Pastor & Staff

Andy Bryan


Rev. Andy Bryan has served as the lead pastor of Manchester United Methodist Church since July of 2019. Before serving Manchester, Andy served at Campbell UMC in Springfield, First UMC in North Kansas City, and First UMC Warrensburg. He and his wife Erin have three children, Cori (26, married to Alec), Wesley (23), and Gabriel (12), and they have been foster parents since 2006. Andy is currently the Head Delegate for the Missouri Delegation to General Conference.
Andy holds a Bachelor’s in Vocal Music and a Master’s in Choral Conducting from Truman State in Kirksville, and served as a church choir director for five years prior to answering God’s call to pastoral ministry. He earned his MDiv at Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City.
Andy has a passion for preaching and worship. He wants church to be a community in which all people are celebrated for who they are. His approach to ministry emphasizes the sacramental character of the church, embodying the love of God at work in the world.

Amy Cordeal 

Music Director

Amy has been bringing beautiful music to MUMC for over 20 years, using a rich variety of music and styles; in coordination with the Choir Director, she selects soloists  and instrumentalists.  In addition to her organ, piano or flute selections on Sunday, she directs and plays with the praise band.   Amy’s leadership continues to make music a lively and vital part of life at MUMC.

Brittany Buxton Link

Administrative Coordinator

Brittany has been working at MUMC for over ten years. She is our Administrative & Children's Ministry Coordinator  She contributes to the church in many ways, from organizing the office to playing with and finding engaging activities for the children in the nursery and Sunday School.

Mike Plonka 

Church Custodian 

Mike has been custodian at MUMC for over ten years. Mike is also a beloved member of the congregation and contributes to the church in many ways, whether it be in small groups or outreach and service. Mike’s caring and listening abilities are greatly appreciated. 

Kathy Lewis 

Nursery Worker

Kathy has been here at Maplewood UMC for over a year. She comes with years of experience in childcare, she is CPR/First Aid certified and has just recently became a member here at Maplewood UMC.  

Chris Shirar 

Co-Communications Coordinator