Pastor Mary Ann Cieslak is a Licensed Local Pastor and has led our congregation for almost a year now. She is a retired reading teacher who taught in the St. Louis Public Schools as well as the Jennings and Ferguson-Florissant districts. Her husband Ken is a retired branch manager of the St. Louis County Library. They have two grown children and six grandchildren who are growing up too quickly. Before Pastor Mary Ann entered the ministry two years ago, they were members of the North Hills congregation for almost forty years.
Our Partner Church Pastors
North Hills works closely with St. Andrew UMC and Bellefontaine UMC, two other United Methodist Churches in North County so that we can support each other and multiply our influence in many neighboring communities. Reverend Monica Jefferson is the lead pastor at St. Andrew and has been committed and active in the North County area for many years and Reverend Glen Connoley is pastor at Bellefontaine and has led that congregation for over 7 years.
Where we are
Due to the ongoing pandemic there are no events scheduled at this time.
We also share our building with other organizations and community groups, but no groups or organizations are currently being scheduled
A Brief History of Who We Are
Once upon a time a hardworking and dedicated small group of Methodists from the Ferguson and Bellefontaine Methodist churches focused months of prayerful organizational activity around a small frame dwelling place at the “Beautiful Brennan Property on Mehl Road, adjoining the new Highway 66.” Their vision was a vital new Methodist congregation dedicated to serving the spiritual needs of the fast expanding North County community. The first worship service was held at 9:30 on the morning of August 4, 1957. The worship bulletin proclaimed, “This morning marks the beginning of a great adventure.”
Jesus says in the Gospel of Matthew that a city on a hill cannot be hidden. For sixty-five years the faithful congregation of North Hills United Methodist Church has proven that a church on a hill cannot be hidden either! The numbers have changed. The names have changed. The fashions have changed. North County and our neighborhood have changed. The world has changed, and many of those changes occurred at the time of the watershed moment of the Michael Brown shooting. Following that event North Hills hosted a weekly dinner entitled Ferguson Forward to foster knowledge and communication in a safe environment between neighbors on all sides who were hurting. Based on that experience we have focused our ministry on the power of coming together at the table. That faithful pioneer quality of the men, women, youth and children who have called this Church on the Hill their church home has never faltered from their mission of nurture and ministry, carried out in the name of Jesus Christ, and now stated in our vision of creating community centered around Christ’s table.
For further Information or to submit a prayer request Contact North Hills