Who We Are

Chaplains & Staff

Chaplaincy Staff


The Rev. Kevin Aldridge

Meet Kevin


Meet Deborah


Meet Norman

The Rev. Erika Jackson-Essiem

Meet Erika

Executive Director

Nathan Ivy is a nonprofit professional with more than two and a half decades of experience serving the disadvantaged, underestimated, and marginalized.

A lifelong learner, Nathan has a Master of Arts in Human Resources Management Administration from Washington University in St. Louis, a graduate certificate in Urban Family and Community Development from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Missouri Valley College.

Nathan grew up in Webster Groves and has remained in St. Louis. He is a born-again believer, and the vast majority of his spiritual upbringing has been in the Church of God In Christ. He enjoys traveling and is a self-described "breakfast connoisseur." He is also passionate about improving the quality of life for the unhoused living with HIV/AIDS in St. Louis; by increasing the availability of adequate housing options, so that they are better poised to pursue life extending endeavors.

Development Assistant

Angela came to ECM in December 2017 after 27 years’ of serving the Episcopal Church as a lay professional in the Diocese of Missouri on both the parish and diocesan level. She worships at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Carondelet, where she serves in ministry, including as a Convention Delegate and on diocesan committees.

Angela grew up in St. Louis (Ballwin) and now resides in Affton with her husband, Gary. They are blessed with three grown sons and one beautiful daughter-in-law and granddaughter. She enjoys reading, gardening, fishing, boating, kayaking, hiking, and spending time with family and friends (usually this involves cooking too!).

Angela is grateful for the continued opportunity to empower and support ECM Board, staff and volunteers to be the “hands and feet of Christ” through their ministry and especially enjoys doing that on behalf of ECM and the children in the juvenile justice system.