Rev. Philip Doeschot and Rev. Stephanie Doeschot are graduates of Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan, each earning a Masters of  Here is their bio, in their own words.

“During a ministry assessment many years ago, we were told that one of us was redundant. We laugh about it often, and have interpreted that to mean that we have a common commitment to a style of ministry. We seek to pastor in ways that equip the saints for the work of ministry. That’s how we have held together in co-planting and developing Christ’s Church (RCA) for nearly 30 years in the St Louis metro area. With the saints of Christ’s Church, a coffee house/fair trade store/faith community was launched 17 years ago and intentional work to break down racial barriers and to address food insecurity are ongoing.

When not playing with the five grandchildren who have graced our lives in the past few years, Phil can be found restoring his 1968 VW Bug and Stephanie might have a camera or a book in hand. We both love hiking and doing what we can to restore nutrients into the soil and grow beautiful native plants.

APCE plays a key role for us as lifelong learners of the Way of Jesus so it’s our pleasure to serve where we can, and to invite others to join in as together we follow the One who brings life that is full and meaningful!”