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Staff and Leadership

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Rev. Patrick Gruber

“Pastor Pat” was called to be the Pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Washington in 2013. Originally from Minnesota, Rev. Gruber previously served churches in Mexico and Cuba (the cities in Missouri, not the countries). He is thrilled with the progress that PCW has made in the short time since he first arrived on scene.…

Andrew Wanager

Andy joined our team in April 2018.  He loves theater, public speaking, telling stories, and just playing in general. Andy has been working with children and youth through the churches he has served for over 20 years.  He attends services with his wife Eden, and sons Matthew & Alexander.  He also works as a paraprofessional…

Rev. Jocelyn Van Buskirk

Jocelyn VanBuskirk was commissioned Parish Associate at the church in 2014. She is an honorably retired pastor member of Giddings-Lovejoy Presbytery. She is primarily involved with the Adult Christian Education program of the church: teaching an adult Sunday school class and often leading the women’s Horizon Bible Study monthly gatherings. She leads the Tuesday morning…

Emily Bounds

Emily is a child of the Presbyterian Church of Washington. Her parents are John and Jane Bugele, and brother, Adam. She has many wonderful memories of growing up with a loving church family, many of which helped shape the person she is today. She grew up and fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming a music…

Aaron Bounds

Aaron Bounds is in his tenth year as Director of Bands at East Central College. Aaron has also been an adjunct music instructor at St. Louis University as the director of their Concert Band for the past nine years. At East Central College he has taught World Music, Fundamentals of Music Theory, Music Appreciation, Low…

Charlie Ninness

Please take time to welcome Charlie Ninness to our church staff!  In January of 2020, Charlie was hired to be our Nursery Supervisor.  She began her work with us on Sunday, January 19th.  Charlie and her family live in Union where she runs an in-home daycare program.  Charlie is married to a Wright City police…

Ken Roetheli

Ken is our longest tenured employee.  Ken has been on staff at PCW since 1988!  Ken and his wife, Anna, have two children and three grandchildren.  In his spare time, Ken enjoys bowling, working in his yard and playing with his grandchildren.  Ken has enjoyed developing strong relationships with many of our members over the…