We are here to serve you
A lot of people help with the day to day operations of our church. Trina runs our office and keeps everything running smoothly. You will find her in the office Wednesday & Thursday 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Friday from 9:00 am till noon.
Many volunteers appear on our campus throughout the day to assist in a variety of ways.
Our choir, which performs at our 10:30 am worship service, is looking for a new volunteer to lead us. Until then we will have special music by Erik and occasional volunteer vocalists. We are always looking for individuals who would like to share the gift of song during worship.
Maybe you want to be a part of worship, but are a little shy. Our puppet ministry is the place for you. Anthony, our puppet master, will introduce you to the world of puppets. This merry band of puppeteers only perform on the 5th Sunday of months that are applicable.
Our Accompanist is Erik Jansen. A native of the pacific northwest, Erik Jansen received his M.M. in piano performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory, as well as a B.M. in piano performance and B.F.A. in theater performance from the University of Idaho. Prior to living in Phoenix, he taught at the University of Idaho Preparatory Division, Northland Cathedral School of Music, Base Academy of Music, and spent two summers as a teaching assistant through Interlochen Summer Camp for the Arts. Erik frequently collaborates with professional/collegiate choirs, as well as solo artists in a variety of styles. He has performed across the United States, as well as Italy, France, and Amsterdam. Currently, Erik Jansen teaches through Music Works Academy in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information, go to http://www.erikjansenpiano.com/
Meet our Pastor
Evelene “Tweedy” Sombrero Navarrete – Senior Pastor
Tweedy is a full-blooded Dine’ (Navajo) from Inscription House, Arizona. Born to the Kinyaa’ ‘aanii clan for the Tliz’ila’ni clan. Tweedy attended and graduated from Box Elder High School in Brigham City, Utah. She then moved to Lawrence, Kansas and attended Haskell Indian Junior College and graduated with an Associate Arts Degree in Social Work. Following that same year she entered Ottawa University to receive her B.A. Degree in Social Work and a minor in Psychology. After her graduation she began working for her tribe in Gallup, New Mexico. Later she became interested in working for the church and moved to Shiprock, New Mexico where she joined the Shiprock UMC and became their Christian Education Director. From there she moved to Kansas City, Missouri to work at St. Paul’s School of Theology in their new program – International School for Native American Ministries. Later it became the National Center for Native American Ministries and moved to Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, California.
Tweedy has had a wide variety of experiences working in different churches. She also worked for the Reorganized Latter Day Saints in Independence, Missouri and when she entered seminary worked for the Disciples of Christ and the Presbyterian Church as their Youth Director. Tweedy entered Seminary at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado. Was ordained Deacon in 1988 in the New Mexico Annual Conference and in 1992 was ordained Elder in the Desert SW Annual Conference.