Meet Our Staff

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

Kim Arnold

Head of Church Nursery

Linda Horton


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

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  • 8:15 am & 10:45 am Sunday | Sanctuary
  • 9:30 am | Sunday School Hour
  • 9:30 am Wednesday School Chapel | Sanctuary