Tag: governance

Dave Divjak

Dave Divjak

Leadership Board Member: 2021-2023. Dave and his wife, Cinda, started attending Manchester UMC in 1990, as their sons, Jay and Aaron both attended Circle of Friends preschool. Both sons have since married, reside in the St Louis area and each have one daughter. Dave currently serves as President of the Manchester UMC Chancel Choir, Treasurer of…
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Ali Fields

Leadership Board Member: 2021. Ali and her partner, Steve, joined Manchester UMC in March 2012. Their sons, Wyatt (10) and Harrison (8), attended Circle of Friends Preschool and are active in the children’s choirs. Her whole family loves to participate in the Vacation Bible School evening program. Ali graduated with a degree in Theatre from…
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Linda Horodenski

Leadership Board Member: 2021-2022. Linda has attended Manchester for more than 30 years. Raised in the Catholic church, Linda found a home at Manchester UMC. Over the years, she has taught children’s Sunday School and Confirmation. She also has held leadership roles with Vacation Bible School when her two girls were still young. Taking Disciple…
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Kristi Koehl

Leadership Board Member: 2021-2023. Kristi and her family (Will, William, and Hudson) have been attending Manchester UMC since moving to St. Louis from Los Angeles in 2014. They became members in 2017. Kristi is on hiatus from the Modern Worship Team during the pandemic, but is looking forward to returning in the future. Kristi has…
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Jim Lange

Leadership Board Member: 2021-2023. Jim and his wife, Linda, have been attending Manchester UMC since 2014 and have been members since 2015. They have lived in St. Charles County since getting married 46 years ago. Tom, their oldest son lives in Cincinnati with his wife and daughter. Brian, their younger son, lives in Nashville with…
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Rob Peterson

Leadership Board Member: 2021-2022. Rob, and his wife Kari, have been members of Manchester UMC since 2015. They have four children and five grandchildren. Rob grew up in Iowa and then moved to Springfield, MO where he met his wife. Rob graduated from Missouri State University with a master’s in accountancy and his family moved…
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Leadership Board Resources

The Leadership Board is the governing body of Manchester UMC. The Leadership Board, as a whole, fulfills the functions of Church Council, Trustees, Finance, and Pastor-Parish Relations Committee as defined in the United Methodist Book of Discipline. Manchester UMC’s Leadership Board consists of 15 voting lay members. They are nominated by the nominations committee and…
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Joe Strohm

Leadership Board Member: 2019-2021. Joe and his wife, Vicki, have attended Manchester UMC since 2011. They have two children, Ryan and Danny. Joe is a native of Marshall, IL. He obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degree from Eastern Illinois University.  Joe has worked for the St. Louis Cardinals since 1987. He is currently the Vice…
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Kim Taylor West

Leadership Board Member: 2021-2023. Kim and her husband, Jason West, met at a Manchester UMC Bible study in 2012. They were married at the church in 2015. Kim grew up in Central California and would come to visit family in St. Louis every summer. Kim raised both of her daughters at Concord Trinity UMC and…
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