CONCORD TRINITY STAFF
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. Email Mary
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. Email Laura.
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. Email Lori.
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 M.Div. he took over a senior pastor position at Beaver Memorial UMC in Lewisburg, PA. In 2020, he, his spouse, Ames, 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! Email J.T.
Director of Youth Ministry
Sarah is a St. Louis native, and was baptized and married at Concord Trinity. She attended Lindenwood University, where she received her Bachelor's in Music Education, and received a Master's in Flute Performance from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. She is a professional musician and educator who has a passion for leading kids and teenagers. She has been involved in several Christian denominations over the years, including PCA, LCMS, and Catholic ministry. She previously served at Concord Trinity in Kid's Ministry for about a year before taking up the role of Director of Youth Ministry in April of 2020. Sarah lives with her husband, Chris, and son, Wyatt, in the St. Louis area, along with their four rescue dogs. They are also currently renovating a family farmhouse and starting a homestead in the Franklin County area! Email Sarah.
Director of Communications & Multi-media
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. Please contact Katie through the church office at 314-842-2060, on her cell phone at 314-630-3405. Email Katie.
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. Email Nancy.
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. Email Melanie.