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Senior Pastor

Rev. Dr. Benjamin D. Seller

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Ben was born and raised a child of the church. He is both a multi-generational Zoni as well as a third generation pastor. He is serving in his 21st year of ministry in the church and 13th as an ordained pastor. He comes from a background of mainly classical music having traveled internationally as an opera, oratorio and musical theatre singer. He received a Bachelor in Music at Arizona State University, Go Devils!! While he was grateful for those opportunities the hound of heaven continued to pursue him for his true calling, ministry. He studied at Columbia Theological Seminary and Master’s Graduate School of Divinity where he received first a Masters of Divinity and then a Doctorate in biblical preaching. COTM is his third ordained call. When he is not pastoring, he is a competitive strength athlete having won numerous medals in powerlifting, strongman and highland game competitions. His prayer is for all to know that Jesus’ love is for them wherever they are in life and that his love is able to cover all. His favorite scripture comes from Romans 8:28-39 reminding us that nothing will ever be able to separate us from the love of God found in Christ Jesus our Lord.






Parish Associate

Rev. Bert Sweeney






Parish Associate

Rev. Dr. Joseph Doh






Parish Associate

Rev. Helen Doh






Church Administrator

Nicolette Freni

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A Presbyterian all her life, Nicolette has lived in several states and now resides in Mesa, Arizona. Coming to Church of the Master from Nevada, she worked as the Office Manager for 14 years at Green Valley Presbyterian Church in Henderson. Nicolette originally started at Church of the Master as the receptionist in March of 2006 and has worked her way up to become the Church Administrator–where she’s a ‘Jill-of-all-trades’.  She has a love for art, reading, exploring the outdoors and of course shopping! Favorites: her 2 chihuahuas, the color Pink, Hello Kitty and the Bible scripture from 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 – “Love is patient…Love never ends.”  






Treasurer

Chuck Holland

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Music Director

Dr. Glenn M. Bennett

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Glenn is a graduate of Stetson University with a Bachelor of Music in Voice & Conducting. He completed his Master of Music degree and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Voice at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is presently serving on the music faculty at Mesa Community College - Red Mountain Campus, Mesa, AZ. His choirs have performed Handel's Messiah, Mozart's Requiem and Coronation Mass, and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, just to name a few. He presently serves as the Artistic Director and Conductor for the Arizona Cantilena Chorale, a new professional chamber choir based in the East Valley. As a soloist he has sung with the Flagstaff Symphony, Mesa Symphony, Symphony of the Southwest, Arizona Opera, Ft. Worth Opera, Lyric Opera of Dallas, Casa Manana Playhouse/Theatre (Ft. Worth, Texas) and Dallas Summer Musicals and continues to be active as a tenor soloist throughout Arizona and the Southwest. In addition, Glenn is also a Master Instructor in SCUBA; he and Vicki, his wife, enjoy exploring the underwater world when they are not topside teaching and singing. Glenn and Vicki have four grown children and five grandchildren and three fur children and presently reside in Mesa.






Organist

Nathan Arch

Nathan recently moved to Arizona to begin graduate study at Arizona State University, where he is pursuing a Master of Music degree in Collaborative Piano. Born in the Cayman Islands, he began studying piano in elementary school, but had little formal training until college. Nathan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Piano Performance from Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, where he accompanied many different ensembles, choirs, and recitals. As a graduate teaching assistant at ASU, he accompanies students and a wide variety of instruments. Nathan is also the accompanist for the Barrett Choir. Throughout his musical career, Nathan has had the privilege to serve as organist for many different denominations, and he is grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve at Church of the Master.






Director of Family Ministries

Valerie Kuck

Valerie was born and raised in Mesa, AZ. She received her Bachelors of Elementary Education from Arizona State University and her Masters in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University. Valerie taught for 13 years before deciding to stay home with her young children. Children's and Youth Ministry have played an important part in Valerie’s life. She has taught Sunday School and lead small groups for youth for many years. In addition, she helped start a youth group with her husband Ryan at the church they attended while living in Maricopa, AZ.






Nursery Attendant

Eileen DonFrancisco






Property Manager

Thomas Goforth

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Custodians (M-F)

Kaethe & Tom McCoskery






Custodian (Sunday)

Keith Downs






Security

Joseph Studer






Elders of the Session

Current Members

  • Helen Bleach
  • Judi Burns
  • Tom Goforth
  • Kathleen Griffin
  • Kathy Holland
  • Brian Johnson
  • Andrew Kristich
  • Ryan Kuck
  • Ruth Lemons
  • Mary Murphy
  • Christy Ridgley
  • Peggy Stein
  • Wayne Woodland - Clerk
  • Rev. Benjamin D. Seller - Moderator





Board of Deacons

Current Members

  • Fran Bear
  • Stacie Braun
  • Susan Johnson
  • Benita Mitchell
  • Howard Mitchell
  • Marilynn Welch
  • Sharon Carper
  • Ginnie Vanderwaal
  • Cheri Goforth
  • Jackie Dallago
  • JoAnn Duffield
  • Floran Ralls
  • Carole Wallace
  • Marla Kristich - Co-Moderator
  • Beth Woodland - Co- Moderator