Welcome, Elizabeth Coker!

We are thrilled to introduce you to our new Communications and Office Manager, Elizabeth Coker. After orientation this week, Elizabeth will begin officially on October 1st. Read a message from her below!

I'm excited to join the staff of University UMC as the Communications and Office Manager. I recently served at Manchester UMC for two years, working as a lay minister and writer. Before MUMC, I was an English/ Humanities professor for 11 years, most recently at Lindenwood University. A few years ago, I realized that although I loved teaching, my true calling was working and serving in the church. I love being part of a community of faith and using my gifts to serve God and others. 

I grew up in the St. Louis area and came back here (after several years in Texas) to raise my children. I am blessed with two sons, Jonathan and Lucas, who are both in grade school. In my spare time, I enjoy freelance writing, getting outside to run, walk, or bike, reading, listening to music, and enjoying St. Louis' fantastic art museums. 

My favorite Bible verse is Micah 6:8: "He has told you, human one, what is good and what the Lord requires of you: to do justice, embrace faithful love, and walk humbly with your God." That verse guided me as a professor and continues to guide me today on my faith journey. I'm pleased and humbled to share that journey with you.