Rev. Michael Patzloff – Lead Pastor
Rev. Michael Patzloff attended Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he received a BS in Business Administration with a minor in Philosophy. He went to seminary immediately after and graduated from Southern Methodist University – Perkins School of Theology with a Master of Divinity degree. He was ordained a deacon and elder in the Nebraska Annual Conference (now the Great Plains Conference) and served seven churches since 1994. In 2014, Michael transferred to the Desert Southwest Conference and was appointed to University UMC in Las Vegas.
Michael is married to John, and they have two children, Elias and Oliver, who both came through the foster care system.
Rev. Joshua L. Warner – Minister of Pastoral Care
Joshua Warner serves as Deacon at Faith United Methodist Church. As part of his ministry he serves the congregation as minister of pastoral care. Joshua graduated from Arizona State University with a B.A. in Education and has also earned a M.A. in Adult Education and Training from Colorado State University. After college, Joshua remained in the financial services industry for 11 years as a corporate trainer. In 2010, Joshua felt the call to ordained ministry in his desire to help the marginalized and those with behavioral health needs. He entered seminary at United Theological Seminary in Dayton Ohio and graduated with a Master’s of Divinity with an emphasis on Pastoral Care in December 2015. He was certified as a ministerial candidate in 2015 and commissioned as a deacon in June, 2017. Joshua’s ministry involves connecting the church with the world. He works to bring the church’s ministry to those in need, providing pastoral care to both church members and those in the community. Joshua also serves the Desert Southwest Conference as the camp dean for the Strength For the Journey retreat – a multi-day camp for those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and their caregivers. Joshua works with staff to serve campers from across the nation engaging. In addition to serving Faith as its Minister of Pastoral, Joshua also serves the behavioral health community as a High Needs Case Manager working with families and children with acute behavioral needs.
Organist/Handbell/Choir Director — Francine Martyn
Francine Martyn was born in Southern California, where she began taking piano lessons at age 7. She played clarinet in her high school marching band, as well as in the USC Concert Band. At the University of Southern California, where Francine earned a Bachelor of Music degree in 1987, she studied piano, organ, and clarinet. She continued her music studies at Claremont Graduate University, and received her M.A. in music in 1991. Francine has been the organist at several churches covering a wide range of denominations, beginning in 1982 at South Hills Presbyterian Church, then at Walnut United Methodist Church. She has also played at Redeemer Lutheran Church, and as guest organist at Desert Garden United Church of Christ in Sun City. Francine continues to have the amazing opportunity to play as guest organist for the Christmas and Easter programs at Glendale Seventh Day Adventist Church, with former Faith choir director Dennis Marsollier, and former Faith organist Claudia Marsollier. After her two children came along, Francine felt called to begin a teaching career in general education. After living in California, Australia, and New York, she came to Phoenix with her family in 2002 to begin her teaching career. She has taught 4th grade and 2nd grade, and 1st grade. Now that her children, Derek and Janette, are grown, Francine is pursuing a long deferred passion for medicine, attending school to become a physician’s assistant.
Office Assistant — Michael German
(bio coming soon)