At Willowbrook Church in Sun City, Arizona we feel blessed to have a dedicated and talented staff to help each of us better understand the Word of God!

Gary Kennedy

Senior Pastor
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Gary KAs Senior Pastor, Gary oversees the daily operations of Willowbrook, leads in worship and supports the staff in their varied ministries. He is a graduate of U.Cal. Fresno and received a Masters of Divinity degree from The School of Theology at Claremont in CA. Prior to his appointment to Willowbook, Gary served eight years as Central West District Superintendent and was Dean of the Cabinet for the last four years.

Sande Kimbel

Associate Pastor
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Sande_KimbelSande is responsible for Spiritual Enrichment through Prayer and Christian Education; Health & Wellness of the Community, Lay Pastoral Care within a network of lay ministry, including Stephen Ministry, and shares preaching assignments.

She is a recent graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary.  Her prior degrees include a BA from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle.

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Steve Marshall

Associate Pastor
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SteveSteve’s primary responsibility is Evangelism and Membership at Willowbrook as well as participating in worship. He is a graduate of Ottawa University and holds a MDiv. from Fuller Theological Seminary.

Steve entered the ministry after a career in the graphics art field and continues to use his art talents presenting his popular art sermons at Willowbrook and as a guest speaker at churches around the country. You can learn more about his art evangelism at http://www.stevemarshallarts.com.

Bev Amperse

Business manager
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As Business Manager, Bev’s responsibilities include the functions of Financial Secretary and Office Manager. She oversees the day to day running of the office and the recording of all giving to the church. She is a member of the Professional Association of United Methodist Church Secretaries and has completed Certification and Advanced Certification in this organization.

Betty Shepherd

Secretary
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Betty comes to Willowbrook with a history of church office work under her belt. Her duties at Willowbrook include Good News Editor, Membership Secretary, bulletin preparation, and communications to the public.

Cynthia Reid

Accountant
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Cynthia is a CPA and is responsible for maintaining the financial records of the church and of the church foundation. This includes the all important task of paying the bills.

Robb Butler

Director of Music
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robbDr. Robb Butler is our Music Director, whose primary responsibility is leading our 50-voice choir. Dr. Butler is also a composer and has a trained operatic voice.

Robb, as he prefers to be called, has a wealth of knowledge and experience in choral music. He holds a Master’s degree in Choral Sacred Music from Duquesne University and a Doctorate in Choral Conducting from Arizona State University.

Shara-Dawn Chambers

Accompanist/Oganist
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Shara Dawn ChambersShara-Dawn began playing church music nearly 40 years ago and has experience in virtually every form of worship through music, from organ and piano accompanying to playing keyboards in a contemporary praise band. Prior to joining the music staff at Willowbrook, she was involved in music ministry at Valley View Bible Church and most recently at Bethany Bible Church.

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Loretta Nash

Sabbath Celebration Pianist

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Loretta has been an organist and choir master most of her professional life. She has bachelor and master’s degrees in sacred music from the Kansas City Conservatory. She continued her studies at Westminster Choir College in Princton, N. J.

Rob Ackatz

Custodial