STAFF & Leadership

The team of staff at Audubon Park United Methodist Church takes great pride in serving our church and our community! Below you will find some of the people that are constantly striving to make our church a great place to love, serve, and grow.

  • Pastor Geoff Helton

    Lead Pastor - Contact

    Rev. Geoff Helton has served as Pastor at Audubon Park United Methodist Church since July of 2013. He is a 2004 graduate of Whitworth University and is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary with an M.Div (2007) and a Th.M. in Old Testament (2009). For more on Pastor Geoff, click here

  • Pastor Glenn Kennedy

    Associate Pastor of Congregational Care

    Rev. Glenn Kennedy joined the pastoral team at Audubon Park United Methodist Church in July 2019. He brings over 44 years of ministry experience as a pastor within the Pacific Northwest conference of the United Methodist Church. He is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary . For more on Pastor Glenn, click here

  • Drew Homchick

    Director of ministries with Youth & Young Adults - CONTACT

    Drew Homchick joined the staff at Audubon Park United Methodist Church in August 2016. He attended Washington State University where he earned a B.A. in Elementary Education and a Masters of Education (Ed. M). Drew lives in north Spokane with his wife Heather, their son's Brady and Harrison, and their dog Minnie.

  • Hannah Wynn

    Church Administrative ASsistant - Contact

    Hannah joined APUMC in February 2023. She grew up in Spokane, then went to college at the University of Puget Sound, graduating in 2014 with a Bachelor's in Music. After doing AmeriCorps for 2 years, she worked at Gig Harbor UMC for 4 years before moving back to Spokane. Please call or email with any questions!

  • Cole Peterson

    Director of Worship & Online Church - Contact

    Cole serves as worship director, choir director, and is in charge of the online worship at APUMC. He also serves as the choir director at Gonzaga Preparatory School. Cole, his wife Alisa, and daughter Eloise reside in North Spokane. He loves disc golf, guitars, coffee, and NBA Basketball. If you'd like to volunteer as a musician, tech person, or online worship reader; please contact him at

  • Carol Hendershot

    Bell Choir Director

    Carol has directed Bell Choir at the church since 1994. She leads our bell ensemble and also performs solo during worship services. Carol is married to Rich and they have a son, Scott. Carol has also worked as a pediatric physical therapist at the Spokane Guild School for over 25 years. 

  • Ann Fritz

    Co-Treasurer - CONTACT

    Ann began serving as a Treasurer of the church in 2005. Ann is passionate about addressing social issues such as domestic abuse and human trafficking. 

  • Mel Gantney

    Co-Treasurer - CONTACT

    Mel has served as co- treasurer since 2022.