Our Leadership



Becky Kronauge

Director of Youth Ministry

Becky joined our staff at Dardenne Presbyterian Church as the Director of Youth Ministry in March of 2017. Becky and her husband, Roy, have been married for over 18 years, and they have four children: Spencer, Noah, Griffin, and Sydney. Becky graduated from Southwest Missouri State University in 1996 and has over 20 years in leadership development working with teens, parents, and families. In her spare time, Becky enjoys reading, baking, and running, but ultimately her heart beats for raising up Kingdom changers of all ages. As a family, the Kronauges can’t wait to meet people and get plugged in. When you see them around, stop to say hi, and give them high fives or hugs.


Matt Merritt

Youth Ministry Coordinator
Hello, I’m Matthew Merritt. I have grown up at DPC. It has been my home church for as long as I can remember. It almost feels more like home than my house, which is because of the youth ministry. I have always wanted to give the youth, in and out of the church, the same experiences that I had that have made me who I am today. I’ve spent two of my summers with the organization YouthWorks. My team and I hosted short term mission trips for high schoolers. Sometimes it takes pouring into youth that God pours into you. I have learned so much with being around youth about Gods grace and love. I feel a calling to be with youth and help guide them in their faith. I am blessed to be given such a great opportunity to be apart of this church’s youth ministry. I plan to on giving all that I can to the students and in turn see the love of God in them.