Lead Pastor - Brian Channel

Pastor Brian has been serving churches in Iowa and Illinois for 29 years.  He and his wife Tasha have been married for 28 years and have two daughters Deidre and Emily.   Both Brian and Tasha come from Methodist backgrounds.   Brian's late father was a pastor for 34 years and Tasha's parents were pastors in the Iowa Conference for over 20 years.   Brian enjoys military history, movies, music, reading, and building scale models of military vehicles.

Director of Christian Education and Youth/Young Adult Ministries - Kaitlynn Miller
Administrative Assistant - Lori Ferguson

What do you do here at Wesley UMC?In addition to my "day job" as Administrative Assistant, I direct the hand-bell choir, the vocal choir and am director of special music. I play the organ and fill in with the praise band as needed, as well.

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What are your favorite restaurants? It's as much about the atmosphere as the food. I enjoy ethnic foods and appreciate a cozy, peaceful atmosphere that somehow makes me feel like I've been somewhere else.


Whats on your bookshelf? I enjoy books that are uplifting. While not on my bookshelf, I enjoy the novels of Jan Karon because they combine living out one's faith in the real world (albeit fictionalized) in very real circumstances. As a Christian, it's how I strive to live each day; following Jesus in faith, hope, trust and love, believing that God DOES work in all things for my good.