Director of Music – Carole Eckert
Professional Profile: Carole Eckert currently serves as the Director of Music at Union United Methodist Church. She is the Sanctuary Choir Director and the coordinator of the Union music program.
Education: Carole holds a B.S. and a M.S. in Music Education (vocal, choral) from the University of Illinois.
Professional Experience: Carole has performed with the St. Louis Muny Opera, the Opera Theatre of St. Louis at the Muny, and as a soloist with area choirs in addition to having taught music in the public schools.
Personal Profile: Carole is married to Jim Eckert and they have three children.
Parish Nurse – Carol Tucker
Parish Nurse Carol Tucker began her journey at Union in 2010. She is a Registered Professional Nurse who graduated with a BS in 1981. She currently works on Tuesday and is actively involved in health ministry. Her goals include promoting wellness and disease prevention in the congregation. She also makes home and hospital visits, writes articles for the twice monthly church newsletter, plans specific training events such as CPR/AED training, coordinates the annual flu shot, blood pressure and Heart Healthy Sundays, and attends monthly Parish Nurse meetings.
Children and Youth Choir Director – Julie Petraborg
Julie L. Petraborg is owner of the Petraborg Law Firm, LLC. She practices worker’s compensation defense representing self insured companies and insurance carriers.
She is currently serving as the director of Union’s Children’s and Youth choirs.
Julie has been a past speaker and moderator for the Missouri Bar Association, Kid’s Chance of Missouri, Lorman Education Services, Missouri Self-Insurers Association, Concentra Health, National Business Institute and Missouri Chamber of Commerce.
Julie enjoys community theater and has played at Looking Glass Playhouse, Turkey Hill Players and Monroe Actors Stage Company.
She loves singing and has been singing since grade school. Through high school Ms. Petraborg was part of Girls Glee Club and she sings with the sanctuary choir.
Julie is a past competitive artistic roller skater, having earned national placements in 1997 and 2000.
She is married to Paul and has two beautiful children, Emma and Alex.