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Director of Program and Staff Development

The Mission

The Director of Program and Staff Development is a key position at the heart of discipleship development at a vibrant 3200-member church. This person will oversee growth in faith formation for all ages, as well as oversee alignment of staff to foster that growth.

The Vision

The Director will work closely with the Senior Pastor, Senior Staff, and the Leadership Board in helping Manchester UMC live out its mission of “Being an inclusive church dedicated to making a difference for Christ through the transformation of church and community.” This individual will help shape a vision  that impacts future generations of disciples.

Making a Difference Through Faith Formation

The Director must have a passion to provide programs of excellence that give participants the tools to discover, and claim for themselves, what it means to be followers of Jesus Christ. He/she will have an opportunity to develop and lead faith formation programs for adults. At the same time, the Director will have an opportunity to shape faith formation for children through young adult age by supervising a highly skilled and dedicated program staff. An integral part of this spiritual development will be a connection to mission.

Making a Difference Through Staff Development

The Director must have a passion for overseeing the work, development, and fruitfulness of our program staff. He/she will also have an opportunity to work with committed and visionary laity.


The Director must have theological training (seminary degree preferred), a minimum of 2 years supervising staff, and a passion for inviting people to grow in their Christian discipleship.


Manchester UMC offers competitive salaries and benefits. Specific salaries are based on experience and level of expertise.


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To apply, send a cover letter and resume to sherri.estes@manchesterumc.org

Openings for Substitute Teachers for Circle of Friends Preschool
Circle of Friends Preschool at Manchester UMC is looking for someone to join our team of excellent teachers as a Substitute Teacher. We offer a play-based educational experience for children ages 1-5, emphasizing not just academics, but also social and emotional growth. We seek to help our students learn and grow in independence, self confidence, and knowledge. An ideal candidate for our substitute teaching team loves inspiring young children to learn and supporting our teaching team members across the grade levels to enhance our curriculum and school environment. 


This position is hourly and scheduled as needed. Please send a cover letter, resume, and references to Renee Taylor, Director of Circle of Friends Preschool, at renee.taylor@manchesterumc.org.

Opening for Nursery Caregivers

The Nursery Ministry at Manchester UMC is looking for loving, nurturing people (18 and over) with a working knowledge of early childhood development to join our nursery team of childcare providers. Our nursery provides childcare weekday mornings and occasion evenings for Bible study groups, meetings and worship services. If you are interested in this awesome opportunity or have any questions, please contact Sally Cleveland, Director of Children’s Worship & Nursery by clicking here  or at 636-200-4707 to schedule an interview. This paid position is hourly and caregivers are scheduled as needed with flexible hours.