Valerie Pierce

Administrative Assistant

Valerie Pierce has been with West Salem Trinity United Methodist Church for 8 years as Administrative Assistant.  She has lived in Mt. Vernon with her husband of 20 years since 1997 and has two sons.  She is originally from Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University.  She enjoys drawing, writing and attempting to keep up with her children.


Wendy Denzler

Youth/Children's Ministry Leader

Wendy Denzler has been the children's director at West Salem Trinity for 11 years and the youth director for 5 years.  She has two children and has lived in Mt. Vernon all her adult life.  She is actively involved in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, summer camping programs, and the Mt. Vernon City Schools. 

Rev. Sam Totten

Pastor Emeritus

Ordained elder in 1958, Pastor Sam retired from 40 years active service in the United Methodist Church in 1994, but he has never stopped serving God’s people. He served the Preacher’s Aid Society and Benefit Fund from 1999 to 2014 as an assistant benefits officer and we at WSTUMC are fortunate to have his wisdom, insight, and help as we strive to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.


Rev. Harold Quick

Lead Pastor

Harold, aka Bumper, was appointed to West Salem Trinity UMC in July of 2015. He is a second career pastor who attended Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Mo for his course of study and Duke Divinity School in Durham, NC for advanced course of study. He was ordained an elder in the United Methodist Church in 2007. He and Jill have been married 40 years and have five daughters.