The Rev. Dr. Michael Goodwin has served Memorial Presbyterian Church as Pastor and Head of Staff since 2012. A graduate of McCormick Theological Seminary (M. Div) and Luther Seminary (D. Min), Pastor Mike’s gentle and welcoming spirit as well as his biblical and theological depth help MPC to be the welcoming and inclusive place of worship and faith formation that it is today.
Pastor Mike and his wife Kim have three kids whom make every day an adventure and serve as a constant reminder of how important it is to be a part of a safe and nurturing community faith no matter where you are on the journey of faith.
Commissioned Pastor - Spiritual Formation
After 30 years in the corporate world Greg joined MPC in 2015. Greg has a BA from Luther College, MBA from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and a Commissioned Pastor certificate from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. At MPC Greg is responsible for Adult Education, supporting mission programs and preaches once a month.
Greg has been married to Ellen for 34+ years. They have three children; Alex, Elizabeth and Lili. He loves to run (completed 12 marathons), bike and travel.
Paula began working part-time at MPC as Office Manager in 1996, and transitioned to full-time status in 2004. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English Literature at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, and prior to 1996, she operated a home-based business providing writing and editing services. She plans to retire in April 2018 and looks back on her years at MPC with gratitude for the opportunity to serve this amazing church community in this capacity.
Head Custodian and Property Caretaker for the church grounds, has been with the Church since 2015. Maintaining a safe, clean and friendly environment inside and out for all ages to enjoy. Also enjoys helping out with special projects and tasks of setting up for the Holidays, events being held, meetings or just greeting and helping everyone as they come and go. Motto: Come as strangers, leave as friends.
Resident Christian Educator
Born and raised here in Wisconsin, Joel attended Wheaton College, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Education. After college, he moved to the Appleton area with his wife, Abby, and worked with juvenile delinquents before accepting the Resident Christian Educator position here at MPC. When he’s not at church, he enjoys walking his dog, watching sports (since his playing days are long gone), and playing a variety of board and card games.
Molly joined MPC in April 2018, bringing a wealth of experience in office and project management to her position as Office Manager. Over the last 15 years, she has served in various positions within the financial services industry, and has a strong customer service background. Molly lives in Menasha with her daughter Madison, significant other Steve and his son Jack. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and visiting with family in her hometown of Sturgeon Bay.