JENNIFER STAMM, CLM, Pastor
Jennifer has been welcomed as the pastoral presence at the Orchard Park United Methodist Church as of January 2020. She is a resident of Kenmore, with her husband and three children, and was a member of the Kenmore United Methodist Church for the past 26 years. Having felt the call to ministry, she decided to pursue that calling, and after a course of study, became a Certified Lay Minister in April 2018.
Pastor Jennifer looks forward to leading our church in its various ministries and mission projects, while also helping its members in spiritual growth.
“Let’s be different, let’s be bold in our faith, on fire for Christ, because we only get one shot at life so let’s give God our very best and have fun while we are doing it.”
MEIKO REIGELMAN, Music Director
Meiko Reigelman is a native of Osaka, Japan, and active chamber musician, pianist, organist, and teacher. She graduated with a Master's degree in Music Performance and Composition at New York University where she studied piano and organ. She received her Bachelor's degree from Cleveland Institute of Music as a merit scholarship student.
Prior to coming to Orchard Park United Methodist Church, she was Director of Music and Organist at The Episcopal Church of St Alban the Martyr in St Albans, NY, and Music Associate and Event Program Manager at the Basilica of Old St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. She relocated with her cat, Ray, to Buffalo to be with her husband, Todd, in December 2019, and she looks forward to sharing joys and love of music with her new families at OPUMC.
Shannon has been a member of OPUMC since 2016. She is a stay-at-home mom by day, and a roller derby skater with Queen City Roller Derby at night! A graduate of Houghton College and St. Bonaventure University, Shannon's past jobs include after-school tutor through WNY AmeriCorps, retail store associate manager, and camp counselor at Casowasco.
"The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love." Galatians 5:6b