Kory and RaeAnn Manchester came to 60th Street Baptist church in May of 2017 from Seymour Missouri. RaeAnn’s father Joe McEwen, a retired Navy chief, electronics instructor for P-tech and long time Pinellas Park resident had recently developed serious health conditions and required skilled nursing care. RaeAnn, following God’s conviction, and having years of skilled nursing experience, could think of no better and more honorable solution than for she, Kory and their granddaughter Brielle Waterhouse to move to Pinellas Park indefinitely to care for her father. Kory and RaeAnn write and perform their original music as often as they can at the church’s Solid Grounds Coffehouse and several local venues in addition to serving on the praise and worship team. RaeAnn lends her soprano voice to the choir and plays mandolin for the praise and worship team. Kory plays guitar and several other instruments. RaeAnn has also served in the food pantry, is an active participant in the ladies auxiliary, has assisted with the Wednesday night children’s ministry and is always willing, when possible, to make deliveries to family’s in need of household items for an associated ministry called “Community helping community.” Kory teaches children ages 9 to 12 years of age in Wednesday night’s “Truth-Seekers” class with fellow church member Jamie Valentine. Understanding the desperate need for Christ- centered youth education, Kory and RaeAnn pray the Lord continues to move both in and through them as servants of God’s perfect and Holy will.