Rev. Erin Wathen
Rev. Erin Wathen received her bachelor's degree from Transylvania University and her Master of Divinity from Lexington Theological Seminary. Pastor Erin has served Foothills Christian Church since 2006. Her husband, Jeremy, plays drums in the Foothills worship band, and he and Erin both love music, travel (especially to National Parks), good food, and spending time with their two young children. In 2010, Pastor Erin received the Fred Craddock Award for Excellence in Preaching. She is a published author, and a popular speaker and blogger.
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. 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.