Confirmands 2022

Confirmands 2022

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At Manchester UMC, our Confirmation program provides an opportunity for young people to explore the Christian faith alongside other youth in a fun, relevant and engaging way. Our focus is on helping each young person learn about God’s unconditional love and amazing grace through experience and conversation.

Congratulations class of 2021-2022 Confirmands and
welcome to Manchester United Methodist Church!

Meet Our Confirmands

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Kyle William Avise

Grade: 7th
School: Parkway Southwest Middle School

Hobbies: gaming, fishing, swimming, roller blading, and hanging with friends.

Favorite memory at Manchester UMC:
Sunday school


Brice Carl Bartlett

Grade: 8th
School: Crestview Middle School

Hobbies: soccer, Lacrosse, fishing and water sports.

Favorite memory at Manchester UMC:
attending service with his grandparents.


William (Liam) Brenon Brinkhorst

Grade: 7th
School: Parkway Southwest Middle School

Hobbies: wakeboarding, pickle ball, art, video games

Favorite memory at Manchester UMC: choir


Easton Bushong

Grade: 7th
School: Parkway South Middle School

Hobbies: soccer, decorating, bullet journaling, writing

Favorite memory at Manchester UMC: attending Sunday school while Easton’s parents were teaching.


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Lucas Derenski

Grade: 7th
School: Rockwood South Middle School

Hobbies: Legos, video games, writing, art, and comedy

Favorite memory at Manchester UMC: Riding go-karts at the Middle School Lock-In.


Courtney Duff

Courtney Ann Duff

Grade: 7th
School: Parkway West Middle School

Hobbies: selling dog treats, and being with friends

Favorite memory at Manchester UMC: Spirit Camp


Grant Glisson

Grant Michael Glisson

Grade: 7th
School: Parkway West Middle School

Hobbies: soccer, diving, and hanging out with friends

Favorite memory at Manchester UMC: choir


Victoria Jolie Knolhoff

Grade: 7th
School: Parkway Central Middle School

Hobbies: swimming, dance, cheer

Favorite memory at Manchester UMC: Lori Borger’s musical theatre


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Alissa Kovach

Grade: 7th
School: Parkway Southwest Middle School

Hobbies: ice hockey, mountain biking, and hanging out with friends.

Favorite memory at Manchester UMC: going to Sunday school


Noelle Marie Kowalski

Grade: 7th
School: Selvidge Middle School

Hobbies: plays and musicals, piano, softball, basketball

Favorite memory at Manchester UMC: open to anyone, Middle School Retreat, and her weekly small group


Faith Leigh McGillivary

Grade: 7th
School: Parkway West Middle School

Hobbies: reading, music, volleyball, softball, youth group, Girl Scouts

Favorite memory at Manchester UMC: Spirit Camp


Weston Danny Milne

Grade: 8th
School: Valley Park Middle School

Hobbies: golf, Minecraft

Favorite memory at Manchester UMC: Spirit Camp


Lucas Jeremiah Peich

Grade: 7th
School: Fort Zumwalt North Middle School

Hobbies: fishing, Scouts, 4H, basketball, outdoors

Favorite memory at Manchester UMC: sleepover with J.U.M.P.


Savannah Lynne Stricker

Grade: 8th
School: Parkway South Middle School

Hobbies: basketball, volleyball, swimming, viola

Favorite memory at Manchester UMC: Christmas service


Matthew Lee Ungles

Grade: 7th
School: Westminster Christian Academy

Hobbies: baseball video games

Favorite memory at Manchester UMC: Spirit Camp


James (Jim) Williamson

Grade: 7th
School: Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day

Hobbies: golf, football, baseball, basketball, video games

Favorite memory at Manchester UMC: Music Makers


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