Senior Pastor

Paul Elgin

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Seattle area, Washington State



Wife Elizabeth and kids Lucas and Sarah



Senior Pastor, First Presbyterian Church



Sharing the Word of God, finding time for family


Philosophy of Ministry and Life:

The chief aim of man is to glorify God and to enjoy him forever



Psalm 8, Romans 8



Bachelor’s in Education, Pacific Lutheran University

Master’s in Performing Arts, University of Washington

Master’s in Divinity, Fuller Theological Seminary


Favorite Quotes:

Give me Jesus, Lord, give me Jesus.  You can have all of the rest, just give me Jesus.  Anonymous


Religion is the possibility of the removal of every ground of confidence except confidence in God alone.  Karl Barth


God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing. C.S. Lewis


How can we live in harmony? First we need to know we are all madly in love with the same God. 
Thomas Aquinas


Some people without brains do an awful lot of talking.  Scarecrow


Favorite music:

Current Pandora Songlist: A. Bruckner, L. Beethoven, W.A. Mozart, J. Strauss I, J. Cash.


Favorite Authors:

C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien


Interests: Reading, Writing, but no Arithmetic


Strange but True: Had my five seconds of fame on CNN

Associate Pastor

Bill Heinle, CRE

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Hometown: Casa Grande, AZ

Family: Wife - Janell. Son - Carl. Daughter - Karen

Duties: Associate Pastor

Passions: Christian Education, History, Family

Philosophy of Ministry and Life: Don't worry about tomorrow, God is in control.

Scripture(s): Luke 17:20-21, 1 John 3:17, Phil 4:8, Rom 8: 38-39

Education/Ordination: B.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of Arizona, studied at University of Dubuque Theological Seminary,  Deacon and Commissioned Ruling Elder. Stephen Leader.

Favorite Quote(s):  

Those who don't know their history are condemned to relive it. -George Santayana

There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.  - Blaise Pascal

Favorite Music:  I like most kinds of music. My favorite to sing is Barbershop Harmony.

Favorite Books:  Lord of the Rings - JRR Toilken,  Mere Christianity - C.S. Lewis

Interests: Singing, Geneology and Civil War History

Strange but True:  I was born at Hoemako Hospital (AKA Hope you make it.)

Office Manager

Heather McNutt

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Hometown:  Bradenton, Florida

Family: Married for 27 years.  Two grown sons who are married and one granddaughter.

Duties: Keeping the office running smoothly.

Passions: Spending time with my family and my friends.

Philosophy of Ministry and Life:  Do everything to the best of my abilities and then get out of the way and let God be God.

Scripture(s):  "Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you,  I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. " -Isaiah 41:10

Education/Ordination: Southeastern Community College

Favorite Quote(s): Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass... it's about learning to dance in the rain.

Favorite Music: Jimmy Buffett, Billy Joel

Favorite Books: Run and Not Be Weary by Larry Lockhart

Interests: Running and Hockey



Harold Lovell

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Hometown:  Jacksonville, Florida

Family:  Married to Renee Lovell.  We have one son, Benjamin, a daughter-in-law, Stephanie, and three grandkids, Maddie, Wyatt, and Ellie.

Duties:  Custodial and Room Setups

Passions:  I love to sing and spend time with my family.

Philosophy of Ministry and Life:  Serve one another as Christ has served us.

Scripture:  2 Timothy 2:15  Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the Word of Truth.

Education:  Florida Jr. College

Favorite Quote:  Worrying is believing God is not going to get it right. - Unknown

Favorite Music:  I like all kinds, but my favorite would be country - Jason Aldeen and Carrie Underwood.

Favorite Books:  History and Real Life Stories.

Interests:  Car detailing, guns, cop shows

Strange but True:  I like candles.

Handbell Director

Kim Freyermuth

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Hometown: Rantoul, Illinois (raised in Tucson, AZ)

Family Lots!  Too many to name!!

Duties: Praise Team Director/Handbell Choir Director

Passions: Music and People

Philosophy of Ministry and Life: Let others see Christ in everything I do!

Scripture(s):  So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  -Isaiah 41:10 

For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.  -Romans 8: 38 & 39  


Education:  BA and MA in Vocal Music Education from University of Arizona in Tucson


Favorite Quote(s):   A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.  -Abigail Van Buren

 Think of all the beauty that's still left in and around you and be happy!  -Anne Frank


Favorite Music:  Bagpipes, Steel Drums, Handbells, Choirs.....Favorite Song:  "It Is Well With My Soul"


Favorite Books: Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon

Interests: Singing, Ringing, Eating, Tinkling (on the Ivories!)


Strange but True: I don't like artichokes!!

Executive Director, Seeds of Hope

Mark Vanderheyden

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Hometown : Chula Vista, California

Family: Wife Karen,  Daughters Kristee (Casa Grande ),  Karee (San Diego )

Duties: Executive Director Seeds of Hope Ministry

Passions: Helping people help themselves

Philosophy: We were all created in God’s image. It’s up to us to realize that full potential he gave us !

Scripture: Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. -Colossians 3 23-24

Favorite Quote: A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.   -Winston Churchill

Favorite Show: Seinfeld

Favorite Music: The Beatles

Interests: Sports, hiking


Peter Vogel

Hometown:  Berlin

Family:  Yes

Duties: Check campus and properties

Passions: People and traveling

Philosophy of Ministry and Life: When help is needed, show up.

Scripture(s): 1 Corinthians 4:11

Education/Ordination: NMU Business

Favorite Quote(s): "Preach the Gospel at all times - if necessary use words." -St. Francis. 

"There is not enough love in the world to permit giving any of it away to imaginary beings." -Nietzsche

Favorite Music: Classical.

Favorite Books:  God - Karen Armstrong

Interests: People - Hunting - Philosophy - Fishing - Discovering

Strange but True: I'm really very boring!



Chancel Choir Director

June Graber

Hometown: I grew up on a farm near Freeman, South Dakota, and have also lived in Newton Kansas, and Lawrence, Kansas, and have lived in Casa Grande since 1973.

Family: I have a stepdaughter, Stacey, her husband, Keith, and four Grandchildren, with whom I have a very close relationship.   My brother and his wife live in Colorado.


Duties:  I help the members of my choirs learn music that will be performed as special music for our church services.  And we have a lot of fun as we work to learn the music.  We are always looking for more singers to join us in praising God with song.


Passions: Obviously, music and singing are some of the things about which I am most passionate.


< Philosophy of Ministry and Life:  Everyone is somewhere on their spiritual  journey, and I must be aware and respect that fact that, though they might be on a different path than I am,  they are exactly where they are supposed to be!


Scripture(s):  "Stop judging others, and you will not be judged."  Matthew 7:1


Education/Ordination: I attended Mennonite schools from grade school through College.  I received a degree in music performance and education, and used it for 30 years while teaching General Music in the Elementary Schools here in Casa Grande.   It has also come in handy with my choral director's job in the First Presbyterian church for over 30 years, as well as with the yearly performance of the Messiah every December.


Favorite Quote(s):  Friends are the Family you Choose


Favorite Music:  Do you have to ask???


Favorite Books:  Anything by Kenneth Wapnick


Interests: Concerts, Mah Jongg, Card Games, Mexican Train,  Singing, laughing and having fun with friends.


Strange but True:  My friends say I always have a party going on inside my head..... I think they may be right!

Bell Choir

Susan Quintinar

Hometown: Riverhead, NY

Duties: Seedlings and Carillonneurs Handbell Director

Passions: Music 

Philosophy of Ministry and Life: Using music to worship God whether I'm playing or teaching others to play

Education/Ordination:  BS in Music Education

< Favorite Music:  Classical

Favorite Books: Rebecca byDaphne DuMaurier


  August 2021  
This Week's Events


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Men's Fellowship
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10:00 AM
Fellowship Hall


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6:45 AM
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