Apr 26 2018
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As the family at Chapel of the Cross, our mission is to:
- SHARE the Gospel
- SEEK the Lost
- STUDY God's Word
- STRENGTHEN One Another
The Bible is the Holy, inspired Word of God without errors. It is historically accurate and true. It is the only source for Christian doctrine (teachings).
In the Triune God: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit are one God, the Holy Trinity.
The heart and center of our faith is that we are saved by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ. We can do nothing to earn God's love or our salvation. God's grace is a free gift through the life, suffering, death and glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Through God's Word and the waters of Baptism, God come to us and adopts us as His forgiven children. This gift is for all people - infants, children and adults.
Through the Lord's Supper (Holy Communion), Jesus Christ, as He says, is truly (not symbolically) present in the bread and the wine. Through participation in this holy meal, God seals all His promises for us: the forgiveness of sins, strength in the faith for the life and the certain promise of eternal life with Him.
Jesus Christ will return some day. We do not know the day or time. We live with the sense of urgency of sharing the Gospel - the Good News for all people. Through His suffering, death and glorious resurrection Jesus Christ's victory over sin, death and hell is now our victory. Heaven is our home.
Chapel of the Cross is staffed by wonderful people who are eager to help! Click on the images below to learn more about our staff members.
Pastor Mark Hoehner grew up in Wisconsin and Michigan and is an avid Detroit Tiger, and Michigan Wolverine fan! He received his undergraduate degree from Concordia-Wisconsin in 1996. In 2000 he received his Masters of Divinity from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo, and then his doctorate in Old Testament studies also from Concordia in 2011
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Pastor James Uglum graduated from Concordia Chicago in 2003, as a Director of Christian Education. From there I went and served as the Director of Youth and Family Ministry for Cheshire Lutheran Church in Connecticut. In 2006 my wife Jaime and I were married and moved to Saint Louis where I began my studies at Concordia Seminary. I served as a youth worker at Chapel of the Cross in Saint Peters from 2006 till May 2010 when I graduated from the Seminary
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Andrew Nelson was born and raised in the Midwest; calling Joplin, MO; St. Charles, MO; Overland Park, KS; and St. Paul, MN home throughout the years. After attending Lutheran schools his whole life, he graduated in 2008 from Concordia University, Nebraska with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He then earned his Director of Christian Education Certification in 2009 after a year long internship in Sterling
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Bev Piehl, Secretary
Since July 2000, I have been blessed to be a part of the office staff at Chapel of the Cross. I am originally from St. Louis but did spend 12 years living in Texas before returning to the Midwest. I have two older sisters, on e who lives in St. Louis and the other who lives in Texas, and one younger brother who lives in Central Illinois.
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Emilie Lail, Music Coordinator
Since September 2010 I have been serving as Music Director at Chapel of the Cross. Prior to that, I served as keyboardist at Chapel for several years. I hold a Bachelor's degree in music from Concordia University, Chicago, where I focused on church music and composition in my studies. From 2008 through August 2010 I served as Music Director at Peace Lutheran Church in Winghaven, Missouri.
Andrea Weiss, Preschool Director
Andrea Weiss calls the beautiful state of Michigan home and continues to follow Big 10 football and basketball. In 2012, she graduated from Concordia-Nebraska with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education.
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