Meet Our Elders

  • Wendell Doolittle

    Wendell grew up just outside of Webster City on a farm that remains in the family today. He is a graduate of Iowa State University (go Clones) and been part of Webster City Church of Christ as long as he can remember


    He and his wife, Eileen have been involved in many aspects of leadership in the church over the decades. While Wendell has a deep appreciation for the history of the church, he is committed to a bright future.

    As an Elder he is laboring to see the church have a greater influence on the lives of the people in Hamilton County.

  • John Laird

    John grew up in Lehigh, lived in Minnesota for several years and returned to Webster City in the late 1990’s. He and his wife Sue have two sons, Andrew and Joshua.

    John works for the Hamilton County Conservation Board as a naturalist and park ranger. John has a varied list of interests. He enjoys hunting and fishing and is an avid Vikings fan. In addition, he and his wife are active in the Webster City Cruisers Car Club and Midwest Mopars. He views his hobbies as a great way to meet others, and share his faith in Christ.

    He has served two terms as Deacon and is passionate about being an Elder during this season as the church moves forward in servicing the needs of people in Hamilton County. 

  • Greg Pride

    Greg was born in Phoenix, Arizona. He lives in Webster City with his wife Erika. The Prides have three daughters, Mariah, T'Kiah and Jami, and one son Jordan.

    Greg plays a critical role in leading the deacons, and heads up the First Impressions Team. Greg is interested in leadership development and has a desire to see the leaders of the church grow their abilities to serve God’s people. He models this in the way he lives and can often be found in the kitchen preparing food or manning the grill at church events. 

  • Brian Appelgate

    Brian has been part of Webster City Church of Christ for about 3 years and is contributing to the growth of the church in a number of ways. He and his wife Michelle just had twins this summer. Besides helping the church grow the nursery numbers, he is part of a team that oversees the finances of the church, donates hours to building maintenance and even plays the drums on the Creative Arts Team.  

  • David Meyer