Sunday Worship @ 9:30 a.m.  |   346 E Vates St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734  | (989) 652-6858
Rev. Ryan Lee Wenburg

Rev. Ryan Lee Wenburg

Pastor

Rev. Ryan Lee Wenburg is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church. He holds his Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary where he focused on Inductive Biblical Studies.

Pastor Ryan is married to Beth and together they are the proud parents of four children. Christian, Elijah, Anna, and Isaiah keep life interesting over at the parsonage. The Wenburgs were appointed to Frankenmuth UMC in 2019 and plan to make Frankenmuth their home for many years to come.

Pastor Ryan is passionate about discipleship and the growth we experience when Jesus Christ is truly our Lord. Our lives are changed so that we in turn impact the world. His favorite hymn as a child was “I Love To Tell The Story”. Praise God for providing that opportunity.

Shannon Pringle

Shannon Pringle

Music Director

A member since 2007, Shannon has been our Director of Music since October 2016. Shannon serves as Choir Director and Praise Team/Worship Leader. Shannon holds a Bachelor degree in vocal music from Central Michigan University and has spent many years as a private studio voice instructor. A native of Bridgeport, she spent ten years as the Director of Music and Liturgy for St. Christopher Catholic church. Later, Shannon earned her certification for music education and taught music for K-12 students in charter and public schools.
Bruce Malicoat

Bruce Malicoat

Pastor of Discipleship

Pastor Bruce was born and raised in Saginaw Michigan in a family of six kids. He met and married the love of his life Penny in 1977 and they have three grown sons: Todd (Maritza), Dustin (Tiffany), and Brandon (Ava), and two grandsons: Gabriel and Jacob.  

The Malicoats attended FUMC in the late 80’s.   After many years Pastor Bruce felt called into ministry and he went on to become a Lay speaker, a Certified Lay speaker and then a Local Pastor. His formal education is through  Methodist Theological School and he completed his studies in October 2018.

During that time he first pastored Arbela UMC near Millington as a quarter time Local Pastor while maintaining his business,  Malicoat Maintenance.  Bruce has also pastored at West Forest where he was full time for six years just before coming to FUMC in July of 2020. Sensing a call back to the Frankenmuth community, he returned to FUMC as Pastor of Discipleship.

Kristy Haskell

Kristy Haskell

E1 Director

Kristy served as our nursery director from 2015 to 2018. She became the E1 director in 2018. She is originally from downstate and moved to the Frankenmuth area in 2016. She reports that she looked at many churches at that time but felt most comfortable at Frankenmuth United Methodist Church. “I feel like I can make a difference!”

Denise Bartlett

Denise Bartlett

Administrative Assistant

Denise has been the Administrative Assistant at Frankenmuth United Methodist Church since 1997. Originally from Gladwin, Michigan, Denise has been a United Methodist most of her life.