Meet Our Staff


Albert Gillin
Pastor
gillin@wwpc.org

 

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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 Stage 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.


Mary Bundy
Office Secretary

bundy@wwpc.org

Jean Evans
Membership Secretary

jean@wwpc.org

Julie Dandrea
Financial Secretary (comptroller)

comptroller@wwpc.org

Sarah Thomson
Director of Children's Ministries

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sarah@wwpc.org

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.


Vanessa Curry

Director of Youth Ministries

vanessa@wwpc.org

Vanessa Curry graduated from Whitworth University in Spokane, WA with a B.A. in Business Management and Accounting in 2009 and started her career in Yakima in the field of public accounting.  She is currently in the process of completing coursework for a Master's in Secondary Education.  During her time in Yakima, she discovered her passion for youth ministry and in 2013, Vanessa came to Walla Walla to be the Youth Summer Intern.  Over the course of the summer she fell in love with the ministry, students, congregation, and area and decided to make her stay permanent that fall. She worked in banking doing compliance work while continuing to volunteer with the youth program helping to run Bible studies, Sunday school, and develop new programs, and is excited to now be at the helm of the youth program.   

Eric Aeschliman
Director of Music

eric@wwpc.org
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Eric double-majored in Church Music and Applied Voice at Northwest Nazarene University where he studied with Dr. Judy Marlett. He has been seen on stage there, and in previous years at the Little Theatre of Walla Walla and Walla Walla Amphitheater.  In previous years he has sung with the Walla Walla Valley Men's Chorus (now in hiatus) and has sung with and served as assistant director of Walla Walla Choral Society.

At WWPC Eric directs the Chancel Choir and the Walla Walla Valley Youth Choir. In his spare time he plays with his nephew, plays the guitar and the English concertina, reads, and occasionally sleeps.

Ben VanDonge
Praise Team Leader

ratherbeworshipping@gmail.com

Ben is a native Walla Wallan and joined us as the 9:01 Praise Team leader in 2007. He has enjoyed playing with various worship bands since 1999. To him, worship and music go hand and hand. If you are interested in joining the 9:01 praise team, or would like more information, please contact Ben.


Richard Scott
Organist


Position Open!
Sound Technician Coordinator

avbooth@wwpc.org

Bill Lewis
Caretaker

bill@wwpc.org

Mary Ann Grey
Librarian

library@wwpc.org

Mark VanDonge/Aaron Grubb
Photography

Mark VanDonge Photography
Aaron Grubb Photography