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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!


Pastor's Note

A Dream of Manchester UMC

The night before my first Monday as part of the staff of Manchester UMC, I had a dream. I dreamed I was packing a large suitcase. Evidently, I was traveling to some spot where I was to address a large group of people on a topic dealing with spiritual life. But I was having

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This Moment To Arise

Psalm 37:1-6. The transfiguration event revealed the identity of Jesus in a flash of light. The disciples witnessed it, but had to go back down the mountain into the darkness of the world around them. Even though we are broken and flawed, God’s “limitless, undying love” shines all around us

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Events & Activities (Children & Family)

Vacation Bible School 2024

Children ages 4 years old (and potty-trained) through rising 5th graders are invited to Camp Firelight Vacation Bible School! This year’s VBS will focus on the theme of “A Summer Camp Adventure with God”. Kids will enjoy interactive, energizing activities as they learn to depend on God. If you are interested in learning

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