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 Faye, who both came through the foster care system.
Francine Martyn – Director of Music
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.