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Meet Our Staff

Sam & Tiffany Arnold, Interim Summer Executive Directors

Sam and Tiffany live in Indianola and are long time Wesley Woods staff members and supporters. Tiffany has previously served as Retreat Coordinator, while Sam has been a part of the Summer Staff and has experience as a paramedic, as a business owner and in construction management. They are excited to be part of the Wesley Woods team along with their son Wyatt.

Joanne Appenzeller, Office Manager

Full time staff since 1995, performing bookkeeping, keeping track of the staff, and providing hospitality services. Married to Eldon Appenzeller, with four adult children: Lora, Traci, Jennifer, and Brian. Grandmother to 11+ grandchildren. Hometown: Indianola, Iowa.

Jamie McCalley, Therapeutic Riding Instructor

Jamie is a Marine Corps veteran and started out coming to Wesley Woods several years ago as a riding student and volunteer. Since then she received certification through PATH Int’l and has been serving our community as a Therapeutic Riding Instructor. She is married to Marshall McCalley and they have a daughter named Evelyn.

John Miller, Maintenance

Full time staff going on 25+ years. He served in program positions before taking over as Buildings & Ground Manager. Originally from Northeast Missouri, married a local girl from Indianola (Lora Appenzeller). Currently blessed with four children: Andreas, Anna, Angelika and Anson.

Marni McMillian, House Keeper

Staff since 2005. Provides clean and beautiful facilities for retreat guests. She has two children, Kiersten and Sarah. Hometown: California

Matt Dahlin, Retreat Coordinator

Rick Peake, Food Service Coordinator

Michael Curtis, Equestrian Coordinator

Bill Tomlinson, Full Time Volunteer

He has been serving as a full time volunteer since 1991 and specializes in handyman and woodworking tasks. Married to Eileen and is a retired UMC Pastor. Resides in Indianola.