Meet Us

Chandler Staff

Head of Staff: Jesus of Nazareth

Ministers: Us – Perfectly imperfect followers of Jesus

Admin. Assistant: Amy Shultz

Director of Music Team: Dr. Abigail Kimball

Pianist – Music Team: Dr. Klara Kukumi

Treasurer: John Corey


Pastor: Rev. Mike Japenga

Thanks to Our Current Elders

  • Wayne Ballantyne
  • Lori Dayton
  • John Corey
  • Barb Lesniakowski
  • Joe Percuoco
  • Leslie Pitts
  • Dotty Spears (Clerk)
  • LaVerne Walters
  • CJ Lane


From the Book of Order, G-2.0301:

Ruling elders are so named not because they “lord it over” the congregation (Matt. 20:25), but because they are chosen by the congregation to discern and measure its fidelity to the Word of God, and to strengthen and nurture its faith and life. Ruling elders, together with teaching elders, exercise leadership, government, spiritual discernment, and discipline and have responsibilities for the life of a congregation as well as the whole church, including ecumenical relationships. When elected by the congregation, they shall serve faithfully as members of the session.

You are welcome to come to a Session/Elder meeting and observe!  We meet the 3rd Thursday each month at 6:15 pm.

Thanks to Our Current Deacons

  • Jenn Corey
  • Ann Crispin
  • Nohra Quintero
  • Margie Holmes
  • Cindy Robinson
  • Katie Runnels
  • Susie Vega
  • Vanessa Washington
  • Gail White


From the Book of Order, G-2.0201:

The ministry of deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of compassion, witness, and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures, or anyone in distress. Persons of spiritual character, honest repute, exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, sincere compassion, and sound judgment should be chosen for this ministry.