FULL NAME: David Allison Stewart
FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Crab Cooker (Coronado Island, CA)
FAMILY/KIDS: Married to Nancy Stewart, two kids; Christy and Ben.
HOMETOWN: Born in Anchorage Alaska, childhood years Farmington, MO
FAVORITE MINISTRY MOMENT: Love walking with people as they discover God's love and healing in their lives.
FUN FACT: I have college letters in baseball and soccer and do not have a high school letter for either sport because they were not high schools sports in Farmington at the time.
Associate/ NextGen Pastor
FULL NAME: Blake Ashley Lewis Buchanan
FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Texas Roadhouse and Mike and Zack”s BBQ.
FAMILY/KIDS: Married to Rebekah Buchanan, parent of three dogs!
HOBBIES: Playing/ watching sports, traveling, being outdoors.
HOMETOWN: Gideon, MO
FAVORITE MINISTRY MOMENT: Starting Elevate College Ministry on the campus of Three Rivers College and seeing college students come to know Christ and worship Him passionately.
FUN FACT: I had 13 people in my high school graduating class.
FULL NAME: Amanda Kristene Gowen
FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Chick-Fil-A.
FAMILY/KIDS: Married to Travis Gowen, two kids: Ireland and Rowan.
HOBBIES: Soccer and Serving- in whatever capacity.
HOMETOWN: Houston, TX
FAVORITE MINISTRY MOMENT: FUGE, watching kids share intimate moments with God, and baptisms that followed.
FUN FACT: My father is a 20+ year engineer for NASA, building spaceships and coordinated the Russian/American space program as the Manager of the Technical Moscow Liaison Dept.
Children’s Ministry Director
FULL NAME: MacKenzie Elizabeth Burgelin
FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Mizu (Sushi Restaurant in STL)
FAMILY/KIDS: Married to John Burgelin, two kiddos: Bash and Saoire.
HOBBIES: Drawing and Painting
HOMETOWN: Smithton, IL
FAVORITE MINISTRY MOMENT: A mix between two moments. 1. Two children deciding to make room in their heart for Christ after an anatomical heart lesson. 2. One of the kids asked me what my job was and after I told her that it was to talk to kiddos about Christ she was so shocked and excited about introducing people to Christ as being an actual job that she firmly declared that’s what she wanted to be when she grew up!
FUN FACT: John and I got married in Bermuda.
Contemporary Worship Leader/ Media Ministry
FULL NAME: Timothy Ryan Starnes
FAVORITE RESTAURANT: FIve Guys and Chick-Fil-A.
FAMILY/KIDS: Single for now!
HOBBIES: Music in basically every capacity. I love playing guitar and piano, writing and producing songs and expressing myself and my heart through music. Also video games!
HOMETOWN: Poplar Bluff, MO
FAVORITE MINISTRY MOMENT: Too many to count, but seeing youth come to know Jesus is always a standout. Seeing the youth at FUGE in 2018 be completely transformed by Jesus and some coming to know Him for the first time was incredibly awesome.
FUN FACT: I learned/play guitar and piano entirely by ear.
Traditional Music Director
FULL NAME: Pam Howard Becker
FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Any place that serves good steak!
FAMILY: Widowed. Three Kids, Kaylin, Andrea, and Coulton.
HOBBIES: Hanging out with family and friends.
HOMETOWN: Franklin, OH
FAVORITE MINISTRY MOMENT: Watching shy kids find their voice and performing in church musicals.
FUN FACT: My summer job while in grad school was singing in the opera chorus with the St. Louis Opera Theater.
Lay Leader/ Worship Leader
FULL NAME: Shiela Jean Boyles
FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Exotic Grill.
FAMILY/KIDS: Married to Larry Boyles and we have 4 children: Amanda Johnson, Tyler Davis, Matthew Boyles, and Allison Humphrey. We have 4 grandchildren.
HOBBIES: Singing and playing piano.
HOMETOWN: Campbell, MO
FAVORITE MINISTRY MOMENT: Every moment that I am able to share God’s word.
FUN FACT: Early in my walk with Christ, I prayed that God would allow me to sing and He answered my prayer.
FULL NAME:Renee Jean Bobo
FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Anything Mexican!
FAMILY/KIDS: Married to Devin Bobo, four kids; Maddyx, Royce, Maylee, Makynzee.
HOBBIES: Spending time with family/friends, playing with my kiddos, and all things sports!
HOMETOWN: Flora, IL
FAVORITE MINISTRY MOMENT: Watching my son accept Jesus Christ in his heart and then be baptized.
FUN FACT: I played 6 years of competitive level volleyball, and 2 years of college volleyball.
Director of Finance
FULL NAME: Cynthia Lorena Gonzalez
FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Fuji.
FAMILY/KIDS: Married to Chris Gonzalez, have 4 children.
HOBBIES: Singing has always been a huge part of my life, designing art, and desiging cakes.
HOMETOWN: Born in Amsterdam, raised in Castricum, Netherlands
FAVORITE MINISTRY MOMENT: There are so many, but I thik my favorite is when leading worship and hearing the people singing praises to our Almighty God in adoration.
FUN FACT: I love to travel and have been to 10 different countries so far! Our kids’ first mode of public transportation was an airplane.