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Pastoral Statements

From time to time, the five appointed clergy of Manchester UMC issue pastoral statements that contain their collective thoughts on important and timely matters relevant to the congregation and community. You can view those statements below. Please feel free to reach out to the pastors if you’d like to discuss any of the topics addressed.…
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About Manchester UMC

Manchester United Methodist Church is a 2,700-member congregation that traces its roots back to 1826. The church is one of the largest United Methodist congregations in the United States and is located in West St. Louis County of Missouri. The church is an inclusive community where all are welcome. WELCOME We extend God’s love and…
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Rev. Winter Hamilton

Pastor of Adult Faith Formation I am delighted to serve at Manchester United Methodist Church as the Pastor of Adult Faith Formation. I graduated with my Master of Divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. A life-long United Methodist, I am an ordained deacon in the UMC, with sacramental authority. With almost two decades as a Christian Educator,…
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Rev. Stephanie Lendt

Associate Pastor of Congregational Care & Hospitality. Rev. Stephanie Lendt is the Associate Pastor of Congregational Care and Hospitality at Manchester United Methodist Church. She was appointed to the pastoral staff at Manchester UMC in July 2008. Prior to her appointment, Stephanie was a member of Manchester UMC since 1996. Stephanie finds it wonderful to…
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Rev. Jim Peich

Executive Pastor of Ministry & Leadership Rev. Jim Peich is the Executive Pastor of Ministry & Leadership at Manchester United Methodist Church. Jim serves as a member of the Church Leadership Board as well as our Pastoral, Lead and Senior Leadership Teams. He has responsibility for leadership development, human resources, communications and provides oversight for…
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Rev. Andy Bryan

Rev. Andy Bryan is our Lead Pastor. He and his wife, Erin, are the parents of three children, and serve as a foster family. Rev. Andy’s appointment before coming to us was at Campbell United Methodist Church in Springfield, Missouri. He has 19 years of pastoral experience, plus seven years in music ministry. He studied at…
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