Our Staff

Our Pastor – David Scott

Rev. David Scott is entering his 15th year of full-time ministry in the Missouri Annual Conference.  He  has previously served as Senior Pastor at Alton UMC in Alton, MO., St. Paul UMC in Thayer, MO., First United Methodist in Lebanon, MO., and currently at Arch UMC in Hannibal, MO.  Pastor David graduated with a Masters of Divinity degree from Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, KY with honors in 2004 and was privileged to be ordained as a United Methodist elder in 2008. He has served on the Annual Conference Board of Ordained Ministry for 10 years and is currently the Dean of Candidacy Mentors and the On-line Registrar for Missouri ministry candidates.  Pastor David is also a registered pharmacist in Missouri and has owned and operated his own pharmacy for 17 years before entering full-time ministry.
Pastor David has been married to his wife, Lori, for over 37 years and they love spending time with their growing family.  Their daughter, Christa, and her husband, Kevin, live in Atchison, Kansas with granddaughter, Rebekah, born in August of 2017.  Their son, Craig, and his wife, Megan, live in Hannibal, Missouri with grandson, Brier, born in September of 2017.  To say that 2017 has been an exciting year is quite an understatement!  Lori retired from teaching music in the public schools in 2011 and has been teaching music education, piano, voice and organ at the college level at Hannibal LaGrange University and is the conductor of their concert choir.  Pastor David enjoys golfing, date days with Lori, and is an avid basketball and sports fan.  Lori loves to read, attend music and drama productions, do interior design, and art projects.


Our Music Director – Tom Schmidt
Tom brings many years of experience playing the organ and directing choirs, both vocal and hand-bell. Tom brings an enthusiasm of helping people worship God through music. He believes that people can worship God using many different styles of music. This is evident in the two worship services we have at St. Luke’s. At the traditional service at 8:30, he provides accompaniment for congregational singing on the organ or piano as well as directing the Chancel Choir or Hand-bell Choir. At the 11:00 praise service, he leads the band and plays the keyboard to provide a more contemporary sound.
Tom has been playing since he was five years old and holds a master’s degree in organ. Tom met his wife here at St. Luke’s and together they have five children.  Tom enjoys working with everybody to help create an environment of worship that promotes a closer relationship with God. He invites anyone who is interested in joining any of the music groups to contact him.
Bruce Walker
Praise Leader
Stacey Knese
Preschool Director
Jasmine Quintana
Administrative Assitant
Ed Bode
Cheryl Rothe
Francis Wyatt
Preschool Teacher
Greg Turner
Teresa Gordon
Terry Schott