Sean Eddy, Senior Pastor and Elder (with Tess)

Faith Journey – I accepted Christ as my Savior and Lord during my senior year of high school in Yuma (AZ) in 1983. I have served churches in AZ, CA, CO and MT in pastoral roles. I delight to know Christ more deeply, to be filled with the Spirit more fully, and to grow in the Father’s grace more broadly, all for the glory of God and the building up of the local church.

Family – I married my college sweetheart (Tess) in 1988. We met in P.E. class at Grand Canyon College. We are the parents of seven children and a growing extended family.

Fun – I enjoy spending time with my family, doing home projects, coaching youth sports, watching and playing sports of all kinds, reading and playing guitar.

From? – I was born in Mesa, AZ; grew up in the Phoenix valley; graduated high school and Junior College in Yuma, AZ before coming back to Phoenix and graduating from Grand Canyon.

Food – Yes please, and lots of it. My favorite is chicken enchilada casserole.

Contact Pastor Sean here.

Doug & Ursi BenzDoug Benz, Elder Board Chairman (with Ursi)

Faith Journey – As a young boy I received Christ into my life and have been on the faith journey ever since.

Family – My lovely Swiss wife, Ursi, and I feel privileged to have spent many years working with young folks bringing the Gospel message to their lives.

Fun – I enjoy working on cars and almost anything that involves some sort of new adventure, while Ursi continues praying that someday I will grow up.

From? – I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, where Ursi and I also raised our two children. In 2007, we packed our bags and moved to Chandler, where the weather is warm and the outdoor activities are abundant.

Food – My wife’s meatloaf ranks at the top, but in general FOOD is my favorite food as my affinity for potlucks proclaims.

proFession  Senior Network Analyst.

Contact Doug here.

Richard & Kristin Perona

Richard Perona, Elder Board Secretary (with Kristin)

Faith Journey – I came to Christ later in life (about 15 years ago) and continue to mature in my spiritual life.

Family – I married my high-school sweetheart (Kristin) in 1978.  We have two daughters and six grandchildren.

Fun – Disneyland!  Grandkids!  Geocaching and traveling.  And, the never-ending home projects.

From? – I was born in Indiana, but have lived in Arizona almost exclusively since I was 4.  I grew up and went to school in Scottsdale (long-gone Scottsdale High School!), college at ASU and now live in Gilbert.

Food – Mexican and Italian foods are my favorite, especially my wife’s lasagna and Italian sausage.

proFession – I’m a computer security engineer at General Dynamics in Scottsdale.

Contact Richard here.