Staff Directory

Pastor Don Richards

Bio Coming Soon


Brenda Mitchell

Brenda is the part time Minister of Music for Manchester First United Methodist Church.

 A native of Manchester, Brenda received her Bachelor of Science in Music Education degree from

West Georgia College and her Masters in Music Education degree from the University of Southern Mississippi.  Over her teaching career she served as instructor of instrumental and vocal performance, musical theatre and general music for students of all ages.   She was recognized as Teacher of the Year for Manchester High, district-wide for Meriwether County and later at Park Elementary.

Brenda has performed and conducted professionally in a wide variety of genres and venues, most recently singing with and serving as vice-president of the Choral Society of West Georgia.

Kelley Henderson

 picture-for-churchKelley Gill Henderson is the part time Director of Children Ministries at Manchester First United Methodist Church. She  has been a member of Manchester FUMC for 51 years! She is a graduate of Manchester High School, LaGrange College, and Troy State. Kelley recently retired from Meriwether County Schools where she taught in elementary education for 30 years. Kelley  is married to Sandy Henderson and they have one daughter, Keaton (16 years old). Kelley enjoys reading, going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends.

A Word From Kelley:

I am so excited about working with the children at Manchester FUMC! I think it is so important to give our children a good foundation in which to grow their faith. I am thankful for the opportunity to serve my church in such an awesome position!

“Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”             Proverbs 22:6

Doris Gill

Doris Gill has served as the organist for Manchester First United Methodist church for 44 years.  She studied voice for 2 years at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia.  Doris earned a BA Degree in Education from the University of Georgia.  She earned a Masters Degree in Education from the University of  West Georgia.  Doris taught at Manchester Elementary School for 34 years.  She is the mother of two children, Kelley and Patrick, and the grandmother to Keaton and Jaylin.


Melanie Hester

Melanie’s Bio.




Angela Hamler

Angela’s Bio.