Meet the Staff
Carol O'Shea

Carol O’Shea

Administrative Assistant

Carol O’Shea is St Philip’s Administrative assistant. Please feel free to contact her with any questions or issues with announcements, schedules, or subscriptions for church publications.

Mike Orzel

Michael Orzel

Music Director

Michael is a native St. Louisan. He attended St. Louis University, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education with an emphasis in Choral Music. He holds a Lifetime K – 12 Teaching Certificate from the State of Missouri. During college, he was actively involved in student recitals, concert band, choral groups, ragtime band, and a recorder ensemble where he played harpsichord. He received lessons in clarinet, violin, organ and trumpet. Throughout his professional career, he has played in musicals, taught piano lessons, sang in a church choir, and sang in a choir at Powell Symphony Hall for Holiday Pops concerts. He has played in churches of many denominations, and has performed at numerous private dinner parties, holiday events, weddings, and funerals. Michael was formerly the accompanist for the St. Louis Jewish Women’s Chorus for three years. He served as Music Director of the Contemporary Ensemble at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church for nine years. He is currently the Music Director and accompanist for the St. Louis Junior League Nightingales, a women’s choral group that performs at twenty local retirement centers each season.

Michael has been the Music Director at St. Philip’s since January 2017. He also serves on the Spiritual Life Ministry. His favorite part of being at St. Philip’s? The congregation!

Michael enjoys music of all styles — classical, jazz, pop, show tunes, etc. He is a gourmet cook, and has a passion for food. He and his wife Robin live in the city with their dog Schnitzel.

Andrea Tukin

Andrea Tukin

Youth Director

Andrea has been the youth director at St. Philip’s since 2011. She is active in the congregation and loves working with the youth and their families.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education in Elementary Education (1-6th grade) degree and a Master of Science in Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages degree. Alongside being the youth director at St. Philip’s, she teaches English as a second language K-5.

Andrea loves the UCC, going to Camp Mo-Val, attending conference youth events, leading our LOGOS program, teaching Sunday School, and spending time with her family. She has a husband and two children, ages 4 and 1.

Feel free to contact her with any questions or ideas for our youth programs.