Lead Pastor

OC-Angie-TaleahaAngie Von Slaughter has served as the Lead Pastor of One Church since 2018. A passionate communicator and worship leader, she had already been speaking and leading music at One Church regularly since 2016.

Angie is the founder of Mousse Creative, a branding & design agency, as well as the host of The Liminal Space podcast. After years of living a partitioned life and feeling stuck between the LGBTQ and faith communities, she embarked on a journey to self-discovery and wholeness. Through her experiences and her commitment to openness and vulnerability, she hopes to share her story and inspire others on a path of wholeness and embraced identity.

Angie has been married to her wife, Taleaha, since 2016.

Contact Angie at angie@onechurch.com.


Worship Director

Matt LeFevers serves as the Worship Director for One Church. He and his wife, Jackie, have been worship leaders in Chandler since 2007 and began serving in the One Church worship band in spring of 2013. Matt is dedicated to bringing progressive theology into worship music and finding or creating songs that speak of justice, inclusivity, and God’s radical love. He and his wife write and release progressive worship songs under the name Map & Compass and are affiliated with Convergence Music Project and CCLI.

Matt has been playing guitar since the age of twelve and has played bass, piano, and drums since age eighteen, as well as a menagerie of other instruments. Jackie studied classical voice for six years, followed by several years of training in choral and jazz vocals. She also plays bass, piano, and ukulele. They are both Arizona natives, have been married since November 2011, and live in Chandler with their son.

Contact Matt at matt.lefevers@onechurch.com.




Kids Directors


Chester and Jodi Erwin serve as the KIDS directors at One Church. They have been sharing God’s love in Kids Ministry since 2010, and have been attending One Church since 2015. They love interacting with kiddos – there’s never a dull moment! You’ll recognize Chester by his lack of shoes. He thinks they’re overrated.

Chester hails from Texas, landing in Phoenix in 2001, via Saudi Arabia and the Bay Area, and Jodi was born and raised in Michigan, living in Chicago and the Bay Area before settling in Phoenix in 2004. They have been married since 2004, and live in Ahwatukee with their two children.

Contact Jodi at erwins@onechurch.com



The One Church Board is the governing body of One Church. Board members are nominated for three-year terms.


Tracy Nuckolls- Chairperson

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Chapin Fowler – Financial Secretary



Trudi Vanderploeg – Human Resources Committee Chairperson

Karin Morin – Treasurer



Emily Garba

Emily Garba – At-Large Member


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John Marsh- At-Large Member


Angie Von Slaughter – Lead Pastor




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Joe Yu- At-Large Member

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Rev. Bill Schnell – Sponsor Church Representative






The One Church Leadership Team serves our community on Sunday mornings.


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Larry Hoffmann – Connect Groups Coordinator






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Founding Pastor

Ryan Gear is a church planter and the founding pastor of One Church. His commitment to inclusivity and to honestly welcoming questions and doubts helped set the tone for what One Church is today. In addition to founding One Church and serving as its lead pastor until 2016, he is also the founder of Elevation Collective, a consulting firm serving churches and nonprofits. Ryan is an initiator in the OPEN Network and Convergence U.S., a movement bringing together forward-thinking Catholics, Evangelicals, and mainline Protestants, along with ethnic and peace churches and other willing colleagues, in a growing movement-building collaborative.

He holds a BA in Religion from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and a Master of Divinity degree from Ashland Theological Seminary. Ryan is a regular contributor to HuffPost, has contributed to On Faith, Beliefnet, and Convergent Books, and has been featured in Real Clear Religion. Ryan and his wife, Hannah, have two sons and live in Chandler.

Watch Ryan’s sermons here.

You can contact Ryan at ryan.gear@elevationcollective.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter.


Former Lead Pastor


Aaron Strietzel served as One Church’s lead pastor from 2016 to 2018, guiding the church through a period of expansion and two location changes, and infusing it with his compassion for others and his love for contemplative spirituality. He now pastors a Methodist congregation in Seattle and writes the blog Everyday Contemplative. One of Aaron’s greatest passions is to help others rediscover Christianity as a way of life that leads to healing and wholeness, rather than a system of beliefs that one is required to buy into.

Aaron grew up in Durango, Colorado, and moved with his family to the Valley of the Sun in the summer of 2014. Aaron has earned a BA in Biblical Studies and Masters of Divinity degree at Claremont School of Theology. Aaron has been married to his wife, Maly, since August 2004. Since Maly’s graduation from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2018, they now live in Seattle with their two sons.

Watch Aaron’s sermons here.

You can contact Aaron at aaron.strietzel@onechurch.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter.