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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 Systems from Maryville University.  I also have a degree in Business Administration from St. Louis Community College-Meramec.

In my free time, I enjoy reading mysteries (and belong to 2 mystery book clubs), watching tennis, collecting various antiques, and playing with my grey tabby, Mr. Murphy (mystery buffs may be able to figure out who he’s named after).

I attend several bible study groups throughout the year.  I also served with the M&M’s kitchen staff while attending Maryville.

Having been a member of Manchester UMC since 2011, I feel blessed to be working for my church home.

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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. Outside of Manchester, I teach 6-8 grade choir at Pattonville Heights Middle School in the Pattonville School District. I have be teaching middle and high

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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. They have two children, Zachary & Nathan, who are both excited to be a part of a church community that offers so many opportunities for

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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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