Rev. John Roberts
Pastor Roberts graduated from Appalachian State University (Boone, NC) in 1992 with a B.S. in Applied Physics. In 1995 he received his Master of Divinity from Eden Theological Seminary (St. Louis, MO).
Born in North Carolina, Pastor Roberts was raised in his parents’ hometown of Landis. He graduated from high school and entered the USMC Reserves and Appalachian State University with dreams of a military service career. During college, John felt God’s call to Christian ministry and moved to St. Louis to attend Eden Theological Seminary. John completed his theological schooling in 1995 and returned to North Carolina. He was ordained at his home Church in June and began serving at Hedrick’s Grove UCC in Lexington, North Carolina the same month. While serving at Hedrick’s Grove, John met his wife Jami. John and Jami have three children. John began serving Eden Church as Senior Pastor in September 2007.
Rev. Karl Kindt
Pastor Karl Kindt has been recruited to serve our congregation from time to assist Pastor John with pastoral care and occasional preaching. Karl has been a pastor since 1971 in the UCC and now also in the Evangelical Association and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Karl is retired from full-time ministry. Now he teaches at SWIC in computer technology and is a part-time Audio-Visual technologist at Barnes Jewish Hospital. Karl enjoys history and makes presentations about the 1904 World’s Fair and performs as a knight in armor regarding biblical chivalry. Karl has been married to Margie for 54 years and has two sons and three granddaughters.
Beth has just recently joined our Eden staff, as of the beginning of April. Beth graduated with a Bachelor’s in psychology in May of 2020. thinking she would go on to become a counselor or behavioral technician, but God had other plans. Through volunteering as a worship leader in 2017, she felt the calling to the music ministry. She has been singing in church since the age of three, due to her grandparents being music leaders in the church. To further enhance her abilities in worship service, she learned how to play guitar in 2017. Beth currently resides in Edwardsville with her brother Clayton.
Director of Discipleship
Erin has served Eden in the role of Director of Discipleship since 2004. She oversees the Children’s Sunday School ministry, and is directly responsible for the youth ministry at Eden. She is a life long resident of Edwardsville, and grew up at Eden. After graduating high school, Erin went to Greenville College and majored in Youth Ministry and Sociology. She later returned to Greenville for her masters in Church Leadership. Erin met her husband, Adam, at Greenville and has a daughter and a son. Her desire is to see youth come to understand the abundant life Jesus gives, and for the Church to be strengthened to advance God’s kingdom.
Angel Steinway is excited to be joining the staff at Eden Church as the Ministry Assistant. She lives in Pontoon Beach with her husband, Mike, they have four adult children and ten grandchildren. Angel loves to read, garden, paint and do fun Arts & Crafts with her grandkids. She also enjoys working with the grandkid’s little league & softball teams. She has 2 dogs, 3 cats, and lots of fish.
Terri McDougal has been serving as our custodian since 2017. She and her husband live in Marine with their four children.