Rev. Peter Bringe has a B.A. in Bible and Theology from Whitefield College and a M.Div. from Covenant Theological Seminary. He grew up here in St. Charles County as a member of our church. After serving as a pastoral intern and deacon, we voted to call him as our pastor in June and he was ordained on October 9th. On the side, Peter also enjoys making music, studying and recounting history, and spending time in the outdoors. Peter is married to Melody and they have been blessed thus far with two children. You can read his blog by clicking here.
Our Other Elders:
Mr. Bruce Stahl (Ruling Elder) is an experienced elder, serving at other churches in New Jersey and Missouri before coming to help our church. He and his wife Barbara are parents of five grown children. Bruce has a great love for the church of Jesus Christ, and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church in particular. He currently oversees our church records as the Stated Clerk.
Rev. Christian McShaffrey has served as a ministerial advisor for our congregation while we have been searching for a new full-time minister. He is the pastor of Grace Reformed Church (OPC) in Reedsburg, WI.
Mr. Tim Heger oversees our efforts in fellowship, hospitality, and logistics. Tim and his wife RoseAnn are the parents of six rambunctious boys whom they educate at home. They enjoy the country life immensely and encourage the rediscovery of all aspects of healthy living. Tim serves as a deacon, and is a careful student of the Bible and the Westminster Confession of Faith. He is a graduate of Rankin Technical College and works in the heating and air conditioning industry.
Mr. Jeff Hamann holds a B.E.E. degree from Georgia Tech and is currently working towards an M.Div. degree from Whitefield Theological Seminary. He has a strong interest in biblical theology and Christian doctrine. Jeff helps us by coordinating our efforts in caring for the needy, outreach and evangelism, weekly Bible teaching, occasional exhortation, taking minutes, and encouraging support for missions. He and his wife Angie live in the country where they are raising their six children. Jeff works as an Oracle database administrator.
Our Pastor Emeritus:
Rev. Dr. Marcus J. Serven has been a Presbyterian minister for close to thirty-seven years (licensed in 1980, ordained in 1981, retired in 2016). He has served as the pastor of Covenant Family Church (OPC) in Troy, Missouri near its founding until October 2, 2016. Marcus and his wife Cheryl are blessed with nine children, six of whom are now married, and ten grandchildren. The Servens are dedicated home-educators and have done so for over thirty years.
Pastor Serven delights in telling the remarkable stories of God’s providence in classroom lectures, sermons, and historical articles (www.genevanfoundation.com). His doctoral dissertation on the pastoral theology of John Calvin was finished in January, 2012. Dr. Serven has earned degrees from the University of California at Davis, B.A.; Fuller Theological Seminary, M.Div.; and Covenant Theological Seminary, Th.M. and D.Min. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Calvin Studies Society. The Serven family now resides in Austin, TX—but maintains a close relationship with the people and ministry of Covenant Family Church.