Our Team

Senior Pastor, Rev. Michelle Torigian

Rev. Herb Schafale

Pastor of Visitation

Pastor Herb Schafale serves as St. Paul's part-time Minister of Visitation, which includes calling regularly on shut-in members and friends of the church, occasional hospital visits, and handling funerals as requested.

Dan Fry

Director of Music Ministry

I have spent many years in church ministry as organist, choir director, or Director of Music at several churches in Missouri and Illinois, and am happy to serve at St. Paul. I consider it a privilege to work with the talented musicians and staff members here.

Scott Wilson

Director B Street Band

I enjoy working with a very dedicated group of musicians in The B Street Band. For the past fifteen years, I have been an instrumental and vocal music teacher at Belleville West High School.  It is a pleasure to serve St. Paul UCC and the families in our community.

Tyler Kohrs
Christian Education Director

Hello, My name is Tyler Kohrs. I am the Christian Education Director here at St. Paul UCC in Belleville. I am from Trenton, Illinois. I graduated in 2016 from Greenville College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work.  I cannot wait to get to know everyone at St. Paul UCC.

Jeana Smith
Director - Mother's Day Out

Jeana is currently on staff at the Professional Dance Center, Gateway Center for Performing Arts, and STAGES Performing Arts Academy. Jeana hopes to combine her creative, artistic qualities to continue to grow the already acclaimed MDO program.

Stephenie Bauza


I am a member of St. Paul's UCC for over 15 years and sing in the choir, play bells, am President of the Women's Guild, a member of Stewardship and Nominating and Prayer Shawl coordinator. Now I am very excited about joining the St. Paul staff.


Tina Lake-Hopper

Office Coordinator

I am a proud member as well as staff at St. Paul UCC. I also serve on the Worship Board and Interim Ministery Teams, have served on the Council and Discernment Committees, and am part of the Tech Dept.  I enjoy making memories with my son, Carson, family and good friends every chance possible. 

Pat Kinney

Facilities Manager

I am proud to be a part of the team at St. Paul. Besides the joy of working with a talented group of people in a Christ-like environment, I love spending time with family and being outdoors. 

I pray that I may contribute something to St. Paul and the community daily.​​​​​​​

Karen Juenger


After retiring from full-time employment in the secretarial/bookkeeping field I joined  the St. Paul UCC staff as the Receptionist.  I enjoy volunteering at my church, reading, gardening, traveling and spending time with my family.​​​​​​​

Stephanie Elmore


My name is Stephanie Elmore. I have lived in Belleville all my life, I enjoy baking and cooking and always have a smile. I like to help. I’m glad to be a part of St. Paul’s staff and all the people in it!