Dr. Ted Wueste is the Director of the SFSAZ. He is a pastor in Arizona. For the last 25 years, he has served in various ministry capacities with the last 20 years being in pastoral ministry. After serving as an associate pastor, Ted planted a church that he pastored for 9 years. Ted now serves as a Pastor of Spiritual Formation and enjoys a ministry of spiritual direction and teaching in the broader community and around the country. Finally, he teaches as an adjunct professor in the area of spiritual formation at Phoenix Seminary. You can reach Ted at tedwueste@sfsaz.org and learn more about his spiritual formation ministry at www.desertdirection.com.


LuAnn Roberson is our Associate for Spiritual Formation with the SFSAZ. She volunteers her time with us as a gift from her home base, Discover Hope, an outreach to leaders and learners through MSW ministries. She has tended to bodies and souls for many years as a trained Spiritual Director and a nurse specializing in trauma and the crisis of newly diagnosed cancer. She is familiar with those life-altering moments and desires to offer hope, direction and companionship. You can reach her at luann@discoverhope.net or luann@sfsaz.org.


Gray Ewing is the Lead Pastor of New Valley Church in Downtown Phoenix. Although his roots are in rural Mississippi, he attended college at the University of Nebraska earning a BA in History, with minors in Communication Studies and Judaic Studies. After college, he attended Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, receiving a Masters of Divinity (MDiv). Before coming to DT PHX, Gray was a worship leader for 10 years in various churches, worked as a Church-Planting apprentice in St. Louis, and spent several years as an Assistant Pastor at New Valley Church (Chandler site). Gray also serves on the leadership team of the Central Phoenix Surge Network, a group of gospel-centered church leaders committed to equipping and sending out our churches to be a blessing in Phoenix.


Danny Mullins, officially licensed as a minister in 1971, has served in many areas of pastoral and worship ministry. In February of 2001, he joined the staff of Vineyard Community Church in Gilbert, Arizona, where he is presently serving as an associate pastor and oversees the ministries of spiritual formation and soul care.  He is a certified spiritual director and is also an instructor for Sustainable Faith, a two-year training program for spiritual directors which is certified by ESDA.


Brenda Dinell is thrilled to be a member of the SFSAZ Leadership Team. Her passion is her own spiritual formation and to facilitate spiritual formation in others. Brenda has her Master of Arts in Biblical Leadership from Phoenix Seminary and a Master of Divinity Degree in Spiritual Formation from Phoenix Seminary. She is currently training to be a Spiritual Director with Selah and in a Doctor of Ministry program. Brenda is currently an Adjunct Professor Online at Phoenix Seminary and also serves as the Faculty Support Administrator.

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Joel Bidderman is a spiritual director, minister, and musician, who is passionate about mercy and justice. Having ministered cross-culturally on Navajo and Apache reservations for about a decade, as well as in various local church contexts in different regions of the U.S., he is now on pastoral staff at Vineyard Community Church in Gilbert, AZ. You can learn more about his personal ministry and creative works at joelbidderman.com.


Additional Ministry Team Members:

Renee Clark coming soon!

Sheli Sloterbeek is the Administrative Assistant for the SFSAZ. She is currently nearing the end of her training for spiritual direction at North Park Seminary and is passionate about justice and contemplative life. She has extensive experience in working with non-profits and churches in both local and global settings. You can contact her at sheli@sfsaz.org. She enjoys trying new things, writing and being outside.



Ted Wueste, Chairman; Raychel Reed, Secretary and Treasurer;  Jody Humber; Tom Ashbrook; John DelHousaye (Info for Ted above).

johndhDr. John DelHousaye teaches Greek, New Testament, and Spiritual Formation at Phoenix Seminary. He has pastored flocks in California and Arizona and serves on the Advisory Council of Hope Women’s Center. His wife, Tiffany, is the manager of the Phoenix Center. They have three children.  




TashbrookDr. Tom Ashbrook has served as the co-founder and team leader for Church Resource Ministries’ (CRM) international spiritual formation ministry, The Order of Imago Christi for the past 15 years.  As a missionary with Imago Christi, Tom develops spiritual formation resources and coaches Christian leaders and churches to live and lead with a spiritual authority grounded in loving intimacy with Jesus.  He provides spiritual direction and coaching for pastors, churches, and missionaries in various parts of the world and teaches in spiritual formation discovery seminars and other spiritual formation settings. Before Imago Christi, he served as a Lutheran pastor for 26 years. He lives with his wife Charlotte in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.



jodyJody Humber is an imperfect – follower of Jesus, husband & father. He is a business owner, investor, consultant and mentor to bring Christ into the marketplace. He has 35+ years as an investment adviser, and a decade running retail businesses. Most important he has 55 years of walking with Christ, and growing in experiencing the love, grace and presence of the Holy Trinity. He and Jeanie attend Bethany Bible Church and serve there in ministry.



raychelRaychel Reed serves as a part of the SFSAZ Board of Directors. She is passionate follower of Jesus who has served in various ministry settings over the years. She studied Secondary Education at ASU West. While raising four children, she and her husband Ryan enjoy serving as youth pastors at Desert Breeze Community Church, in Phoenix, AZ.


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  1. The program today was absolutely outstanding. I am excited for the next one. God bless you guys and ladies who are changing Arizona + one person at a time. Jody Humber

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