Pastors

BEN PORTER

BEN PORTER

Rev. Ben Porter
Senior Pastor

Ben's passion is to see the Kirk built up as an inviting community that offers a preview of the culture of heaven to St. Louis and the world. Ben also enjoys wrestling with his kids, going on dates with his wife, following English soccer, and doing handyman projects around the house.

Contact Ben – phone: 314.392.4761
email: bporter@thekirk.org

MIKE KENNISON

MIKE KENNISON

Rev. Dr. Mike Kennison
Associate Pastor

Mike serves as Associate Pastor for Care and oversees the Small Group Ministry of the church. He has a passion for caring for people and brings to that work more than 30 years of pastoral experience.

Contact Mike – phone: 314.392.4746
email: mkennison@thekirk.org

 

DAN DORIANI

DAN DORIANI

DAVID KLOTZ

DAVID KLOTZ

 

dr. dan doriani
THeologian In Residence

Dr. Daniel Doriani is Professor of Theology and Vice President of Strategic Academic Projects at Covenant Theological Seminary, where he also served as Dean of Faculty and Professor of New Testament. He also has fifteen years of pastoral experience, principally as Senior Pastor of Central Presbyterian Church, a large university church in St. Louis. Doriani earned graduate degrees from Westminster Theological Seminary and Yale University, where he was also a research fellow. Doriani is a council member and regular blogger for The Gospel Coalition He has written thirteen books on Scripture, hermeneutics, and gender and family issues and has contributed to eight others. He and his wife Deborah have three daughters.

Contact – 314.392.4700

DAVID KLOTZ
Executive Administrator & Head of Staff 

David brings over 40 years of experience to the Kirk as a small business owner, corporate executive, consultant and advisor in the business, non-profit and church/para-church communities.

David works in partnership with the elders, staff, and congregation as a leader, mentor, and co-laborer fulfilling the mission and vision of the Kirk. He collaborates closely with Ben Porter in this role.

Contact David – phone: 314.392.4700
email: david.klotz@thekirk.org

Ministry Staff

GEORGE BRYAN

GEORGE BRYAN

George Bryan
Director of Worship

George has a passion for leading, creating, and designing liturgies that transform God's people and push them toward Christ. George and his wife met and married in their home state of Nebraska.
 

Contact George – phone: 314.392.4702
email: gbryan@thekirk.org

 

 
ANNA JOHNSON

ANNA JOHNSON

Anna johnson
Director of Children's Ministry

Anna's love for children and her desire to assist parents as they raise their children in the Lord has led to her involvement in children's ministry for over eighteen years. Anna taught in the classroom for 16 years before the Lord called her to begin working in the church. She desires for children to learn God's word, to love God's word, and to live God's word - all in a nurturing and grace-filled environment. Anna's husband Jack is currently serving in the United States Air Force, and they have one daughter, Emma Grace.

Contact Anna – phone: 314.392.4760
email: anna.johnson@thekirk.org

TAYLOR CLEMENT

TAYLOR CLEMENT

Taylor Clement
Head of School – Kirk Day School

Taylor loves helping students see God’s presence in all subject matter and to teach them that they are known and loved. Away from the Kirk, Taylor loves spending time with his wife (Katy) and son (Anderson), reading, watching movies, and following his favorite sports teams.

Contact Taylor – phone: 314.392.4735
email: taylor.clement@kirkdayschool.org

 
JOHN SPENCER

JOHN SPENCER

John spencer
DIRECTOR OF STUDENT MINISTRY

John has a heart and passion for youth ministry and serves as the Director of Student Ministry.  He is passionate about walking life with students as they encounter the Gospel.  John enjoys spending time with his family, reading the occasional book, running, and partaking in both sides of music as a listener and musician.

Contact John – phone: 314.392.4742
email: john.spencer@thekirk.org