Our Staff


The Rev. Dr. Jill Seagle  • Pastor Jill Seagle began her ministry at St. Thomas/Holy Spirit in May of 2013. Prior to coming to STHS she served as pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Delaware Run in Watsontown, Pennsylvania. Pastor Jill received her Masters of Divinity from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. She completed her Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. She is married to Pastor Douglas Seagle, a pastor in the United Church of Christ serving Friedens UCC in Troy, IL. Pastors Jill and Doug are parents to Wyatt and Morgan. Pastor Jill enjoys reading, writing, golfing, cooking and eating. She is also addicted to coffee.


Perry Nelson  •  Music Director Perry Nelson is a noted and published composer. Perry is happiest when he is playing for and leading a congregation in singing praises to God. “Lift Every Voice and Sing” is one of his favorite catch-phrases. Perry’s ministry at St. Thomas/Holy Spirit Lutheran includes work with the Sanctuary Ringers, the Christus Choir, the Crossover Band and encouraging and working with young musicians in the congregation.

Sue Rosso •  Sue Rosso, Administrative Assistant, joined the staff in May 2015. Previously, she was an assistant at a large Baptist church in Creve Coeur, the communications manager at a local chamber of commerce, and a business owner for 17 years before that. Sue is happiest when she can help others, no matter what it may be. She is a Lutheran to her core, having been raised in a Lutheran church and school. As she puts it, “I was going to church before I was born.” Her great, great uncle was a pastor and a professor and her mom’s cousin was a church organist for decades.

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Christine Lewis  •  Christine Lewis, Christian Community Homecare Director, is a native of St. Louis, having raised three children in the area, and recently achieved a lifelong dream of earning a bachelor’s degree. “It is heartwarming to see the close relationship between caregiver and client and feel the presence of God’s human touch at work.”

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Grace Tsoka  •  Grace Tsoka, TLC Preschool Director, isn’t from St. Louis originally, yet you wouldn’t know that from talking to her. Raised in New Jersey, she moved to Indianapolis and then Missouri in 1999 with her husband. She started as an office manager at the Providence Christian Academy, and four years later, she came to TLC Preschool and took to it like a pro. Under her guidance, teachers and students grow together in faith and love. As director of TLC Preschool, she strives to provide a bright future for kids and teachers by giving them the flexibility to cater to each student’s needs while building crucial skills like sharing, communication and friendship. “I love the constant excitement the kids and the teachers have. We strive to provide a place to let your inner kid out.”


Worship with us!
4 p.m. – Saturday
8:30 a.m. – Sunday
10:45 a.m. – Sunday

Find out more about our services here.

St. Thomas/Holy Spirit Lutheran Church
3980 South Lindbergh Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63127

Phone: (314)843-6577
Email: sths@swbell.net

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