Sunday School 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. Tom Paul currently teaches the Adult Sunday School class, takes Seminary classes, & continues to seek the Lord's will in every aspect of his life.
Wednesday Night Bible Study Leader: Albert E. 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 is an ordained deacon and has served in many capacities throughout his walk with the Lord. Albert is married to Cathy Jo (Hedges) Koester and together they have five children, seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. His hobbies are reading and travel. Albert is currently co-leader of the Adult Sunday School class and facilitates Bible Study on Wednesday nights. His "Life Verse" is Joshua 24:15 "...as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."
Sunday Morning Prayer Leader: Bruce Van Polen
"I was born in Michigan to Christian parents, and moved to Arizona in 1959 for family health reasons. Knowing of the Lord, but not knowing Him as my Saviour, the Lord had to let me see the fruitlessness of living in a wordly way. He pursued me to the cross of Christ, revealed Himself to me, and saved my soul. I've been married to my best friend, Laura, for 49 years. We've been blessed by the Lord with a son, who is now with the Lord, and a daughter. We've also been blessed with a grandson, a granddaughter and their families. Retiring after 36 years in aerospace manufacturing, has allowed more time for ministry. I've served in the capacity of Elder, Adult Sunday School Teacher, Bible Study Leader, and other various areas of ministry. Jesus prayed in John 17:17, 'Sanctify them by your truth. Your Word is truth.' May this be true of us as we seek to glorify our Saviour, Jesus Christ."
Sunday Morning Announcements: Steve Faccio
Steve has a passion for helping others and a strong desire to assist his Church in any capacity requested of him. Whether it be as Facilities Manager or presenting the upcoming weekly announcements 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 got sick and I had to come 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 HIIM by leading the GriefShare Ministry at our church. What a blessing it is to still be useful to our great God!"
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 two sons, three daughters, seven grandchildren, & six great-grandchildren. Throughout her walk with the Lord, Cathy Jo has taught Sunday School classes, VBS classes, conducted "Missionary Moments" on Sunday Mornings, was WMU Director, served on committees, & was an Executive Board Member for her church in the CBA. In 2013, Cathy Jo was key-note speaker at a Women's Retreat in Occidental, CA. After returning to Arizona from California, Cathy Jo & Albert joined tCats where she currently serves as Website Administrator and Assistant Secretary/Treasurer. Cathy Jo's "Life Verse" is Romans 8:18 & she's thankful for the many blessings in her life.