Our Staff:

Our  team recognizes that we are shepherds and desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

JJ Mannschreck, Lead Pastor

Pastor JJ grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, graduating from Troy Athens High School in 2006. From there he headed off to Calvin College in Grand Rapids (where he met his lovely wife). After graduating from Calvin with a degree in Religion, Philosophy and Music of Worship, he headed off to Garrett-Evangelical Theological seminary in Chicago to receive his Masters degree. From Chicago God called them to move up into the middle of the U.P. to serve at Wesley UMC for four years before he arrived in Flushing, MI.

In 2011, he married his incredible wife Sara. Since then they have added two cats, two dogs, and two children to their little family. Their sons are Liam and Amos and they thank God everyday for each of them. When he’s not working in the church JJ enjoys reading, lots of music (both listening AND playing), as well as jogging and watching (probably too many) movies.
Email: pastor@flushingumc.org 



Jeanne WisenbaughPastor of Congregational Care

Jeanne was ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) after graduating from Lexington Theological Seminary in 1996.  Jeanne is mom to Patricia, Arlie, William and Bonnie, whose ages range from 8 to 15. Jeanne and her family began attending Flushing United Methodist Church early in 2009. In August of the same year, she came on staff at FUMC. Prior to her call to ministry, Jeanne was an elementary teacher earning her degree from the University of Michigan.  When not busy with church work and driving taxi for her kids, she enjoys reading and creative arts. She is a wannabe gardener with vegan dreams.

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Rose Dessinger, Office Manager

Rose has a background of bookkeeping and computers and as an office manager for 15 years. She has been a member of Flushing United Methodist church since 2009 and currently serves as a Stephen Ministry Leader, choir member and UMW member. She was born in Rochester, New York and moved to Flushing in 2000 to be married to her husband, Bill. Together, they have owned a property preservation company in the mortage industry for 15 years.

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Christie Dover, Music Coordinator/Organist/Choir Director

Christie Dover has a BA in Music Therapy and a Masters of Social Work from Michigan State University.  She has played the organ for Asbury United Methodist Church in Lansing, Oak Park United Methodist Church, Flushing Presbyterian Church, and was hired to be on staff at FUMC in the late 1980s.  In addition to her responsibilities at FUMC, she also is the accompanist for Carman-Ainsworth High School choirs, has played for many Swartz Creek Center Stage productions, and teaches private piano lessons.

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Brooke Booth, Play Place Coordinator

Brooke (pictured right) has been a member of Flushing United Methodist Church for fifteen years.  She has recently graduated from Mott Community College with and Associates in Fine Arts, and is a graduate of Baker College, receiving her Bachelors in Early Childhood degree in 2016.
We also have  2 Place Place workers, Sandy Abueita (left) and Patricia Wisenbaugh (middle) who are both in college working towards their degrees.

Marlene Cooper, Custodian

Marlene has been a member of Flushing United Methodist Church for 7 years. She is a recent retiree and now works as our part time custodian. Marlene is a mother of 3 boys and 8 grandchildren. She also serves our church as the Faith In Action Team Chairman where she not only serves locally but also has gone on a mission trip.