Trish Gunby

Trish Gunby

A lifelong Methodist, I’ve been a member of Manchester UMC for almost 25 years and had my hands in many ministries, most recently as Leadership Board Chairperson. My husband, Mark, and I focused on ministries relating to our family when we first joined including Circle of Friends Preschool, Vacation Bible School, and our wonderful family mission trip to Nicaragua. I have utilized experiences from my professional careers at Citicorp Mortgage and Purina to volunteer on the Welcome Team, Marketing Team, Contemporary Worship Team, and Generosity Initiatives.

My passion shifted a few years ago to social justice issues, including racial justice and LBGTQ+/Reconciling Ministries, where I’m the ministry leader on the MO Conference level and here at Manchester UMC. Now, I immerse myself in learning all I can about these issues and their intersections with our Methodist faith. As someone once said to me, “If you’re comfortable in your circle, you need to enlarge it.” I am trying to do that each and every day. Join me.

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