Tag: pastor

Holy Land 2023 Trip

“Pastor Jim was a great leader on our Holy Land trip. For me, every Bible reading and class comes to life more than ever before. Praying in the Garden of Gethsemane brought tears to my eyes. So many wonderful memories.” Don Erhardt May 16-25, 2023 Deepen your faith as you immerse yourself in the land…
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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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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

Associate Pastor of Faith Formation I am delighted to serve at Manchester United Methodist Church as the Associate Pastor of 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…
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Rev. Dr. Mary Beth Hartenstein

Director of Congregational Care Rev. Dr. Mary Beth Hartenstein is the part-time Director of Congregational Care at Manchester UMC. She is responsible for developing, organizing, and managing the Congregational Care Ministry of Manchester UMC in collaboration with key stakeholders. She also supports the congregation and community through her presence, prayers, and coordination of resources. Mary…
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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 With 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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