Committed to seeing a city reconciled to God and one-another.

Leadership

 

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TODD GENTEMAN
lead pastor

Todd grew up in the St. Louis area and attended Southern Illinois University right outside of St. Louis. He is married to his wife, Juliette, and is the proud father of Violet and Theo.  He attended seminary at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

Todd is the owner of an award winning retro furniture store in south St. Louis city. 

In his free time he likes to have family dance parties and family sing alongs to Hamilton the musical. 

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MATT SWARINGIM
experience director

Matt grew up in a suburb 30 miles west of St. Louis City. With a passion to bridge the gap of the racial divide in St. Louis Matt and his wife Maggie moved to the the city to join the team at Apostles.

In addition to serving at Apostles, Matt works as a web/marketing freelancer and owns an award-winning DJ company and is currently pursuing his Masters of Theological Studies with an emphasis in Leadership at Midwestern Seminary

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DION AND RHONDA NEWELL
academy city group leaders

Dion and Rhonda have been married for 19 years and have 12 children together. They've called St. Louis home most of their adult lives. Dion works for an IT company and works alongside Rhonda as she works hard raising and homeschooling their kids.

Rhonda describes contentment as working at an orphanage loving on babies. Dion describes contentment as obeying God's will for their lives which according to Rhonda will most likely always include babies!

 
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DANNY AND MARISSA TEBEAU
vandeventer city group leaders

Danny is an accomplished artist and works with college students to help plan their studies. Marissa is the Director of HR at a thriving St. Louis company. They love spending time with friends and family as well as play with their son, Jack.

 

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DJ AND ANITRA BROWN
shaw city group leaders

DJ and Anitra Brown have been married for a year and share their lives with foster children. They believe in the power of community and serving others. DJ is a co-working space office manager and sings in the Worship band at Apostles. Anitra is a middle school special education teacher and serves on the hospitality team at the church. Together they hope to reach people and bring them to a deeper knowledge of who Christ is. 

Outside of this they love Mexican food, dance, and unpopular music.

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ALEXIS MATHEWS
connections team leader

 
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JULETTE GENTEMAN
kids city coordinator