Eastern Association Substitute Preachers
This list is to help churches find a preacher to fill in for a Sunday or two. We have included people we believe are capable preachers, but they may not all be authorized to perform the sacraments (for example, some of these people are MIDs or lay ministers).
These lists are maintained by the Association Committees on Ministry, and ministers who want to be included should contact the COM Chairs for their Association.
If your church needs a Substitute Preacher to cover for a longer period of time, please contact:
Rev. Nicole Havelka
Interim Minister for Search and Call Discernment
(314) 301-9842 (mobile)
Eastern Association Substitute Preachers:
Rev. David Arndt
314-503-2240 : 2905 Hilldale, Brentwood, MO 63144 : email@example.com
Retired UCC authorized minister available to congregations within 75 mile radius of Eden Seminary. UCC. Ordained 1976. "To help congregations where the settled pastor is temporarily absent, to meet friends I haven't met yet, to practice my profession, at least some."
Rev. Don Bizer
636-219-7523 (cell), 636-447-3561 (h) : 28 Briarwick Trail, St. Peters, MO 63376 : firstname.lastname@example.org
Retired UCC authorized minister. Ordained 1991. Trained intentional interim minister. Willing to serve throughout the Conference. Willing to consider short-notice worship needs.
Rev. Fred Brandenburg
573-486-8852 : 1995 Sand Plant Road, Hermann, MO 65041
Retired UCC authorized minister available within a reasonable distance of Hermann, MO.
Rev. Dianna Niemann-Harris
573-560-8114 : 22255 Pike 118, Louisiana, MO 63353 : email@example.com
Willing to travel in both Eastern and St. Louis Associations. Willing to consider short-term arrangements with a congregation.
Rev. Carolyn Held
314-939-1101 (office) : 7495 Hardscrapple Dr. Apt. B, St. Louis, MO 63123 : firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently serving as Chaplain at Lydia's House. Ordained 2005. Available in the St. Louis Metro and some of Eastern Association.
Rev. John Kinnard
636-856-0627/636-856-4038: 31 Austin Hill Court, Wentzville, MO 63385: email@example.com
Retired DOC minister from Lynchburg, VA. Served churches in DOC, UCC and United Methodist. Moved to Wentzville five years ago and looking to become active in ministry again. I seek to bring my experience in both the business world and ministry together. Available to serve most anytime for short or extended periods as needed.
573-579-2069 : firstname.lastname@example.org
Retired pastor available to churches in the Eastern and St. Louis Associations.
Rev. Susan Shumway
636-544-6183 : N Kern O'Fallon, MO 63366 : email@example.com
Chaplain at SSM St. Joseph Health Center. Ordained 2005. Available to churches in St. Louis and Eastern associations.
Rev. John Silea
636-233-8338 : St. Peters, MO 63376 : firstname.lastname@example.org
Retired UCC authorized minister. Available to churches in the Eastern Association.
Rev. Ron Williams
314-222-3739 : Florissant, MO
Retired UCC authorized minister available in St. Louis metro area and the Eastern Association