Church Administrator, Financial Processing
Steve is our full time administrator who is responsible for leading the office staff, our financial assistance ministry and keeping our building in top shape for the almost daily ministry happening at our 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, Steve and Rich
Nicole is our other full time staff member at the church office who primarily serves Steve Tong and Rich Richardson in a range of areas from scheduling to 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 facility. 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 (called "Gospel Acres"). 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 (Jaime, Jaden, Jordan and Justin). They love superhero movies, especially The Avengers, and spending time as a family outdoors.
Admin for Communications, Sunday Morning, Flourish, Small Groups 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. Andrea and Zach have 2 young children (Jack & Chloë, whose names may or may not have been inspired by the tv show "24") whom they like to dress in footie pajamas and smother with kisses.
Tyler leads our Student Ministries and has a passion to see the young adults encounter Jesus in a real and life-changing way. He both leads and teaches at the weekly meetings and helps come up with fun ways for the students to connect with each other and with God. Tyler and his wife, Lindsay, have 2 children and love spending time together as a family.
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 & Aubrey enjoy cooking together, trying out new restaurants, and enjoying the outdoors.