Pastor Geoff Helton

Rev Geoff Helton has served as pastor at Audubon Park United Methodist Church since July of 2013. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor in Whitworth University’s Theology Department. 


Pastor Geoff is an eastern Washington native growing up in nearby Kennewick, WA. He graduated from Whitworth University with a B.A. in Religion and is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary with a Master’s of Divinity (M.Div) and a Masters of Theology (Th.M) in Old Testament. Geoff was ordained an elder in the Pacific Northwest Conference in 2012


He met his wife Meagan in Hebrew Class at Whitworth. She currently works for Whitworth University in the office of Continuing Studies. They have a two daughters: 4-year-old Elizabeth and 1-year-old Rebekah. 

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Pastor Dale Cockrum

Dale was delighted to join Geoff’s pastoral team on July 1, 2016, retiring after a 40-year career as a United Methodist pastor and re-purposing his ministry to pastoral care and senior support in this exciting new associate role at Audubon Park UMC.

Born in Wenatchee, Washington, Dale’s active involvement as a youth in First UMC there led to youth work at First UMC in Palo Alto while a college student, and a call to ministry. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history from Stanford University in 1975, and a M.Div. degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary in 1978. Married to JoAnna for over 42 years, they have served internships in Wenatchee, Richland, and Kensington, California, and churches in Reardan, Walla Walla, Vancouver, and Olympia before moving to Spokane in 2008 as the Inland District Superintendent.

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