Meet our Staff
Albert is married to his delightful and faithful wife, Lori, and is the father of two busy, growing and wonderful boys. He graduated from Lewiston High School in 1983, Lewis-Clark State College in (1988 (B.S.), Princeton Theological Seminary in 1992 (M.Div.), and is currently enrolled at Columbia Theological Seminary (D.Min.).
Before coming to Walla Walla, Albert served churches in Grandview and Spokane, Washington, Dallas and Lubbock, Texas, and Los Angeles (Hollywood), California. In these communities he has been an active part of the Exchange Club, the Friends of Children, United Way, and the SOS Clinic board, as well as coaching Youth Football, YMCA Basketball, and Little League Baseball.
At 4 years old, G. Louis Hemenway’s first musical question to his mother was, “when do I get to play piano in church?” At 13 he became Pilot Rock Community Presbyterian Church’s Assistant Choir Director.
Hemenway’s diverse abilities have afforded him plentiful opportunities in soundtrack, production, direction, composing/arranging, teaching, workshops, & live performances. His work has appeared throughout the world for Nike & Avia, and at the World Olympics. His live performance work has taken him throughout the world.
G. Louis has composed and arranged vocal, choral and instrumental pieces in every style from classical and film, to gospel, jazz, pop, and rock. Currently, he’s Walla Walla Choral Society’s Artistic Director, Director of the Oregon Symphony’s Northwest Community Gospel Choir, and Studio Music Instructor of Jazz Piano at Whitman College.
The joy of his life, his wife, Clarice, and three daughters, Sarah, Olivia, and Amelia, are all accomplished artists in their own right.
Stephanie joins our youth program at WWPC after 13 years in Portland, OR serving the ministry of Young Life in various capacities and then working both strategically and relationally in higher education fundraising. Having grown up in a small dairy-farming town in northwestern Washington, Stephanie was craving a move back to the tight-knit community of a small town when the Lord brought her to Walla Walla. Stephanie joins our community as the Area Director for Blue Mountain Young Life in partnership with Walla Walla Presbyterian Church, unifying our joint mission of serving the youth of Walla Walla for the sake of the Kingdom.
In addition to her passion for youth, Stephanie is an avid Portland Timbers fan, an adoring aunt and extra-aunt to numerous nieces and nephews, and can almost always be found with a coffee in hand. Stephanie will also stop to adore and love every dog she passes and will happily introduce you to her own love, Grizzly, who is world renowned for being the sweetest pup ever.
Director of Children’s Ministries
Sarah is a Walla Walla native and graduate of Walla Walla High School. She holds B.A.’s in Music and Theatre from Whitworth University and a Master’s in Education from Grand Canyon University. She also received her Certificate in Lay Ministry from Whitworth. Sarah has been active in ministry for a number of years and feels it is important to introduce Christ to children as soon as possible so they can begin to grow in their faith and develop a relationship with our Lord and Savior.
Sarah also works at College Place High School where she teaches Theatre Arts. In her free time Sarah can be found performing as a singer and actor on the stages in and around the Walla Walla Valley. Sarah volunteers with Walla Walla Hospice’s Camp Amanda, serves on the Board of Directors for the Little Theatre of Walla Walla, is a member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), the Walla Walla Choral Society, and the Walla Walla Cruisers.
Will Matschukat has lived in Walla Walla and has attended the church since 1996. With graduating high school in 2011, he is well versed in our AV department by having his own production company, Grey Door Music Company, where he provides sound and lighting reinforcement for both live events to studio work. Will has also been consulting with other local/surrounding region churches and non-profit organizations to build up their audio visual departments. He is blessed to be a part of the Audio Visual Team at WWPC.