Meet Our Staff
Amy L. Miller
Interim Ministry Team Director - email@example.com
Amy Miller, MSW (she/they) is a social worker, author, life + relationship coach, and mediator. She has an MSW from The Brown School of Social Work at Wash U and a decade of experience as a school social worker and therapist. She is the author of “Easyish: Keys to a (Relatively) Easy Relationship.” Her passions include healthy communication, conflict resolution, and relationships. She is also a professional singer and occasionally performs at the Ethical Society and other venues around St Louis. Amy is happily married and the mom of a smart, funny, creative kid.
Amy started in her role on January 1, 2023 and will be with us until the end of 2024.
Operations Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy (she/her) is the Operations Manager and has worked at the Ethical Society for almost 25 years, and the Society literally could not function without her. She takes care of the payroll, pays the bills, posts the pledges, keeps the budget balanced, and mostly just tries to make sure everything is running smoothly around the office. She is happily married to her high school sweetheart and the mother of two grown sons and six grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing games, and traveling.
Megan Bezdek McCarthy
Youth Education Director - email@example.com
Megan (she/her) has been a youth educator and children’s librarian for over a decade. Prior to her career in public libraries, she worked in theatre and television as a stage manager, designer, and production assistant. She holds a BFA from NYU and a MLIS from Rutgers University, where she was an IMLS scholar. As a Humanist and a mother, Megan believes it is our duty to imbue our children with a lifelong love of learning, strong values, a commitment to social justice, the ability to think critically, and a drive to take care of our planet and make the world a better place.
Music Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
Claire (she/her) is an educator, performer, and conductor building musical communities that celebrate all skill and experience levels. She inspires professional and novice singers to excellence with the unified purpose of advocating for issues of justice through innovative programming and community partnerships. If Claire's out of the office and the sun is shining, she is likely gardening, reading poetry, or drinking cocktails on a dog-friendly patio with her husband, Jared, and their very good dog, Samson. Claire is a secular humanist with a passion for seeking beauty in every day.
Membership Coordinator - email@example.com
Courtnie (she/her) brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge, having earned both a bachelor's and a master's degree in social work from UMSL and Washington University in St. Louis, respectively. Courtnie's professional background includes work in funding and advocacy, as well as over a decade of experience working directly with families. Her special interest lies in working with children, youth, and families. As our new membership + program manager, Courtnie is excited to meet and engage with current members, as well as foster new connections within the community. Her hope is to support a strong sense of community through shared Humanist values.
Creative Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
Louise (she/her), a lifelong learner herself, is also an educator at heart. As Social Media Manager, she collects and shares Ethical Society stories and news in order to spread awareness of our awesome community. Louise considers herself a Humanist and is truly inspired by people who are dedicated to empowering others. In her down time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Luke, their 14-year-old son, Keenan, and their numerous pets, which includes two guinea pigs named Gertrude and Francis.
Building Manager – email@example.com
Joe (he/his) maintains the building and grounds, fixes what’s broken, or schedules someone who can. You may also see him here on Sunday teaching the third and fourth graders for SEEK. He enjoys getting to know the members here and keeping the building and grounds looking nice. He is a St. Louis native and lives in Webster Groves with his son, Alex.
Rental Coordinator/Sunday host - firstname.lastname@example.org
For the past six years, Adam (he/him) has worked as part-time event staff for the Ethical Society, and he has been looking for an opportunity to expand his contribution to the Society. He is a teacher, public historian, and writer who lives and works in St. Louis, Missouri. He completed his undergraduate work at Washington University in St. Louis and attended graduate school at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He has worked in a wide variety of St. Louis historical societies and museums. Currently, Adam works as an adjunct history instructor for Maryville University in St. Louis, collects oral histories for Soldiers Memorial Military Museum in St. Louis, and works in the tours and museum department for the St. Louis Cardinals. Adam is originally from Lincoln County, Missouri, where he grew up fishing, weightlifting, and reading in the great outdoors – all passions that he still indulges as often as he can.
Jacob (he/him) is a musician, educator, broadcaster, and life-long St. Louis native. Jacob has been a daily student of music since childhood, performing in and around Saint Louis for nearly 20 years. Jacob can be found performing regularly with Fresh Rain, No Antics, Blinded by Stereo, or as Jacob Vi. His podcast, Jacob Vi Weekly, humorously tackles issues of the day, serving a St Louis perspective to a global audience. Jacob has served as the A/V Coordinator for the Ethical Society since November 2021.