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John Heskett

Leadership Board Member: 2023-2024

John and his wife Jeanie have been members of MUMC since 2000 following their move to St. Louis from Jefferson City.  John has been active at Manchester serving in Children’s Sunday School, Adult Faith Formations, Mission Team, Social Justice Team, MO-Hab Bike Ministry, and the Mozambique Initiative  Ministry at both our church and the Missouri Conference levels. 

John Heskett is retired.  His career included service as a special education professional at the local, state, and national levels, school district administrator, and as adjunct faculty at universities.  In retirement, he serves on several boards of not-for-profit organizations addressing social justice and children’s issues.

John is the Manager of Retirement Benefits for SSM Health, and has worked primarily in retirement plan administration for his entire adult life. 

John is also a board member for LifeWiseSTL, an outstanding non-profit organization that is well-supported by Manchester UMC. 

They have two “children”, Ellen and Brad, who are in their mid-20s and live in the St. Louis area. They have been very blessed and are privileged to support this great church in any way we can!



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Throughout the centuries, “trust in God” has been a frequent theme in our prayers, our hymns and our sacred songs. It is certainly a biblical theme as well. There are 182 references to “trust” in the Bible, and most of these refer to us placing our trust in God. In America, our money even proclaims “In God We Trust.” I invite you to join us for worship this weekend as we take a look at Psalm 105 and at the refrain, “In God We Trust.” Does that mean that we expect God will “fix” everything? What about free will? How should we really trust in God?

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