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Rev. Tim Schulte (Video Interview)

Rev. Tim Schulte is the Lead Pastor of The River UMC located in Eureka, Missouri.

Grace James (Video Interview)

Grace James is a member of Samaritan UMC in St. Louis, Missouri.

Jason Miller (Video Interview)

Jason Miller is the principle at Elsberry Middle School and a member of Elsberry UMC.

Rev. Jim Blue (Video Interview)

Rev. Jim Blue is the Lead Pastor of SunRise UMC in O'Fallon, Missouri.

Melanie Smollen (Video Interview)

Melanie Smollen is a Missional Strategist for the Missouri Conference Center for Congregational Excellence. She is located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and attends La Croix Church.

Ricardo Yukio Ashimi Ponz (Video Interview)

Ricardo Yukio Ashimi Ponz is the Media Coordinator at Centenary UMC in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, where he is also a member.