New City South Staff

Roy Hubbard

Associate Pastor

Roy grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana where he was one of 5 children. From there he attended Louisiana State University where he earned a degree in Elementary Education. While at LSU, he was involved with RUF and was a member of South Baton Rouge Presbyterian (PCA). In July of 2005, he began the Masters of Divinity degree at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson and finished in May of 2008. While in seminary, Roy married Emily Chapman of Starkville, Mississippi in March of 2007. They have 4 children, Iris, Jonas, Clive, & Lois. Roy loves hanging out with people and has TOO MANY interests (basketball, reading, sports, swimming, video games, fishing, music, culture, food, history, movies, art, all-things-New-Orleans, etc. etc. et...), so feel free to track him down and spend some time with him.

Contact Roy at 314-762-9915 ext. 225 or royh@ncfstl.org.

Eileen O’Gorman

Director of Operations and Administration

Eileen first became part of New City Fellowship in St. Louis before New City South began. She then relocated to Arizona and served with Food for the Hungry, an international relief and development organization. When returning to St. Louis, New City South quickly became her church home. Her professional background is in Marketing Communication, Project Management, and Non-Profit Leadership. She holds a Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary.

Contact Eileen at 314-762-9915 ext. 221 or eogorman@ncfstl.org.

Jules Gikundiro

Music Director

Jules Gikundiro became the Music Director in 2013 after several years serving as a Worship Ministry Intern. Jules was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo and grew up in Rwanda. His family is full of musicians and worship leaders. Jules moved to the United States in 2008, where he lived in Maine for one year, then moved to St. Louis to live with his long time friend Justin. He started attending New City South when he arrived in St. Louis. Jules is married to Neuve Uzamukunda and they are the proud parents of a son.

Contact Jules at 314-629-9742 or jgikundiro@ncfstl.org.

Rachel Houston

Deacon Administrator

Rachel moved to South St. Louis City in 2011, because she desired to be more active and challenged in spiritual discipline by the New City South community. She has served on the Deacon Team since 2014, and joined the staff in 2018. Rachel and her husband Adam have been called to be foster parents and are passionate about entering into the messy chaos of loving children who are walking through trauma. She is always happy to discuss adoption or foster care with anyone! Rachel is a fine artist, and finds joy in creating fiber art that celebrates beauty and the glory of God.

Contact at 314-762-9915 ext. 223 or rhouston@ncfstl.org.

Kristen Flores

Firm Foundation After-School Tutoring Coordinator

Kristen Flores came to Christ through Sunday School in her home state of New Jersey, and she is thrilled to now share the love of Jesus with kids from many different backgrounds here in St. Louis. In 2009, Kristen moved to St. Louis to pursue a masters degree in Religion and Culture at Covenant Seminary, however she did not expect to stay. She began working part-time with Children's Ministry at New City South in 2010, added Firm Foundation Tutoring to the mix in 2012, met her husband (Dominic) that same year, and now St. Louis is home (though she could do without St. Louis-style pizza). Kristen enjoys spending time with Dominic (mostly eating his cooking and laughing at their cat), traveling (she's lived in London and Uganda), reading (especially for book club), and acting (she's trying to make use of a rusty B.A. in Theatre).

Contact Kristen at 314-278-6960 or kristen@ncfstl.org.

Angela Finan

Kingdom Kids Children's Ministry Director

Angela has served on the staff of New City South since February of 2016, beginning as Nursery Director. She loves working with Kingdom Kids because of the honesty, intensity, and silliness with which they engage life. She enjoys their earnest observations and questions about God and the world around them, reminders to her that no one is too young for the Kingdom. As a mama of two beautiful Kingdom Kids, Angela spends her days reading story books, getting knock-down hugs, and hunting down the best St. Louis playgrounds. After bedtime, she enjoys reading (non-picture books) and talking to grown-ups, namely her husband, Casey. She references Isaiah 41:9-10 as a reminder that she is safe in the hand of the Almighty God.

Contact Angela at 314-762-9915 or afinan@ncfstl.org.

Ashley Sell

Kingdom Kids Nursery Director

Ashley graduated from Erskine College in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science and moved to St. Louis with her husband John to attend Covenant Seminary. While at Covenant, they discovered their deep interest in the healing power of relationships and counseling. Ashley hoped to graduate with a Masters in Counseling but, for now, has stepped away from that pursuit as she wrestles with the task and calling to be a mother to her two zealous children. These days the Sells spend a lot of time educating themselves on ways to improve connection between parents and children for the emotional wellbeing of the entire family unit. Ashley strives to empower children by equipping them to learn how to understand themselves, which she believes will help them develop an understanding of God's love for them and enrich their relationship with Him. On a more playful note, she is an artist who enjoys metal-smithing and makes/repairs jewelry. She really enjoys getting out of the city for hikes in the woods but also likes a good urban hike. She finds the collision of cultures and the rich history of St. Louis to be very stimulating and she finds this to be reflected at NCF-S.

Contact Ashley at 314-762-9915 or asell@ncfstl.org.

Stephene VandenBrink MAC, LPC

Counselor

Stephene has been serving NCF-S as a counselor, and in othervarious roles, since 2007. She counts it as an honor to walk with those seeking healing and freedom through counseling. She and her husband Kevin have been in life, marriage, and ministry for more than 25 years. One of her favorite things is being the mother of their three children: Sam, Benjamin, and Alia. She attended Taylor University and Covenant Seminary. She holds a Master of Arts in Counseling. Some enjoys running, hiking, kayaking, reading and making healthy, tasty food for family and friends.

Contact Stephene at 314-488-0253 or svandenbrink@ncfstl.org.