Rev. Doug Handlong

Rev. Doug Handlong

On behalf of my family, Deanne, Kallie, Abby, Jeffrey, and myself, we send our greetings with excitement and joy! After 13 years of serving outside the Phoenix area, it will be good be back. We have been blessed to call Las Vegas, NV. Flagstaff, AZ and Anchorage, AK home.

Rev. Rock Fremont

Pastor Rock most recently served as Spiritual Life and Housing Coordinator at Justa Center. He previously served as a Chaplain with the Arizona Department of Corrections, ministering to those incarcerated on Arizona’s Death Row. He is the current Chair of the Arizona Foundation for Theology. He is a graduate of both...

Marilyn Seese

Marilyn Seese

Marilyn Seese has been a member of Central church since 1975. She has taught children and youth Sunday school classes since 1989 and has been the Director of Education since 2002. In addition to teaching, Marilyn also accompanies the children’s choir on Sunday morning, is the President of the Lydia...

Steve Hilderbrand

Steve Hilderbrand

A native of north central Ohio, Steve relocated to Phoenix in March of 1987.  He “found” Central United Methodist Church on Christmas Eve that year and has been associated with UMC ever since. His association with church music began when he was four years old, standing on a stool in...

Simon Pick

A native of the rural Midwest, Simon Pick grew up in Remsen, a small town in the northwest corner of Iowa where he began his studies in organ at the age of fourteen with Sr. Arnold Staudt, OSF. He later graduated from Benedictine College in Atchison, KS in 2015 with...

Kevin Gorman

Dr. Kevin Gorman has served as the instructor of saxophone at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and several schools in the Phoenix Metro area, including Grand Canyon University and Southwestern College.  Holding a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Arizona State University and a Masters of Music degree in saxophone...

Dawn Marie Densmore

A Native of New York, Dawn Marie comes to us with a successful career as a Relationship Manager in the financial industry. Dawn’s background includes work in Human Resources, Mentoring and Diversity Programs, Web-site development, process analysis, and management. She brings a complimentary portfolio of skills to our existing staff....