Founders

Brent and Rebecca Roam, along with their four children, Jameson, Lincoln, Augustine and Eden, live just blocks from the Delmar Loop in University City. With the help of an enthusiastic launch team and the backing of several churches around the country, the Roams planted this vibrant and diverse non-denominational St. Louis church in September, 2011. In just a few short years, the church has more than quadrupled in size, and is having a powerful and positive impact in the lives of the congregation and in the surrounding community.

Brent, a St. Louis native, comes from a long line of pastors and church planters. Brent holds a BA in Religious Studies with a minor in Anthropology from Arizona State University and a JD from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU. Brent studied divinity and philosophy at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and public policy at Princeton as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. He is a licensed minister with Global Network of Christian Ministries. In November, 2013, Brent resigned from his law practice at the international law firm of Bryan Cave LLP to devote his full attention to the pastorate at U-City Family Church.


Rebecca is a gifted mother, teacher and musician who grew up playing piano and singing in church. Rebecca holds a BA in Early Childhood Education with a focus on Special Needs Children. For several years Rebecca has taught music, art and Spanish as well as core curricula to elementary and junior high students. Rebecca hosts an annual summer art camp for children from all over the St. Louis area and continues to bring her creativity and enthusiasm to teaching and tutoring.


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Staff

Our amazing staff is here to serve, to strengthen, to encourage, and to lead. These are the committed, hard-working people who serve, often behind the scenes, to ensure that the vision and purpose of the church is being accomplished on a daily basis.


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Elders

Our Elder Team helps to provide spiritual leadership by serving our congregation in prayer, teaching, preaching, counsel and day-to-day ministry functions. They love God, they love people, and they are committed to helping you take the next step on your spiritual journey. 


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  • Claude Bennett

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  • David Cloud

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  • Greg Cosby

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  • Jason Fry

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  • Glenn Herr

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Trustees

Our Trustees oversee the major financial affairs of the church and provide for the physical facilities of the church. This dedicated group of people is committed to ensuring that our church operates in a fiscally sound manner.


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  • Kevin Cahill

    Treasurer

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  • Mimi Roberts

    Board Secretary

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  • Andi Hendred

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  • Kirk Williams

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  • Ryan Dodson

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overseers

Our Overseers provide prayer, counsel and pastoral oversight for U-City Family Church. They ensure the spiritual and theological integrity of the church and serve as a source of accountability and support for the church and its senior leadership. 


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  • Bishop Claude Alexander, Jr.

    Bishop Claude Alexander has served as the Senior Pastor of the Park Church in Charlotte, NC since 1990. Under Alexander's leadership, Park Church has grown from one local congregation of 600 members to a global ministry of thousands with three locations and a weekly international reach. Bishop Alexander received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Morehouse College (1985), a Master of Divinity Degree from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (1988), and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (2004). 

  • Dan Dean

    Dan Dean has served as the Senior Pastor of the Heartland Church in Carrollton, TX since 1999. Prior to the pastorate, Dean was a founding member of the contemporary Christian music trio, Phillips, Craig and Dean. The group has received ten GMA Dove Award nominations, winning four, including Praise and Worship Album of the Year in 2007 for Top of My Lungs, and Inspirational Album of the Year in 2010 for Fearless.

  • Scott Jones

    Pastor Scott has served as the Senior Pastor of Grace Church in Humble, TX since 1995. Under his leadership, Grace Church has grown to a vibrant and thriving church of several thousand members in multiple locations. In addition to his role as Senior Pastor, Pastor Scott also serves as chairman of the Global Network of Christian Ministries – a ministers’ network with over 550 members.