Pastor-David-BurgeDavid M. Burge


Intentional Interim Pastor David M. Burge got his undergraduate degree in journalism from Michigan State University in 1974. He graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, in 1978. He has done graduate studies in Old Testament at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati.

Ordained in 1979, he has served as Pastor in congregations in Illinois and Missouri. He has also served as a Visiting Instructor at Concordia University Chicago. He has been serving as an Intentional Interim Pastor since 2008. In this capacity, he has served congregations in Missouri and Illinois.

For relaxation, he reads and listens to music and, when he can, swims. He and his wife Dian have been married since 1989. They have two children, Adele and Micah, who are in college. When he is not serving, he lives with Dian in Kirbyville, Missouri, which is just outside Branson.
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Betty Knight

Betty Knight

Business Administrator

Betty is from the Midwest and came to Arizona in 1989. She has an Associate Degree in Commercial Art from Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. Since coming to Arizona, she has worked in Business Administration, specializing in Human Resources, for America West Airlines and Avnet.

In 2004 she started at Family of Christ as a part-time Church Secretary and eventually moved to a full-time position as Business Administrator. Betty and her husband have been members of the congregation since 2000.

Inessa Leip Music DirectorInessa Leip

Music Director

Inessa is originally from the city of Kazan in Russia and came to the United States and Arizona sixteen years ago.  She has a bachelor’s degree in music and a master’s degree in  law from Kazan State University in Russia.

She has been working as a piano instructor for nineteen years  and joined Family of Christ in 2006 as Music Director.