Reverend Steve Ruetschle, Senior Pastor, has gone to a new call and has been released by Union Church of Manila. UCM is grateful for the dedicated service and generous love and support Pastor Steve has given the church these past thirteen years through the grace of our Lord.

The transition has begun. Pastor Charlie Pridmore is the Interim Senior Pastor.

UCM is now on the search for a new Senior Pastor. The Church Council of Elders has completed the selection of the Search Committee and has firmed up the Terms of Reference (TOR). This has been provided to the committee as their guide.

Search Committee Members:

1. Dan Chalmers - Chairman

2. Michael Butt

3. Tommy Chua

4. Nelson Dy

5. Noel Ison, Jr.

6. Jose Jesus Laurel

7. Mark Lwin

8. Rebecca Maronilla

9. Cheryl Lynn Martinez

10. Jim Murray

11. Gilbert Reyes


1. Tammy Burke

2. Luna Grino Inocian

3. Melody Lim

4. Indra Thuraisingham

Committee Secretariat: Naomi Diaz

The Search Committee Members, Alternates, and Secretariat were required to sign a Non-Disclosure and Availability Agreement. The Church Moderator will continue to provide the congregation with feedback as soon as substantive progress is made. Thank you and God Bless!

Rev. Charlie Pridmore
Interim Senior Pastor

Rev. Charlie Pridmore returned to UCM after eleven years of serving as Senior Pastor at international churches in Venezuela and Puerto Rico.

He was first called to UCM in 1988 as an Associate Pastor for youth and fam... read more

Rev. Noah Kennedy
Associate Pastor for Discipleship

Prior to joining UCM in 2015, Noah spent six years training for ordination to ministry. Noah graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary, with master’s degrees in divinity and theology, and from the University of Oxford... read more