Gateway Musicians

Jeff White, Interim Director

Jeff White joined the Gateway Ringers in the Fall of 1999. He is the handbell director and organist at Historic Trinity Lutheran Church in the Soulard district of St. Louis. He has a Master of Church Music degree with emphasis in Organ from Concordia University Wisconsin. He is a certified Colleague of the American Guild of Organists ( and a member and Sub-Dean of the St. Louis Chapter of the Guild (


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Current Members

(♩ indicates charter members)

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Past Directors

Wim Blees (1995–1997) Mark W. Lawson (1997–2003) Nancy Helmich (2004–2007)
Chuck Peery (2008–2018)

Past Members

Curtis Armstrong Laurel Bales Marcia Barber
Dolan Bayless Beth Beattie ♩ Jan Blees
♩ Wim Blees (Founder) Jill Dean Jan Ebeler
Tim Forbis Kevin Gale Hellen Gillespie
Kevon Hall Marcia Hansen Cynthia Harris
♩ Janice Hitchcock ♩ Sally Johnson ♩ Karl Kay
♩ Dub Koon Ginny Lawson Kit Lamar
Jason McGinnis Karen Mild Anne Miller
♩ Allison Nalesnik ♩ Georgia O’Brien ♩ Candy Parson
Janet Petersen Michelle Robbins Karen Rolland
Wendy Shaw Donna Skeen Kelly Stohl
Andrea Stramler ✝ Joyce Suttle ✝ Laurie Underwood
Steve Upton Crystal Wagner Bruce Walker
♩ Marcia Worcester Gurney the Gateway Chicken