Meet Messiah’s Staff Team

Pastor Steve Miller,

Senior Pastor

Pastor Steve is excited to serve God and minister to the people of Messiah Lutheran Church and the surrounding community. He's passionate about following Jesus and helping others find their place in God's greater story. Raised in the Chicago suburbs, Steve is a graduate of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. He and his wife, Andrea, were married in August of 2012 at Messiah, and he has served churches in Illinois, North Carolina, and Silver Spring, MD. In his spare time, Pastor Steve enjoys woodworking, tinkering with tools, and pretending that he is a runner.

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Pastor Mike Okine

Born and raised in Ghana, Pastor Michael Okine served there at Lutheran Media Ministry. Later he and his family came to Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. After completing his degree in communication in Houston, Pastor Okine was called to Messiah in 2006. In response to the question: “What’s the most important thing to know?” Pastor Mike says, “Jesus loves you! And don’t you ever forget that!”

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Pastor Matt Hoehner

In addition to his service at Messiah, Pastor Matt is also the Regional Executive Director of Open Sky Education (formerly Educational Enterprises), in St. Louis. In this role, Pastor Matt is leading the development of a region of high performing EAGLE Charter Schools and Compass Educational Programs in St. Louis. Matt also serves with the Character Formation Project, serving schools and organizations across the nation and the world.

Pastor Matt graduated from Concordia University, River Forest in 1998. He then went on to Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, where he received a Master of Divinity, a Master of Sacred Theology, and a Doctor of Ministry in Cross-Cultural Leadership.

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Nelda Cameron, Music Director

Nelda Cameron has been involved in making music since age 4 and has played everything from piano and trumpet to Andea flutes and trash cans. She has taught band and general music—grades pre-K through high school—directed brass, woodwind, and percussion ensembles for worship, and taught Sunday School for over 20 years.

Over the years, she and her husband, Bruce have been had the chance to live and work in a variety of communities. They have also been blessed with 5 children and 7 grandchildren.

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Becky Gill, Church Operations Manager

Although originally from Chicagoland, Becky is thrilled to have adopted St Louis as her home. She lives in Tower Grove East with her husband, three kids, cat, dog and guinea pig. When she’s not trying to solve church problems, she enjoys running, gardening, fires in the fireplace and skating with the kids.