Mary Beth Tipton, Director of Children’s Education

Mary Beth Tipton is the Director of Children’s Education (Children’s Ministry). Her educational background is in Art Education. She taught art for 25 years in a St. Louis independent school, and took a break to work with special needs children for two years. As the Director of Children’s Ministry, she is able to combine her passions for her Faith and children. Her parental roots lie in the Southern Illinois/St. Louis region. After spending her youth in Atlanta, she returned to her native land post-college. She is married to Virgil Tipton. They have two sons, Will and Jamie. Mary Beth has been a member of CSMSG since 1999. Before becoming DCE, she taught Church School for 16-plus years. She enjoys making art and experiencing the creativity of others, taking walks with her mother, Beverly and her dog Minnie and learning about local history.

Contact Mary Beth at or 314-721-1502, ext 4033

Amy Zimmerman, Assistant Director of Children’s Education

Along with serving as Assistant Director of Children’s Education, Amy Zimmerman is the owner of A to Z Communications, a freelance writing and public relations business. Amy graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia with a degree in journalism and has worked in the fields of broadcast journalism, communications, and public relations. Amy, a native of Michigan, is married to Todd Zimmerman. They have two children, Kate and John, and are active members of CSMSG since 2000. Amy is an avid sports fan who enjoys watching hockey and Mizzou football, having cocktails with friends, playing tennis, and walking her dog, Gordie Howe.

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Brett Rutledge, Children’s Chapel Leader

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