Staff

Carolyn Crowe, Director of Senior Adult Ministries and Parish Nurse.  Carolyn is a part-time staff member and longtime member of the church, and is very involved in the health ministry and spiritual care of the congregation.  She is a Deaconess Parish Nurse.  314.962.6011 ext 106

Diane Drollinger, Music and Choir Director.  Diane is a graduate of the Conservatory of Music at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio and holds a degree in vocal music performance.  She has conducted various choral ensembles over the past 25 years, has been a recitalist and professional vocalist, and has taught voice privately.  Diane has an extensive background in musical theatre and served as the Music Director for many community productions when she lived in Ohio.  She also has experience working with young voices.  A member of Christ Lutheran, Diane directs both the Christ Choir and the Handbell Choir and is on the Worship Committee.  314.962.6011 ext 108  diane@drollingergroup.com

Mark Ruff, Organist.  Mark comes to us from St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Portland, where he was music director, organist and choir director.  He was previously the organist at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Providence, RI; Park Place Congregational Church in Pawtucket, RI; and Amherst Lutheran Church in Amherst, NY.  He was the organist and accompanist in various Portland recitals.  He has also played for recitals in Bruhl, Germany; and Buffalo and Fredonia, NY.  He studied piano and organ at Lutheran Summer Music, SUNY College at Fredonia, NY, and the University of Buffalo.  He has recently returned from Germany where he was on an extended sabbatical from his professorship at St. Louis University.  Besides his teaching schedule at SLU, Mark has also taught classes for the Lutheran School of Theology-St. Louis.  A member of Christ Lutheran, Mark plays our Schlicker organ

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