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June Van Klaveren

Leadership Board Member: 2021-2023

June and her husband, Larry, are originally from Iowa and have been Manchester UMC members since 1977. Their two children, Allison and Paul, grew up at MUMC.

Over the years, June has served on Staff Parish Relations, Chancel Choir, Prayer Shawl Ministry, as photographer for special events, Sunday School and VBS teacher and others. Her passion is the music ministry of the church having sung in Chancel Choir for over 30 years.

With a degree from Iowa Wesley College, she is a graphic designer/communications specialist and founded Compelling Communications, Inc. in 1997. In addition to MUMC activities, June has been a volunteer with the St. Louis Humane Society, therapy dog “parent” for Duo, and is a NICU Cuddler at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

She is particularly excited about serving on the Leadership Board and looks forward to helping Manchester UMC fulfill its vision and mission!



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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Pastor's Note

The Church on the Hill

Sunday, February 11, 2024 will be my final day as the Lead Pastor of Manchester United Methodist Church. Bishop Farr will be appointing me to a different congregation starting July 1, 2024, and until then I will be on a time of spiritual renewal. In the days since this announcement

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