Twin Oaks Church Staff

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Dr. Russell St. John - Lead Pastor

Russ was born and raised in Washington State, and is a lover of sunshine, fishing, college football, preaching, church history, his family, and dogs. After graduating from Washington State University, he earned his Master of Divinity at Covenant Theological Seminary in Saint Louis. He has pastored churches in Washington and Pennsylvania, and has served as an active duty Chaplain in the United States Navy. Along the way, he earned a Doctor of Ministry in preaching from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and is currently a PhD candidate at the London School of Theology, where he is researching 19th Century theologies of preaching. Along with serving Twin Oaks as Senior Pastor, Russ is a visiting lecturer at Covenant Seminary, where he helps to train students to preach God's Word faithfully. Russ and his wife, Amy, have been married for sixteen years and have six children and one German Shepherd. Russ joined the Twin Oaks staff in February of 2014.
Check out Pastor Russ's blog here!

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Rev. Bill Myers - Associate Pastor

Pastor Bill Myers has been blessed to:

  • Be a follower of Jesus for 42 years
  • Be married to Wendy for 36 years
  • Be a father to 5 great children (and 4 sons-in-law & 1 daughter-in-law) for 33 years, and the grandfather of 6 and counting
  • Be a graduate of Covenant Seminary for 13 years
  • Be on staff at TOPC for 17 years
  • Have had a part in the following ministries at TOPC: Evangelism, Discipleship, Marriage Mentoring, Assimilation, Parenting, Special Needs, Worship Leading, Preaching/Teaching, Families
  • Have spent over 10 years in the following countries on long or short-term mission projects: Togo, Cameroon, Benin, Nigeria, South Africa, Morocco, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Belgium, France, Netherlands, UK, Scotland, Italy, Austria, Luxembourg, Germany, Ukraine, Mexico, Ecuador, India
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Dr. Robert Stuart - Pastor of Shepherding and Leadership

A former lawyer and skeptic, Bob came to Christ through the witness of his wife, Deena. Married for forty-seven years, Bob and Deena have three children and nine grandchildren. Bob grew up near Plymouth, Massachusetts, and attended Villanova University. Upon graduation he was commissioned as a lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps, seeing combat in Vietnam. After the Marine Corps, he attended The Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary and practiced law. After coming to know Jesus as Lord and Savior, he went to Princeton Theological Seminary, graduating with the Master of Divinity degree. He also holds the Doctor of Ministry degree from Reformed Theological Seminary and has served as an adjunct professor at Knox Seminary, Reformed Theological Seminary, and New Geneva Seminary. Dr. Stuart loves baseball, having played in college. He enjoys golf, puzzles, and telling stories to his grandchildren. 

Rev. Scott Kerens - Pastor of Discipleship

Scott was born and raised in St. Louis, with a short season in south Texas. He graduated from Ladue Horton Watkins High School and attended St. Louis Community college before graduating from College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo with a double major in History and Secondary Education. After working in various camps and student ministries in Colorado, Kansas, Arkansas, and Missouri, he returned to St. Louis to earn a Master of Divinity from Covenant Seminary in 2007. Scott and Elizabeth were married in 2006 and have four children. His favorites in life are people, mountains, books, creation, espresso, and learning. 

Brian Roby
Administrative Director
 

 

 

Iva Vogan
Children's Ministry Director
 

 

 

 

 

 

Virginia McGuigan
Director of Music

 

Music & Worship Staff
Wendy Myers, Administrative Assistant
Anne Nagle, Organist

Mark Hawkins
Business Administrator

Business / Admin. Staff
Jack Lavergne, Maintenance Supervisor
Valari Clough, Accountant
Dot Massot, Receptionist

 

 

Schaeffer Griffin
Nursery Director

 

Donna Middendorf
Director of Missions

 

Missions Staff
Jenni De Jong, Administrative Assistant

 

 

Student Ministry Staff

David Barnes, Director of Student Ministry
Andy Iversen, College Ministry Director
Amy Reed, Women's Discipleship Staff

 

Les Prouty
Marketing Director

Communications Staff
Dennis Scanio, Media & Graphic Design

 

 

Nicki Sanden
Business Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Church Elders

Todd Akin, John Hibbler, Greg Huffman, Scott Kerens (Associate Pastor), Doug Loveall, Bill Myers (Associate Pastor), Nathan Reddick, Norman Reed, Jeff Scheibe, Russell St. John (Lead Pastor), Ernie Taeger
 

 

The Diaconate

Kerry Brown, Carson Carrington, Tim Fessler, Jay Fox, Flavio Furlan, Brian Moellenhoff, Jay Nichols, Shawn Perry, Craig Philipp, Gary Skelton, Jim Spindel, Clark Stout, Larry Zanders