Church Ministry


Sunday School Co-ed Class Leader: Tom Paul Schneider

Tom Paul Schneider was born in New York State & moved to Arizona in 1954.  In 1956, the Lord called Tom Paul's name & he was saved.  After high school he attended "The School of Visual Arts."  Before joining the Navy in 1968, Tom Paul worked at the Gibson Cattle Co., a 61,000 acre ranch.  While in the Navy, he trained as a "Hospital Corpsman" & was stationed with the 3rd Marines & also served in Vietnam.  For the past 33 years, Tom Paul has worked as a "Custom Hand Engraver" & his engraved pieces are known throughout Western Circles & on the Rodeo Circuit.  Tom Paul and Carol have been married for 33 years & have three daughters & six grandchildren.  On  August 26, 2018, Tom Paul was ordained as an Elder for The Church at Sunsites.  He also takes seminary classes, & continues to seek the Lord's will in every aspect of his life. 


Men's Monday Night Bible Study Leader: Albert Koester

Born in Ohio, Albert is a graduate of  Valparaiso University, a VP retiree from Bank of America, and comes to our church from Concord, California.  He was an ordained Deacon at his previous church, and on August 28, 2018, was ordained as an Elder for The Church at Sunsites.  Albert has served in many capacities throughout his walk with the Lord.  Albert is married to Cathy Jo (Hedges) Koester and together they have a combined family of five children, seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  His hobbies are reading and travel. Albert is also co-leader of the Adult Sunday School class. His "Life Verse" is Joshua 24:15 " for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."



Sunday Morning Announcements & Prayer Leader: Steve Faccio

Steve was blessed with a passion for helping others.  His desire is to assist his Church in any capacity requested of him and was ordained as a Deacon for The Church at Sunsites on August 26, 2018.  Whether it be as Deacon, Facilities Manager or presenting the upcoming weekly announcements and prayer before Sunday Morning Worship Service, Steve is always available with a helping hand and a smile on his face.


GriefShare Support Group Leader: Priscilla Dutcher

"I thank God that I was born into a Christian home and that Jesus found me and saved me at age 14.  HE led me to the 'mission field' in Brazil where I thought I would spend the rest of my life.  But HE had to teach me that my plans weren't always HIS plans. Both my parents became ill and I returned home to help them.  Evenually they both died.  Several years later, my husband graduated to Heaven.  Through all these trials, the Lord Jesus has been so close and so faithful, that I now serve HIM by leading the GriefShare Ministry at our church. What a blessing it is to still be useful to our great God!" 


Women's Bible Study Facilitator; Web Administrator; Assistant Secretary/Treasurer: Cathy Jo Koester

Cathy Jo was born in Texas & moved to Arizona in 1953.  At the age of twelve she was led to the Lord by her father, Jody Hedges. Cathy Jo is married to Albert Koester & they have a combined family of two sons, three daughters, seven grandchildren, & six great-grandchildren. Throughout her walk with the Lord, Cathy Jo has taught Sunday School, VBS, conducted "Missionary Moments" on Sundays, served as WMU Director, served on committees, & was an Executive Board Member representing her previous church. Cathy Jo was key-note speaker at The Bethel Baptist 2013 Annual Retreat in Occidental, CA. After moving from California, Cathy Jo & Albert joined tCats. Cathy Jo's "Life Verse" is Romans 8:18 & she's thankful for blessings in her life.