Rev. Lesli McGowan
Pastor and Executive Director of the Wesley Foundation at WSU
Lesli came to Simpson UMC and the Wesley Foundation after serving as the Family Life Minister at Whitney UMC in Boise, ID for the past 13 years. She also comes with a wealth (19 years) of experience in leading contemporary worship and youth ministry. Lesli is a Licensed Local Pastor (LLP) in the Inland Missional District and the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church. She received her License in 2018 and continues her theological studies through Summer Intensives at the Western Jurisdiction of the UMC- Course of Study at Claremont Theological Seminary in California.  Lesli loves to be outdoors; walking and kayaking the beautiful rivers and hills.  She attended Boise State University and even though she is a Bronco at heart, life in Pullman requires becoming a Washington State Cougars fan. Go Cougs! Lesli has three grown daughters, Madison (Boise, ID), Caitlin (Perth, AU) and Abbigail (Phoenix, AZ). Email Pastor Lesli at

Jason McDougall
Director of Music Ministry
Jason directs the adult vocal choir, praise team and administers the musical life of Simpson UMC. Originally from Poulsbo, WA.  Jason earned his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Washington State University, his Masters of Arts in Piano Proformance from WSU.  You can reach Jason at

Cyndi Arbour
Director of Handbells
Cyndi began ringing in 1997 at her church in Massachusetts.  She learned quickly and was soon ringing solos and small ensembles.  In 2000, Cyndi became a founding member of The New England Ringers, a professional advanced handbell ensemble that performs throughout New England.  She has directed bell choirs in several Massachusetts churches before moving to Pullman in 2007.  Email Cyndi at

Office Manager and Assistant to the Director of the Wesley Foundation at WSU
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