North Manchester United Methodist Church
North Manchester United Methodist Church


Pastor Steve Bahrt, Sr. Pastor

Pastor Steve Bahrt moved to North Manchester UMC July 1, 2019, having previously served churches in Kendallville, Seelyville, Terre Haute, Fountaintown/Liberty, and Laurel/Metamora.


Steve was a civil engineer working as a groundwater hydrologist in the Houston, TX area until responding to his call to ministry in 1995 by moving to Indiana and beginning his seminary studies at United Theological Studies in Dayton, OH.  Steve graduated in 1999 with an MDIV and Master of Arts in Religious Communication, and was commissioned as a probationary elder that same year, being ordained an Elder in 2004.


Steve's spiritual gifts include teaching, administration, preaching, and discipleship.  He is a Certified Pastoral Counselor, trained candidacy and local pastor mentor, and trained life coach (seeking certification).  He has also served as a member and chair of the annual conference and area communication commissions.

Pam Bahrt, Administrative Assistant

Pam joined our church staff as Administrative Assistant in August, 2022.  She grew up and lived in Texas most of her life, until she married her husband Steve in 1981. 


Pam has previously worked in Terre Haute as a Licensed Addictions Counselor and in Ft Wayne as a Vision Therapist.  Prior to moving to Indiana in 1995, she worked as an bookkeeping clerk for a bank and two major universities.


Pam and Steve are blessed to have 3 children, 2 grandchildren, and 4 granddogs; unfortunately, none in the area.  So when they do come to visit, don't expect to see Pam much.


Personally, Pam enjoys reading, crafting, and getting people together to do Jesus things.


Laura Ross, Financial Secretary

Laura graduated from Whitko High School and was a member of the National Honor Society. She worked as a Teller and now as the Head Teller at Beacon Credit Union. She has 3 sons and 4 granddaughters. She enjoyes reading as a hobby.

Terry & Pam McKee, Chancel Choir Director & Pianist

Terry and Pam McKee enrich our service with their talents. Terry directs the Chancel Choir and plays his saxiphone in the praise band. Pam plays the piano for the choirs and praise band. Terry directs specials, such as the Christmas and Easter Cantatas, often recruiting talent from Manchester University and the community. 

Rita Slater, Organist

Rita Slater plays the organ and keyboard for worship services, funerals and special occasions.  The congregation is blessed when she uses her talent and her heart to bring the organ to life.

Heather Winger, Custodian

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North Manchester United Methodist Church

306 E 2nd St.

North Manchester, IN



Phone: 260.982.7537


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