Meet Our Staff

Meet the dedicated staff of LaPorte United Methodist Church!

  • Luigi Perez


    I am a native of Cuba who came to the United States in the Spring of 2008. I have been married to my beautiful wife for more than a decade and we are the proud parents of three amazing boys.

    I have been in pastoral ministry since 2009. 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. I hope, pray, and trust God will use us at LaPorte UMC to reach people for Christ and bring showers of blessings to our community and the world. 

  • 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


  • Marilyn Irwin