Rev. Phil Estes
Executive Pastor of Operations & Generosity
As the Pastor of Administration, and an ordained Deacon, Phil has the joy of working collaboratively with the many people of Manchester United Methodist Church in ministry for others. He has a passion for mission and community development, both at home in Augusta and through Manchester UMC. The ministry of administration offers a great variety of opportunities to serve and equip others for Christ’s work in the world including: Budget Development and Implementation, Facility Planning and Property Management, Operations Planning and Oversight, and Stewardship/Generosity Learning and Communications.
He is an Alumnus of the University Of Missouri – Columbia with an M.S. in Community Development, a B.A. in Sociology, a minor in Spanish, and 28 hours of theology from Eden Seminary and the United Methodist School of Studies. Phil and his wonderful wife Lori are blessed with three children. A life-long Missourian, he was born in Carthage and has been a St. Louis resident since age two. Lori is from northwestern Illinois, a farm community near Aledo. Together, they enjoy art, music, theater, hiking, biking, motorcycle riding, and general fitness.