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Our Staff

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Rev. Dr. Elizabeth LeMaster

Pastor

Sedona United Methodist Church is pleased to announce the appointment of Rev. Dr. Elizabeth LeMaster. Rev. LeMaster comes to the Desert Southwest Conference from the Baltimore-Washington Conference. “I am pleased to be part of the Sedona UMC family since I have felt a call to ministry in the southwest for many years,” Rev. LeMaster said. “While I am experienced in many different church settings, I am especially interested in finding new ways for the church to engage and serve the community.”

 

Rev. LeMaster holds a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry in Leadership from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., and is trained in grief and trauma care. She has also served on mission teams to Bosnia-Herzegovina and Nigeria.

“I believe my greatest gift for ministry is compassion, especially for the outcast, hurt, and misunderstood people of the world. I love to meet people where they are and simply build a relationship with them – seeking to find out how the church support them, encourage them, and empower them. This is what Jesus calls us to do.”

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Lauren Riffle

Church Administrator

Lauren moved to Sedona in 2021 from the central coast of California, where she attended Trinity United Methodist Church since childhood. She has a heart for service in the community, and oversees just about everything at SUMC. She loves teaching yoga, singing & playing her guitar. When you call or visit, Lauren will be the first person you meet. 

office 928.282.1780

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Anthony Petrone III

Artist in Residence

SUMC is fortunate to have Anthony provide musical support for all of our worship services. Anthony grew up on the East Coast where he studied organ under some amazing teachers. Anthony Petrone is the Director of Music for our neighbor's down the road, Christ Lutheran. 

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