leaders

RICK THIEMKE
Lead Pastor

Rick has been Lead Pastor since May 2011. He oversees the vision, teaching and our staff. He lives in Mesa, with his wife, Susan. They have two adult children, Brittany & Kyle.

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rickthiemke@viachurch.org

JESSE BAUMGARTNER
Family Pastor

Jesse has been on staff since February 2012. He oversees our family ministries (babies through high school) and works directly with our kids ministry (K-5th grade). He lives in Mesa, with his wife, Lisa and their four kids, Katie, Ari, Josiah & Briella.

jessebaumgartner@viachurch.org

JOSH HARP
Associate Pastor

Josh has been on staff since April 2008. He oversees adult teaching, missions and communications. He lives in Gilbert, with his wife, Elizabeth and their three kids, Grace, Camille & Simon.

joshharp@viachurch.org

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DONAVON HINTZ
Executive Pastor

Donavon has been on staff since January 2008. He oversees all ministries at our church. He lives in Gilbert, with his wife, Kimber, and their two children, Kyra & Delia.

donavonhintz@viachurch.org

 

ANDY HORN
Associate Pastor

Andy has been on staff since August 2012. He oversees our senior adult ministry, visitation and recovery ministries. He lives in Mesa, with his wife, Becky.

andyhorn@viachurch.org

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ROB LEE
Next Generation Pastor

Rob has been on staff since November 2015.  He oversees our student and young adult ministries. He lives in Mesa, with his wife, Katherine, and their two daughters, Elaine and Olivia.

roblee@viachurch.org

DAVE MORTON
Worship Pastor

Dave has been on staff since August 2002. He oversees our worship/music ministries. He lives in Mesa, with his wife, Christine and their four kids, Evan, Caleb, Gibson & Lincoln.

davemorton@viachurch.org

 

Staff

ARLENE ALTO
Nursery Coordinator

GREG BALDWIN
Facilities Manager
gregbaldwin@viachurch.org

KRISTINA ALLEN
Early Childhood Coordinator

 

DEBBIE HILL
Accounting Manager
debbiehill@viachurch.org

BECKY HORN
Missions, Communications & Education Administrative Assistant
beckyhorn@viachurch.org

SHERI KEPHART
Family Ministries Administrative Assistant
sherikephart@viachurch.org

 

SANDY KING
Administrative Receptionist
sandyking@viachurch.org

JARED MORTON
Technical Director
jaredmorton@viachurch.org

JESSE RODRIGUEZ
Maintenance