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Guest Pastor - Pastoral Search in Process

Church of the Resurrection will be blessed with guest Pastors, until we have identified the Pastor who God has already chosen for us.

Fritz Barnard - Ruling Elder -

Fritz and his wife, Debbie have been involved with the Church of the Resurrection from the very beginning. Fritz is a salesman at Babbitt Ford Lincoln, and Debbie is a retired Elementary School teacher. They enjoy that their two children Nick and Kristin (husband Drew) live here in Flagstaff. Having both kids live here with two grandchildren, is really special!

Hal Givens - Ruling Elder -

Hal was born and raised in Pennsylvania, went to college at Cairn University in Philadelphia and seminary at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School near Chicago.  Hal married Pam in 1977.  They have three sons and four grandchildren.  Pam and Hal currently serve on the staff of Indian Bible College in Flagstaff.  They moved to Flagstaff in 2014 from Alaska where Hal was an instructor at Alaska Bible College.  Hal served as an assistant pastor in Nebraska and with Youth for Christ in Indiana.  He has also been a janitor, a forklift operator and a construction worker.  Hal enjoys baseball, hiking and table games.

Mike Bradley - Ruling Elder -

Mike spent 41 years in the fire service. He served as the Fire Chief of Hayward (CA), Flagstaff (AZ), and the Highlands Fire District (AZ). In addition, he spent 20 years as an Incident Commander on National Incident Management Teams managing fires, floods, hurricanes and other incidents throughout the US. In retirement, he loves serving the Lord and the congregation at COR. In his spare time he likes to workout, mountain bike, hike, hunt and fish. He and Brigitte recently discovered cruise ships as their favorite vacation transportation.

Elias Reyes - Ruling Elder, US Army Ret., Founder-Oasis of Hope Minist -

I have been blessed in life to have Jennifer Reyes as my wife.  We are a blended family and together we have 5 children ranging from 14-27.  I served my country in the United States Army for 16 years.  Due to injuries sustained in Iraq, I was medically retired in 2009 and  Honorably Discharged.  Jennifer and I are the Founders of Oasis of Hope Ministries.  This ministry has taken us across denominational boundaries and allowed us to disciple, evangelize and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ not only in Flagstaff but in other states in the continental U.S. and for the last two years to Costa Rica.  Jennifer and I have been active members at COR for almost four years.  Last year (2018), I was invited to serve as a Ruling Elder, and very recently as a member of the Pastoral Search Committee.  I am currently a full-time student at Northern Arizona University pursuing a double major – Bachelors of Arts in Anthropology and a Bachelors of Science in Photography.

“There is no greater joy than to see the least, the last, and the lost come to Jesus.  It is truly a great joy and honor to preach the Gospel. Once people’s hearts are flooded with God’s love…the transformation is unbelievably amazing.”
- E. R. Reyes

Chuck Thomsen - Deacon

Chuck was born and raised in the bay area.  In 1985 he started his second career working for Xerox.  In 1996 he married Kim.  In 2013 they moved to Flagstaff while Chuck was still working for Xerox and Kim retired from the Lake Elsinore School District.  Between them both they have 4 daughters and 7 grandchildren.  In 2017 they became members of the church.  In 2018 Chuck coordinated his first Financial Peace University Class with Kim's assistance.  Chuck was ordained as a Deacon in March of 2019 where he assists the Elders and helps being the caretaker of the Church.

Liz Skowronski - Worship Team Leader

Liz was born and raised in Kenosha Wisconsin, studied music at UW Parkside and Milwaukee Conservatory of Music.  She also sang and recorded with North Texas State University Jazz Singers and studied with vocal coach Seth Riggs in Los Angeles, coach to Natalie Cole and Andrea Bocelli.  She also enjoys songwriting/recording and recently attended Gloria Gaither’s song writing intensive where Stuart Townend instructed and is really looking forward to going again this year! 

“And as interesting as all that was, nothing comes even close to how fulfilling and satisfying doing music is now!" says Liz. "I enjoy practicing more now than I ever did.  I do practice more now than I ever did. You can’t be sad while you’re singing praise songs.  You can’t be sad while you’re singing about God, who He is, what He’s done and His promises!  There truly is a peace which surpasses all understanding.  What a blessing to be able to live it!”

Liz met her husband Brian while in music school at Parkside and wholeheartedly enjoyed homeschooling their 2 sons David and Daniel.  She fondly remembers Bible maps sprawled all over the floor during morning devotionals, Bible studies and the great blessing of learning together.

Brigitte Bradley - Administrative Assistant -

After 40 years as a free-lance translator for English into her native German, Brigitte found her perfect retirement job at Church of the Resurrection.  She is part of the Kairos Outside and Walk to Emmaus Communities and our own Prayer Shawl Ministry and Worship Team.  Brigitte loves to work with people and is wondering "what took her so long" to heed God's call to put her computer and people skills to use for His glory and church.

Bob Norton - Retired Teaching Elder, Sr. Pastor

Pastor Bob helped plant the church originally, and after 12 years in that endeavor, has retired as of April 21, 2019. We wish him well in his next role, and the Session is in the process of finding the Pastor whom God has prepared for ministry at Church of the Resurrection.