Eastern Association Substitute Preachers

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)

       Schedule an appointment  

Eastern Association Substitute Preachers:  

Rev. David Arndt      

314-503-2240: 2905 Hilldale, Brentwood, MO 63144 : davidarndt2905@gmail.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."

Max Bade

636-228-4349, 595 Femme Osage Creek Road., Augusta, MO 63332. Willing  to serve within a 50 mile radius of home.

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 : willowspirit@hotmail.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 : cheld@lydiashouses.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: jhk_1@msn.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.

Sam Roethemeyer

573-579-2069 : golfingsammy@hotmail.com
Retired pastor available to churches in the Eastern and St. Louis Associations.​


Rev. Susan Shumway                       

636-544-6183 : N Kern O'Fallon, MO 63366 : uccsss@yahoo.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 : johnsilea@gmail.com

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

Missouri Mid-South Conference of the United Church of Christ

483 East Lockwood Avenue, Suite 15, St. Louis, MO 63119

314-962-8740 or 877-877-5884

Fax 314-918-2610



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