Meet Our Staff

Pastor David Moore

Senior Pastor

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Date started at St. Paul: July 1st, 2007

Favorite thing about St. Paul: Baptisms

Previous Positions/Jobs/Years:
1st Call
Previously worked for a Large Engineering Firm managing video and multi-media productions.

Current Congregation: St. Paul Lutheran

Hometown: Overland Park, KS

College and Degrees: Concordia Seminary, St. Louis- Masters of Divinity

Family: Wife: Michelle Kids: Patrick, A.J., Zoe, and Sam

Hobbies and Interest: Fishing

Pastor Joel Cundiff

Associate Pastor

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Date started at St. Paul:  November, 2016

Favorite thing about St. Paul: Friendly Members

Previous Positions/Jobs/Years: Associate Pastor, Immanuel Lutheran Church & School, Danbury, CT (7 years)

Current Congregation: St. Paul Lutheran Church

Hometown: Independence, MO

Education:  Concordia University Wisconsin (Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education-History/Social Sciences)

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis (Masters of Divinity)

Family: Jennifer (Wife)

Hobbies and Interest: Outdoors, Reading, Cooking, Brewing

Bernie Fortmeyer

Director of Christian Education

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Date started at St. Paul: Jan. 1st, 1989

Favorite thing about St. Paul: The family

Previous Positions/Jobs/Years: Prior to St. Paul- KQTV Account Executive. 3 years 1986-1988; KKJO Account Executive, 8 years 1978-1985

Current Congregation: St. Paul Lutheran

Hometown: Columbus, IN

College and Degrees: B.S. Business Administration Emporia State University; DCE Specialist Certification Concordia, Sewed, NE

Family: Wife: Amelia, married 25 years; son: Paul, married to Beth and son Nolan, lives in Omaha; son: Peter, lives in St. Joseph.

Hobbies and Interest: Running, Walking, Reading, Bicycling, Fishing, and Spending time with family.

Barbi Rich

Youth Activities Director/Preschool Teacher

Aubrey Browne

Director of Christian Education Intern

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Date started at St. Paul:  June 2018

Favorite thing about St. Paul: The people. Everyone here take the time to talk with you and really show they care.

Previous Positions/Jobs/Years: Activities Coordinator Seward (Nebraska) Youth Center

Current Congregation: St. Paul Lutheran Church

Hometown: Pennock, Minnesota

Education:  Concordia University Nebraska DCE-Theology

Family: Ben Browne, Husband

Hobbies and Interest: Running, Yoga, Knitting, Reading, Playing Guitar and Ukulele, and drinking coffee or tea

Leah Meek

Band Teacher & Church Secretary

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Date started at St. Paul: as Secretary, July 2010, started band fall 2011

Favorite thing a bout St. Paul: Christian family atmosphere

Previous Positions/Jobs/Years: Band Director at Stanberry School 2003-2006, Band/Music Teacher at Troy School 2006-2010

Current Congregation: St. Paul

Hometown: St. Joseph

College and Degrees: Missouri Western State University,  Bachelor of Science in Education, Music Instrumental Emphasis

Family: I have been married to my husband Chris since 2009. We have 2 children, Marley and Michael.

Hobbies and Interest: Gardening and Playing in community bands

Helen Shade

Choir Director & Music/Handbells Teacher

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Date started at St. Paul: September 1997

Favorite thing about St. Paul: That we get to share Jesus every day with children… including those who have not heard His message of salvation.

Previous Positions/Jobs/Years:
Organist- Christ Lutheran Church- Platte Woods- 1981-1991
Admin Assistant- Wingert-Jones Music- KCMO- 1983-1992
Co-director- Parents Day Out- Central UMC- KCMO- 1994-1996

Current Congregation: St. Paul Lutheran

Hometown: Jefferson City, MO

College and Degrees: William Jewell College- B.S. Church Music and Organ Performance


Family: Husband- Lee; son- Kyle- 22 years; daughter- Kayla- 20 years

Hobbies and Interest: Spending time with family and friends, Bible study, travel, scrapbooking, reading, accompanying high school students at district/state contest

Kathy Meeker


Kim Arnold

Head of Church Nursery

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