Aaron Strietzel grew up in Durango, CO 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 Master’s of Divinity degree at Claremont School of Theology.
For many, Christianity has become a system of beliefs that you are required to buy into. One of Aaron’s greatest passions is to help others rediscover Christianity as a way of life that leads us toward healing and wholeness. Aaron is also interested in contemplative spirituality and ways contemplative practices help lead us toward greater compassion for ourselves and others.
Aaron has been married to his wife, Maly, since August 2004. They have two small boys and one yellow lab.
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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 passionate about 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.
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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.
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Tracy Nuckolls- Chairperson
Chapin Fowler – Financial Secretary
Trudi Vanderploeg – Human Resources Committee Chairperson
Karin Morin – Treasurer
Emily Garba – At-Large Member
Dana Croschere – Missions Representative
Ron Pedregon – At-Large Member
John Marsh- At-Large Member
Aaron Strietzel – Lead Pastor
Joe Yu- At-Large Member
Ron & Maria Pedregon – Hospitality (Coffee and Information Center)
Jim Morin – Small Group Coordinator
Beka Green – Events Coordinator
Pam Parkinson and Ron West – Greeting Coordinators
Larry Hoffmann – Connect Groups Coordinator
John LeFevers – Set Up and Tear Down Coordinator
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.
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 toward 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 Master’s 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.