Jim Lange

Leadership Board Member: 2021-2023.

Jim and his wife, Linda, have been attending Manchester UMC since 2014 and have been members since 2015. They have lived in St. Charles County since getting married 46 years ago. Tom, their oldest son lives in Cincinnati with his wife and daughter. Brian, their younger son, lives in Nashville with his wife and three sons.

A life-long educator, Jim served in the Francis Howell School District for 32 years as a teacher, building principal, and central office administrator. Upon retiring from Howell, Jim served in the St. Louis Public Schools as a building principal and central office administrator. He has also served as an adjunct instructor at St. Charles Community College and Certification Officer in the College of Education at UMSL.

Jim has helped with book studies after Saturday afternoon worship, assisted with Food for Kids packing and delivery, been active in Disciple Bible Study and Saturday Morning Men’s Bible Study, served on the Missions Committee, and helps with photography for the Communications Team.

A volunteer at LifeWise STL, Jim looks forward to opportunities to bring the love of Christ to those in need on a person to person basis.


Pastor's Note

The Missouri Annual Conference

Every year, United Methodists from all across the Missouri Conference gather together for our annual meeting. This year, the meeting will be Friday June 9 through Sunday June 11 in St. Charles. Manchester UMC will be represented there by Revs. Andy Bryan, Phil Estes, Winter Hamilton, and Jim Peich. Our

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My Chains Fell Off

Conversion is a key idea in Wesleyan theology, and was a central part of the faith stories of both John and Charles. And conversion isn’t about going from “non-Christian” to “Christian.” Conversion can happen in the lives of believers, also. Conversion is a change that is worked in the lives

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Pastor's Note

Charles in Charge

Charles Wesley was the poet of the birth of Methodism. In his lifetime, he composed thousands of hymns! His beautiful words captured the theology, the spirit, and the energy of the Methodist movement with vivid elegance. Charles was one of the children of Susannah Wesley, who was a profound spiritual

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