LAPM STAFF

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Daniel Teater President of Live at Peace Ministries

Daniel Teater, President of Live at Peace Ministries holds a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary. Daniel also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Missouri Baptist University. Daniel draws on his and previous pastoral experience in coaching ministry leaders and consulting with churches to work through organizational and relational issues to promote healthy gospel-shaped culture. Daniel has more than fifteen years of preaching and teaching experience and is passionate about serving the church by equipping and training Gospel-centered counselors, pastors, and conciliators how to apply the gospel in broken relationships. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Missouri and has completed his certification as a Certified Christian Conciliator™ with the Institute for Christian Conciliation™, a division of Peacemaker® Ministries.
E-mail: dteater@liveatpeace.org

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Joani Nester Director of Services

Joani Nester, Senior Staff Counselor, holds a Master of Arts in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Arizona State University. She has extensive experience as a former counselor, administrator, and board member of the Greater St. Louis Pregnancy Resource Centers. Joani has many years of professional counseling and conciliation experience working with conflicted marriages, families, and churches, as well as extensive experience serving individuals and teenagers experiencing a wide variety of struggles. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Missouri and is a Certified Christian Conciliator™ with the Institute for Christian Conciliation™, a division of Peacemaker® Ministries. E-mail: jnester@liveatpeace.org
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Craig Diestlekamp Senior Staff Counselor

Craig Diestelkamp, Senior Staff Counselor, holds a Master of Arts in Theology and a Master of Arts in Counseling at Covenant Theological Seminary. Craig draws on his 25 years of pastoral experience in working with individuals, couples and families facing relational conflict and experiencing personal brokenness. His experience in pastoral counseling and conflict resolution provides the foundation for ongoing group, individual, and organizational counseling, conciliation, and consulting services. Craig is a Certified Christian Conciliator™ with the Institute for Christian Conciliation™, a division of Peacemaker® Ministries. E-mail: cdiestelkamp@liveatpeace.org

LAPM Board of Directors Committed to strong leadership and prayerful governence

Ed Harris, has over 30 years of financial, operational and general management experience in companies across diverse industries. He was the Sr. Vice President and CFO of Aviall, a large manufacturing and distribution company in Dallas and later served as Division President of their distribution business. He has also served as President of Cambridge Engineering, a St. Louis based manufacturing company. Ed has a passion for the local church and has served as a lay counselor, teacher, mission director and Elder Chairman in his local church. He is passionate about effective leadership and a gospel centered culture in the church. Ed has more recently served as the Executive Director of First Free Evangelical Church of St. Louis and is licensed in the EFCA denomination.

to speak with one of our staff members call 314-479-9028