Rev. Juli Reinholz
Rev. Juli Reinholz grew up in Southwestern Virginia. She is a graduate of University College, University of Maryland, Seattle University and Garrett-Evangelical Seminary. Juli was ordained an elder in the Pacific Northwest Conference in 2012. Pioneer is her third appointment. She served at Battle Ground UMC, as District Superintendent of the Seven Rivers District and was appointed to Pioneer UMC in July of 2017.
Juli is married to David and they have two daughters, Kate and Vicki as well as 2 grandchildren, Evie and Landon. Juli loves to travel, take long walks/day hikes, and is a voracious reader when there is time.
Pastor Bill Peck
Pastor Bill’s role at Pioneer is to provide relational and spiritual care to our members and friends who are in assisted living facilities, are homebound or hospitalized.
He is originally from Michigan and received a BS degree in Zoology from Michigan State University and a MBA from Southern Illinois University. Bill spent 8 years in the Air Force commissioned in Hospital Administration. He received his Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary and was ordained as a clergy in the United Methodist Church Pacific Northwest Conference in 1978. He served as a Chaplain at Washington State Penitentiary from 1986 to 2006.
Bill is married to Cynthia and they have two daughters, Jennifer and Alissa. He has traveled to Kenya, East Africa five times serving as a missionary. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf and sailing.
Cesar Linares is Director of Community Engagement and Family Ministries. He works with youth and family programs and finding ways to connect with the community. He attended Texas Wesleyan University for undergraduate studies and then went on to Boston University School of Theology.
Some of his favorite hobbies include going on walks especially along Mill Creek, spending time at a coffee shop reading articles and books (sometimes working through a few at a time), building with legos, keeping up with the latest Star Wars or Marvel movie and also the occasional Netflix series. For Cesar family and friends are important so he enjoys spending time with them and keeping in touch.
David serves as the Associate Director of Family Ministries. He is responsible for planning and programming for children, nursery to middle school, and their families.
He is a certified professional teacher endorsed for math and physics and teaches part-time at the community college.
A retired colonel in the USAF, David describes himself as “just a grandpa with a guitar.”
Terri serves as Music Director and Organist. Her responsibilities include the planning and facilitating of all facets of the church music program. She considers it a privilege to have shared in ministry at Pioneer Church since 1986 when she and her family moved to Walla Walla from Honolulu.
Terry, a Northwest transplant from Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, is the Choir Director at Pioneer Church as well as at the College Place Village Seventh-day Adventist Church. At Village Church he directs the sanctuary choir, the handbell ensemble, and the children’s choir. He is also the assistant to the Artistic Director of the Walla Walla Choral Society.
Terry has degrees in Music Education and was a music teacher for 46 years at the pre-school through college levels, but primarily Kindergarten through Junior High. He has directed church music since he was 16 years old. Terry is married to his favorite accompanist, Pioneer’s Music Director, Terri Koch.
Mary is a native to this area, having never lived outside the town of Walla Walla. She is married to Vance and they have one daughter, Keely, and a grandson, Wyatt, who loves to spend time with “Nana” and “Papa”. When they can get away they enjoy jumping on their Harley and motorcycling with friends. They also love planting and sharing their large vegetable garden. Mary enjoys reading, scrapbooking, needlecraft and watching reality TV like Amazing Race, Survivor, Dancing with the Stars, etc.
Her job at Pioneer is varied. She is the keeper of the calendar, is responsible for all printed material, keeping the database up-to-date, and trying to keep the technology working (with help from outside sources, of course). She loves sharing her knowledge of Pioneer and is willing to give tours of the facility and share it’s unique history. Stop by the office to say hello or if you have questions. If Mary doesn’t know the answer, she’ll know the person who does.
Tori Anguiano is an office assistant and custodian at Pioneer. She helps with some of the communication aspects, cleans the church building, and sets up for different church events.
While not at work, she enjoys spending time with her three very energetic boys, singing at church, taking walks, and reading.