Pastor Vicki has served four churches in the St. Louis area, three in the UCC and one in the Presbyterian Church (USA). An Eden Seminary graduate with an MDiv, she also has a BSBA in accounting with a minor in law and a BA in Radio/TV/Film production with a minor in theater. She’s knocked around a bit, living in the San Francisco Bay area as well as Columbia and Jefferson City, MO with shorter stints in Peru and Guatemala. A St. Louis native, she was confirmed at St. Lucas in 1971 (see if you can find her in the downstairs hallway). She and her husband Keith are the parents of two twenty-something young men, Ben and Jon who also live in the St. Louis area.
Director of Children's Ministries and All-Church Programming
Michele has over 30 years of experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. Throughout her career, she served as the executive director for several large child development centers, as a consultant for the state of Missouri Bureau of Child Care and Head Start programs.
Coordinator of Youth Ministries
Amy served on the program staff at Camp MoVal for 2 years after attending camp as both a camper and a counselor for 11 years. She has been a member of Job’s Daughters International for 9 years where she has served in various leadership roles, at both the local and state level, and currently serves as an adult volunteer. Amy earned her Bachelor's in Secondary Education from SEMO.
Co-Coordinator of Youth Ministries
Lynn grew up at St. Lucas and is a life long member of the United Church of Christ. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Lucas. Lynn was an active member of the youth group at St. Lucas. She attended 5 mission trips while in school. She also attended Camp MoVal over her summers.
Director of Music
Seth Carruthers is serving at St. Lucas UCC as the Director of Music. Seth received a Bachelor of Music in 2009 and a Master of Arts in Counseling in 2015, both from Missouri Baptist University. Since moving to St.Louis in 2002, he has been a part of worship ministry in several churches, leading worship, choirs, worship teams and providing accompaniment. Seth is a Principle Singer with the Bach Society of St. Louis and works full-time for Fontbonne University in Student Registration and Financial Services.
John received his Bachelor of Music Degree from St. Louis Institute of Music and a Bachelor of Business Admin. from Washington University. He has been the Organist for St. Lucas for over 60 years! He previously served as music director and as an accompanist for District and Regional Metropolitan Opera Auditions as well as accompanist coach for Washington University Opera Studio.
Saturday Evening Organist
David is an Honor Graduate of South County Technical High School. He has been the organist for the Saturday evening worship service at St. Lucas UCC since 1994. He began organ lessons at the age of 10 and has concentrated on classical organ for much of the last 22 years.
Debbie mans the front desk; her cheerful and helpful personality evident when she answers the phone or when you walk in the office. Debbie is knowledgeable in all facets of the office operations and is ready to drop whatever she is doing when a congregant or visitor comes in.
AERIN "ARIEL" JOHNSON
Aerin “Ariel” Johnson is originally from St. Louis, Missouri and has been working with video, writing, and multimedia since she was in elementary school. While in middle and high school, she was very involved with both her youth group at church and Job's Daughters International as a part of Bethel 19, serving in various roles of leadership. At Truman State University, she studied Communication and English, focusing on Broadcast Journalism. While there, she worked at the college television station, becoming Producer halfway through her sophomore year, then Executive Producer her junior. After graduating, Ariel took a year-long position with City Year Americorps working in East Side, San Jose, California at Overfelt High School, tutoring in English and Ethnic Studies. She also spends time helping in her home church with audio visual needs, and had even been invited to preach on occasion. In her free time, Ariel spends a lot of time trying to explore new areas, bringing any camera she can get her hands on, telling and writing stories, and watching whatever baking or travel show suits her fancy.
Megan helps shape the message of the church both within our membership and the community around us. She artfully reflects what we're doing in thoughtful and consistent ways. Previously, Megan worked in communications in the ad industry in Chicago and St. Louis.
Lynda has a Master's degree in Education and a Bachelor's in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She has worked for the Lindbergh and Maplewood school districts for the last 30 years as a kindergarten and 1st grade teacher. She is a long standing member of St. Lucas and has volunteered in the church school and vacation bible school over the years. She has 3 children and lives in Crestwood.