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Scott Hammon

Scott Hammon is the Facilities Manager at Manchester UMC.  Scott started working at MUMC and learning our buildings on Tuesday, January 16, 2024. Scott first started

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Rev. Dr. Andy Blacksher

Rev. Dr. Andy Blacksher is the Executive Pastor of Operations at Manchester UMC. He and his wife, Kristen, met in college at Missouri State University.

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Molly Henley

I grew up in a rural community in northeastern Missouri and moved to St. Louis after high school.  I have a degree in Financial Accounting

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Janis Thompson

I was directed to Manchester UMC in September 2019 and became a member shortly thereafter.  I soon joined the Welcome Team, packed bags for Food

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Mary Pettit

As Finance Director, I am responsible for all accounting functions, and providing financial information and resources to support ministry leaders.  Our department processes all church

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Kurtis Heinrich

I was named the Director, Cantate Youth Choir in August 2019 after having attended Manchester UMC, and singing in Chancel Choir, for about four years.

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Austin Shariff

Austin Shariff is Manchester UMC’s new Director of Modern Worship Arts! Austin served as both the Modern Worship Leader and Youth Ministry Director at Dardenne

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Emily Pikaard

A life-long Missourian, Emily grew up in a small town in the middle of the state, where music and faith were fundamental to her development.

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John Cargile

I joined the MUMC staff as Organist/Music Associate in November of 2007. At MUMC I assist the Director of Music in many aspects of the music

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Rev. Dr. Mary Beth Hartenstein

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

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Kevin McBeth

I joined the staff of Manchester United Methodist Church in 1995, after serving churches in Texas and Iowa.  As Director of Music and Worship Arts,

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Melanie Knipping

As the Director of Circle of Friends Preschool, I have a passion for helping children and families enjoy a great start to life-long learning! I

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David Gill

As a life-long Christian and native St. Louisan, David grew up in a Pentecostal church where he participated in music ministry from an early age.

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Tiffany Conway

Tiffany Conway supports Adult Faith Formation, Connection ministries, and Missions , including Community Dinners and the New Member Class.  Tiffany is originally from Indianapolis, IN,

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Beth Boemler

Beth is originally from St. Charles and feels called by God to counsel and minister to youth. She attended college in Springfield, MO and volunteered as a

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Rev. Kurt Schuermann

Pastor Kurt brings with him a wealth of experience leading United Methodist congregations in Missouri. He served in seven United Methodist Churches in Missouri over

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Ascension Sunday

Dear Friends at Manchester UMC,      Unfortunately, the surrounding culture has taken some of Christianity’s best stuff. This reality is mostly for commercial gain. We don’t have to go too...