Gary Kennedy

As Senior Pastor, Gary oversees the daily operations of Willowbrook, leads in worship and supports the staff in their varied ministries. He is a graduate of U.Cal. Fresno and received a Masters of Divinity degree from The School of Theology at Claremont in CA. Prior to his appointment to Willowbook, Gary served eight years as…

Ruth Blum

Ruth’s primary responsibility is in Membership & Evangelism, doing visitation and conducting the new member classes. Prior to retiring in 2016, Ruth served as Director of Children & Family Ministries at Dove of the Desert UMC in Glendale, AZ.

Lois Hedden

Rev. Lois Hedden, is retired clergy, and a member of this annual conference. She says this is sort of her third or fourth career. She began working in food service, and retail, then banking plus raising two rambunctious boys. She knew God had called her into ministry, but she kept trying to make God happy…

Laurie Lineberry

Laurie Lineberry joined the Willowbrook lay staff as Director of Laity in April 2020. Born into the Methodist church in Anchorage, Alaska she has been active in the church ever since. She served as District Lay Leader under Pastor Gary and currently serves as Conference Lay Leader.