meet our staff, and let us know how we can help!

REV DR DEBORAH D CONRAD, senior minister



Deb has led Woodside's growth and renewal since 2014. Originally from South Carolina, she came to Michigan by way of Washington, DC, Austin and Louisville. She has degrees in journalism and divinity, including a recently completed associates degree in graphic design and photography. Her doctorate is in education, with additional study in ministry supervision, organizational leadership, family and congregational systems, and conflict mediation. She loves preaching, antiquing and cycling, is renovating her kitchen on a 10-year plan, and is still a pretty good bowler. 


ANNIE OPER, office manager


Since 1999, Annie has managed our day-to-day needs, including volunteer oversight, staff support, building usage and as adjunct to our Marketing Committee. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems, specializing in Systems Analysis/Programming. She sings professionally, loves doing all sorts of crafts, and especially loves her 5 grandchildren.


Tom Travis, Music Leader

we're a little behind, but we'll get Tom's info up shortly! 


melissa boskee, teacher


Missy loves kids! She holds a Bachelor's degree and specialty in early children education, and brings 20 years experience with children ages 6 weeks to 13 years. Besides giving Woodside parents the comfort of knowing our littlest ones are in great hands, Missy works full time with Early Head Start infant and toddler program. Her spare time is with family and friends, including two nieces she adores. 


jerry gildner, bookkeeper


We appreciate Jerry's careful management of all things financial. When he isn't doing books, we understand he plays a mean late-night guitar.