Rev. Ben Porter
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
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
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
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
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
INTERIM DIRECTOR of CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
Kayla believes it is both a pleasure and responsibility to share the Gospel story with younger generations and to grow them up into the people God has created them to be. She is thankful to have a job where she can fuse her passions for Christ and children together. She also loves spending time with her husband, baking up a storm, and eating chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven.
Contact Kayla – 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