Pastors & Staff

Rev.  Austin Adkinson    (they/he)


Austin is a graduate of Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. They are an active leader in the movement for full inclusion of LGBTQIA+ people in the UMC and bring a passion for justice to their ministry with the people of Ellensburg UMC.

Aeimee Stinson  (she/her/hers)

Church Secretary

Aeimee has been a  member of the church for the last 13+ years.  She is a mother of two boys (men) and an avid baker. 

Dr. Nancy Goodloe    (she/her/hers)

Operations Manager

Nancy is a retired college professor and former director of the department of public health in Ellensburg. She currently oversees all building use and community partnerships. She is also a city council member.

Phil Backlund

Church Treasurer

Lynne Whelan

Church Council Chair

Dr. Ken Briggs

Lay Leader

Mike McCloskey

SPRC Chair

Andrew VanDenHoek

Trustees Chair

John Mounsey

Finance Chair

Stell Wallace

Representative to Annual Conference

Lisa Coughlen

Hospitality Chair

Diane Briggs

Children and Families Ministry