Staff & Leadership Team

Say hello to the Staff and Leadership Team at Columbia Grove.

Meet our staff

Say hello to the staff at Columbia Grove. Got questions for them? Contact us by clicking here.

Brittney Cappell - Children's Sunday Ministries Director

Paul Collard - Director of Volunteer Development

Paul Collard joined the Columbia Grove staff in 2018 as the Director of Volunteer Development. Paul has a lifetime passion for volunteering and loves seeing people discover and use their gifts for service. Paul and his wife Rita live in East Wenatchee.

"With God, anything is possible." - Paul

Maureen Phinney - Administrator

Maureen Phinney and her husband Ed have lived in Wenatchee since 1998. Maureen and Ed are both long-distance bicyclists, and completed their fourth Seattle-to-Portland (206 miles!) ride in July 2015.

"Yep, not a problem" - Maureen

Andrew Thompson - Senior Pastor

Andrew Thompson helped start Columbia Grove in 2004. Since then, he has served as Columbia Grove's senior pastor. Andrew is married to his wife of 24+ years, Anita. They have two daughters. Lauren and Elizabeth.

You and Jesus together are an unstoppable force for good. - Pastor Andrew

Gayla Toften - Seniors' Ministry Intern

Our Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team is responsible for “building, maintaining and overseeing the spiritual welfare of the congregation and for directing and overseeing all ministries and business affairs of the church.”

Team members are elected by the Membership to serve for three-year terms. Officers of the Leadership Team are decided within the team. The team meets the 2nd Sunday of every month at 2:00 pm at our church office.


  • Dave Belton – Chair
  • Tony Jones – Vice Chair
  • Penny Shea – Secretary
  • George Loveland – CFO
  • Brandt Cappell
  • Jerry White
  • Matt Belt
  • Sue Kane

Got questions? Contact our staff at the church office.