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Church Staff

Meet the Staff of Mason United Methodist Church

  • Stephanie Roberts White

    Pastor

    Stephanie, a relative newcomer to the Pacific Northwest, serves as our pastor. She and her husband, Kevin, are both ordained elders in the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church, but are both serving in ministry in the Pacific Northwest. Over the last 18 years, Stephanie has served in a variety of ministry roles, including youth ministry, office administration, Christian education, associate pastor, and pastor in the great states of Ohio and Texas. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Christian Education from Texas Wesleyan University and a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. She is proud to tell y’all she was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, where the West begins. Stephanie and Kevin have 3 sons, 1 daughter, one Catahoula, and one Great Dane.

    Stephanie@masonchurch.org

  • Rachel Fitzgerald

    Office Administrator

    Rachel is pleased to work with the Mason family, as she is a born-and-bred Preacher’s kid. She has a wide range of Administrative Assistant and Customer Service experience with companies such as MultiCare, WAMU, Architectural Record and T. Schreiber Studio. She was also founder, co-owner, and Artistic Director of the local casting company, Reel Extras. Rachel has a vivid artistic side. She relocated to Tacoma thirteen years ago from New York City. Rachel is an actor, vocalist, and performance coach and has performed on stages from NYC to Seattle. She is married to Daniel — who she met while she was singing.

    admin@masonchurch.org

  • Hollie Swanson

    Facilities Manager

    Hollie joins us from Hilltop's Peace Lutheran Church.  She completed her AA Degree at Bates Technical College in the Facility Maintenance Engineer Program in 2012.  There are two apples of her eye -- her 9 and 16 year old sons.  In her spare time, Hollie enjoys watching movies and bowling.  When asked for a quote, she stated, "I love what I do!!!"

    Hollie@masonchurch.org

  • Collin Whitfield

    Music Director

    Collin hails from Michigan but comes to us by way of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he recently graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Composition. He studied with notable composers David Conte and Mason Bates. His versatility as a composer, conductor, pianist, and singer has earned him numerous accolades. His compositions have been described by librettist Nicholas Giardini as "beautiful, rapturous and unabashedly romantic, without any of the failings that so often accompany these qualities." His conducting has been praised by Dr. Jacques Desjardins as demonstrating "poise, command, and charisma, warranting engaging renditions of a wide variety of repertoire under his direction." As a performer, Collin has been hired to perform for numerous churches, community theater programs, senior residence homes, high school music programs, solo and ensemble festivals, district and state choral festivals, weddings, funerals, banquets, and parties.

    Collin@masonchurch.org

  • Margo Gislain

    Co-Director of Children and Youth Ministries

    Margo is a student at the University of Puget Sound studying International Relations, Global Development, and Spanish. She's a born-and-raised a Methodist from Chicago, Illinois, and is thrilled to have moved to the PNW and to be a part of the Mason Community. In her spare time, she participates in the school radio station, and loves seeing live music and going to plays or musicals. Over the summer, she's a camp counselor with the YMCA.

    Margo@masonchurch.org

  • Olivia J Wilhite

    Co-Director of Children and Youth Ministries

    Olivia feels excited and blessed to be welcomed into the Mason family in order to serve the children and youth. She is a student at University of Puget Sound, where she is studying Politics & Government and Mathematics. Olivia is a born-and-raised Methodist from the wonderful state of Oregon, and found her passion for working with children and youth through her own incredible experiences with 7 years and counting in United Methodist Camping Ministries.  In her campus community, Olivia is an Interfaith Coordinator for the Department of Spiritual Life, an active member of Kappa Alpha Theta, a member of the Habitat for Humanity Club, and an advocate for quality coffee and quality naps.

    Olivia@masonchurch.org