Staff

Gary Walpole, Pastor - gary@peaceumc.com
Gary Walpole has been pastor of Peace since July 2010 bringing an informal and joy filled leadership to the worship. Upon arriving he became active in the campaign to defeat the Minnesota Marriage Amendment and the passage of Marriage Equality for all couples who wish to have their loved blessed by God. He is currently chair of the Metro Native American Ministry Action Team and on the Steering Committee of the Hopeful Earth movement to address climate change within the UnitedMethodist Church in Minnesota.

Penny, Administrative Assistant - penny@peaceumc.comPenny Skildum started working at Peace around 2006 but have been a member since 1996. She recently got married to her husband, Rick. She has four children, two biological and two step-children. Penny enjoys spending time with her family, in-line skating, road biking, cross country skiing, and showing her American Saddlebred horse Stopwatch.

Dave Tidball, Music Director - dave@peaceumc.com
Dave Tidball has been a church musician since the early 1970's. He has formal training as an organist, percussionist, conductor and composer/arranger. His appreciation for a wide range of musical styles fits well with the eclectic variety of music used in worship at Peace Church. Dave also brings his aptitude for organization, budget-minded repair and concern for the environment to his work as church custodian. He enjoys keeping the church building in user-friendly order for the congregation and the various community groups that use our space.