Pastor Jeff Lead Pastor

Pastor Jeff
Lead Pastor


Pastor Jeff spent 18 years as a minister of music and fulfilling various other associate pastor roles. As God began to change his call and gift him beyond music ministry, he became the founding pastor of Turning Leaf Church of the Nazarene..


Matt felt a call to ministry his junior year at Millennium High School. He graduated from Arizona Christian University in May of 2012. Matt served as the youth intern for three years before becoming the youth pastor in November of 2011. He loves teens and continues to walk with them as they grow in their faith and in their desire to seek out who God is in their lives.

Pastor Matt Youth/College Pastor

Pastor Matt
Youth/College Pastor

Pastor Cyndi Children's Pastor

Pastor Cyndi
Children's Pastor


Cyndi was called into full time ministry the summer of 2001. Working with kids has been a major part of her life since high school. As God directed her, she felt that Children's Ministry is where He wanted to use her. She loves kids of all ages and wants to see them learn about God and develop their relationship with Jesus.


Christine's passion is to help people understand what they believe, why they believe it and how their beliefs impact their lives. She has a Master's of Divinity degree and is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. She enjoys serving in many different capacities including missions and worship and, birthed out of her own personal experience, she also has a heart for ministry to children with special needs and their families. Christine, her husband Jeff and their two boys enjoy outdoor activities, sports and travel in their free time.

Pastor Christine Discipleship Pastor

Pastor Christine
Discipleship Pastor

Pastor Tom Connections Pastor

Pastor Tom
Connections Pastor


Pastor Tom spent 43 years in full-time ministry, retiring to Phoenix in 2009. He became Connection Pastor at TLC in 2010. He serves joyfully in the area of “Lunch Bunch” (taking new people out to lunch) … visitation … Life Group (facilitator) … helping with hospital visits and being an encourager to all. It is a real joy to serve others.


Cheryl was called to full-time ministry as a young girl at Camp Meeting one summer. She has a passion for prayer, missions and cross-cultural ministry. She is a tactile learner and feels that using your senses to experience God’s truths and promises is a powerful way to remember them and enjoys sharing these illustrations with others.

Pastor Cheryl Prayer Pastor

Pastor Cheryl
Prayer Pastor

Pastor Cody LifeGroups Coordinator

Pastor Cody
LifeGroups Coordinator


Cody is a student in the Masters of Ministry program through PLNU and is currently pursuing ordination through the Church of the Nazarene. He started working with our LifeGroups in January of 2019.


Tiffany has a passion for helping couples build a solid foundation for their future by encouraging, praying for and equipping them to have happy, healthy marriages and supporting them along the way. She is one of our Nazarene Strengths Finder coaches and loves teaching others about their strengths and how they manifest in their lives, especially within relationships and marriages. She is dedicated to internet safety, and enjoys educating and equipping families. Tiffany is currently a student at Nazarene Bible College and is pursuing ordination as an elder in the Church of the Nazarene.


Marilyn Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant


Marilyn has served as the administrative assistant since August of 2009. It is my pleasure to work with the staff and TLC Community.


Joni started working as an administrative assistant since December of 2012. She is now our Communications Director. She has a heart for teens and college students and walking alongside them as they figure out life and seek Jesus in all they do.

Joni Communications Director

Communications Director