Meet Our Staff

Meet the dedicated staff of LaPorte United Methodist Church!

  • Rev. William Wendell



         I am Pastor Bill Wendell. My family and I are blessed to be a part of LaPorte UMC. I graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary and was most recently a pastor at Christ UMC in Akron. Click here for a link to my blog.

         Brittany is my lovely wife and she is trained as a special education teacher. Right now she is taking care of our little ones. Our children are Billy (age 2 in the picture) and our newest addition Elijah (2 weeks old in the picture)! We are abundantly blessed with both our our kids and the family we have been welcomed into by LaPorte UMC!

  • 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