|St. Timothy's Episcopal Church||
The Reverend Marvin Lee Foltz
The Reverend Marvin Lee Foltz was called to be the Rector of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Creve Coeur in August of 2013, after serving as the Pastor of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Wailuku on the island of Maui for just over 15 years. During his tenure there, that parish was designated as a Jubilee Center and is known for serving the poor through outreach and advocacy. In the Diocese of Hawai'i, Foltz served on the Diocesan Council, as Chair of the Finance and Real Estate Department, on the Diocesan Institute, on the Congregational Health and Growth Commission, Clergy Compensation Commission, on the Board of Camp Mokule'ia, and as Chair of the Commission on Ministry.
The Reverend Foltz previously served in the Diocese of Lexington, as Rector of the Church of the Nativity, Maysville, Kentucky for five years. For almost 10 years prior, he was employed in hospital ministry, as Chaplain and Director of Pastoral Care, in Kansas City and the Chicago suburbs. He grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and was licensed to Gospel Ministry in the Southern Baptist Convention in 1972 at age 18. As a Baptist he was a Chaplain, Church Planter, and Mission Pastor. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Religion and Biology, from Southwest Baptist College, and a Master of Divinity Degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, summa cum laude. He also did doctoral studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The Rev. Foltz also attended Seabury-Western Theological Seminary. He is married to Cynthia S. Foltz, a Registered Nurse with Aetna. The couple has four adult children, Peter, who lives in southern California, Michael of Maui, Hawai'i, Sarah from central Wisconsin, and Carl of St. Louis.
The Reverend Dr. Paul A. Metzler, Associate Priest
The Reverend Metzler, an Episcopal priest and psychotherapist, is semi-retired following over 40-years of service as a clergy, therapist, educator, administrator, grief counselor, and spiritual director. He has served as a consultant to community, professional, and religious organizations.
Heidi Clark, Assistant to the Rector
In 1994 Heidi left Calvary Episcopal Church in Columbia MO, where she worked with Junior High students, Adult Formation, and Finance, to join Bishop Rockwell’s staff in the Diocesan Offices. She was appointed Diocesan Officer for Christian Formation for Adults, Teens, and Children, and Youth Ministries. For 13 years she served 54 parishes and over a hundred clergy, providing resources, training, and other encouragements. Beyond lifelong learning, she was diocesan staff for Episcopal Relief and Development Director, the discernment process for Campus Ministry, and worked with the Rev. Jason Samuel to develop The Oasis Missouri program in 1999, working for the full inclusion of LGBT persons in the life of the church. In that same time she also served as President of the National Association of Episcopal Christian Education Directors (NAECED, now Forma) for 4 years, served on the Kanuga Committee for Lifelong Learning, on the National Standing Commission on Ministry Development, and as a licensed trainer for Safeguarding God's Children. In 2008 Heidi joined the staff of LeaderResources, where she helps write and edit curriculum, provides training for congregations in Parish Discernment, Adult Education, Parent Ministry, and on the wildly popular Journey to Adulthood program. She continued to serve on the Kanuga staff, offering workshops on Outreach, Marketing & Evangelism, Being a Welcoming Parish, and Youth Ministry. Heidi also served on the Pastoral and Educational Resource task force of the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music, presenting the new Rites for blessings to the General Convention for consideration and eventual approval.
At St. Timothy’s, starting in 2011, Heidi works closely with the Rector to support and empower the parishioners of St. Timothy’s in the ministries placed in their care. She preaches, and teaches a variety of Adult Forums. She is on the planning teams for both of the 9:00 services, and provides program and pastoral support to the Stewardship, Communications, Adult Forum, Regional Youth Ministries, Women’s Book Studies, Family Ministries, and other Adult Formation initiatives.
Mark R. Scholtz, Organist and Director of Music
MARK R. SCHOLTZ is the Director of Music and Organist at St. Timothy. He was for 14 years the Organist and Choirmaster of Saint John’s Church (Episcopal) in Washington, Connecticut, where he coordinated a concert series presented under the auspices of the Parish, and was the founder and Music Director of The Saint John’s Chorale, an ensemble of 20 auditioned singers, “… one of the best small choruses around.” (The Danbury News-Times) Mr. Scholtz earned his degree in Organ Performance from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, working with Haskell Thomson (organ), William Porter (harpsichord), and Lisa Goode Crawford (continuo). Prior to Oberlin, he attended Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania studying organ and improvisation with Timothy Albrecht. Subsequently, in 1990, Mr. Scholtz studied interpretation of the organ works of Arthur Wills with the composer at Ely Cathedral, England. He has since presented premieres of several of Dr. Wills’ compositions including the American Premiere of Fenland Suite for organ, English brass band, and percussion with conductor Bruce J. Barber II; and the Cleveland Premiere of Concerto for Organ, Strings, and Timpani. As a recitalist, Mr. Scholtz has had the wonderful opportunity to play some notable instruments including New York City’s Grace Church, Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church (Citicorp), and the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine; Washington D.C.’s Saint John’s, Lafayette Square; and Boston’s Trinity Church, Copley Square, and Old South Church. Abroad, recitals have been presented in London, Ely Cathedral, Dunfermline, Edinburgh, Manchester, and Paris.
In June of 2004, Mr. Scholtz began a four year association with the Wicks Organ Company of Highland, Illinois, first as a flue voicer and then as Tonal Director. During those years he was involved in several projects that achieved national attention most notably the organ at The First Congregational Church of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Two instruments of which he is particularly proud, are at Saint Anne’s Anglican Church, Nassau, the Bahamas; and The First Presbyterian Church, Pitman, New Jersey. In the Spring of 2008 he started his own company, Scholtz Pipe Organ Tonal Solutions, Inc. specializing in the tonal design of pipe organs, voicing and revoicing of pipe work, on-site tonal finishing of completed instruments, and consulting with institutions embarking on pipe organ projects.