Leadership Board Resources

The Leadership Board is the governing body of Manchester UMC. The Leadership Board, as a whole, fulfills the functions of Church Council, Trustees, Finance, and Pastor-Parish Relations Committee as defined in the United Methodist Book of Discipline.

Manchester UMC’s Leadership Board consists of 15 voting lay members. They are nominated by the nominations committee and typically serve rotating 3-year terms. Four clergy also serve on the Leadership Board as ex-officio members with voice but no vote.

Churches, like many groups, adopt policies to help define their structure as well as the rules, practices, and processes used to direct and manage the organization. This page contains resources related to the purpose and work of the Leadership Board.

Leadership Board Meetings

Leadership Board Minutes

Click on the below dates to view the approved minutes of previous Leadership Board meetings. Minutes are typically approved at the next meeting of the Leadership Board and posted shortly thereafter.

2022 Minutes



Always Easter People

Your money won’t save you. The church needs to do our work, but more so the church needs your heart. God saves the sick, and the righteous – and that has nothing to do with income. It is bringing people into the community that counts to God – your wealth,

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Pastor's Note

Making a Difference for Christ

Beginning July 1, 2023, the staff of Manchester UMC will be organized a little bit differently than it is now.  Rev. Winter Hamilton will become the Executive Pastor of Programs, having served previously as Associate Pastor of Faith Formation. Pastor Winter brings her twenty years of wide-ranging ministry experience to

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Pastor's Note

The Church is Just a Building

I love church buildings. I love walking through church buildings and looking at all the things – the art on the walls, the windows, the seats in the sanctuary, the pulpit, the communion table, the baptismal font. All the things. The ancient cathedrals of Europe with all of their lavish,

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