Our Servants


Pastor: Andrew Cannon

Andrew and his family (wife, Kati, and son, Elijah) began their ministry at TCATS in December. Andrew is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and did his graduate studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He plans on continuing on to doctoral work. Andrew has a heart for teaching the Bible, practicing evangelism, and planting/revitalizing churches.

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Elder: 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. 


Elder: Albert and Cathy Jo 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 is married to Cathy Jo (Hedges) Koester and together they have a combined family of five children, seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  Cathy Jo serves as Leader of the Women's Bible Study; Support Secretary/Treasurer; and assists in maintaining the church website. Their respective "Life Verses" are Joshua 24:15 and Romans 8:18.


Secretary/Treasurer: Nita Faccio

Nita has been on staff for three years, two as Secretary, one as Secretary/Treasurer, and also serves on the Fellowship Team.  Although she was raised in Tucson, Nita has lived in Cochise County for the past thirty-six years.  She and Steve (see below) have been married forty-five years and have two married sons, two wonderful daughters-in-law, and four awesome grandchildren.  Nita enjoys many activities with her family and spends as much time as possible with them.  Nita asks that we REMEMBER Isaiah 40:28-31.  "Do you not know?  Have you not heard?  The LORD is the everlasting God, the creator of the ends of the earth.  He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom.  He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.  Even youths grow tired and weary and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."


Deacon/Facilities Manager: Steve Faccio

Steve Faccio was born and raised in Arizona. He is married to his sweetheart, Nita (see above), for 47 years and they are blessed with two sons, two “marvelous” daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren; one grandson and three granddaughters, who they enjoy spending time with!  Steve has a strong work ethic which  developed from the age of 12 while working on ranches with his uncles, and doing other odd jobs  In 1973 he began his career with Hughes Aircraft, working there for almost 35 years. Never one for just sitting around...Steve still enjoys keeping busy.  He currently serves as Facilities Manager, maintaining the grounds of the church and a rental property which was donated to the church. Steve is always willing to do any maintenance needed on the buildings; and is one of the first to step forward with a friendly smile and a willing heart to assist anyone who needs help!  On August 28, 2018, Steve was ordained as a Deacon for The Church at Sunsites.


Custodian: Shirley Brown

God's direction has lead me to service at "The Church at Sunsites."  I am married, a retired teacher, and love the Lord.