Eric stiller | Pastor

Eric grew up in a non-religious home, and spent most of his life as a professional jazz bassist in LA and NYC. 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 has lived in St. Louis since 2005, when he arrived to pursue a Master of Divinity at Covenant Theological Seminary. More importantly, he met his amazing wife Jenny, who was already a longtime resident of the Central West End. 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!

Tim Woody | director of CHILDREN’s Ministry

Born and raised in West Virginia, Tim moved to St. Louis in 2015 to pursue a Masters in Divinity and Counseling at Covenant Theological Seminary. After serving as a Children’s Chapel leader at the Episcopal Church of St. Michael and St. George he developed a passion for ministering to children. He hopes to create a diverse and missional atmosphere at CWE Church for young families. An extrovert, Tim loves to paint, draw, play video games, and explore the St. Louis food scene. Tim and his wife, Shaela, a fellow Covenant grad, have two daughters, Evalea and Adelie.