Our Staff


Pastor Taud Boatman






Pastor Taud is just beginning his journey at Wesley.  A native of Topeka, Kansas, Taud is into all things sports related, and has a life-size cutout of Captain Picard in his office (just a warning, don't let it give you a heart attack). We are very happy to have him with us and look forward to how his leadership will challenge us. You may contact Pastor Taud at pastor@wesleyelreno.org.
                                                      


Becca McBee

Director of Administration and Finance






Becca has been working at the church for over 8 years and is the central
hub for administratio
n and finance at the church. She is married to Scott and has two boys -
David and Steven. When she's not keeping the church running, she is busily 
attending
band concerts, theatre rehearsals and productions, and family dinners
. You can get
Becca at administration@wesleyelreno.org
                                                                                                                                         



Emily Walker
Director of Children's Ministry





Emily is in her 6th year as the Director of Children's Ministry at Wesley. She has
a passion for 
kids and works hard to make sure they are raised in the church in a
healthy and wholesome environment. Her awesome skills include mastering the sacred
art of Pinterest, organizing massive programs like Vacation Bible School and Project
Transformation, fighting dragons, and giving herself to the Kingdom of God like none other.
She is married to Ty, and they have a daughter Lilly. You can contact Emily at 
children@wesleyelreno.org



Eden Badget

Director of Music Ministries


Eden Badgett grew up in East Tennessee and comes to Oklahoma by way of North Carolina and Colorado. With two degrees in choral conducting, Eden began her career working as a choir tour manager for national youth and collegiate choirs, and serving as music director for various Protestant churches throughout the Southeastern United States. In recent years she has focused more on arts management, and from 2013 to 2015 she worked as the Content & Communications Manager and Board Liaison for Bravo! Vail, an orchestra and chamber music festival in Vail, Colorado. Currently she works as the Festival Development Director for the American Choral Directors Association in Oklahoma City, as well as Music Director for WUMC. When not working, Eden loves volunteering, spending time with her two rowdy dogs (Ellie the Beagle and Scout the Pit Bull), cooking with too much butter, finally reading Game of Thrones, and learning as many Sara Bareilles songs on the guitar as possible. Her current podcast obsession is Welcome to Night Vale. For questions about WUMC's music ministry, email Eden atmusic@wesleyelreno.org.
 


Austin Woods
Director of Youth Ministries




Austin comes to us after having served in other churches in 
youth ministry. He is a remarkable multi-tasking, beard growing, Jesus loving, people inspiring, leadership building,  follower of God. When he his not busy working with teenagers and developing the next generation of Christian disciples,  Austin likes to eat Fried Onion Burgers and paint sunsets. Ever vigilant, you can easily get Austin by email at youth@wesleyelreno.org 
    


Custodian
Lee Eastman

 


Gina Wilkerson
Visual and Electronic Media   





Gina grew up at Wesley. She remembers fondly being a child and sitting with her extended family in worship, singing
together the great old hymns being played by her grandmother,
 the church organist. Gina takes care of the visual
media of the church which includes the video projection every Sunday. Gina is married to John, and they have two
daughters - Meghan and Lynn - as well as one son - Colt.
 Her favorite pastimes include doing unseen remarkable work behind the scenes, and serving Jesus with all her heart. If you need Gina, all you have to do is email her at screens@wesleyelreno.org                                                                            
                                                           


John Wilkerson
Nursery Coordinator





John is the proud uncle to all the little 
children in the church. When it's time for a child to age out of being in the nursery,
it's always a hard breakup. John is hardworking farmer by day and a loving father, husband, and super great guy all the
rest of the time. John is married to Gina (Don't look now! She's right above you!), and they have three teenage children -
Meghan, Lynn, and Colt. When he's not busy organizing the nursery or shucking corn, John is an avid home builder,
having literally built his home from the ground up. 



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