Pastor David Hook’s journey to CLV is not what you’d expect. As a former traffic and civil engineer, he was used to seeing the world in terms of angles, formulas, equations, and solutions. But after he was called to lead a church plant southeast of Tucson, all of that changed. Now, David’s world is not formulas, but faith; not equations, but eternity.
David’s ministry is all about developing deep relationships. He believes family to be one of the great expressions of God’s love in this world, and he finds fulfillment in sharing life with his wife, Jennifer, and their children and grandchildren. He takes a keen interest in the people who become part of Christ Lutheran Vail’s community, cherishing the connections that we make when we come together in God. And David treasures his relationship with God, even as it changes and takes on new meaning in each season of his life. It is this meaning that he loves sharing with the people of Vail. And it is his hope to be a life-changing connection to Jesus – to really make a difference – for everyone he meets.
Larry loves sharing his faith. Whether in a small group or a large congregation, while sharing a meal or diving deep into the Word – it doesn’t much matter to Larry. He just cherishes the opportunity to connect with others through the love of Jesus. Larry leads a weekly Bible study and serves as a deacon and a trained Stephen Minister at Christ Lutheran Vail.
As one of the Co-Music Directors at CLV, Josh helps oversee all things music, prayer, and worship on Sunday mornings. A lifelong musician, Josh loves helping others connect with God through song and praise. Even in these uncertain times, Josh is confident that God is with us – in our church, in our community, and in our gathering together.
As one of the Co-Music Director’s at CLV, Chandra loves praising God and leading others in worship through music. She loves being part of CLV and everything it represents as a faith community. Chandra loves spending time with her family and together they enjoy traveling, camping, and riding their ATVs. Chandra will never pass up a taco and is always looking for the next great taco stop. #JesusFamilyTacos
Jennifer is all about pointing children to Jesus. As the Creation School Administrator, she oversees the curriculum and development for the preschool through elementary programs. Jennifer fosters a life-long love of learning by helping kids stay curious about the world around them – and the foundation of every lesson is the message of Jesus. Jennifer especially cherishes the relationships she develops with the children in the programs.
As the Nursery Coordinator during Sunday worship, Jennifer helps create a safe, fun environment for young ones while their parents participate in the worship service.
As Christ Lutheran Vail’s bookkeeper, Josey ensures that our numbers are meticulously kept in order. She loves CLV for the strong sense of community she feels here and the friends she has made. A mom of three, Josey loves being active with her family – whether hiking, climbing mountains, or just enjoying the Arizona skies.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
MS/HS YOUTH DIRECTOR
Terry loves Jesus, helping people, and good puzzles which makes her a good fit for all things Christ Lutheran Vail. Wrangler of all the details, she loves finding solutions for challenges. As a Middle School/High School Youth Director, Terry helps oversee the program that gives our youth a safe place to explore their faith while navigating the challenges of becoming a teenager in our world today. Terry loves seeing our teens grow together in their faith and their understanding of themselves, and she is proud to see them mature into strong young adults.
MS/HS YOUTH TEAM
Heather is one of the first smiling faces you will meet when you stop by the office. Got a question? Heather’s great at helping you find the answer. As an administrative assistant at CLV, she coordinates events and scheduling on our campus, handles communications for the office, and all the other things that make a church run smoothly.
Celebrating a life event or planning a party? Meagan is the person to see to rent any of our beautiful facilities. She loves to get to know people as she shares their excitement over their event. When she’s not working out details, Meagan loves to spend time with her husband and two young boys.
KID’S MINISTRY COORDINATOR
Craft paint, googly eyes, coloring pages and more – that is what Jessica is made of! She’s the brains and organization behind our kids ministry programs. Jessica loves to share the love of Jesus with our littlest people and has a ton of fun doing it. You can catch her on the ball field with her kids when she’s not up to her elbows in craft supplies.
MS/HS YOUTH DIRECTOR
Stacy is just another one of the kids. As a Middle/High School Youth Director, she spends her time developing our awesome youth program and helping our middle and high schoolers cultivate strong relationships and explore their faith in Christ. Stacy loves getting to know teens – and she especially enjoys the unique, thoughtful, and often profound ways they can share with each other when they listen and connect.
Chances are you won’t go too long without meeting Polly. As part of the Welcome Team on Sunday mornings, she’ll give you a smile and a warm greeting before you even enter the building. And as a MOPS mentor, she helps young moms and their children deepen their relationships with Christ in small groups. Polly has a passion for people – she’s never met a stranger – and she loves being a bright light for Jesus to the people of Vail.
We are incredibly blessed to have a great group of talented musicians and really awesome people to lead us in worship each week!
Board of Ministry Directors