St. Andrew United Methodist Church
Friday, November 16, 2018
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Staff

 
Rev. Dr. Edward Grant
Pastor
 
 
 
Rev. Dr. Edward Grant began his ministry in 1975 after answering a call to ministry while attending West Virginia State College.  While in college, he served as a supply pastor at Valley Grove United Methodist Church and spent two summers at Wesley Chapel and St. Stephens.  Following graduation with a Bachelor’s Degree in history in 1976, Ed attended Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky where he received a Master of Divinity degree in 1979 and then his Doctor of Ministry in 1995.
 
Following seminary, Ed served as the associate pastor on the Moorefield Circuit from 1979-1981.  He then served at Winfield and Fraziers Bottom from 1981-1995 and at Steele Memorial United Methodist Church in Barboursville from 1995-2008.  In 2008 he was appointed Midland South District Superintendent through June 2016 and also been appointed as senior pastor at St. Andrew beginning July 2015.  Rev. Grant can be reached at:  grante@suddenlink.net
 
 
 
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