Pastor Tim Staffeld has an enthusiasm for sharing with others the love and forgiveness found in Jesus Christ. His desire is for more people to believe in Jesus Christ as their Savior, and for others to deepen their faith in Him. He enjoys meeting new people and learning their unique story. Pastor Tim has a heart for St. Louis City and considers it an honor to serve in such a beautiful area. He can be found on a tennis court or exercising outside, watching The Office or a movie, or spending time with his family. Pastor Tim has a beautiful wife Courtney and three young children.  Pastor Tim can be reached at



Director of Youth & Family

Sunita Manu is a Native of West Africa (Liberia and Ghana), who migrated to St. Louis, MO in 2005 as a Liberian refugee. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and biology, a master’s degree in public health, and is currently pursuing her PhD in public health at Saint Louis University (SLU). Her current experiences as a student involves research relating to adolescent mental health and trauma, immigrant and refugee health and access to care. Sunita is also involved with Hodiamont Ministries (sponsored by LCMS) where she is provided the opportunity to share the gospel and serve immigrant and refugee families in St. Louis. Sunita is honored to be the Director for Epiphany’s Youth and Family Ministry, and looks forward to growing in faith and the Gospel of Jesus Christ with ELC family and community!  Sunita can be reached at


Director of Music

Mr. Benjamin Hayter is the Choir Director for Epiphany Lutheran Church.  Benjamin is training at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis to be a pastor and can be reached at






Anna Horton is the organist at Epiphany Lutheran Church.  She believes in the power of music to communicate the love of Jesus, using a variety of musical styles.  She is a former librarian who enjoys cooking, baking, and taking walks.  She can be reached at





Office Manager

Mrs. Carrie Beary serves at Epiphany Lutheran Church full time.  She is happy to assist members of both the congregation and those in our community.  Please feel free to contact her by email at or by calling the church office at 314-752-7065.