The Church at Litchfield Park
A House of Prayer for All People
The Church at Litchfield Park
300 North Old Litchfield Road
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
Page updated Wed Sep 5
Pastor Dale is married to Kimberly and they have three children: Bethany, Andrew, and Samuel. Dale was born in Philadelphia and raised in Arizona, living in Phoenix, Casa Grande, Kingman, and Yuma over the course of his childhood; he met Kimberly in Kingman in junior high school. Dale served in the Navy for 6 years. While in the Navy, he worked in intelligence, living and traveling in various countries throughout Asia. He and Kimberly were married in 1985 in Phoenix and lived in San Francisco for two years before Dale left the Navy.
Dale’s undergraduate degree is from Trinity Western University in Langley, B.C., Canada, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in World Religions. Upon graduation, Dale began graduate school at Fuller Seminary where he received a Master of Divinity degree in 1996. While in college, he served as the youth director of an interdenominational community church in Bellingham, WA, and during seminary as youth director and associate pastor in a local church. Upon graduation from seminary, Dale was ordained and served for nearly nine years as the senior pastor of a rural community church on the central Pacific coast in Washington State. He was called as the Associate Pastor at The Church at Litchfield Park in May, 2005, and subsequently called as Senior Pastor in March, 2008.
Dale’s late father was Roman Catholic and his mother is Protestant. Dale was christened in the Catholic Church and attended Mass on holidays, but growing up he predominantly attended Sunday school and church in various Protestant churches, including Baptist, interdenominational, Methodist, and Presbyterian. He considers his christening and later believer’s baptism grants him “dual citizenship” in the Kingdom of God.
Dale’s love for people has inspired him to travel extensively throughout the world. The list of countries he has lived in and visited include: Canada, Mexico, Japan, Korea, China, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, India, England, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Ireland, South Africa, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway.
His upbringing and life experiences have given him a passion for ecumenical ministry. Theologically he calls himself “Christo-centric,” focusing on the central elements which all Christians hold in common. Since coming to The Church at Litchfield Park, Dale has become active in the International Council of Community Churches, serving on the Endowment Committee and chairing the Minutes Committee for the annual conference. He is a member of Rotary International and is active in various other capacities in the community.
Pastor Lynne is married to Mike and together they have three children. Lynne was born and raised in Holland, MI, where she met her husband when they were just ten-years-old. After graduating from high school, Lynne went on to study Music Education at Western Michigan University. Upon completing her first year, she withdrew to marry Mike who had joined the Navy and was serving in Pensacola, FL. They lived there for three years before returning to Holland, MI, where they expanded and raised their family.
Lynne has served in various ministry capacities, including Christian Education, Music, Youth Ministry, and Fellowship (Community Development), since she was a teenager, which led to her call to full-time vocational ministry. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Cross-Cultural Studies and Biblical Theology from Reformed Bible College (now Kuyper College) in Grand Rapids, MI in 2005. While pursuing her undergraduate, Lynne served as the music director at Reformed Church on the north side of Holland, MI. During seminary, Lynne served as the Pastor of Community Life at a small inner-city church in the heart of the city. In 2008 she graduated with a Master of Divinity degree from Western Theological Seminary. Upon graduating from seminary, Lynne was licensed and ordained in the Reformed Church in America after receiving a call to serve as the Associate Pastor at Christ Community Church in Grand Rapids, MI. In May, 2010 she was installed as their Senior Pastor.
In May, 2016 Lynne earned a Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Preaching degree from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. Pastor Lynne joined the ministerial team at The Church at Litchfield Park in January, 2016. She loves to encourage people as they continue to grow in their knowledge and love of Jesus.
In her spare time, Lynne loves to spend time with her husband. They enjoy spending time with friends and family, hiking, listening to music, watching movies, long walks, talking, and playing with their grandsons.
Kerri was born and raised in the farming community of Riverside, Iowa. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English education from The University of Northern Iowa in 1993. Following college graduation, Kerri moved to Parker, Arizona to begin her teaching career. While in Parker, she met and married her life partner, Jay. She also inherited a son, Michael. She taught high school English for ten years and junior high language arts for three years. In 2001, she earned her Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. Following her tenure in Parker, Kerri and Jay relocated to Surprise in 2007, where she taught junior high language arts at Sonoran Heights Elementary School.
While teaching in Parker, Kerri was very involved in ministries at Parker United Methodist Church. She facilitated their sidewalk Sunday school program for children of the community, Vacation Bible School, Alpha classes for adults, and prayer groups. It was during this time, that Kerri obeyed God’s call to seminary. She began classes while in Parker and continued during the move to Surprise. In 2011, Kerri graduated with a Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Kerri joined the ministerial staff as an associate pastor at The Church at Litchfield Park in 2012. With this being Kerri’s first full-time position in ministry, she was licensed and ordained by The Church of Litchfield Park. Since being called to ministry at The Church at Litchfield Park, Kerri has continuously worked to share and spread the love of Jesus Christ within the church and greater community. She is also a member of the International Council of Community Churches.
In her spare time, Kerri enjoys date nights and taking walks with Jay. She also values her weekend hikes at White Tank Mountain Park. Kerri loves to be busy, and loves to be around people – this is where you will see her smiling most!
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