Church Administrator, Financial Processing
Steve is our full time administrator who is responsible for the office staff and nearly all of the financial elements of the church. Steve is passionate about serving people and is uniquely qualified to be our administrator after spending 25+ years running the Southwest Airlines Terminal at Sky Harbor Airport. He and his wife, Marian, have 4 adult children and 3 grandchildren whom they adore and spend as much time loving on as possible!
Admin for the Office, Building, and Finance
Nicole is our other full time staff member at the church office who primarily serves Steve Tong in a range of areas from finances to general office support. Nicole is total food nerd and loves trying new foods and restaurants as well as creating masterpieces in her own kitchen. She also especially loves being a crazy cool and silly aunt to her two nieces. Nicole and her husband, Wriley, enjoy hanging out at coffee shops and perusing bookstores together.
Technical and Building Oversight
Steve brings a high level of precision and excellence to the team through his oversight of the audio and technical engineering, as well as the church building. When he is not hard at work improving our building, he enjoys spending time with his family and pursuing outdoor photography in Northern Arizona.
Children's Ministry Coordinator, VBS Director
Jessica has a passion to reach the youngest generation of our church with the vibrant and powerful Gospel of Jesus. This beautifully informs her responsibilities to oversee and administrate all the details of our Children's Ministry and Summer VBS Program. From researching curriculum, coordinating teachers and helpers, processing check-in and safety procedures, she is always finding new and great ways to teach the next generation about Jesus. Jessica and her husband, John, have 4 children. They love superhero movies, especially The Avengers, and spending time as a family outdoors.
Admin for Communications, Sunday Morning, Rich, and Jason
Andrea is inordinately passionate about details, consistency and event planning and she channels some of this into her part-time work for the church. She has been a member of SGC since her teens and met her husband, Zach, at a church conference in 2003 (but they weren't married until 2009). Andrea and Zach have 2 young children (Jack & Chloë, whose names may or may not have been inspired by the tv show "24") with whom they like to swim, read, build legos and snuggle.
Matthew Celaya is currently serving an internship with the Junior High group of our Student Ministries here at Sovereign Grace Church. He helps to lead and teach at the weekly meetings and assists Tyler with various Student Ministries events. Matt and his wife, Aubrey, enjoy cooking together, trying out new restaurants, and spending time outdoors.