Tag: pastor

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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The Audacity of a Criminal’s Request

Our third audacious Biblical character in our series called “The Audacity!” may very well have the most audacious request of any of them. And it’s not so much the request as it is the perspective from which the request emerges. There were two convicted criminals who were crucified alongside Jesus. One of the two taunts…
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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…
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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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Talk To A Pastor

Pastoral Care We all go through challenging circumstances, transitions, relational pain, and difficult seasons of life. At some time or another, everyone needs a little extra help. Have a spiritual question? Suffering a crisis of faith? Figuring out your next step at church? Coping with a serious illness? Dealing with relational conflict or family crisis?…
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