Rev. Dale Suggs
Dale’s family roots are in Texas but went to high school in Indianapolis. He holds a B.A. from Texas Christian University with a double major in Religion Studies and Computer Science and a minor in Art History. He received his Masters of Divinity from Brite Divinity School. Dale has served churches in Texas, Indiana and California and was a Hospice Chaplain for 4 years. Dale shares his life with Shelly, his wife of 30 years. They have 4 daughters, Amy, Julia, Molly and Grace, and one granddaughter, Kaelynn. Dale enjoys art, music of all kinds, musical theater, softball and TCU football.
Rev. Andrew Shepherd
Andrew is a native of Mesa, Arizona, where he was born and raised. Following high school, he attended Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, where he earned a B.A. in History with a minor in Political Science and earned his Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, Tennessee in May of 2012. He comes to Foothills as a Pastoral Resident, fulfilling the duties of an Associate Minister. He enjoys conversations over coffee, playing Frisbee and meeting new people.
Dale Lamphear is our talented Director of Music. He leads the praise band, and also directs our 4-part chancel choir. Dale worked for the City of Phoenix for 25 years, and has been a professional musician and music teacher in the valley for even longer than that. He enjoys astronomy, photography, art, camping, a good cup of coffee with friends, and spending time with his wife and grown daughters.
David joined our ministry team this year as the worship leader and musician for our Saturday Unplugged Service. His talents cover a broad range of music styles and genres, but he is an award-winning jazz musician in the Phoenix area. David has a passion for leading worship and inspiring people to experience the Holy through music. He enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, and spending time with his friends.
Susan Chappell is our administrative assistant and keeps the office running and ministry moving like a pro! She is also fairly new to Foothills’ staff, but keeps our office running and ministry moving like a pro! If you call the church or come by to visit during office hours, Susan will be the one to greet you. She and her husband, Mark, have two sons.
Sandi Fettis is our caregiver in the nursery. She has raised many of our youth and young adults since they were babies, and offers professional, compassionate care for our young children during worship each week.