Senior VP of Operations & Finance
Andy worked in finance and strategy at several Fortune 100 companies and holds a Master's of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary. He and his wife have four children. When not coaching soccer, he enjoys rooting on the Cardinals.
VP of Development
Joy brings her Master's of Social Work training and experience to ensure we have the greatest impact possible. Joy grew up in Hot-lanta, and also brings her passion for sweet tea and college football
ShaLonda grew up around the corner on Hebert and Garrison. She feels that it is a privilege to be back in the neighborhood, working for an organization seeking to help combat poverty through empowerment.
Merellyn has a B.S. in Business Administration and M.B.A. in Business Administration with an emphasis on HR Management. Merellyn is a returning M:STL employee who is excited about being back home. She looks forward to continuing to encourage people to strive to be the best they can be, no matter the challenge.
Director of Foundation Relations
Liz moved to St. Louis from Detroit to serve older adults in the city. Within Mission: St. Louis, she loves transforming neighborhoods into places where seniors can thrive. She enjoys running, reading, and Diet Coke.
Director of Development
Jon grew up in St. Louis and has a great love for the city, the sports teams, and the toasted ravioli. Jon is married to Jess and they have two young crazy kids. Jon first encountered Mission: St. Louis by volunteering as a mentor in the JLT program. He is excited to invite others to join us in building up the St. Louis region.
Mandy has a Bachelor's in Housing & Interior Design and Business and a Master's in Early Childhood Education. She enjoys anything creative, photography, reading, traveling and being spontaneous.
Amanda has two degrees from the University of Vermont, a B.S. in Neuroscience and a B.A. in Psychological Science. Her love of UVM FeelGood grilled cheese motivated her to run a half marathon in a grilled cheese costume to raise money to end extreme poverty.
Lucas graduated from the University of Missouri with a B.S. in Atmospheric Science. He hopes to pursue a career in non-profit management. He was a collegiate pitcher and enjoys outdoor activities including backpacking, biking and snowboarding.
Sydney recently relocated to St. Louis from Cincinnati, Ohio after graduating from the University of Dayton with a B.A. in Communication. She looks forward to learning more about St. Louis and finding the best restaurants in the city.
Beyond School Coordinator-St. Louis College Prep
Rebekah is a native St. Louisian with a Bachelors Degree in Communication Arts from Hannibal LaGrange University. She enjoys traveling and the outdoors, but knows there is nothing better than cuddling with her fur-baby, Suki, while binge watching Netflix and eating take out Chinese food.
Beyond School Coordinator-St. Louis Language Immersion School
Gabrielle has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from Washington University in St. Louis. She enjoys road trips, wandering through art museums, reading, public transit and spending time with her sisters.
Beyond School Volunteer Coordinator
Kayla received her bachelor's degree in educational studies from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and plans to work for M:STL until retirement. Her favorite things: Jesus, Mr. Kitty, New Girl, and giant spring rolls from Lona's.
Success Coach ACM-St. Louis College Prep
Michelle Le is currently a Beyond School Success Coach for 9th grade, and a recent graduate of Drake University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She is from St. Louis, and most of her family is stationed in St. Louis as well. Michelle's spirit animal is a turtle, she has a new obsession every couple of weeks and she likes her coffee and hot dogs plain with nothing in them.
Success Coach ACM-SLLIS
Maggie Becker works at Beyond School as a 3rd grade Success Coach. She attended Emerson College. She is a second year AmeriCorps member returning to M:STL after a year as a Digital Media VISTA. Her other interests include bagels, Blue Ivy and Beyonce.
Lesley has a Bachelor's of Elementary Education from SLU-Carbondale and a Master's of Education from Union University. She is considering going back for a masters degree in counseling. She enjoyed traveling and studying in college and is currently a volunteer track coach.
Brian is a second year AmeriCorps member with a Masters Degree in Social Work specialized in schools. In his spare time, Brian can be found grooving in the live music scene, chowing down on anything with cheese, or just settling down to a vinyl and a good read.
Matthew Whitney works at Beyond School as a 6th grade Success Coach. He has a Master's of Public Health - Global Health from Saint Louis University. He is passionate about relationships, education, health and community engagement. He also enjoys music, reading and working toward his goal of acceptance to medical school.
Sarah graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in History and Philosophy of Science and a B.S. in Psychology. She has a published poetry collection and hopes to pursue a career in public administration and policy.
Connor graduated from Truman State University with a B.A. in Psychology and English. He hopes to be a counselor or therapist in the future. He has a fraternal twin. He loves soccer, improving his Spanish and watching obscure, artsy films.
Kadence has an A.A. in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Grossmont Community College and a B.A. in Criminal Justice & minor in human sexuality studies from San Francisco State University. Kadence will be attending Washington University Brown School of Social Work in Fall 2018.
Aarthi has a B.A. in Enviromental Studies and M.S. in Computer Science from Washington University. She is a Pokemon Go fan and also enjoys tea and cats. She loves the Cat Cafe where she can have both at once.
Director of Beyond Jobs
Jason is in charge of the Job & Leadership Training program. When not teaching the men how to become better leaders in the community, he loves spending time with his wife and kids.
Student Relations Coordinator
Chris is a STL Native. He has been active in the inner city ministry for several years and is able to relate a biblical worldview to a wide range of people. Chris's mission is to create an atmosphere that is safe for learning where students can become men and leaders to their families, on their job, and in their community.
Student Relations Coordinator
Evelio is a native of St. Louis. Since he was 12, he's always heard the mantra, 'Men for Others'. He feels as if Mission St. Louis gives him the opportunity to fully embrace that, and is excited to hopefully be an agent of change, and be a positive influence on the city. He is an avid sports fan, and an aficionado of film and tv.
Beyond Jobs Operations Manager
Cami received her bachelor's degree in economics from Saint Louis University. After living in California for a year, she made her way back to St. Louis to be a part of the amazing Beyond Jobs team. When not at Mission: St. Louis you can find Cami reading, writing letters, trying out new coffee shops or hiking.
Danielle graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor's in History and Psychology and a Master's in Political Science. After 8 years of teaching high school social studies, Danielle is eager to learn about and be a part of Mission: St. Louis. You can find Danielle partaking in the different cultural and community events around St. Louis or anywhere outside-from a patio to a hiking trail.
Revive Assistant Manager
Born and raised in St. Louis city, Sears is a loud and proud advocate for city living. She enjoys the eclectic neighborhoods, people and businesses, especially the variety of local tasty eateries. She's spent her career in fashion, with a particular passion for resale. By thrifting and up-cycling, she believes anyone can express themselves artistically with their clothing choices or home decor.
Revive Floor Supervisor
Originating from Hermann, MO, Heying has been living in the St. Louis area for over a decade and is a proud South City resident. Heying describes herself as a little country and a little rock and roll, as her personal style and life is reflected in this. Heying’s background is in digital marketing and is an entrepreneur. She has a passion for all things local--music, food, drinks, art and all cultural things.
VISTA Services Manager
Katie received her Bachelor's of Art and Holistic Health from Georgian Court University and a Master's in Nonprofit Management from UMSL. Katie has a passion for trivia, tea, service and America. She hopes to one day be on Amazing Race.
VISTA Services Coordinator
Megan is a graduate of St. Louis University where she earned her Bachelor's in Psychology. Originally from Denver, Colorado, Megan enjoys playing volleyball, cooking and exploring Forest Park.
Anna received her Bachelor's of Arts in International Politics and Religion from Drury University in Springfield, MO. She is currently working on a Master's in Social Work at Washington University. Anna enjoys running with her dog, gardening and canoeing rivers around St. Louis.
Case Management Specialist
Ariel has a BSW from SIUE and has recently graduated from UMSL with her MSW. She is dedicated to helping older adults age in place and thrive in the community. Her hobbies include cooking, outdoor activities, road trips and spending time with friends.