Staff Directory

Andrew Kasberg

Senior Pastor

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A Greeting From Rev Dr Andrew Kasberg

Andrew was installed as the Associate Pastor in August 2014 at Dardenne Presbyterian Church. The Congregation of Dardenne Presbyterian Church voted Sunday, October 21, 2018, to allow Rev. Dr. Andrew Kasberg to move from the position of Associate Pastor to Pastor of DPC and accepted the Terms of Call which were presented as part of the vote.  He is the son of a Presbyterian minister and has lived throughout the country. While he considers Jacksonville, FL his hometown, he has also lived in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Georgia, and most recently California. Andrew received a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from the University of Florida, his Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA, and received his Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA.

Since his ordination in 2007, he has served as Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Burbank in Burbank, CA where he preached, taught Bible studies, led the Student Ministry program, and engaged with local school and community leaders.

Andrew and his wife Caitlin were married in 2012 in Hollywood, CA. In addition to Andrew’s role at the church and Caitlin’s job in Los Angeles as a teacher, they served as the onsite Care Coordinators for an emancipated teen program in Burbank. Andrew loves college football (especially the Florida Gators), playing basketball, picking his guitar, and collecting antiques. Caitlin is passionate about discipling women and writing her blog.

In 2014 Andrew felt God’s leading to transition into a new season of ministry and he was called to be the Associate Pastor in at Dardenne Presbyterian Church. During his time at Dardenne Presbyterian Church, Andrew has been instrumental in relaunching a contemporary worship service, starting new small groups, and leading the Deacons to organize the shepherding ministry for congregational care. Caitlin and Andrew are also licensed foster parents.

In December 2017 Andrew and Caitlin welcomed their daughter Junia whose favorite day of the week is Sunday when she can travel up and down the hallways of the church and be greeted by her church family. Caitlin is also a graduate from seminary and serves as a Christian counselor in O’Fallon, MO.

Ms. Karen Loechner

Children's Ministry Director

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Title:  Director of Children’s Ministries and Mother’s Day Out

Hours:  Tuesday-Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Sunday 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM

I was born and raised in Johnstown, Pennsylvania (The Flood City). Zion Lutheran Church was where I was baptized, confirmed, and married. I attended the University of Pittsburgh (PITT) and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. After college, I worked as a bank teller until I was hired as a 4th grade teacher. We lived in Harrisburg, PA and Boston, MA, until a job transfer moved us to St. Charles in 1987.

I have two children who were both baptized at my home church and confirmed here at Dardenne. Kyle is a graduate of the University of Missouri at St. Louis where he obtained a degree in Finance. Kyle and his wife Leyna were married on June 15th of this year. (I am officially a mother-in-law!) Kara attended Lindenwood University, majoring in Elementary Education. She was married here at Dardenne on November 15th to her fiancé, Justin. I am enjoying being a grandma.

I came to Dardenne as a mom looking for a preschool for Kara. Adam Lamb Preschool was getting ready to open its doors in September of 1987 and she was in the first 3 year old class. Kara also attended kindergarten here (yes, we had a kindergarten for several years.) For 2 years I was the substitute teacher and then hired as a full-time teacher for 2 years. In September of 1991, I was hired as the Director of Christian Education and though my job title has changed, with some additions and subtractions, I have been doing the same job all these years. That makes me the staff member with the most years of service. My duties include overseeing the Children’s Sunday School Program, the Nursery, Wednesday Bible Clubs, Mini MAD camp, and Vacation Bible School (VBS). I also direct the Mother’s Day Out program and lead Chapel for the preschool.

In my spare time, I love to garden, read, bowl, scrapbook, spend time with my children and friends, and travel when I can. If I could move all of us (that includes you who are reading this), closer to the ocean, I would spend every spare moment at the beach!

God has blessed me with the opportunity to serve Him and the members of Dardenne for more than 18 years. If you need some exercise and feel like a walk, stop by my office at the end of the building closest the Rock Church, and say hi!

Becky Kronauge

Director of Youth Ministry

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Becky joined our staff at Dardenne Presbyterian Church as the Director of Youth Ministry in March of 2017. Becky and her husband, Roy, have been married for over 18 years, and they have four children: Spencer, Noah, Griffin, and Sydney. Becky graduated from Southwest Missouri State University in 1996 and has over 20 years in leadership development working with teens, parents, and families. In her spare time, Becky enjoys reading, baking, and running, but ultimately her heart beats for raising up Kingdom changers of all ages. As a family, the Kronauges can’t wait to meet people and get plugged in. When you see them around, stop to say hi, and give them high fives or hugs.

Karla Leigh

Children's Choir and YouthWorship Arts Director

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After moving to Lake Saint Louis with husband, Jerry, and thereafter two children, Karla served as the Director of Music at Dardenne Presbyterian for 25 years, establishing three children’s choirs, a youth choir, three hand-bell choirs, a string ensemble and a band. In addition to directing the adult choir, she served as musical director for VBS and children’s musicals. After her retirement from DPC, she served as interim choir director, praise team leader and established the Children’s Music program at Grace Presbyterian Church, a new church plant. It was her great honor to serve there until she felt the Lord calling their family back to Dardenne. Karla says, “It is an enormous blessing to once again serve the Lord and His people in the church that has meant so much to our family over the years. Thank you for this renewed opportunity to guide our precious children in an understanding of what it means to worship and glorify God with His gift of music

Stefanie Liesman

Leader of Traditional Music Ministries

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Stefanie Liesman has been serving at Dardenne Presbyterian Church as Leader of Traditional Music Ministries since August 2014.  She directs the Chancel Choir and oversees the musical offerings for Dardenne’s 8:00 and 9:30 worship services.  Stefanie initially served as Director of Music at Dardenne from August 1999 to June 2002 and also served as Interim Music Director in 2006 and 2014.  Stefanie graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education in 1995 and completed her Master’s Degree in Church Music at Concordia University River-Forest in 1999.  She has held various music positions including elementary music teacher, organist, pianist, handbell director, children’s choir director, and piano teacher.  Stefanie and her husband, Steve, have 2 children, Jenna and Eric.

Nannette Tornblom

Organist

Benny Hedden

Church Administrator

September Wilson

Financial Secretary

Myron Lindsey

Facilities Manager