Darren Casper // Director

Darren grew up in a small town deep in Southern Illinois; his Boomer Sooner wife Kelli, in Oklahoma.  They have been a leadership part of a number of church plants in Saint Louis.  Darren has been involved in missions and church planting in ten different countries throughout the world and now serves as a part of the leadership team for the St. Louis Multi-Faith Network  Kelli is a principal at Mullanphy Elementary (St. Louis Public Schools) in the Shaw Neighborhood. They have two sons, Jordan and Zac.

Darren is a graduate of Southwest Baptist University and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Apart from his love for Christ, God’s church, and his family, Darren enjoys college sports, golf, hunting, and watching Indy Cars racing at 220+ mph.



Jason Zellmer // Associate Director

Jason is a native of St. Charles, Missouri, but spent most of his childhood years living in Texas and Oklahoma where his father was an SBC pastor. Shortly after moving back to Missouri in 2000, Jason met his wife Heather. Three weeks later he asked her to marry him, and within five years the newlyweds produced four rambunctious kids (they are still trying to catch up on lost sleep!). In 2005 Jason planted Matthias’ Lot Church with his long-time friend Marc Sikma. Then in 2010 he planted Peine Ridge Church in Wentzville.  He is currently in the process of planting Redemption Road Church in Winfield, MO.   He is also a church planting trainer for the Send Network and the co-founder of PlantMidwest.

Jason is a graduate of Lindenwood University and is continuing his education at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Outside of loving Jesus and leading his family, Jason enjoys running, reading, coaching baseball, and hunting with his boys.