Rev. Melissa Rynders
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
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.
Contemporary Worship Leader
Chair, Church Council
Chair, Trustees Committee
Chair, Staff Parish Relations
Chair, Missions Committee
Dick and Brenda Adams
Annual Conference Representatives
Director of Encountering Ministries
Young Adult Representative