Meet Our Staff

Beth Chenault Staff

Executive Associate Pastor

Emily Bankston Staff

Minister of Children, Preteens & Families

Eric Pugh Staff

Minister of Youth, Young Adults & Families

Kelli Eldridge Staff

Minister of Christian Discipleship

Laurie Purcell Staff

Minister of Music and Fine Arts

Kristen Tropeano

Student/Family Ministries and Communications Coordinator

Natalie Whitley Staff

Director of Children’s Choirs


Matt Gabaladon Staff

Director of Contemporary Music

Director of Bright Beginnings Learning Center

John Reidy Staff

Financial Manager

Sandra Plilar Staff

Church Administrative Assistant

Jessi Randolph Staff

Church Administrative Assistant

The mission of the Strawbridge UMC staff is to be a family of CHRIST (care, humility, respect, integrity, support, and transparency) which supports the greater mission of SUMC through the equipping of its laity.