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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.

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

Kim Campbell, Retreat Coordinator

Kim comes to us from Marshalltown and began her duties September 2015. She is looking forward to working with you. She has done mission work in Sierra Leone, Mexico and other countries. Kim is a graduate of Iowa State University and was working as office administrator in a Marshalltown church.

Avis Allen, Food Service Coordinator

Hello Everyone! I am Chef Avis, mother of 3; Amber (30), Jeremy (27), Trinity (12).  I have two grandchildren Jordan (12) and James (11). We also have 17 animals and 7 grand-animals at home. I am a graduate from Iowa Culinary with Honors.  I earned the Marge Anderson Scholarship and an Internship to France, where I spent my time with Chef Didier Lassaigne at Restaurant le Bon Accueil in the beautiful village of Saint-Haon-le-Vieux.

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.


Program Assistant

Live on grounds and concentrate on the summer camp program and the Wesley Woods internet presence.