of upstate NY, Mark joined the Christ Memorial staff in 2014, and has over 20 years ministry experience serving congregations in FL, CA, TX, and AZ.  He and his wife Susan have two teenage children, and a lovable German Shepherd named Lyric. Mark and Susan are well on their way to their goal of visiting all the National Parks in the United States.

Daniel Meyer, Director of Youth Ministry

As Director of Youth Ministry, Daniel’s primary focus is students and families in 7th-12th grade. He accepted the call to Christ Memorial in 2010. Daniel graduated from Concordia University Nebraska with a Bachelor of Arts degree and Director of Christian Education Certification in 2005. He previously served at Lord of Glory Lutheran Church in Elk River, Minnesota. Daniel and his wife Beth have two children, Caleb and Elise. Beth is the first grade teacher at Green Park Lutheran School. Daniel is also on the Board of Directors for NADCE – National Association of Directors of Christian Education. He enjoys NBA basketball, running, and loves Christian rock and hip-hop music.
    

Wilma Griffith, Director of Christ Memorial Child Care Center, Sunday School Superintendent

Serving as the director of Christ Memorial Child Care Center since 1994, Wilma first joined the Child Care staff in 1988 and has been a member of Christ Memorial since 1985. She took on the role of Sunday School Superintendent in 2015. Her greatest joy in working with children is sharing the love of Jesus with them and then seeing them exuberantly share that love with their families. Wilma serves on the early childhood board for the Missouri District of the LC–MS. She and her husband, Phil, enjoy spending time with their three children and two grandchildren as well as traveling, running, and hiking.

Pastoral Associates

Rev. Edwin H. Dubberke, Pastor of Intercession
Dr. Andrew H. Bartelt, KFUO Radio Bible Class
Dr. David J. Vaughn, Pastoral Associate
Rev. Ben D. Haupt, 10:45 Pastoral Leadership

Office Staff

Sue Haack, Administrative Services
Debbie Perrine, Pastoral Services
Cheryl Becher, Member Services

Program Support Staff

Sherry Amen, Organist
Clarence Berndt, Organist
Megan Panarusky, Communications Coordinator for Reliant 
Carolyn Miner, Shepherd Ministry
Pat Jackson, Shepherd Ministry
Keith Miner, Shut-in Caller
Susan Senechal, Worship Screens

Health Center

Christine Wilson, Health Center Ministry Coordinator
Lisa Cunningham, Fitness Nurse
Carolyn Crisler, Fitness Center Manager
Donna Wilkinson, Health Center Services

Building and Grounds

Joe Arkes, Maintenance
Bill Orrick, Maintenance
Joe Arkes, Tenant Relations
Mark Amen, OEA & Project Manager

Association Memberships

Green Park Lutheran School Association
Lutheran High School Association