Pastor Jennifer Stamm, CLM
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. As a pianist, her interests in the Baroque and French repertoire have led her to introduce and perform works particularly by Johann Sebastian Bach; and to participate in the XV Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig, Germany; and also to work with Jacques Rouvier and Olivier Gardon at Académie Internationale d'Eté de Nice, where she performed in the masterclasses and recital series focusing on the French repertoire.
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 Liggett, Office Administrator
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