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I was born in Sandpoint, ID. I grew up as a child in Fort Wayne, IN and a teen in Eugene, OR. I have also lived in Virginia, Hawaii, Wisconsin and here in Missouri. I studied to be a Dental Assistant (but never worked as one). I have worked as a bakery clerk, a college mail-room clerk, a picture framer, a bookkeeper and now am Finance Assistant at Manchester United Methodist Church.

I am married to Ken Thompson and have two daughters, Ann (who passed away in 1992) and Amy. Amy is an RN and is married to a Methodist minister. They have three sons. They all do mission work as well.

I have been involved with Girl Scouts (a leader), PTA’s, Sunday School (as a teacher and office helper and summer programs), UMW Circles, Altar Guild, Pew Crew, Memorial Garden/Cemetery, Grocery Cards, Missions, Total Body Workout (and other exercise groups), and installing various gardens on the MUMC property. I am a colon cancer survivor.

I enjoy crafts, sewing (mainly cross stitch) and reading.

My greatest accomplishment (besides my daughters) is the John Wesley Ward Meditation and Memorial Garden.


Tiffany Conway

Tiffany Conway supports Rev. Jim Peich, as well as Adult Faith Formation with Rev. Winter Hamilton, and Missions with Liz Shuburte.  Tiffany is originally from Indianapolis, IN, and moved to St. Louis in 1999 with her family.  She graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Administration from

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Kiersten Rose

Born and raised in western St. Charles County, I grew up surrounded by the wonderful sound of music, listening to my dad play drums with various bands in and around St. Louis. Musical seeds were planted when I began piano lessons at the age of six, and by the time

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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 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.

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