Our Staff

Rick Schupp Lead Pastor

As our lead pastor, Rick, strives to reach our community and show them the love of Christ. For 25 years, he has ministered in the United States and internationally, most recently pastoring the Amman International Church in Amman, Jordan. He received his Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School along with a Masters of Arts in Spiritual Formation and leadership. Rick is married to Angie and they have one daughter and two sons.

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Brycen Marner Associate Pastor

Bryce one of our pastors, who preaches, leads the Kulture and serves in general pastoral roles. Bryce has a passion to reach unreached and overlooked people, particularly urban youth, in our community in ways that show them their value in Christ and calls them to His salvation and life. He is married to Kacey Marner and has four young children.

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John Hylton Pastor

John is one of our pastors. He is serving an interim role focused on preaching and congregational care. John had a forty-year career in music education, including experience as a high school choral director and thirty-two years as a Professor of Music and administrator at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  During this period, he also served as director of music at churches in several denominations   He received the B.S. in Music Education from Gettysburg College, the M.Ed. and D.Ed. from Penn State University, and the M.A. in Theological Studies from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis. John now lives in St. Charles, MO, with his wife Doris.  They have five children, seven grandchildren, and two great grand children.

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Wanda Kuntz worship minister
Wanda holds a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy from Webster University. She is a member of the Music Teachers National Association, Piano Teachers Round Table, and the Piano Federation. She leads and arranges music for area worship bands, choirs and ensembles, and records, writes and performs original Christian music.

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Claire Dickens ministry assistant

Claire helps maintain our administrative functions while serving in the vital role of ministering to our teen girls and helping shape the Kulture ministry as a whole.





Ashley Grace custodian

Ashley is our church custodian and her family is an awesome part of Salem!