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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.




“Confession is just spiritual language for truth-telling” (from the Arthur Riley devo). When we confess, sharing the truth about ourselves with God and with one another, it sets us free. We release those parts of us that are not authentic to who we are so that we are free to

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CONNECTIONS | Health & Recreation

Health & RECREATION Manchester UMC offers a variety of adult Health and Recreation Groups where you can help to enhance your physical health in a fun and supportive environment. Explore these options to find a group that fits your interests and schedule.  Let us know which group(s) you’d like to

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