About

AMEN|Saint Louis is A Ministry Embracing the Neighborhood.

We provide learning and service opportunities for groups visiting St. Louis. Come stay with us and learn about how poverty, homelessness, systematic racism, and many other issues are impacting our city. Get your hands dirty working with partner agencies who are addressing these issues directly. Then pray and reflect about how you might be a part of this kind of work in your own community once you return home.

We offer a pre-planned, week-long learning and service experience that comes with a great place to stay and friendly staff and volunteers to show you around. But, we’re also a small operation- so we’re open to flexible groups, special events, conferences and retreats, too. We’ve had AmeriCorps groups stay with us, advocacy and activist groups stay with us, disaster response groups stay with us, community organizing groups stay with us, middle school retreats, college service-learning groups, folks of all ages, religions, and interests. Give us a call- we’d love to work something out for your group!

AMEN|Saint Louis is minsitry of Oak Hill Presbyterian Church located in the Tower Grove South Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri.  Through congregational fundraising and generous grants, Oak Hill Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) was able to launch AMEN and begin its life as a ministry embracing the neighborhood in 2012.   The house at 4115 Connecticut Street directly adjoins the 4111 Connecticut church building.

Visit our church website to find out more information about our congregation.  Our worship service is on Sundays at 10:30 AM and all are welcome!  We hope you get a chance to meet our congregation as a part of your stay here in Saint Louis.

Our Team

The Rev. Jillian Embrey
AMEN|Saint Louis Director

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Jillian is the Director of AMEN|Saint Louis, and will be your group’s first contact for scheduling, billing, form filling-outing, and question asking. Jillian leads the programming and management of AMEN|Saint Louis. As a PCUSA pastor, she has serving churches in Danville, KY, Webster Groves, MO and St. Louis, MO, prior to joining us at AMEN|Saint Louis.

 

 

Korla Masters
AMEN|Saint Louis Summer Site Manager

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Korla, our Summer Site Manager for 2017, welcomes AMEN teams upon arrival, and introduces them to their service and learning locations. She also leads Sacred Conversations on Race sessions. Recently graduated from Eden Theological Seminary with her MDiv, Korla has years of experience working in both churches and community organizations.

 

Donna Cook
AMEN|Saint Louis Volunteer Chair

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Donna Cook was raised in the neighborhood and can tell you some stories! She is one of the founding visionaries of AMEN|Saint Louis and has scheduled teams, arranged work projects, negotiated contracts, swept floors, answered late-night phone calls, folded laundry, and picked up pizzas. She really does it all. She’s a retired middle school teacher who is passionate about social justice and serving God in St. Louis.

 

The Rev. Erin Counihan
Oak Hill Presbyterian Church Pastor

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Erin is the pastor at Oak Hill Presbyterian Church, the congregation that runs and supports AMEN|Saint Louis. Erin leads AMEN|Saint Louis groups in Sacred Conversations on Race and joins the hospitality crew at Neighborhood Foosball nights. Erin is often found hanging out in the laundry room or sneaking into the kitchen for snacks….