Meet Our Staff

Meet the dedicated staff of LaPorte United Methodist Church!

  • Luigi Perez


    Hello friends and family of LaPorte UMC,

    My name is Luigi Perez and I am a native of Cuba who came to the United States in the Spring of 2008. I have been in pastoral ministry for more than 9 years. During my time as a clergy, I have led congregations in the transformation from an inward focus to a culture of outreach. I have also worked on the establishment and strengthening of relationships among different cultures as part of my pastoral work.

    I have a passion for seeing lives transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit. God works in many ways. And, I hope and pray God will use LaPorte UMC to greatly bless you. May you find our congregation to be a community where you can experience God’s love and presence. We invite you to explore the life-giving opportunities God is offering through our church.

    Our desire is for you to join us for worship. We invite you to share in the educational opportunities of our church. We strive to make our time together meaningful. We expect God to transform our ordinary efforts into extraordinary breakthroughs. We hope your interaction with us will be enriching as you experience God’s presence in our midst.

    I am grateful for the opportunity to serve within The United Methodist Church in the expansion of God’s kin-dom on earth.

    Yours in Christ

    Rev. Luigi Perez

  • Linda Gwinn


  • Stacy Goetz

    Youth director

    There is nothing more refreshing than seeing the world through the eyes of our youth.  As the Youth Director here at LaPorte, I get to experience that very blessing on a weekly basis. The privilege of mentoring and growing in faith with our youth is one of the greatest gifts of all!

  • Donna Smith


  • Anjanette Hignett

    Choir Director

  • Marilyn Irwin