Our Staff

  • Mike Pearson

    Senior Pastor

    Mike Pearson

    Senior Pastor

    The simplest way to describe my job as pastor is to say my work is to help all of us grow in our love of God and neighbor. This happens through conducting worship and administering the sacraments, teaching and leading classes, and visiting. And I am pleased to say that I find in doing this work, that I too am feeling deeper love for God and neighbor.

    602.263.5013 x1102 | mike@firstchurch.church

  • Kimberly Scott

    Associate Pastor

    Kimberly Scott

    Associate Pastor

    United Methodist since birth, I was born in Biloxi, Mississippi. My family and I relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1986. While I have lived a life full of academic, vocational and professional success stories, obediently stepping out on faith to follow my call to ministry has been the most transformative experience of my life. Thus, far in my journey, God keeps refining me and my gifts and passions for ministry. I am looking forward to beginning my ministerial journey with First Church.

    602.263.5013 x1108 | kimberly@firstchurch.church

  • Todd Rogers

    Youth Pastor

    Todd Rogers

    Youth Pastor

    I attended school at Arizona State University, Finance and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.

    602.263.5013 | globaltodd@yahoo.com

  • Joshua Elder

    Minister of Music

    Joshua Elder

    Minister of Music

    I oversee the entire music department and am directly responsible for the Chancel Choir and First Praise band. Equally as passionate about Modern and Traditional worship forms, I see music as the vehicle for the message, not the message itself and strive to bring that understanding to others in the church. In addition to conducting and leading worship, I am also an active composer, arranger, and song-writer.

    602.263.5013 x1115 | joshua@firstchurch.church

  • Robin Spencer

    Parish Nurse

    Robin Spencer

    Parish Nurse

    As Parish Nurse, I coordinate our Congregational Care Team, S.W.A.G. (Second Wednesday Adult Group) fellowship, Women’s Retreat, Grief Support groups, T’ai Chi Chih classes, medical equipment loan closet, Home Shared Communion, Gourmets for God, Healing Services, UMCOR mission teams, home visits, prayer notes and lots of phone calls. I always love making connections with new faces at First Church.

    602.263.5013 x1107 | robin@firstchurch.church

  • Russ Morrow

    Business Administrator

    Russ Morrow

    Business Administrator

    My primary responsibilities include managing the campus and facilities, supervising the campus and office staff, and administration of finance and foundation operations. I also provide administration support to the Weekday School Director and staff. I enjoy working with the staff, congregation and friends of First Church by building and providing a welcoming environment on the church and school campus.

    602.263.5013 x1106 | russ@firstchurch.church

  • Beckie Humphrey

    Director of the Weekday School

    Beckie Humphrey

    Director of the Weekday School

    As the Director of the Weekday School, I oversee the entire program, staff and activities. The Weekday School is very much a part of the life of the church and we often overlap with activies that include weekly chapel with the associate pastor, Vacation Bible School and the Cherub Choir. The school also participates in other church social events such as the Fall Festival and Christmas events.

    602.263.5013 x2101 | beckie@firstchurch.church

  • Natasha Hawkins

    Assistant Director of the Weekday School

    Natasha Hawkins

    Assistant Director of the Weekday School

    Asst. Director of Weekday School

    602.263.5013 | natasha@firstchurch.church

  • Ron Rhode

    Organist

    Ron Rhode

    Organist

    I am originally from a small town on the Mississippi called Port Byron, Illinois. It’s a big “metropolis” now at 1,100 or so, but it was 283 when I was growing up!

    602.263.5013 | ron@firstchurch.church

  • Elizabeth Leyva

    Director of Children and Youth Choirs

    Elizabeth Leyva

    Director of Children and Youth Choirs

    I grew up in the United Methodist Church and my musical career began there, so working at the church was only natural.

    602.263.5013 | elizabeth@firstchurch.church

  • Stephanie Wallace

    Office Manager

    Stephanie Wallace

    Office Manager

    I’d like to think that as Office Manager, it would be easier to list what I DON’T do! I do all of the traditional tasks, such as answering the phone, greeting visitors and assisting with any questions or issues that may pop up on a day to day basis. I do data entry for church attendance and tracking for classes and groups that meet here on campus. I’m also the “test audience” for a lot of Pastor Mike’s jokes. My basic goal is to offer “staff support” in any way that I can.

    602.263.5013 x1100 | stephanie@firstchurch.church

  • Jen Heffington

    Office Assistant

    Jen Heffington

    Office Assistant

    I read all types of books, whether fiction or non-fiction. I love to spend time with my family, helping my son and daughter with their extracurricular activities. I have an amazing group of friends who I enjoy spending time with. Selfishly, I like to spend time around the house organizing, cleaning, and relaxing.

    602.263.5013 | jen@firstchurch.church

  • Dan Hawkins

    Maintenance

    Dan Hawkins

    Maintenance

    I supervise, plan and execute all aspects of building maintenance and custodial needs. The larger portion of work that is completed includes painting and plumbing, but is not limited to these. Other duties include: remodel/job planning, meeting with contractors and vendors, custodial work, keeping inventory of all needed supplies and electrical/electronics repair. Assist clergy, program staff, and parishioners successfully set up and complete church events.

    602.263.5013

  • Don Vance

    Custodian

    Don Vance

    Custodian

    Don is our resident host and custodian.He is responsible for preparing rooms for meetings and events, hosting visiting groups, providing support to campus maintenance, and campus security. Don also provides support to our wedding coordinator during rehearsals, ceremonies and receptions.

    602.263.5013