Meet our leadership
Say hello to the leadership team at Edwards Church. Got questions for the team at Edwards? Contact us by clicking here.
Lisa Gaston - Pastor
Lisa Olsen Gaston started as pastor in February 2020 just in time to figure out pastoring in a pandemic! Lisa is married to her husband of 33+ years, Lee. They have three grown children, two grandchildren and a very large dog. Contact her here.
Mary Ostrom - Caregiver Coordinator
Mary Ostrom is a life-long member who came onboard in her new role Fall of 2019. She and Robert are the parents of two sweet kitties. Contact her here.
Jeff/Lisa Simpson - Pastoral Intern
Pastor JL started their CPE internship with us Fall 2020 as a final requirement for ordination in the MMC. Pastor JL comes to us with many gifts of language, empathy and creativity. reach them here.
Tyson Danner - Music Director
Tyson Danner is our director of music - which currently looks like making our worship videos each week. When Tyson isn't helping us through a pandemic, he is leading the River Music Experience as their CEO. Contact him here.
Mary Coker - Organist
Mary Coker and her husband, Wayne, retired here to Iowa from New Mexico to be near family. Word got out that she is an extraordinary musician and Edwards is the recipient of her gifts. Reach her here.
Cathy Wetzel - Interim Secretary
Cathy Wetzel is also a longtime member who recently took on the interim position in our office. Cathy and her husband Jerry have 4 grown children and
five grandchildren whom she just adores. Contact her here.
Cathy Loughead - Bookkeeper
Cathy Loughead is our bookkeeper, a role she has held for many years.
Her two daughters and three grandchildren bring her such joy.
She is still hanging on to that Cub's win. Contact Cathy here.