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

  • Jon Privett
    Lead Pastor


    Pastor Jon joined us on September 17, 2017 as our Lead Pastor. He 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.

  • Debbie Hallman
    Children's Pastor & TCPS Director

    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 ten grandchildren, all of whom are well loved.


    Youth Pastor

    Ryan Brown was ordained as an Elder in the Church of the Nazarene in 2021. Youth ministry is incredibly important to him and he seeks to empower teens in their relationship with God and the Church through Scripture, prayer, and discipleship. Teens need a place where they can BELONG and build friendships, find what they BELIEVE in the Word of God, and practice SERVING in love as God has loved us.

    Ryan is married to Monica and they have a daughter.

  • Tony Brown
    Young Adult Pastor


    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 four children.

  • Robin Walters
    Office Administrator

  • Tina Anderson
    Financial Administrator


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

  • Ralph Messner
    IT & AV Technologies, Choir director (Interim)


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


    Ralph met his wife Karen at TempeNaz, has two grown sons, one of whom is serving with our church plant, The Table, and two grandsons.

  • Jerimee Aaron

    WORship Leader (Interim), Facilities, Assistant director of Tempe Christian Preschool.

    Jerimee has been a part of Tempe Nazarene for the last 28 years and has served in may ministry roles over his time here. He currently serves as Assistant Director of Tempe Christian Preschool, Facilities Director for TNC, and most recently he has begun serving as the interim Worship Leader.


    In his spare time Jerimee enjoys cooking and entertaining for his family and friends, playing piano, building with Legos, and visiting Disney with his family.