dr. dan doriani
Interim preaching pastor
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
Rev. Ben Porter
Ben serves as Pastor over our Next Generation staff, coordinating the Kirk's education and discipleship ministry to families. His 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
Rev. Dr. Mike Kennison
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
Rev. Craig Doctor
Craig Doctor oversees the Men's and Administrative ministries of the church. He is passionate about actively engaging in the lives of the men at the Kirk, coming alongside them in the midst of the very real and present struggles of this life, and growing in Christ along with them. He also enjoys applying his experience in the church and business to help the Kirk achieve its mission. Craig and his wife Courtney have four children.
Contact Craig – phone: 314.392.4755
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
DIRECTOR OF WOMEN'S MINISTRY AND ASSIMILATION
Courtney has been involved in various aspects of women's ministry for over twenty years. She speaks at retreats and conferences and is passionate about helping women understand and apply the truths of Scripture to all aspects of life. She is the mother of two adult, married sons, one daughter in college, and one high school aged daughter. She recently received her MDiv from Covenant Theological Seminary and her desire is to see women flourish as the gospel takes root and transforms every aspect of our lives.
Contact Courtney – phone: 314.392.4741 email: email@example.com
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
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
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
director of ministries and 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 Dan Doriani and the church’s Executive Commission (EC) in this role.
Contact David – phone: 314.392.4700