Pastor-David-BurgeDavid M. Burge

Pastor

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.

dmburge1953@gmail.com
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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.

snelson@focaz.org

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.


Erlinda Streeter

Linda Streeter

Frog Class Assistant

Linda has been a teacher’s aide for 9 years, and we have been blessed to have her for those 9 years. She lives in Maricpoa with her family. Her favorite Bible verse is Matthew 7:21: “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”

Nancy Miller

Nancy Miller

Monkey Class Lead

Nancy has been teaching for 9 years, and we have been blessed to have her for those 9 years. She lives in Ahwatukee with her husband and dog. Her favorite Bible verse is Matthew 19:14: Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

3-Year-Old Preschool

Jennylyn Amandy

Jennylyn Amandy

Eagle Class Lead

Jennylyn has been teaching for 9 years, and we have been blessed to have her for those 9 years. Her favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Susan Bass

Susie Bass

Monkey Class Assistant

Susie has been a teacher’s aide at Family of Christ for 1 year. She lives in Ahwatukee with her husband. Her favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13: I can do all this through [Christ] who gives me strength.


Jessica Mueller

Jessica Mueller

Lamb Class Lead

Jessica has been teaching for 13 years, and we have been blessed to have her for 6 years. She lives in Ahwatukee with her husband and two kids. Her favorite Bible verse is Romans 8:28: And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Karen Salotti

Karen Salotti

Lamb Class Assistant

Karen has been a teacher’s aide for 30 years, and we have been blessed to have her for 20 years. She lives in Ahwatukee with her husband. Her favorite Bible verse is Matthew 19:14: Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

Jacquie Daugherty

Jacquie Daugherty

Humming Bird Class Lead

Jacquie has been teaching for 10 years, and we have been blessed to have her for 1 year. She lives in Chandler with her husband and two kids. Her favorite Bible verses are Ps 103:5: [God] fills my life with good things! and Philippians 4:13: I can do all this through [Christ] who gives me strength.

Shelia Matson

Shelia Matson

Humming Bird Class Assistant

Shelia has been a teacher’s aide at Family of Christ for 1 year. She lives in Ahwatukee with her husband and three daughters. Her favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13: I can do all this through [Christ] who gives me strength.

Pre-K Enrichment Program


Funke Omole

Funke Omole

Lion Class Lead

Funke has been teaching for 11 years, and we have been blessed to have her for 6 years. She lives in Ahwatukee with her husband and two children. Her favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Lydia Armstrong

Lydia Armstrong

Owl Class Lead

Lydia has been teaching for 14 years, and we have been blessed to have her for 9 years. Her favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Kathy Dwyer

Kathi Dwyer

Owl Class Assistant

 

Kindergarten

Karly Vega

Karly Vega

Coyote Class Lead

Karly has been teaching for 16 years, and we have been blessed to have her for 3 years. Her favorite Bible verse is Joshua 1:9: Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.


Kid’s Club

Irma Graham

Irma Graham

Irma has been teaching for 26 years, and we have been blessed to have her for 1 year. She lives in Ahwatukee with her daughter.

Jackie Rae

Jackie Rae

 

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