Pastor andrew Baumgartner

Reverend Andrew Baumgartner began his ministry at St. Mark's in July 2019. While St. Mark's is Andrew's first ordained call, he has previously served in various congregations in Berwyn, Ill. and Arlington, Mass., as well as served as a chaplain at the Veteran's Hospital in Seattle. 

Pastor Andrew comes to St. Mark's from the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, where he earned a Master of Divinity degree. Pastor Andrew also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religious and Theological Studies from St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas. 

In his spare time, Pastor Andrew enjoys cooking, eating and playing the banjo.

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Carol Kugler is the church choir director and organist. She has three degrees including a B.A. and an M.A. in choral music education and a specialist degree in educational administration. Before her retirement, Carol taught music in the Wellston and Kirkwood school districts as well as at De Smet Jesuit High School. She taught school music for 34 years.

Carol began her love of church music as a 15-year-old organist in a Presbyterian church in Michigan. Her first directing position was during her freshman year at the University of Michigan at a nearby Baptist Church. Carol began her tenure at St. Mark's in 1991.

Carol has three sons, 10 grandchildren and is married to Dr. Morris Kugler. Carol directs the Chancel and Bell Choirs.

Carol Johnson

Carol Johnson is the main assistant for St. Mark's and is responsible for day-to-day activities, including: producing and publishing the worship bulletin and monthly newsletter, recording attendance, maintaining member and visitor records and producing the annual report. Carol started at St. Mark's in 2006.

Born and raised in St. Louis, Carol is one of six children. She is married to Alan, her high school sweetheart. They have two sons, Matthew and Mark and one granddaughter Sofia.