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The Vestry is led by a Senior Warden (commonly known as”The Rector’s Warden”) and a
Junior Warden (commonly known as “The People’s Warden”).

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Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church

6715 North Mockingbird Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Phone (480) 948-5560

Don Henninger

Senior Warden

Laurel Kimball

Junior Warden

Scott Jones


Don Bivens


Margaret Beresford

Nancy Burton

Charles Colmark

Dan Colton

Peggy Iacobelli

Gretchen Kitchel

Sky Larsen

Frank Nightingale

Trish Refo

Charlie Stanton

Ed Wimmer


The Rev. Pam Bell

Regional Deacon Leader (Central) for the Arizona Diocese

Pam grew up in Phoenix, attending All Saints, then married at Christ Church of the Ascension. She is a University of Arizona graduate (3rd generation) and spent the next 21 years moving about the country with her husband Jeff Bell and three boys.  She returned home in 2001 and settled at Saint Barnabas. Over time, she has been a Sunday School Teacher, Vacation Bible School Director, Stephen’s Minister, Lay Eucharistic Minister, Altar Guild Director, and Grief Counselor, and she is a certified Spiritual Director. She is also a proud Grammy of five, a lover of yoga, agility training (with her Wire Fox Terrier, Stormy), playing with grandchildren, and can be found most times in a kitchen having fun and fellowship with anyone who enters. Email Pam Bell.

The Rev. Robert Berra

Associate Rector and Chief of Staff

Robert joined the staff of Saint Barnabas in 2018. Before his ministry at Saint Barnabas, he served as a campus chaplain and faculty member at Arizona State University. Robert left organized religion in his teenage years. After a period of wavering between agnosticism and Deism, he returned to Christianity and was confirmed in the Episcopal Church in his mid-twenties. He considers his time outside of the church to be a gift from God; and that time informs Robert’s desire to bring people into a meaningful relationship with a loving God and into communion with a community mirroring the love of Jesus. Both natives of Mobile, Alabama, Robert and his spouse Laura were married in 2008 and have a son, Colin. Together, they can often be found bicycling or walking their dog around Tempe’s University Park neighborhood. Email Robert Berra. or call 480-355-9751.

The Rev. Dan Burner

Interim Rector

Rev. Dan brings with him a wealth of ministry experience, having served in various capacities, most recently as the Interim Rector of All Saints Phoenix. His background in both pastoral care and professional expertise makes him a valuable addition to our community.

After earning his Master in Divinity program in residence from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Dan was ordained in the Episcopal Diocese of California at Grace Cathedral San Francisco and served at historic All Saints in that city. He also served as Rector at St. Mark’s Penn Yan in New York. Before seminary, he had two careers; initially with 17 years in human resource management across a variety of industries, and another in finance and marketing.

Dan was born in Ohio and raised in Phoenix. He graduated from Northern Arizona University. He enjoys sailing and other outdoor activities. He lives in Tempe with his partner, the Rev. Dr. Dessórdi (Sam) Leite, and has two married daughters and four grandchildren.  Email Dan Burner. or call 480-355-9751.


The Rev. Anne Ellsworth

Associate Priest

I feel particularly called to be with people in times of transition and to those places where spirituality and action meet in our lives—places of worship, communities, and the world. I am a trained Godly Play storyteller, a Sacred Ground facilitator, and a seasoned preacher and priest with twenty years of ministry experience. I hold a Master of Arts in Theology, with a concentration in Social Ethics, from the Jesuit School of Theology and a Certificate in Anglican Studies from Church Divinity School of the Pacific. I delight in serving as an Associate Priest at Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church in Scottsdale, Arizona. Email Anne Ellsworth. Or call 480-355-9737

The Venerable Sarah Getts

Parish Deacon

I was born in the UK, and moved permanently to the US in 1996. My family and I moved to Arizona in 2001and soon afterwards we found Saint Barnabas. I worked for Hospice of the Valley as an RN and was called to the diaconate in 2010. After two years of studies, I was ordained a deacon in 2012.  I retired from Hospice of the Valley in 2015 and served as archdeacon for the diocese until 2022. I have a new interest, studying religious icons and have been learning how to paint them. My family here includes David and our three adult children along with three granddaughters all dotted around the country. Sarah Getts (480) 948 5560

The Rev. Susie Parker

Parish Deacon

Susie and her husband, Hank have called Saint Barnabas home since 2004. Former small business owners, parents to four children, grandparents to six, entertainers for 2 precious doggies. Love sewing, reading, gardening, and learning more about Jesus. Susie is the clergy shepherd for our Missions programs and ministries and is passionate about discipleship in serving our greater community. Hank is a volunteer in our A/V department and coordinates our Blood Drive at Saint Barnabas. Go in love to serve the Lord! Email Susie Parker

The Rev. Jennifer Tucker

Associate Priest

Born and raised in Ohio, The Rev. Jennifer Tucker received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Philosophy at the University of Utah. Rev. She received her M. Div and MTS at Seabury Western Theological Seminary in Chicago. Rev.  Jennifer was ordained in 2006 and comes to us from the Diocese of Utah. She has been married for 25 years to her wife, Amy, who teaches first grade. Together they enjoy the company of their two dogs. Rev. Jennifer’s hobbies include handiwork such as knitting, beading, and weaving. Email Jennifer Tucker.


Chris Falkenstein

Director of Facilities

Chris and his wife, Dani are Arizona natives and reside in the East Valley with their two children Vincent 22, and Heidi 17, and two fur babies. Chris is a big presence with a big heart. He is a jack of all trades and enjoys lending a hand. He has old-fashioned values and is attentive to the needs of the parish. Chris has spent most of his life in the service and protection of others. He enjoys being outdoors and spending time with family and friends around a campfire. Email Chris Falkenstein or call 480-355-9733

Kate Fimbres

Minister for Youth & Parish Life

Minister of Youth Ministry, wife, and mother of four, chef, scrabble player. Loves Jesus, passionate about ministry to the homeless. Email Kate Fimbres or call 480-355-9731.

Manny Fimbres

Communications Manager

Manny brings years of experience in graphic design, web development, and marketing to Saint Barnabas. He worked for diverse architectural firms in Mexico, California, and Phoenix, providing project management and marketing strategies. Manny has a second degree in graphic design, and in recent years, he discovered his talent and passion for such through his work in the skincare world. He is a long-time member of Saint Barnabas and has a deep love for his church community. Email Manny Fimbres or Call 480-355-9758.

Robert Heyde

Choir Director

Robert Heyde is the choral director at Notre Dame Prep as well as an active performer around the Phoenix Valley. He has been a part of Saint Barnabas for the past 13 years since moving to the Valley in 2011. He holds a Master’s of Music degree from Arizona State University, and a Bachelor’s of Music Education from Baylor University. Robert has performed various operatic and concert roles through Saint Barnabas, the Phoenix Chorale, North Valley Chorale, Solis Camerata, and Arizona State University.  He has served as a regional choral chair for the Arizona Music Educators Association and resides in Cave Creek with his wife, Stephanie, and their four young sons, Andrew, Beckham, Hudson, and Koah. Email Robert Heyde.

Faith Long

Parish Secretary

Editor, Windborne Video Productions. Marketing and sales videos for Arabian horse industry, and Living Legacy videos, which documents peoples’ life stories. Enjoys music, cooking, reading and spending time with friends and family. Email Faith Long or call 480-948-5560.

Sarah Petersen

Director of Children’s Ministries

An Arizona native, Sarah has traveled the globe studying, singing, and teaching. She first taught in New York City as a Teach For America corps member and later worked in international education institutions in Guyana and Suriname. Back in Arizona with her close-knit family, Sarah most enjoys time with her two children, Ruthanne and William Alden, as well as hiking in the desert. Email Sarah Petersen or call 480-355-9730.

Quita Remick

Director of Operations

Quita is an active member of Saint Barnabas, serving as a volunteer in youth ministries over the past few years. In addition to supporting our operations, Quita runs an innovation strategy and execution firm. In her downtime, you will find her playing tennis, kayaking, hiking, or on an off grid on an adventure in the great outdoors. Quita is an animal lover and she takes very good care of her four-legged companion, Chloe. Email Quita Remick or call 480-377-2774.

Michael Salazar

Director of Music

Michael began his organ studies at an early age and earned his first organist position at All Saints’ Anglican Church in Prescott. Michael attended the University of Evansville, where he earned his Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance with a minor in Theological Studies, magna cum laude, and was the recipient of numerous awards for musical and academic achievement. He studied organ and harpsichord with Douglas Reed. Immediately following his time in Evansville, Michael went on to graduate school at Yale University through the School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music. He received his Masters of Music in Organ Performance in May of 2013, where he received instruction in organ with Martin Jean and organ improvisation with Jeffrey Brillhart. In addition, he received further study from guest teachers James David Christie, Simon Preston, Vincent DuBois, and Ken Cowan. While at Yale, Michael continued studies in harpsichord, choral conducting, and was heavily involved in numerous choral ensembles, both as singer and accompanist. In addition to his duties at Saint Barnabas, Michael has a full-time career in commercial finance as a banker. Outside of music, some of Michael’s interests include fitness, golf, capital markets, cooking, and ballroom dance. Email Michael Salazar.

Katie Vinger

Assistant to the Rector

Katie first joined the staff as operations assistant in 2011. She is an avid reader, West Michigan native, married to Tim. Email Katie Vinger or call 480-355-9750.

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