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 2024

Class of 2025

Class of 2026

Dena Roper

Matt Hanify Josh Smith

Brian Hueckroth

Jeff Dahl Sarah Gibson

Christine Woodward 

Lisa Thompson Toby Eckert 
Valery Welch Bob Ream

Sandy Kay

Oak Hill Presbyterian Church Staff

Rev. Wanda Lawry

Transitional Pastor

Beginning September 1, 2022

Rev. Dr. Alan Meyers


The Rev. Dr. Alan Meyers serves Oak Hill as Parish Associate, with a focus on Christian Education and Worship. 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 the brand new and most precious puppy, Dash. 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 is a lifetime member of Oak Hill Presbyterian Church and is the main key-keeper, report detailer, and newsletter coordinator. She makes sure everyone who shows up, calls, or emails us is always greeted with love and care. 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!

With Jesus as our guide and community as our goal, we worship, love, serve, and grow.