Our ChurchLeadership

Other than the pastor, all leadership positions at Peace Lutheran Church are voluntary--but what quality folks we have in various capacities!

 

Our worship accompanist (piano/organ), Yolanda Canaday, is second-to-none.  With a Master's degree in piano performance and years of experience, our music rocks!  How blessed we are to have a musician of such high caliber as Yolanda!

 

Our Church Council President is Vicki King.  Originally from Iowa, Vicki is a lifelong Lutheran (from a Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod background) and has recently retired from a career as a registered nurse, most recently serving as the nurse-educator at the Little Colorado Medical Center in Winslow, where she lives.  Hers is the cheerful voice of welcome at the start of each of our worship services!  Jeremy Madison is our Vice President.  He teaches business and economics at our Holbrook High School, as well as coaching basketball and golf.  Hailing from Oregon originally, Jeremy is married to Gretchen and they celebrated the birth of their firstborn, Olivia, last Christmas Eve. Our Council Secretary is Gail Buonviri, who also hails from Winslow.  Originally from New York (Long Island), Gail had a military career before moving to Arizona and working for the Navajo County Health Department, traveling extensively on the nearby reservations.  Now retired, Gail is enjoying the new experience of being a grandmother!  Katie Hill our our very capable Treasurer, leading a very active life as mother (two graduations this year, high school and college), accountant (to a few long-standing businesses in the Valley), treasurer for the Bread of Life Mission plus wife to husband Jeff, and a good neighbor and friend to many.  Katie comes from Colorado originally.  Serving as our Financial Secretary is Germany-born Irma CarpenterWhat a great job Irma does receiving, counting and depositing our money, keeping excellent records at every step of the way!  Irma recently retired as the manager of QK, the accounting agendy that takes care of the payroll for all the Denny's restaurants in the West.  Irma is an active grandmother and is married to Charlie. Junior Castellano, born in Mexico, grew up in southern California and spent most of his adult years in Yuma, AZ.  He is married to Kory and is the father of three.  Junior manages the Love's Truckstop in nearby Joseph City.  Mike Burks is the only native Arizonan on our Council having grown up on the nearby Apache Reservation.  Mike is married to La'Dell and teaches computers and robotics at Holbrook High School.  Only two of our Council members come from a Lutheran background--very indicative of the makeup of our congregation in general.  Barbara Justman, another of our charter members, serves as our sacristan, making sure our chancel is ready-for-worship.  Retired Anglican priest Bob Maxwell is always ready to fill-in as needed in any number of capacities. 

 

All of our other members, as the need arises, step up-to-the-plate to provide leadership and assistance.  We are family here at Peace--and all family members play an important part! 

 

   2018 Council copy
Top Row (left to Right): Pastor Jeff Johnson, Vicki King, Katie Hill, Irma Carpenter

Bottom Row (Left to Right): Gail Buonviri, Mike Burks, Junior Castellano, Jeremy Madison

        

 

 
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