People and Staff

In addition to an amazing team of volunteers, Peace UCC has many staff members that help guide our community. Visit the Contact Info page to get in touch. Governing bodies, planning teams and ministry circles can be found here.

Rev. Wendy BrunerRev. Wendy Bruner, Pastor                                         Wendy Bruner is an ordained UCC pastor who comes to Peace from serving Zion UCC in South Bend Indiana. She is a graduate of Eden Theological Seminary. Before and during seminary, Wendy advocated and worked for people with developmental disabilities through St. Louis Arc. She is a musician who loves a wide variety of music, is an avid reader, loves animals and is passionate about learning and justice. There is nothing Wendy enjoys more than sitting down with friends – new and old – for meaningful conversation and a good cup of coffee. Please join her one day.


Darcy Swanson, Music & Faith Formation Coordinator
Darcy Swanson began her ministry as Children’s Music Director in fall of 2002 and has become an indispensable member of our music team. She is an excellent musician and amazingly gifted with children and youth. In addition to her work at church, Darcy offers private music instruction.


Jen Einspahr, Administrative Assistant                                                                                                             

Paul Kachulis, Bookkeeper                                                                                            A  public accountant and retired auditor for the federal government, Paul brings remarkable attention to detail as he helps the Financial Team manage our church finances.

Alicia Siddiqui, Nursery Coordinator
Alicia Siddiqui attends to the youngest Peace folk on Sunday mornings. Alicia shares her love of children, her years of child care experience, and her creative touch with our children every Sunday morning.

Sunday Morning Hosts                                                                                                    Three fabulous youth: Londynn Tesch and Cole Schnell rotate monthly to serve as our Sunday Morning Host. Our host prepares the building for worship, puts on the fair trade coffee and extends our extravagant welcome to visitors and new faces.

Laurel Hayes, Campus Minister to Webster University
Laurel is a UCC pastor who serves as adjunct faculty at Webster University teaching courses on Spirituality.  Laurel also volunteers her time as a campus minister at WU.