Rev. Douglas T. King, Pastor, Head of Staff

After college I served as a volunteer in mission with refugees in Mexico and California.  I earned my MDiv degree at Princeton while serving congregations in Trenton and Brooklyn coordinating a food pantry and working with people who had come out of the prison system.  After seminary I served as an intern at Myers Park Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. [read more...]

Rev. Dr. Dieter U. Heinzl, Associate Pastor, Faith Formation

I was born and raised in Nuremberg, Germany, have lived in the United States since 1987 and am holding dual citizenship—just like the guy from the Bourne Identity … if you are a movie fan. My journey in the US has taken me from Houston to Austin, Texas, to Princeton, New Jersey, and, finally to St. Louis, in August, 2001. [read more...]

Rev. Melanie Smith, Associate Pastor, Youth and Young Adults

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and called Spokane, WA home for 24 years. When I went off to college I knew that I loved working with children, youth, and their families and dreamed of being a pediatric nurse. But biochemistry quickly changed my mind. During my sophomore year at Whitworth University, I took a religion course. On the first day of class, the professor said, “Ask any question you want about Jesus, God, Christianity-every question is fair game.” [read more...]