Fred Gerlach

Pastor
Pastor Fred Gerlach and Lenore grew up 20 miles northwest of New York City. They met while attending Pace University in Westchester, New York. Pastor Gerlach graduated from Pace in 1979 with a degree in Accounting and Lenore graduated in 1980 with a degree in Computer Science. Pastor Fred started his career on Wall St. with the investment banking firm Solomon Brothers, and worked 20 years in the financial services industry with various institutions. Lenore worked for the City of Yonkers and then Pepsi Bottling. They were married in September 1984 and have three daughters; Katrina, Veronica, and Emily.

Pastor Gerlach and Lenore were raised in the Roman Catholic faith and accepted into Immanuel Lutheran Church in Danbury Ct., in 1995 through adult confirmation. In September 2001, Pastor entered Concordia Seminary St. Louis and graduated in 2005 and was called to serve Bethany Lutheran Church in Trenton, New Jersey of the English District, and served there for 13 years. This congregation is a mission congregation of the English district because of its outreach to Liberian Refugees who were relocated to America because of a violent civil war. This ministry involved a great amount of human care and educating people in the Lutheran Christian faith. Pastor Gerlach also serves on the Endowment Board of the English district.

Call Pastor Fred at 480 759 4047

Sue Nelson

Sue Nelson

Preschool & Kindergarten Director

Sue has been in the early childhood field since 1993, and in ministry since 1980. She spent 12 years in San Diego and moved to Phoenix in 2004. Her passion is to create an early love of learning in each child. She holds credentials as a Site Supervisor in Early Childhood and has been the director at Family of Christ since 2004.

sn10115@yahoo.com

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.

Karen Burge

Afternoon Front Desk Administrator

Preschool & Kindergarten Teachers and Assistants

Studies have shown that nothing impacts a student’s ability to learn, grow and achieve more than good teachers. This is precisely why we place such an importance on finding the best teachers possible. All of our preschool & kindergarten teachers have received training in early education, elementary education or other closely-related fields. We purposefully select those who have a “gift of teaching” which a certification does not always ensure.

2-Year-Old Preschool

Kim Keumja

Nancy Miller

Nancy Miller

Carolyn Roberts

Robyn Mc Donald

3-Year-Old Preschool

Jennylyn Amandy

Jennylyn Amandy

Susan Bass

Susie Bass


Jessica Mueller

Jessica Mueller

Karen Salotti

Karen Salotti

Jacquie Daugherty

Jacquie Daugherty

Shelia Matson

Shelia Matson

Pre-K Enrichment Program

Denise Ryan

Ms Robin

Lena Long

Lore Borras

Lydia Armstrong

Lydia Armstrong

Kathi Dwyer

Kindergarten

Karly Vega

Karly Vega

Kelly Fink

Kid’s Club

Marcela Erramuzpe

Jackie Rae

Jackie Rae

Tk Calhoun