We are all ministers of God’s story and love. As a congregation, we elect and call leaders to help guide and support our ministry. We are led by 12 ordained ruling elders, a few paid staff, and a whole lot of volunteers! Read more about our leaders here:


Our current session is made up of 12 ordained ruling elders. They each serve 3 year terms, in rotating classes, so that only 4 elders roll off the session at a time.

Class of 2020

Class of 2021

Class of 2022

Donna Cook

Brent Crittenden Matt Hanify

Lisa Thompson

Brian Hueckroth Stephanie Hoegger

Richard Weithop

Heather Macarthur Sandy Kay
Christine Woodward Josh Smith

Avery Smith

Oak Hill Presbyterian Church Staff

Rev. Erin Counihan


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 a Masters in Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. She lives in the Tower Grove East neighborhood with her brilliant and talented niece, Tegan (18), and their adorable dog Eddie.

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

Rev. Dr. Alan Meyers


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 Ph.D. 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 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 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!

Annie Girresch


We are thrilled that Annie Girresch has joined us to serve as AMEN St. Louis Director, beginning in August 2018. Annie is a lover of Life and a seminarian at Eden Theological Seminary. She has a background in working for dignity and justice in the workplace. Annie loves walking with people of many faith traditions as they find their role in the work of building the Beloved Community, and is constantly challenged and changed by those people in return.
You can read more about our ministry with AMEN St. Louis at www.amenstlouis.org.