Joshua Walker - Teaching Elder, starting in 2020|
Joshua Walker was converted to Christ during his time in high school. Through the ministry of the local church, he heard about his sin and his need for a Savior and was converted to Christ. After high school, he married his high school sweet-heart, Krystle, in 2003. Both Joshua and Krystle are native to the Phoenix area.
Joshua received his Bachelors in Philosophy from Grand Canyon University (2006), and then he received a Masters of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS (2010). He completed all degree requirements for a PhD in New Testament (2013) from McMaster Divinity College, except the dissertation (ABD), which is in Greek Linguistics. He also currently teaches at Grand Canyon University in the College of Theology.
Joshua and his wife live in the Valley of the Sun (Gilbert) with their son Calvin. Joshua has a passion for the gospel and proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world. His conviction is that God will bless the church through the ordinary means of grace God has given to build up his body, which include, the preaching of the word, the administration of the sacraments (baptism and the Lord’s supper), fellowship, and prayer.
Please stay tuned for updates!
Fritz Barnard - Ruling Elder - yahoo.com@fritzbarnard|
Fritz and his wife, Debbie have been involved with the Church of the Resurrection from the very beginning. Fritz is a salesman at Babbitt Ford Lincoln, and Debbie is a retired Elementary School teacher. They enjoy that their two children Nick (Fiancee Lisa) and Kristin (husband Drew) live here in Flagstaff. Having both kids live here with two grandchildren is really special!
Hal Givens - Ruling Elder - indianbible.com@hgivens|
Hal was born and raised in Pennsylvania, went to college at Cairn University in Philadelphia and seminary at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School near Chicago. Hal married Pam in 1977. They have three sons and four grandchildren. Pam and Hal currently serve on the staff of Indian Bible College in Flagstaff. They moved to Flagstaff in 2014 from Alaska where Hal was an instructor at Alaska Bible College. Hal served as an assistant pastor in Nebraska and with Youth for Christ in Indiana. He has also been a janitor, a forklift operator and a construction worker. Hal enjoys baseball, hiking and table games.
Mike Bradley - Ruling Elder - msn.com@inccmdr|
Meet Ruling Elder Mike Bradley
Mike was born, raised and spent the first 43 years of his life in Oakland, CA. He came to Flagstaff in 1995. He is married to our Administrative Assistant Brigitte. They are a blended family, and Mike has two grown sons. Before being ordained in the PCA, Mike spent 41 years as a firefighter/medic, fire officer and fire chief. He was the Fire Chief in Hayward (CA), the City of Flagstaff and the Highlands Fire District. He served concurrently as an officer in the US Coast Guard Reserve. In addition to these duties, for 20 years he served as a National Incident Commander and was hired by the Federal government to command responses to wildland fires, floods, hurricanes and other natural and manmade disasters.
Mike has an Associate’s Degree in Fire Technology and a Bachelors and Master’s Degree from the University of San Francisco (yes, a Jesuit University!). He also spent several years teaching at various colleges and universities part time.
Mike is involved in many ministries both at COR and outside of the Church. He has played the bass with worship teams for over 40 years. He is also an active member of the AZ Presbytery.
Mike enjoys weightlifting, mountain biking and hunting and fishing in his spare time. He and Brigitte enjoy traveling and have a small apartment in Bad Wimpfen, Germany; Brigitte was born and raised there.
Mike says that his study, examinations, internship and ordination is one of the highlights of his life. He has a heart for serving and has spent most of his life in service to the Nation, the community and the church.
Elias Reyes - Ruling Elder, US Army Ret., Founder-Oasis of Hope Minist - firstname.lastname@example.org|
I have been blessed in life to have Jennifer Reyes as my wife. We are a blended family and together we have 5 children ranging from 14-27. I served my country in the United States Army for 16 years. Due to injuries sustained in Iraq, I was medically retired in 2009 and Honorably Discharged. Jennifer and I are the Founders of Oasis of Hope Ministries. This ministry has taken us across denominational boundaries and allowed us to disciple, evangelize and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ not only in Flagstaff but in other states in the continental U.S. and for the last two years to Costa Rica. Jennifer and I have been active members at COR for almost four years. Last year (2018), I was invited to serve as a Ruling Elder, and very recently as a member of the Pastoral Search Committee. I am currently a full-time student at Northern Arizona University pursuing a double major – Bachelors of Arts in Anthropology and a Bachelors of Science in Photography.
“There is no greater joy than to see the least, the last, and the lost come to Jesus. It is truly a great joy and honor to preach the Gospel. Once people’s hearts are flooded with God’s love…the transformation is unbelievably amazing.”
Chuck Thomsen - Itinerant Missionary Deacon|
Chuck was born and raised in the Bay Area of California. In 1985 he started his second career working for Xerox. In 1996 he married Kim. In 2013 they moved to Flagstaff while Chuck was still working for Xerox and Kim retired from the Lake Elsinore School District. Between them both they have 4 daughters and 7 grandchildren. In 2017 they became members of the church. In 2018 Chuck coordinated his first Financial Peace University Class with Kim's assistance. Chuck was ordained as a Deacon in March of 2019 where he assists the Elders and helps being the caretaker of the Church.
Chuck and Kim are currently preparing for a full-time RV lifestyle, planning to spend fall seasons with us in Flagstaff. From here on forward, Chuck will be our "Itinerant Missionary Deacon".
Liz Skowronski - Worship Team Leader|
Liz was born and raised in Kenosha Wisconsin, studied music at UW Parkside and Milwaukee Conservatory of Music. She also sang and recorded with North Texas State University Jazz Singers and studied with vocal coach Seth Riggs in Los Angeles, coach to Natalie Cole and Andrea Bocelli. She also enjoys songwriting/recording and recently attended Gloria Gaither’s song writing intensive where Stuart Townend instructed and is really looking forward to going again this year!
“And as interesting as all that was, nothing comes even close to how fulfilling and satisfying doing music is now!" says Liz. "I enjoy practicing more now than I ever did. I do practice more now than I ever did. You can’t be sad while you’re singing praise songs. You can’t be sad while you’re singing about God, who He is, what He’s done and His promises! There truly is a peace which surpasses all understanding. What a blessing to be able to live it!”
Liz met her husband Brian while in music school at Parkside and wholeheartedly enjoyed homeschooling their 2 sons David and Daniel. She fondly remembers Bible maps sprawled all over the floor during morning devotionals, Bible studies and the great blessing of learning together.
Brigitte Bradley - Office Manager - gmail.com@corflagstaff|
After 40 years as a free-lance translator for English into her native German, Brigitte found her perfect retirement job at Church of the Resurrection. She is part of the Kairos Outside and Walk to Emmaus Communities and our own 'Circle of Sisters' TLC Crafts and Bread Baking Ministries. She plays and sings occasionally with the Worship Team. Brigitte loves to work with people and is wondering "what took her so long" to heed God's call to put her computer and people skills to use for His glory and church.