Michael Šust – Senior Pastor
Born and raised: Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Married to: Colleen
Michael Šust is the founding pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel St. Louis. He had a life-saving encounter with Christ during his escape from communism in 1986. Shortly thereafter he came to the United States to start a new life. In 1991 he left his opera singer career and embraced vocational ministry. For sixteen years, he served as a worship pastor and evangelist in various Christian churches in Massachusetts, Texas, and Missouri. In September 2006, Michael met Pastor James MacDonald and at his prompting responded to the call to plant Harvest St. Louis in partnership with Harvest Bible Fellowship.
Michael enjoys classical singing and tennis. He is married to Colleen, his love and wife of twenty-seven years; they live in Wildwood, MO. They have two daughters, Annie (married to Nate, granddaughter Alina) and Christy, a senior in college in Florida.
Nate Hart – Associate Pastor for Student Ministries
Born: Peoria, Illinois
Married to: Kelly
Nate has been a believer in Christ for twenty years. He surrendered his life to Christ in his teen years impacted by other teens living out their faith and sharing the truth of the Bible. Since then, has been passionate about discipling, loving and serving students. He has served on staff in churches as a student minister, worship leader and preaching pastor. Nate and his wife of eighteen years, Kelly, helped start a college ministry at the University of Arizona in Tucson. They are the loving parents of five daughters and share the passion for helping others raise Christ-centered families in a culture of many challenges. Nate enjoys fitness and working out. Concerning exercise, his philosophy is “one more rep.” Concerning ministry, his philosophy is “love one more for Christ.”
Stuart Harrier – Director of Worship Ministries
Born: Belleville, Illinois
At a young age, Stuart was inspired by worship leaders such as Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman and Paul Baloche. He began leading worship in 2008 at his home church where he grew in passion for ministry and worship music. Currently, Stuart is finishing his Bachelor’s Degree in Music at Missouri Baptist University. For the past three years, he has been the director of the main Chapel Band and leading student worship every week. It was through this ministry that Stuart was affirmed by the Lord in his calling to vocational ministry as a worship director. Stuart loves the outdoors and takes every opportunity to explore the world that the Lord has created. He finds his personal time with the Lord most worshipful when in solitude somewhere in the open air.
Scott Nolda – Director of Harvest Kids
Born: St. Louis, Missouri
Married to: Tabitha
Scott, his wife Tabitha, and their two daughters, Christine and Kaitlyn, have been members of Harvest Bible Chapel St. Louis since November of 2014. Scott’s passion for working with children first emerged while attending McKendree University where he studied Music and Education. When he is not working with the Kids in Harvest, he is working with kids through martial arts as he is a Black Belt in Japanese Jujutsu and teaches at a local martial arts school. After serving faithfully as kids’ volunteer in many capacities, Scott was appointed the director of Harvest Kids in April of 2016. His future vision includes building a church day care program and eventually Harvest Christian Academy.
Colleen Šust – Office Administrator
Born: Boston, MA
Raised: Portsmouth, RI
Married to: Michael
Colleen became a follower of Jesus when she was a college freshman at the University of Massachusetts. Through her involvement with the college ministry Campus Crusade for Christ (now Cru) she discovered that her heart's desire was to serve the Lord and disciple women to become true followers of Jesus. The Lord has taken her on quite a journey in the years since as she has been blessed to serve beside her husband Michael in ministering through worship, to young women in crisis pregnancies, church planting in Texas, and most importantly, planting Harvest Bible Chapel St. Louis.
Colleen leads the Harvest Women’s Ministries and loves sharing her life and testimony with women of all ages. She is a member of the worship team and enjoys playing competitive tennis, especially with Michael and her family. She is the proud mother to Annie (now married to Nate) and Christy; both daughters are presently college students.
Gerry Heideman – Accounting
Born: St. Louis
Married to: Patti
Gerry Heideman handles the accounting at Harvest Bible Chapel since October 2011. Gerry and his wife Patti have called Harvest St. Louis their home since late 2007, and began serving as Ushers & Greeters after a few months. Gerry now serves as Deacon Board Chairman and is active in the Boy Scouts as a commissioner.
Gerry and Patti were married in 1993 and have five children, nine grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. They enjoy friends, traveling and photography.
Jennifer Schumacher – Administrative Assistant
Born: Hollywood, Florida
Jennifer is the administrative assistant at Harvest Bible Chapel St. Louis West. The Lord found her during her husband’s illness. As a widow, she continues seeking God’s guidance and love. She grew up in Florida, and lived in DC and Colorado before moving to St. Louis in 2013. Jennifer is working on her Masters of Biblical Counseling through the online program at The Masters University in Santa Clarita, CA. Currently she is completing her internship in counseling, and hopes to be certified through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). She enjoys traveling, hiking, biking and growing flowers in her garden.