We are excited to inform you that the following staff positions have been filled. Please join us in welcoming the newest members of the Messiah Lutheran Church & School staff! They will officially begin their new responsibilities on August 1.

Connections Coordinator (Part-Time):
Wesly Pinkston

Wesly is currently the Messiah Summer Day Camp Director. Before coming to Messiah, she served as Director of Grace Lutheran Chapel Early Childhood Centers in Bellefontaine Neighbors and Curriculum Coordinator for Summer Impact Ministries. She and her husband, Will, moved to St. Louis from Paducah, Kentucky in 2014. Wesly graduated from Murray State University in with a degree in Elementary Education. She served many years as a classroom teacher and Summer Camp Director in Western Kentucky. Wesly was originally from Evansville, Indiana and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Children’s Ministry Assistant (Stipend):
Sarah Kelly

This is Sarah’s tenth year teaching overall and her fifth year teaching preschool at Messiah.  She graduated from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri where she met her husband Sean. She has a Missouri teaching certification in Elementary Education and has recently completed the Concordia online Colloquy Program.  Sarah has two sons, Quinn is a freshman at Lutheran High St. Charles and James is a 6th grader at Messiah. When she is not in the classroom, she enjoys reading, camping, cooking, singing, and spending time with family.

Children’s Ministry Assistant (Stipend):
Sarah Rentfro

Sarah Rentfro graduated from SIUE with a degree in Elementary Education. She was the first Kindergarten teacher at Unity Lutheran School in East St. Louis during its opening year in 2003 through 2007. Sarah helped choose and develop curriculum to be used in the school, led daily prayer, weekly chapel, and other Christian activities for Kindergarten students.  Sarah and her husband, Mitch, now live in Lake St. Louis with their four children.  Sarah homeschools one of her daughters, Elly (K) and son, Will (2nd grade).

School Kindergarten Aide & K-8 P.E. Teacher:
Stephanie Dwyer

Stephanie Dwyer graduated from Lindenwood University in 2003 with a degree in Elementary & Middle School Education.  She taught middle school social studies for several years at Faith Lutheran Jr/.Sr. High School in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada.  Stephanie has enjoyed substitute teaching at Messiah for the past 3 years…everything from art, to P.E., middle school, 3rd and 5th grades.  She is wife to the fabulous 8th grade teacher, Mr. Dwyer, and mother to Parker (5th) and Jack (1st).

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