Who We Are

/Who We Are
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OUR IDENTITY

At Church of the Resurrection, our mission is to know Christ and make Him known. We pursue this mission through worship, service and a commitment to spiritual growth.  We are members of the Anglican Church of North America, a Christian denomination that unites over 100,000 Anglicans in almost 1,000 churches across the United States, Canada and Mexico. 

At COR there’s little chance that you’ll be a nameless face in the pew.  As part of a small, but growing and spiritually alive church, you have the opportunity to be part of a close-knit, Christ-centered community.

OUR STORY

Church of the Resurrection began as a church plant in 2004.  For over a decade, under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Paul Walter, the church met in various locations.  In 2009 the church purchased property on Schoettler road in Chesterfield and in 2011, the Rev. Dr. Ben Wagner was called to be Rector, following Fr. Walter’s retirement.  Since 2014, COR has met at its present location, 1330 Schoettler Road.  The current church building – a converted two story home – comfortably accommodates approximately 90 worshipers, with room for classes and fellowship.  We prayerfully anticipate an expansion of fruitful ministry in years to come!  

OUR BELIEFS

We believe the basic truths of the Christian faith as held by the majority Christians since the time of Jesus’ earliest followers. These beliefs are based on the Bible and summarized in the early Christian creeds.  As Anglicans our doctrine is further articulated in the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion, the Book of Common Prayer and the more recent Jerusalem Declaration of the Global Anglican Future Conference.

OUR LEADERS & STAFF

Ben Wagner has served as the Rector or Senior Pastor since 2011.  Ben grew up in a small town about an hour from St. Louis and sensed a call to pastoral ministry at an early age.  This call was renewed while he served as a lay pastor of a small Presbyterian church during graduate school.   After completing a doctorate in theology, he pursued ordination as an Anglican priest.  He has been married to Josie Wagner since 1998, and they have six children.  Ben enjoys reading, Cardinal baseball, good conversation with a cup of coffee in hand, and defending his title as undefeated ping-pong champion of the Wagner family.


Maureen Bolain, a St. Louis native, is Music Director and leads the music and choir at our 10:30 service.   She has been involved in ministry in one form or another since she was young, teaching children’s church, on the youth ministry team, singing in choir, or playing the piano.  She and her husband Jerry have extensive experience in ministry in a variety of denominations in churches of various sizes for over twenty years.


 Deacons: Sarah Anderson, Cliff Kurrus, Nancy McCue

Vestry Members: Ken Allen, Bill Baber, Bob Brail (Warden), Kathy Druschky (Treasurer),  Nick Nichols, Stan Viglione


Our Bishop is Rev. Ken Ross, of the Rocky Mountain Diocese of the ACNA.