Staff & Leaders

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Ross Parrott

Bio What year did you start at Lakeview? 1999 I am a happy and enthusiastic believer in Jesus Christ who loves being a minister of the good news and caring for our church members in need. My native state is Oklahoma where I grew up in a wonderful Christian home attending a Southern Baptist church and enjoying sports, family, and school. I felt God’s call to full time Christian ministry in my senior year of high school. I enlisted in…
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Linda De Atley

Bio Rev. Linda De Atley joined Lakeview in August, 2014. She was previously at Willowbrook United Methodist Church for 17 years. Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, she moved to Phoenix in 1981 when she completed a course of study for a doctorate in counseling. Before entering ordained ministry, Pastor Linda was a counselor in clinical settings and a college instructor with emphases on adult development and aging. While at Willowbrook UMC, Pastor Linda completed two years of training to become…
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Tami Stam

Bio What year did you start at Lakeview? – 1999 I am from Las Cruces, New Mexico. I am married and have two children, a son-in-law, a granddaughter, and several “fur” grandchildren. I love being outdoors – playing with my flowers, doing yard work, bicycling, and motorcycling with my husband. Getting to Know the Staff What is the best concert you ever attended? – Garth Brooks If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you…
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Irene Stephenson

Bio What year did you start at Lakeview?   2012 Irene was born in Ytri-Njardvik, Iceland.  She attended school on the Naval Base in Keflavik.  She met her husband, Randy during his last tour of duty with the Marine Corp.  They made Kentucky their home for 30 years, then relocated to Arizona.  Their two daughters enjoy living in California.  Irene last held a position for county government in Kentucky as an Executive Secretary for 15 years.  She enjoys hiking, horseback…
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Toni Steitz

Bio What year did you start at Lakeview? 2014 I retired in 2013 after 23 years as an executive assistant to an entrepreneur in the technology industry. I was looking for something to fill my days part-time and found Lakeview UMC. I love working with the people at Lakeview. My husband and I joined the church in 2016. We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary in July 2017. We have 2 sons, a daughter-in-law and 4 wonderful grandchildren. Special Interests Reading,…
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Patty Long

Bio What year did you start at Lakeview? 2018 My husband, Larry, and I moved to Arizona in May, 2018 from Maple Grove, MN. I have 2 daughters, 4 stepsons and 11 grandchildren. I spent over 20 years working at Bluestem Brands (aka Fingerhut) in a few positions but most recently as a demand planner and inventory analyst. I retired from my full time position in 2016 and went to work part-time at Lord of Life Lutheran in Maple Grove,…
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Priscilla Ordway Woodley

Bio What year did you start at Lakeview? 2016 I’m the daughter of a pastor and a teacher, so church music and worship has always been a big part of my life. I started taking piano lessons when I was in kindergarten, started choral accompanying in grade 5, and playing for church in grade 6.  My career began as a college professor of voice, opera and choirs. After ten years of teaching, I wanted to refocus my career on church…
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Glade Kynaston

Bio What year did you start at Lakeview? – 2015 As the youngest of 4 (brother 17 years older, sister 15 years older, brother 13 years older) I grew up pretty much as an only child. While growing up our families were always very close, on my father’s side of the family there were 9 siblings along with their spouses and kids, my mother’s side there were 14 siblings with spouses and kids. There were very few weekends that I…
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Linda Kemp-Weretka

Bio What year did you start at Lakeview? 2015 My professional work experience includes Chef positions with Marriott, Eagle Ridge Inn and Golf Resort, Culinary Enterprises Catering, University of Chicago Catering. As a Senior Special Event Producer for the Meetinghouse Companies in Chicago I was responsible for creative development, sales,coordination and production of corporate and social special events incorporating theme decor floral design, audio-visual, lighting, entertainment and corporate interior and exterior holiday decor. Training and Education I received a two…

Jim Smith

I was born and raised in northern Minnesota and moved into the Twin Cities area after I finished grade school. I have a wife, six kids and two grandsons, all whom I adore. I owned a brick and stone masonry business for years, but my faith in Jesus Christ has driven me to my most fulfilling pursuits.