Staff

Please connect with our church staff with any questions you may have about God or participation in a ministry.

  • Jon Privett
    Lead Pastor

    pastorjon@tempenazarene.org

     

    Pastor Jon joined us on September 17, 2017 as our Lead Pastor. Read his Pastor's Notes page.

     

    Jon is a graduate of Northwest Nazarene College (1982) and Nazarene Theological Seminary (1986). Jon has pastored in Pierce, Idaho (1986–1989), Boise Five Mile Nazarene in Boise, Idaho (1989–2003), and Baker City, Oregon (2003–2017).

     

    He loves coffee and conversation about Jesus! In his free time, Jon will most likely be fly-fishing, watching the Denver Broncos, or detailing his 1970 Chevrolet truck. Jon is happily married to Cathleen since 1986. Jon and Cathleen have two daughters, Sarah and Emilie.

  • Amber Onyeabor
    Office Administrator

    amber@tempenazarene.org


    Amber grew up in Missouri and graduated from College of the Ozarks with her B.S. in Nutrition/Dietetics. She moved to Arizona shortly after to be closer to family. Amber has always loved helping others and is excited to be working in ministry alongside her church family.


    She and her husband Moses began attending TNC in September 2017 and became members in January 2018. They have one son who attends TCPS.

  • Trevor Cherryholmes
    Youth Pastor

    pastortrevor@tempenazarene.org


    Pastor Trevor has a passion for families—he loves guiding them into a relationship with Jesus and exploring what God's will is for their lives.  He's been involved in youth and children's ministry since he was 15.


    He joined the TNC staff in 2016 and while serving has become the Arizona Nazarene Youth Vice President. Trevor was married to his wife Rachelle in May of 2018 and they have a son Carson who joined us April 2019. He also enjoys Hockey and plays on the weekends with his team.

  • Debbie Hallman
    Children's Pastor & TCPS Director

    pastordebbie@tempenazarene.org


    Pastor Debbie is a fixture in our young children's lives. They know her office door is always open so they can get a hug or share their victories and challenges. She teaches kids that God knows and loves every single one of them. They see that love in action because Debbie knows the name and circumstances of every child. She directs all children's activities from birth to sixth grade and she's the Director of Tempe Christian PreSchool


    Debbie exudes incredible energy and a positive attitude, which have helped her while teaching VBS, Sunday School, summer camps, and Camp Meeting. She has completed her Associate of Science degree in Early Education. She's s been a part of our TNC family since 1983 and the Children's Pastor for over two decades.


    Debbie and her husband Van were married in 1977. They have five children and eight grandchildren, all of whom are well loved.

  • Alan Owens
    Worship Pastor

    pastoralan@tempenazarene.org


    Pastor Alan has a passion for leading others into the presence of God through corporate worship. He is an ordained minister with a degree in Church Music, Bible, and Christian Education and is knowledgeable in ancillary worship areas such as technology, sound, lighting, and webcasting.


    Alan is married to Cheryl and they have two children.

  • Tony Brown
    Young Adult Pastor

    pastortony@tempenazarene.org


    Tony Brown, an ordained Elder in the Church of the Nazarene (2018), has a passion to see the young adults of this world come to know Jesus on a personal level and share that love with the world.


    He married his Jr. High sweetheart, Laura, and has two children. 

  • Kathy Grebe
    Financial Administrator

    kathy.grebe@tempenazarene.org


    Kathy is our new financial administrator for the church and school. She’ll be in the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

  • Ralph Messner
    IT & AV Technologies

    ralph@tempenazarene.org


    Ralph has been working on technology at the church since the 1980s. He started the church website in 1996 and managed it into 2009. He worked on sound and lighting while directing the choir and leading worship in the 80s and 90s. He was recently hired by TNC to assist with improving the use of various Information Technologies. His ongoing theme is "By all means reach some."


    Ralph met his bride Karen here at TNC, has two grown boys, Joel (also serving at TNC) and Joshua, and is the very proud grandfather to two grandsons.