Restore St. Charles is a faith-based ministry that serves to restore lives, hope, and faith by restoring homes and properties within St. Charles county.
We are a Christian outreach organization that seeks to demonstrate the love of Christ in a real and tangible way.
Our objectives are to address the physical property needs of our neighbors, allowing them to regain their lives and focus on the future. We work with local code enforcement and mobile home park management to address issues before they lead to fines or evictions. Furthermore, we seek to provide “after repair support” to clients needing additional resources. We also partner with like-minded organizations (Missions, Churches, Vendors, etc.) in addressing routine repairs and upkeep in support of our neighbors in need. And we do this all to spread the Gospel and love of Jesus Christ.
Restore St. Charles is comprised of three intersecting groups. These groups include our Board of Directors, the Workday Leadership Team, and the Lagniappe Leadership Team. The Board of Directors provides overall direction and focuses on expanding our outreach to new Churches and communities. The Workday Leadership Team coordinates all aspects of the monthly workdays including site evaluations, design, material planning, and facilitation of the work. The Lagniappe (Creole for “A Little Bit More”) Leadership Team provides additional resources for clients needing after-care support once the physical repairs have been completed.
Restore St. Charles (RSC) was started in October 2007 by a group of mission-focused individuals from Dardenne Presbyterian Church. RSC remained as a dedicated mission under DPC’s 501(c)3 umbrella until August 2017 when we obtained our own 501(c)3 status. While still an active mission within the DPC community, Restore St. Charles has now expanded to include leaders and volunteers from several other churches including Chapel of the Lake, Christ’s Church, Cross Haven Church, The Crossings Church, Grace Community Chapel, and St. John’s United Church of Christ.
Our work covers a wide range of support. We perform general yard work which typically consists of items such as raking, trimming bushes, pulling weeds, removing debris, etc. We also repair fences, provide pressure-washing services, replace mobile home skirting, and repair/replace doors and/or windows. We also conduct interior and exterior painting and perform a significant amount of internal repair activities ranging from repairing floors, replacing toilets, fixing plumbing issues, and patching drywall. Our projects also include light construction with the fabrication of decks, handicap ramps and custom low-rise, wide-tread steps for safe egress.
Our Restore St. Charles workdays are typically the third Saturday of each month. Jobs scheduled for the month will be emailed to volunteers on our contact list as well as posted to our Facebook page. We meet at Dardenne Presbyterian Church (7400 S. Outer Road, Dardenne Prairie MO 63368) at 08:00am for a continental breakfast, review projects and cover general safety guidelines before heading out to the individual worksites. Each worksite will be led by a member of our Workday Leadership Team. Materials will typically be coordinated and delivered ahead of time. Individuals need not possess any special skills or bring any special equipment other than general tools (if desired). Our leadership team and other volunteers will eagerly provide on the job training as needed. Volunteers are encouraged to work for a little or as long as they wish; there is no requirement to stay until the project is fully completed. In some cases, projects may take more than one month to complete. A dedicated group of volunteers also provides lunches for each work team.
Restore St. Charles is an Award Winning Team. We have been recognized with an Outstanding Community Builder Award (2013), the Frank Martinez Award for Outstanding Community Volunteer Leadership, and the June Crider Volunteer Leadership Award.
We pray that you will consider joining our team!
Dr. Jonathan Limpert, a native of St. Louis, MO, is a co-founder of MISSION:318. He has been instrumental in the development and expansion of our surgical mission team and has led trips to Ghana, Haiti and Uganda. In 2017, Jon was appointed President of the Board of Crossing4Mercy.
Jon, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, is a practicing general surgeon at Mercy Hospital in Washington, MO. He received his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and completed his surgical training at Saint Louis University.
Outside of serving those less fortunate, Jon is an avid triathlete, a committed father and husband, and a passionate world traveler.
Dr. Patricia Limpert is our Co-Director of Personnel and Supervisor of Surgical Services while in country. She also leads MISSION:318’s Mission Development. She has served in Ghana, Haiti, Jamaica, and Uganda.
Patti, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, is the Director of the Breast Center at Mercy Hospital in Washington, MO. She earned her medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and completed her surgical training at Saint Louis University.
When she is not on medical mission, Patti is raising daughters Piper and Shea, maintaining a busy surgical practice, and traveling the world.
Joe Hassler, a native of Lake St. Louis, MO, is MISSION:318’s Social Media Director. He has served on multiple surgical mission trips and continues to be instrumental in expanding the reach of MISSION:318.
Joe is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist and works as the Chief CRNA at Mercy Hospital in Washington, MO.
Joe holds a Bachelor’s degree from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO, and a Masters of Science in Nursing-Anesthesia from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.
Randy is Managing Director – Investments at Wells Fargo Advisors in Chesterfield, MO. The team Randy has assembled is committed to assisting high net worth individuals and business owners gain control over their time and clarity over their financial future.
As treasurer for MISSION:318, Randy helps oversee the financial matters of the organization. But, more importantly, he has been instrumental in utilizing his network of professional relationships to get others to step into the MISSION:318 story to help carry the vision forward.
Randy holds the Certified Financial Planner designation and a Bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University. His wife Anita and three children are the joy of his life.
Randall Littleton is a pastor of ministry development for The Crossing, a multi-site church in St. Louis, MO. Beyond serving on the senior leadership team of The Crossing, Randall oversees the church’s strategic relationships with global partners.
Randall brings his experience with global partnerships and extensive work leading pastoral conferences in Africa and India to the MISSION:318 team.
Randall has a master’s degree in counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary. He and his wife Emily are busy parents to their two teenage sons.