Pastor Susan was appointed to Manchester UMC in July of 2023. She began her work in ministry at Harbor Springs in 2016, graduated from seminary in 2019, and was ordained at annual conference in June of 2023. Pastor Susan is a proud mother of 6 and grandmother of 4. Her husband, Randy, is a retired UMC pastor. Prior to ministry, Pastor Susan earned an undergraduate degree in business, with a major in finance, from MSU. She then continued to earn her MBA from Central Michigan and teaching credentials at Ferris State. She is very excited to begin in sharing ministry with us here at MUMC.
Jody joined the Manchester United Methodist Church staff as secretary in 2014 after many years in the congregation. She is married and mother to three daughters. Jody grew up in Bay City, Michigan and earned a BA in English (writing) from Adrian College and a MA in English Literature from Western Michigan University. Always willing to help, she is happy to be working where she can be an instrument of God’s love.
Noreen has been the organist at Manchester United Methodist Church for many years. She began her career in church performance while in high school, playing piano for her home congregation, and has honed her craft ever since. Parallel to her career in music, Noreen has a degree and long work history in journalism. She enjoys traveling, rediscovering music from her sheet music collection, and helping craft meaningful worship services.
As custodian, Todd is a strong believer that there are many ways to serve God and his church. Ensuring the cleanliness of church for worship and community events for all to experience is a key weekly priority. Todd grew up in the U.P. and earned a BA in International Studies/Anthropology from Michigan State University. When not working, Todd enjoys spending time with his family, bicycling, hiking and gardening.