Eric stiller | Pastor
Following an early passion for music, Eric began playing upright bass professionally in 1987, freelancing in the Los Angeles area. In 1996, years of alcoholism and drug addiction caught up with him, and his subsequent recovery led to his conversion to Christ a year later. Eric moved to New York City in 2001 to pursue a more focused jazz career, but also with a strong desire to reach out with the gospel to the various people he met. He became a member at Redeemer Presbyterian Church, and eventually came on staff there as a music director. That experience, coupled with an ever-growing sense of God’s call to pastoral ministry, led him to Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, where he graduated with a Master of Divinity in 2008. Before starting Central West End Church two years ago, Eric was a pastor at Central Presbyterian Church, all the while living in the city with his wife Jenny. They love running in Forest Park and walking to the many excellent restaurants the city has to offer.
mary higgins | director of worship
Mary was raised in a musical home and has been singing since she was a little girl. She gained significant experience training and leading with James Ward at New City Fellowship in Chattanooga, TN. She later went on to become the worship director at New City Eastlake, a cross-cultural church plant. Her breadth of experience and depth of talent are a great gift to us, and we are excited to have her on our team!