Executive Director Melissa Payton


Melissa Payton graduated from Missouri Baptist University with a degree in Vocal Performance. Shortly after graduation, she joined the Bach Society as their Soprano Young Artist in 2004 and continues to sing in the Chorus today as a Principal Singer. Melissa accepted the position of Executive Director in the Spring of 2013 and is excited about contributing to the success of the organization in her new role. A native of Florissant, Missouri, Melissa now resides with her husband Ryan in St. Charles.

Board of Directors

Linda Lee, Chair
Barry Kirk, Vice Chair
Andrew V. Wuellner, Treasurer
Andrew Martin, Chorus President
Matthew Brickler
Aaron Chickos
J. Michael Clear
Robert P. Elsperman
Becky Hauk
Marion Hayes
Elizabeth Higginbotham
Harry Moppins
Mark Pye
Harley Smith
Geneen Von Kloha
Alexander Weymann
Douglas Wilton

Advisory Board

Kenneth Bower
Dr. William Doub
Jeanene Dugan
Catherine Edwards
Todd Harper
Roisin Hughes
Ron Klemm
Deane H. Looney
Priscilla McDonnell
Eleanor Mullin
Cynthia Murdoch
Robert V. Ogrodnik
Elizabeth Robb
Greg Upchurch
Jan and Katy VerHagen
Frank E. Vigus
Judith Wilson

Honorary Board

John Bach Pils
Bishop Robert Schnase
Vincent C. Schoemehl, Jr.
Hon. Francis G. Slay
Rabbi Jeffrey B. Stiffman