Vonda McFadden

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I was born and raised in Oklahoma and moved to the Pacific Northwest in October 2007.   My son, Lonnie, lives in Virginia.  My daughter, Heather, and her husband as well as my grandchildren joined us here from Missouri several years ago. .  My husband Tom, an active member of the church, brought us to the PNW, receiving a job offer from Boeing.  I was appointed to this church July 1, 2013.  Since that time we have worked to better our community, working with the Community House on Broadway, Love Overwhelming, Wallace Elementary School, Barnes Elementary School and the Emergency Support Shelter. We are avid supporters of Family Promise of Cowlitz County and I serve as Board President. I continue to be blessed serving this community of faith.  My door is always open and I look forward to meeting you as you join us in worship.


  January 2021  



Allison Mattocks

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"I'm a West Coast Kid" says Pastor Allison Mattocks who has also lived in Wisconsin and Arkansas as well as various places up and down the West Coast. "I am grateful for the opportunity to live in so many different places. I'm also grateful to be closer to family." Moving around so much prepared Pastor Allison for moving careers after receiving the call to pastoral ministry. She is excited about the opportunity to get to know the Kelso United Methodist Presbyterian Church.

"This is a congregation with quite a history, and I love history" says this former secondary history teacher. "The celebration of the Scottish heritage with the Presbyterian portion of the church's DNA and the Wesleyan roots of the UMC DNA makes for an interesting and promising Body!"

Allison also loves water, being near it, on it, in it or drinking it. Her water interests include sailing and kayaking. But her interest doesn't stop there. She is also interested in the equitable access of clean drinking water to all people everywhere. In fact, one of her favorite scripture verses comes from the book of John: “You are a Jew,” said the woman. “How can You ask for a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.) Jesus answered, “If you knew the gift of God and who is asking you for a drink, you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”

Pastor Allison is appreciative of the water motif of the Three Rivers Circuit. "This model of ministry has some great opportunities that come with it and it will be a joy to see how the Spirit of God moves among us as we learn to flow together" she says. "I look forward to this adventure with Pastor Vonda and the congregations of Kelso, Castle Rock, and Longview."


Judy Early

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Worship Leader

Greg Moore

Choir Director

Laurel Moore

Preschool Director

Pamela Dickey


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