Our Staff

…[T]end the flock of God that is in your charge, exercising the oversight, not under compulsion but willingly, as God would have you do it—not for sordid gain but eagerly. 1 Peter 5:2-4

The Rev. Ed Zumwinkel III


efz@wgpc.org Ext. 3201

Ed is a St. Louis native whose faith formation began at St. Mark Presbyterian Church in Ballwin, where he was ordained as a Deacon at the age of 15. After high school, Ed graduated with honors from Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. He then joined Xerox Corporation in sales….

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The Rev. Hannah Zyla

Associate Pastor

hmd@wgpc.org Ext. 3210

The Reverend Hannah Zyla serves as Associate Pastor and Director of Children’s Ministries. A lifelong Californian until her move to the Midwest, Hannah comes from a long line of Presbyterian pastors. She was raised by clergy parents on the grounds of San Francisco Theological Seminary in northern California, where seminary professors and hippies lived side…

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Shawn Portell

Director of Music/Organist

spp@wgpc.org Ext. 3211

Shawn serves Webster Groves Presbyterian Church as Director of Music/Organist, giving direction to the Adult Chancel Choir, Ely Ringers and Contemporary Arts Ensemble for the Informal Worship Service. Before coming to Webster Groves Presbyterian Church in 1995, Shawn served as Director of Music Ministries/Organist at the United Methodist Church in Seward, NE, and Choirmaster/Organist of…

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The Rev. Susan Andrews

Theologian in Residence


Beth Kazlauskas

Mission Outreach Coordinator

bok@wgpc.org Ext. 3208

Barbara Fischer

Senior Staff Assistant

baf@wgpc.org Ext. 3202

Jan Scheurer

Business Administrator

jls@wgpc.org Ext. 3206

Cherstin Byers

Educational Ministries Assistant; Digital Communications Specialist

chb@wgpc.org Ext. 3205

Joyce Kimmons

Assistant to the Business Administrator

jlk@wgpc.org Ext. 3203

Pete Brennan

Maintenance/Custodial Supervisor

Ext. 3212

Pierre Campbell


Ext. 3212

Ken Kastner, Jr.


Ext. 3212

We seek to live Christ's love, welcome all people and joyfully serve God.