Our Team

Our Team

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Staff Pastor


Pastor Sue Ostrom has been at Mill Plain since 2016. She grew up in Pullman, WA, graduating from WSU. She holds a Master of Divinity from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH and a Doctor of Ministry from George Fox Evangelical Seminary in Portland, OR. She has served a variety of churches in the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church and is delighted to be at Mill Plain.   “Mill Plain’s passion for hands-on mission and engagement in the community, even…
Executive Admin- Secretary

Debi Woods

Debi Woods is our Executive Admin. /Secretary Debi has many years of volunteer leadership with Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington. She has had years as a trainer for the Girl Scouts as well. She has also been a Center Director for a surgical center. She says it has been a blessing to come back to the Methodist church to serve as Church Secretary and brings back memories of her youth where she was very involved in the Methodist…
Preschool Director


My name is Kathy Dailey, I am the Preschool Director here at Mill Plain United Methodist Preschool. This is my seventh year at MPUMP and my ninth year teaching. I was a parent of the preschool for two years prior to joining the team, I have been truly grateful since. I love what I do here at the preschool and I look forward to coming to work every day. I am a mother of girls, 16 and 12. They are…
Tech Assistant

Jeremiah Agara

Jeremiah is the Audio/Visual Technician for Mill Plain United Methodist Church and has been with the church since February of 2023 when he moved to Vancouver from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Jeremiah has an Audio Engineering Diploma from Milwaukee Area Technical College. He has worked in various live entertainment roles for the Milwaukee IATSE Local Union since 2019 and is currently an AV Tech II at Ilani Casino & Resort in Ridgefield. Personally, Jeremiah is passionate about producing and writing music. 
Youth Director

Chester Pepper

How are you, my friends?! I’m so glad to be here at MPUMC. God has taken me all over the west coast it seems. I got to study theology in Pasadena California and in Canby Oregon, but I finally ended up studying Christian Apologetics in Vancouver British Columbia.  As much as I love theology/Apologetics I believe that the gospel is more than just study tool. Its people, its nature and its food.  In my many years of working in churches…


Andrea has been at Mill Plain UMC since 2017, accompanying the choir and playing for worship services. For over 25 years Andrea has been a collaborative pianist for numerous choral, instrumental and vocal recitals and competitions across the Northwest. She holds a Master’s degree in Teaching Music from Portland State University, where she taught class piano and collaborated with the Opera program. Her Bachelor of Arts degree is in Piano Performance from ORU in Tulsa, OK. She has studied classical…
Contemporary Worship Music Leader


Frank grew up in Springfield, Illinois attending church every Sunday. Being an active member of youth groups, he enjoyed talking to the choir director after church but never dreamed he would become a church band leader. Frank says he is grateful for the opportunity to serve God and the church in this role and is confident that it is where God wants him to be. I believe in the power of music. It can elevate the Pastor’s message and inspire…


As Treasurer at Mill Plain United Methodist Church, Peter performs the various bookkeeping and accounting functions of the church and assists church leaders in the financial aspects of their callings and positions. He has served in the position since 2016. Prior to his work with Mill Plain UMC, Peter worked in different accounting and finance positions, primarily in various financial controller positions, until his retirement in 2015.  He earned a degree in Sociology from the University of Arizona and worked with troubled youth…
Childcare Coordinator

Kat Walsh

Kat Walsh joined MPUMC in 2022 as the nursery supervisor, but she’s been working with children since 2013 when she joined Big Brothers Big Sisters. She grew up on a cattle farm in the small town of Rainier, Oregon, and moved to Vancouver to work in electronics manufacturing. She has traveled to many countries, graduated as high school valedictorian, earned a B.S. in history from Portland State, and climbed the corporate ladder. Now she’s a stay-at-home mom and has homeschooling…