Rev. Melissa Rynders

Rev. Melissa Rynders

Sr. Pastor

Melissa has been the pastor of Sanctuary since 2016 and has been an ordained Elder in The United Methodist Church for over a decade. She is a graduate of The University of Arizona (BA, Education) and Claremont School of Theology (MDiv). She is a skilled preacher and Christian educator. She enjoys reading, volunteering, crafting, and spending time with her husband, Rob, and their two boys, Colby and Zachary.

Rev. Rob Rynders

Rev. Rob Rynders

Pastor of Community and Outreach

Rob is an ordained Deacon in The United Methodist Church and specializes in helping churches build community and connect with their neighbors. He is the co-author of The Sacred Secular, the co-founder of City Square Church, and the co-founder of The Lead Conference. He’s a member of Valley Leadership Class 36 and is a distinguished alumnus of Claremont School of Theology.


Lora Wineinger

Church Secretary

Pat DeFeyter

Children’s Ministries

Erin Daddona

Contemporary Worship Leader

Paul Mowatt


Heather Gardy


Michelle Wineinger


Lisa Fuoco


Lay Leadership

Kerry Powers

Chair, Church Council

Mario Sanchez

Lay Leader

Scott Wineinger

Chair, Trustees Committee

Jason Peters

Chair, Finance

Paddy Greer

Chair, Staff Parish Relations

Tim Piper


John Wilkinson

Financial Secretary

Susan Quinn

Chair, Missions Committee

Anne Schmidt

President, UMW

Dick and Brenda Adams

Annual Conference Representatives


Director of Encountering Ministries

Gavin Folkert

Youth Representative

Zach Rhein

Young Adult Representative