CONCORD TRINITY STAFF
Meet The Team
Rev. Mary Weaver
Rev. Mary Weaver was appointed to serve as Lead Pastor of Concord Trinity UMC in July 2020. She felt called to ordained ministry following a career as a Physical Therapist and after serving in several volunteer roles at her local UMC in Chesterfield, MO. She graduated with her Master of Divinity and was appointed to serve at Liberty UMC on the Royal's side of the state before being appointed to Cardinal's nation, but she is truly a diehard Cub's fan. Pastor Mary has a daughter attending Mizzou and a daughter who is a junior in high school. She has a heart for evangelism and missions and looks forward to how God will work through CTUMC to touch the lives in our local community with grace and hope.
Rev. Laura Taylor
Discipleship Formation Pastor
Laura has been serving as Associate Pastor with emphasis in Discipleship Formation and Missions since 2011. She has a passion for helping people connect with Christ and with the world through their gifts and skills. She has a BA from Truman State in Media Communications and received her Master of Divinity with a specialization in Christian Education from Saint Paul School of Theology in 1998. She was ordained a Deacon in Full Connection in 2002. Prior to joining Concord Trinity, Pastor Laura served in Kansas City and Wildwood, Missouri; working with children, youth, and adult discipleship ministries. Pastor Laura has been married for 30+ years to Marty and they are proud parents of three young adults. For fun Laura enjoys musicals, concerts, 80's new wave and hanging out with friends by a lake or firepit.
Director of Worship Arts
Lori Scott received her Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Arts from Drury University and her Master's in Music Education from the University of Kansas. Lori spent over thirty years in music education and is responsible at CTUMC for rehearsing the Chancel Choir, playing the organ and piano, scheduling and directing worship, and assisting with the Concert Series. She firmly believes in using the God-given talents of musicians, artists, and singers to enhance worship.
Director of Children's Ministry
J.T. was brought onto the Concord Trinity team in the role of Director of Children’s Ministry in May 2021. A St. Louis native, he graduated with a B.A. in Religion from Lindenwood University in 2015 and a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary in 2018. While at Princeton, he co-pastored a small United Methodist church in central New Jersey, and after he graduated with his MDiv he took over a senior pastor position at Beaver Memorial UMC in Lewisburg, PA. In 2020, he, his spouse, Aimes, and their three kids – Boston, Oakley, and Kaldi – relocated back to St. Louis to be closer to their families. Fun Fact: In addition to his position at Concord Trinity, J.T. is also an Adjunct Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Lindenwood University!
Director of Multi-media & Communication
Katie was raised in Kirkwood, Missouri and currently lives in Imperial. She triple majored in Music, Theatre and Dance at Columbia College Chicago then continued to STLCC Meramec for a certificate in Digital Media with an emphasis in Photography. Katie has performed professionally for almost 20 years and has so much love for the many people she has had the pleasure to work with. She also has experience in customer service - which is less exciting to talk about, but still oh so important. Katie's goal in life is to bring joy to others and knows how powerful a simple smile can be. Katie and her husband, Michael, are proud parents of their daughter, Elsa.
Concord Trinity UMC seemed like “home” the first time Nancy attended in 2007! With college degrees and lots of practice in connecting people with information, she says it is a great honor to now help connect people to each other and to Jesus in the CTUMC church office. She grew up in Glendale, Mo., and immigrated six miles southwest to the Concord Village area 32 years ago, and never looked back. Nancy has been married to Stuart for 32+ years, and they’re the blessed parents of Nathan and Camryn.
Coordinator of Congregational Care
Melanie’s current position as Coordinator for Congregational Care began in 2020. Her responsibilities include assisting the pastors & leading efforts to care for those in need and to equip members to care for one another. Prior to that position she was the Church’s administrative assistant. Melanie was raised in Evansville, Indiana. She graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She worked in the insurance industry, followed by working as elementary school substitute teacher and as a staff accountant for a local CPA firm. This church is home to her. She became a member of Concord Trinity and met and married her husband Scott here. Their two children, Emily and Tom, were baptized here and participated in Sunday School and Youth. Emily and her husband Sean also married here. Their son Jacob was baptized here. Melanie has served on most of the committees of the church. She is a member of United Methodist Women and served as President for 5 years. She enjoys music and sings with the Chancel Choir. She serves on the board of the Concord Trinity Concert Series. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her family and friends. She enjoys singing with the St. Louis Community Chorus and traveling.
Marilyn has been the Business Administrator and Treasurer for Concord Trinity United Methodist Church since 2012. Before that, she had 30 plus years' experience as an accountant and tax specialist in a small public accounting firm. She has enjoyed membership in Concord Trinity for almost 40 years.
Jacqui was born in East St. Louis, IL, and was the granddaughter of a Methodist preacher. After her family moved to Waynesboro, TN, Jacqui sang in the youth choir and attended her grandfathers services. As an adult, Jacqui moved back to St. Louis to attend Belleville Area College. Jacqui has been a member of Concord Trinity since the early 1990s and has been serving the church faithfully since. Around 2005, Jacqui took on the role of Nursery Coordinator after her husband, Randy, volunteered her. She has two adult children that grew up in the church. Her son, Adam, is currently on the path toward becoming an Elder in the United Methodist Church. Her daughter, Kristina, is working towards her medical degree. Jacqui often jokes how her daughter will save lives and her son will save souls.
Joel graduated Columbia College with a BA in Psychology in 1979. He then worked in hospital industry for 20 years. Afterwards, he worked at Chrysler factory in Fenton for 15 years. Joel then graduated from Vattorott College with a diploma in building maintenance. He has worked at CTUMC since 2009.
Alison Weatherby has been serving as staff accompanist since September 2009. She grew up in the St. Louis area and has been playing piano since she was 7 years old, taking private lessons for 11 years. Alison received her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Illinois Wesleyan University and her Master’s in Library and Information Science from Mizzou. She works full-time for the Webster Groves School District as a Library Media Specialist. She and her husband Alan are proud parents of two young adult sons, Aaron and Alec. Besides playing piano, Alison loves reading, traveling, live theater, and the Cardinals.