New City South Staff

Kevin VandenBrink

Lead Pastor

Kevin has been the lead pastor of New City South since 2007, when he and his family moved back to St. Louis from Seattle. He loves serving Jesus and watching people grow in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, multi-generational church family where we get to learn from one another. Originally from West Michigan, Kevin loves the streets, parks, restaurants, and people of South City. He enjoys walks in Tower Grove Park, the Cardinals, and any time he can connect with the beauty of God’s creation by hiking, biking, or kayaking. Kevin is a graduate of Taylor University (1991) and Covenant seminary (1996). He and his wife Stephene have been married since 1991 and they have 3 children - Sam, Benjamin and Alia.

Contact Kevin at 314-762-9915 x224 or kevin@ncfstl.org.

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.

Adina O’Neal

Church Life & Worship Arts Coordinator

Adina started her journey at New City pouring into the youth in Saint Louis. She has worked with many of our Restore Saint Louis partners since 2007. She began working as the Church Life & Worship Arts Coordinator in early 2013. Adina is passionate about sharing the name of Jesus through art and worship, and also seeing Revival in South City through community outreach. Give Adina a coffee, and she’s ready to take on whatever comes her way. She loves to play the piano or doing anything crafty. Isaiah 43:1 is a verse Adina leans on constantly, "She knew she could be brave because she was his."

Contact Adina at 314-495-2629 or adina@ncfstl.org.

Jules Gikundiro

Music Director

Jules Gikundiro became the Music Director in 2013 after five years of 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 where he started attending New City South. Jules is married to Neuve Uzamukunda and are expecting a baby soon.

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

Kabyn Vikesland

Director of Mercy Ministries

Kabyn moved from Seattle to attend Covenant Seminary. He worked with youth in St Louis for several years before coming on staff with New City South. Kabyn has an amazing wife and two sweet daughters. Kabyn used to enjoy the outdoor activities like hiking, water skiing and cliff jumping. But then he moved to the Midwest and bought a minivan. He is currently learning a lot about "My Little Ponies."

Contact Kabyn at 314-762-9915 x223 or kabyn@ncfstl.org.

Michael Ramsey

Cultural Bridge Coordinator

Michael Ramsey has been part of New City South since the summer of 2007, when refugee families from Eastern Congo also joined the church. As he got to know them, he began to learn their worship songs and language, which started his work as a Cultural Bridge builder with the refugee communities of South City, St. Louis. Mike graduated from Wake Forest University in 1992 and Covenant Seminary in 2010. He served for six years as the Worship Director of New City South and recently has rejoined the staff as the Cultural Bridge Coordinator. He has been married to Vera for 24 years and they have two children in the performing arts: Leo, 19 and Isobel, 17.

Contact Michael at 314-550-2350 or mramsey@ncfstl.org.

Kristen Flores

Kingdom Kids Elementary 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 Master's in Religion and Culture at Covenant Seminary not expecting to stay. Then 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 their 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 Nursery Coordinator

Angela has worked as the Nursery Coordinator with New City South since February of 2016. She loves working with the very smallest 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.

Stephene VandenBrink MAC, LPC

Counselor

Stephene has been serving NCF as a counselor, and in other various roles, since 2007. She counts it as an honor to walk with those seeking healing and freedom through counseling. She and Kevin VandenBrink have been in life, marriage, and ministry for 25 years. One of her favorite things is being the mother of their 3 children- Sam, Benjamin, and Alia. She attended Taylor University and Covenant Seminary graduating with an MAC in '95. She loves worshipping and being a part of the church family at NCF. Some of her favorite things are running, hiking, kayaking, reading and making healthy, tasty food for family and friends.

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

Trevin Hoot

Workday Coordinator

Starting out as a summer intern, Trevin joined the Workday Team in 2015. He moved to Saint Louis to study at Covenant Seminary after two years working as a missionary in Bulgaria. He is passionate about caring for the widows and the poor and equipping others to do the same. Trevin recently bought a house in South City and married the love of his life in August. He loves gardening, cooking, and reading.

Contact Trevin at 281-900-6944 or trevin@ncfstl.org.

Alyssa Boren

Workday Ministry Intern

Alyssa grew up in the hospitality state of Mississippi. While in MS she worked as a youth coordinator for four years. Alyssa first learned of NCF through participating in and bringing students to the Workday ministry. The experience of participating with Workday turned into an annual mission trip. In 2015 she moved to St. Louis to pursue a Masters of Arts in Educational Ministries. Since moving to St. Louis she has had to opportunity to work with Workday as a summer intern and is excited to continue to learn and serve as an intern through the school year. When Alyssa’s not working with Workday or doing school, she enjoys pretty much any outdoor sport or activity like hiking, biking and water sports.

Contact Alyssa at 314-762-9915 or aboren@ncfstl.org.

Zach Schwartzbeck

Pastoral Intern- Youth Ministry

Zach is an MDiv student at Covenant Seminary, with a passion for missions, evangelism and discipleship. He is currently serving with the Youth Group, where he desires to help kids experience the depths of joy of knowing Jesus and discover who God specially designed them to be. He enjoys, playing guitar, snowboarding, skydiving and pretty much anything else involving an adrenaline rush. His life verse is 1 Peter 1:8.

Contact Zach at 314-762-9915.

Stephen Manyara

Youth Ministry Intern

Stephen and his wife Hannah started attending New City in the fall of 2015. Stephen became the youth intern in the summer of 2016 focusing on reaching out to youth and families in the church and the surrounding neighborhood. He loves youth and is excited to see the youth grow in the gospel of grace and learn how to impact their schools and friends. Stephen is enjoying learning the art of grilling, loves sports, reading, people, free food, and hanging out with his awesome wife.

Contact Stephene at 314-762-9915 or smanyara@ncfstl.org.

Sara Hawk

Diaconate Intern

Sara moved to Saint Louis in 2015 from Oklahoma City to pursue a degree in Religion and Culture at Covenant Seminary. She loves cooking, learning about other cultures, exploring new places, and doing all of these things while listening to "good" music.

Contact Sara at 314-762-9915 or shawk@ncfstl.org.