Rev. Ryan Lee Wenburg
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.
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 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!”