Family Court of St. Louis County

501 South Brentwood (Family Court Center) and

105 South Central Avenue (Courts Building)

Clayton, MO 63105

General Information Telephone Number: 314-615-4400

Fax Telephone Number: 314-615-4477

TTY Telephone Number: 314-615-5889

Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday



The Circuit Court of St. Louis County, Missouri, announces that it is soliciting candidates for the position of Family Court Commissioner of the Circuit Court of St. Louis County.

The Circuit and Associate Circuit Judges en banc will make the appointment for a term of (4) years at an annual salary of an associate circuit judge, payable by the State of Missouri.

Missouri law requires the Family Court Commissioner to possess the same qualifications as a circuit judge, including those set forth in the Missouri Constitution, Article V, Section 21, to wit, they must be qualified voters of the state for the three years preceding their selection, residents of St. Louis County, Missouri for at least one year, at least thirty years old, licensed to practice law in Missouri; and possess all other qualifications as required by law. (See Chapter 487 R S Mo.)

Questionnaire and Candidate Instructions may be obtained from Ben Burkemper, Family Court Administrator, 501 S. Brentwood Boulevard, Clayton, Missouri, 63105, or by clicking on the links below. Completed questionnaires are to be submitted in writing to Ben Burkemper, Family Court Administrator, 501 S. Brentwood Boulevard, Clayton, Missouri 63105, or via email to on or before
5:00 p.m. Monday, February 15, 2016. The appointment is scheduled to take place upon a vote of the Court en banc on March 9, 2016.

Candidate Instructions              Questionnaire

Honorable Thea A. Sherry, Administrative Judge

Ben Burkemper, Court Administrator

Jeff Osburg Director, Court Programs

Cheryl Campbell Director, Detention Center

Deborah Woodside Director, Delinquency Services

Clifford Faddis Manager, Human Resources

Marshall Day Director, Operations

Cynthia Harcourt Director, Legal Department

Carol Bader Director, Child Protective Services

Judicial Divisions
Hon. Thea A. Sherry
Division 5, FC Docket 2

Hon. Douglas R. Beach Division 6, FC Docket 10

Hon. David Lee Vincent, III Division 9, FC Docket 1

Hon. Kristine Kerr
Division 14, FC Docket 15

Hon. Mary B. Schroeder Division 32, FC Docket 14

Hon. Nancy M. Watkins Division 33, FC Docket 13

Hon. John R. Essner
Division 37, FC Docket 9

Hon. Dennis N. Smith
Division 40, FC Docket 6 & 7

Hon. Robert M. Heggie
Division 42, FC Docket 8

Hon. Diane M. Monahan Division 61, FC Docket 4

Hon. Terry W. Wiese
Division 62, FC Docket 5

Hon. Victoria Mullen McKee Division 64, FC Docket 11

Hon. Margaret T. Donnelly Division 65, FC Docket 12




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