The Reverend Monica Jefferson’s roots are in the inner city of St. Louis, Missouri where she learned at an early age that lives are changed through people that care and that all people matter to God. Pastor Monica’s vision is to form connected communities where people matter, find purpose, and serve God by making a difference as followers of Jesus through faith and action. She began serving local churches as a lay minister in 1988 and was licensed the summer of 1992. She graduated from St. Paul School of Theology, Kansas City, Missouri: COS-1998 and was ordained July 1999. Pastor Monica returned to St. Andrew United Methodist Church in 2007 as the Senior Pastor.