Leadership

Deacons

In addition to the office of Elder, the Scriptures designate the office of Deacon as an ongoing ministry in the church.  Deacons are called to show the compassion of Christ in various ministries of mercy toward church members and neighbors on behalf of the church. To accomplish this, they have the responsibility of using the gifts and resources entrusted to their care for the assistance of those in need or distress.  The Deacons also have oversight of the various service ministries of the church.
Elder teaching

Our Session

A “Presbyterian” church is one that is governed by a plurality of “elders.” The pastor’s role is that of a “teaching elder”) and the other elders are referred to as “ruling elders.” These men are appointed for office by the congregation and together have oversight over the life, health, and ministry of the church.

 

Dr Michael Matossian

Dr Michael Matossian

Pastor

Dr. Matossian began serving as Pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in March 2020.  Originally from Southern California, over the course of his ministry, he has served churches in California, Wisconsin, Illinois, and, most recently (2009-2019), in Delaware.  He is a graduate of UCLA (B.A. Economics & History); Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia (M.Div.); the University of Edinburgh, Scotland (M.Th. Ecclesiastical History); and Marquette University (Ph.D. Systematic Theology).  He and his wife, Judy, were married in 1997 and they have one son, Matthew.

Shane Rosenthal

Shane Rosenthal

Assistant Pastor / Ruling Elder

In addition to serving at CPC, Shane is the executive producer of the White Horse Inn radio broadcast, and a contributing editor for Modern Reformation magazine. He is also a frequent speaker for Faith Ascent, a ministry here in the St. Louis area that equips young adults in the area of apologetics. Shane is a graduate of Cal-State Fullerton (B.A. Humanities) and Westminster Seminary California (M.A. Historical Theology). He and his wife Heidi have resided in the St. Louis area since 2005 along with their four children Sydney, Tess, Ethan and Grace.
John Lindley

John Lindley

Ruling Elder

John Lindley works for The Boeing Company as a software engineer. He has 2 adult children, a son and a daughter. Besides serving on the session, he also serves the church as choir director and a number of other teaching ministries. He has taught lay leaders and pastors in Poland, Romania, and Ukraine. His undergraduate work is in Bible and Computer Science. He holds a MDiv degree from Westminster Theological Seminary.
Jack White

Jack White

Ruling Elder

Jack White holds a BBA in accounting from Texas Wesleyan University and a MA in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary. He has been practicing financial planning for over 25 years and is a member of the adjunct faculty of both The College for Financial Planning, in Denver Colorado and University of Missouri – at both the St. Louis, and Columbia campuses. Jack has served as treasurer of Christ Presbyterian church for over 5 years. He has been a visiting lecturer overseas with I.T.E.M. Jack and his wife Denise have 3 sons, 1 daughter, and 6 grandchildren.

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