St. Andrew United Methodist Church
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Staff

 
Rev. Jonathan Dierdorff
Pastor
 
 
 
 

Jonathan sensed God’s call to ministry during his senior year of high school. After completing his undergraduate degree in theology, Jonathan earned an M.A. in Biblical Studies and a Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary.

Before coming to St. Andrew, Jonathan served on staff at Forrest Burdette Memorial UMC in Hurricane, WV from 2008-2011 as youth pastor, and as student associate pastor from 2011-2015 while attending seminary. In 2015 Jonathan was appointed to serve as pastor of the Meadow River Charge in western Greenbrier County, until his arrival at St. Andrew in July of 2019.

Jonathan serves on the WV Annual Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, helps teach at the Pastoral Ministry Licensing School, and has recently published a Lenten Devotional in the Seeds of Hope series entitled, “Where Faithfulness Grows.”

In addition to reading, writing, and playing guitar, Jonathan enjoys spending time with his wife, Alisha, and their two children, Carter and Emma. Pastor Jonathan can be reached at: jonathan.wvumc@gmail.com

 
 
Craig Hinchman
Music Ministry
 
 
Craig Hinchman is a Charleston, WV native with a passion for music and fishing. He joined St. Andrew in January 2016. Craig earned his undergraduate degree from Marshall University. He has been involved in church music since childhood. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife, Amanda, and two dogs, Wyatt and Ellie. He can be reached at standmusicdirector@gmail.com
 
 
 
Melanie Ogu
Christian Education Director
 
 
 
Melanie has served as the Christian Education Director of St. Andrew United Methodist Church since February 2013.  Melanie is responsible for providing opportunities for spiritual formation for all ages.  For Children this includes LOGOS, Children's Worship and Children's Messages.  For youth, this includes providing leadership for the youth group (FIRE) and Confirmation Class.  For adults she arranges the Wonderful Wednesday classes and meals and other short term studies or retreats.  She received a Master of Arts degree in Church & Community/Christian Education at Scarritt College in Nashville, TN.   She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the State University of New York in Oneonta.  Melanie can be reached via email at melanie_ogu@hotmail.com
 
 
 
Pam Cochran
Administrative Assistant
 
 
Pam is new to St. Andrew and is serving as the Administrative Assistant of St. Andrew United Methodist Church.   Pam greets people on the church phone, coordinates the church calendar, performs record keeping, assists in local mission needs and performs many more tasks daily.  Pam is a graduate of West Virginia State University with a BA in Psychology.  Pam can be reached via email at saintandrewumc@suddenlinkmail.com