Meet our team

Troy Merseal

Lead Pastor
Pastor Troy has been married to his wife Catherine since 1993 and they have 2 adult children, Megan and Faith. Troy was born in Old Mines, MO and enjoys travel and sports, especially St Louis Blues hockey and the St. Louis Cardinals. He also loves cooking on his Blackstone Griddle.

Patty Giebink

Business Administrator
Patty and her husband Adam have been members of First Washington United Methodist Church since the fall of 2012 when they moved back to Missouri from Michigan.  They two cats, Helix and Milli, and a dog, Tesla.  Patty loves animals, traveling, and making jewelry.

Gretchen Long

Children's Director
Gretchen Long has been married since 2012 and has four children.  She helps her husband Pat Long run their family business, Mosaic Cafe and Catering in Washington.  She has lived in or around Washington her whole life.  She loves teaching dance, spending time outdoors and going on adventures.  

Sally McColloch

Youth Director
Sally has been married to her husband since 2000.  They have 2 children, Brayden and Brooke.  The family moved to Washington in July 2020 from Salem, MO.  She is an art teacher at Prairie Dell Elementary School.  She loves being creative, hanging out with family and friends, doing yoga, and traveling.  

Adam Giebink

Worship Arts Director
Adam was born and raised in Rolla, MO.  After spending time at MIZZOU and Michigan State, he moved back to Washington with his wife Patty and their two cats and dog. Adam’s interests include science, music, and following all things Green Bay Packers.

Chester Cannon

Media Director
Born in St. Louis and moved here when he was ten, Chester calls
Washington home and has been a church member over 35 years. He has been the church's media guy for over fifteen years. He has two adult daughters, Erin and Alison, and granddaughter, Alice. He enjoys old movies and radio dramas and is a huge fan of Stephen King books.

Julie Dotson

Connect Coordinator
Julie has been married to her husband, Jim, for 40+ years.  They have 3 adult children, Ryan, Jessie, Shannon and 8 grandchildren ranging in ages from 2 to 15.  Julie was born in Phoenix, Arizona and has lived in several states from California to Pennsylvania. She loves spending time with family and friends, and the outdoors, especially anything near water. Julie loves to read, learn new things and express her creativity.

Penny Stanfield

Hospitality Director
Penny Stanfield has been married to her husband, Dennis, for 50+ years and they have 2 grown sons and 2 grandchildren.  She spent 40 of those years in Texas.  Bird watching, reading, and gardening are some of her favorite activities.

Leadership Team

Sarah Huenink

Leadership Team Chair

Fred Gardner

Finance Chair
Administration Liaison

Dave Lightle

Buildings & Grounds Chair
Boy Scout Liaison

Carla Campbell

Children's Liaison
Care & Prayer Team Coordinator

John McColloch

Buildings & Grounds Liaison

Adam Vogel

Worship Arts Liaison

Marilyn Walker

Hospitality Liaison

Nick Hanify

Missions Liaison

Deb Warren

Missions Team Leader

Maygen Adair

Youth Representative