Pastor & Staff

Kim Shirar


Before joining us at Maplewood UMC Kim was formerly at Salem United Methodist Church in Ladue as an associate pastor. Kim has a caring spirit, a questioning mind and a passion for ministry. Her sermons are thought provoking, challenging and loving. Kim has an amazing gift for connecting with newcomers, children and adults. Her work with those who are struggling is a real service to the congregation and the  community.  Kim, husband Steve and children Mike, Ben, Jenny and Chris are a joy to have as a part of our congregation. 

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 ability are greatly appreciated.