Pastor: Rev. Dr. Andy
Pastor Andy became a Minister of Word and Sacrament after a successful career as a sales person in the power, process and steel industries. While in high school, he met his future wife Sandi. Andy participated in gymnastics in high school and while he attended the University of Iowa, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and economics. He then attended Northern Seminary, graduating with a master of divinity degree. Recently, he received his doctoral degree in ministry at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Andy’s first call was as Associate Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Ponca City, OK. Andrew brings a gift for relationship building both in and outside the local church. His energy and vision focus on the current and future role of the church in society, is for the church to to be a positive and influential part of God’s mission for individuals and the world. He and Sandi are the parents of two boys.
Christian Education Coordinator: Beth
Beth graduated in 2008 with a undergrad degree in Children’s Ministry from ONU. From there, she went to Kansas City and worked in Children’s Ministry at a Presbyterian Church for three years before returning to IL. She’s excited to be here at St. Luke Union and to share in the ministry that God has called this church to. Recently, she has returned to school to pursue a master’s degree in Christian Education while working at the church. Some of her hobbies include; playing with my 7 year old lab/retriever mix, Tali, walking, watching St. Louis Cardinal Baseball, babysitting, and art.
Music Director: David
David has been a Church Music Director In Illinois and Iowa since 1991 and has been an organist since 1983. He has served Lutheran, Methodist, and Episcopal congregations in all forms of keyboard/pipe organ accompaniment, choir directing, handbells, worship planning, and music arranging using cutting edge technology. David had been a Middle School Band Director since 1992 and is currently the Band and Vocal Director at a middle school and high school in town. In addition to his teaching and church work, he is a professional multi-keyboardist that has primarily played country and blues from clubs to large concerts with major artists all over the Midwest. David originates from Iowa and has music degree’s from the Berklee College of Music, University of Iowa, DePaul, and the University of Northern Iowa.
Administrative Assistant: Jessie
Facilities Assistant: Juan
(Staff last names have been left off for privacy, but all are welcome to call the church to talk to a staff member if needed. Thank you.)