Rev. Erin Counihan

Rev. Erin Counihan

Pastor

The Rev. Erin Counihan joined Oak Hill Presbyterian in ministry in July 2014. Although she doesn’t fully understand the cheese that guy Imo puts on the pizza here, she quickly came to love the parks, museums, neighborhood restaurants, and of course, the people of her new hometown, St. Louis! Originally from Maryland, Erin went to college in Ohio and in Argentina, worked in Colorado, Baltimore, Mississippi and Chicago before heading to seminary in New Jersey. Erin likes to travel, be outdoors, slowly participate in triathlons, engage in community happenings, and she usually packs along Cheetos with everything. She is passionate about serving both God and neighbor and couldn’t be more thrilled to join Oak Hill in the way they do just that, right here in Tower Grove, right here in St. Louis. Erin holds a BA in Politics and Government from Ohio Wesleyan University and an Masters in Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. She lives in the Tower Grove East neighborhood with her brilliant and talented niece, Tegan (16), and their adorable dog Eddie.

Erin can be reached at erin.counihan@oakhillpcusa.org.

Rev. Dr. Alan Meyers

Rev. Dr. Alan Meyers

Parish Associate

Rev. Dr. Alan Meyers serves Oak Hill as Parish Associate. Alan has been teaching, preaching, leading worship and sharing life with the congregation as parish associate since 1990. A St. Louis native, Alan went to the late lamented Southwest High School and was a member of the late lamented Southampton Presbyterian Church. He studied at Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary. He was a pastor of churches in Troy, New York and Lawrence, Massachusetts before returning school at what is now Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia and earning a PhD in doctrinal theology. Alan and his wife Rosemary moved back to St. Louis in 1987 for her work – she was an assistant U.S. Attorney in St. Louis before she retired in 2010 – and Alan started teaching religion at Lindenwood University, from where he has since retired, but insists on continuing to teach some classes.

Susan Brown

Susan Brown

Minster of Music

Susan Brown serves as the Music Minister at Oak Hill- directing the choirs, playing piano and organ, coordinating all music and musicians who play at worship and special events, and serving on our Worship and Christian Education committee. Raised in Charleston, MO, Susan started playing the piano at age 6 and taught herself to play the organ as a teenager because he church didn’t have an organist. She holds a BS in Education and an MA in Reading from Southeast Missouri State and taught middle school reading and music in Jefferson County for 32 years. For the past 25 years, Susan and her husband Bill have called South St. Louis City home, and currently share it with Skippy, Atticus, Oliver and Titus, their precious King Charles Cavaliers. Susan loves dogs, reading and Cardinals baseball and is quick to tell people that “the past 15 years at Oak Hill have been the happiest of my life!”

Carole Adams

Carole Adams

Church Secretary

Carole wears many hats at Oak Hill. We are most grateful for her service to the church and so glad to have her as a part of the team, even if she won’t let us take her photo for the website! Just stop by the church office and get to know her face-to-face!

Korla Masters

Korla Masters

Student Pastor and AMEN St. Louis Interim Director

Korla has been serving with us as Student Pastor since fall 2016. She also served as AMEN St. Louis summer site manager this past summer. Korla recently graduated with an MDiv from Eden Theological Seminary and is currently a student at Luther Seminary. At Oak Hill she works with our youth and community outreach ministries and also provides leadership in worship and Sunday School. Beginning in Feb. 2018, she has added responsibilities as Interim AMEN St. Louis Director. We’re so glad to have Korla sticking around for more ministry fun in the neighborhood!

Chris Ruth

Chris Ruth

AMEN St. Louis Summer Site Manager

Chris is serving as Summer Site Manager at AMEN St. Louis for 2018. Chris comes to AMEN St. Louis with years of experience in student ministry in multiple denominational settings. He’s excited about working with AMEN because of the mutual mission between groups and local justice organizations. Not only do local orgs receive valuable assistance in their work, but visiting groups learn to do justice in their own communities. In May of 2018, Chris graduated with a M.Div. from Eden Theological Seminary. He also holds a B.A. in Christian Ministry from Anderson University (IN). Chris looks forward to helping visitors connect with the city of St. Louis!

Rev. Erin Counihan

Rev. Erin Counihan

Pastor

The Rev. Erin Counihan joined Oak Hill Presbyterian in ministry in July 2014. Although she doesn’t fully understand the cheese that guy Imo puts on the pizza here, she quickly came to love the parks, museums, neighborhood restaurants, and of course, the people of her new hometown, St. Louis! Originally from Maryland, Erin went to college in Ohio and in Argentina, worked in Colorado, Baltimore, Mississippi and Chicago before heading to seminary in New Jersey. Erin likes to travel, be outdoors, slowly participate in triathlons, engage in community happenings, and she usually packs along Cheetos with everything. She is passionate about serving both God and neighbor and couldn’t be more thrilled to join Oak Hill in the way they do just that, right here in Tower Grove, right here in St. Louis. Erin holds a BA in Politics and Government from Ohio Wesleyan University and an Masters in Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. She lives in the Tower Grove East neighborhood with her brilliant and talented niece, Tegan (16), and their adorable dog Eddie.

Erin can be reached at erin.counihan@oakhillpcusa.org.

Rev. Dr. Alan Meyers

Rev. Dr. Alan Meyers

Parish Associate

Rev. Dr. Alan Meyers serves Oak Hill as Parish Associate. Alan has been teaching, preaching, leading worship and sharing life with the congregation as parish associate since 1990. A St. Louis native, Alan went to the late lamented Southwest High School and was a member of the late lamented Southampton Presbyterian Church. He studied at Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary. He was a pastor of churches in Troy, New York and Lawrence, Massachusetts before returning school at what is now Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia and earning a PhD in doctrinal theology. Alan and his wife Rosemary moved back to St. Louis in 1987 for her work – she was an assistant U.S. Attorney in St. Louis before she retired in 2010 – and Alan started teaching religion at Lindenwood University, from where he has since retired, but insists on continuing to teach some classes.

Susan Brown

Susan Brown

Minster of Music

Susan Brown serves as the Music Minister at Oak Hill- directing the choirs, playing piano and organ, coordinating all music and musicians who play at worship and special events, and serving on our Worship and Christian Education committee. Raised in Charleston, MO, Susan started playing the piano at age 6 and taught herself to play the organ as a teenager because he church didn’t have an organist. She holds a BS in Education and an MA in Reading from Southeast Missouri State and taught middle school reading and music in Jefferson County for 32 years. For the past 25 years, Susan and her husband Bill have called South St. Louis City home, and currently share it with Skippy, Atticus, Oliver and Titus, their precious King Charles Cavaliers. Susan loves dogs, reading and Cardinals baseball and is quick to tell people that “the past 15 years at Oak Hill have been the happiest of my life!”

Carole Adams

Carole Adams

Church Secretary

Carole wears many hats at Oak Hill. We are most grateful for her service to the church and so glad to have her as a part of the team, even if she won’t let us take her photo for the website! Just stop by the church office and get to know her face-to-face!

Korla Masters

Korla Masters

Student Pastor and AMEN St. Louis Interim Director

Korla has been serving with us as Student Pastor since fall 2016. She also served as AMEN St. Louis summer site manager this past summer. Korla recently graduated with an MDiv from Eden Theological Seminary and is currently a student at Luther Seminary. At Oak Hill she works with our youth and community outreach ministries and also provides leadership in worship and Sunday School. Beginning in Feb. 2018, she has added responsibilities as Interim AMEN St. Louis Director. We’re so glad to have Korla sticking around for more ministry fun in the neighborhood!

Chris Ruth

Chris Ruth

AMEN St. Louis Summer Site Manager

Chris is serving as Summer Site Manager at AMEN St. Louis for 2018. Chris comes to AMEN St. Louis with years of experience in student ministry in multiple denominational settings. He’s excited about working with AMEN because of the mutual mission between groups and local justice organizations. Not only do local orgs receive valuable assistance in their work, but visiting groups learn to do justice in their own communities. In May of 2018, Chris graduated with a M.Div. from Eden Theological Seminary. He also holds a B.A. in Christian Ministry from Anderson University (IN). Chris looks forward to helping visitors connect with the city of St. Louis!

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