Deacons

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  • Jim Beadle | Treasurer

    Jim is an ex officio member of the Board and serves as our Treasurer. His spiritual gifts include administration, leadership, wisdom, and organization. Formally an Administrative Pastor at a California megachurch, Jim now serves as Director of Finance and Administration at ASU and oversees a department of 90 full-time and 600 student staff with an annual budget of $160M and facilities operations totaling over 5M square feet. Jim and Beth have been married 32 years; they have five kids and 3 grandkids. Whenever he can, Jim loves to go mountain biking.

  • Susan has worked for years to help people find emotional and spiritual healing. A people person by nature, God has fostered in her, through her many life experiences, a deep sensitivity to people's needs. Susan moved here from Texas in 2010, and comes to the Deacon Board with 30+ years of ministry background, including inner healing, as well as teaching and missions. Her passion is empowering people to be all that God has called them to be. She is a retired flight attendant, has served on a Task Force for former Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, and is currently a hospice chaplain, as well as manager of a homecare business.

  • Matt Fritzmiller | Vice-President

    Matt previously served on the Board of Overseers, and subsequently the Elder Board, at Wonderful Mercy Church. He has worked in education for 14 years - as a teacher for eight years and in administration for six years. He enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, woodworking, gardening, home improvement projects, and running. He is the author of a popular blog, Renaissance Dad.

  • Vickie Liebsch | Secretary

    Vickie has been a part of Wonderful Mercy for 25 years, serving in several ministry areas. She and Greg have been married for 16 years. She has a passion for prayer and worship. Vickie loves cooking, the outdoors, and sporting clay shooting with Greg whenever possible. Her favorite place to visit is New Jersey, where she spends time with her niece and nephew.

  • Mike Niileksela | President

    Mike became a member of the Deacon Board in early 2017. In addition, he is serving as a coach for the Jr. High and High School youth ministry at WMC. Mike has worked in the manufacturing field for 20+ years, leading teams of people through many successful projects and positive company growth. Mike and Jennifer stay busy with their four children, ranging from early elementary school through high school. He and Jennifer enjoy their time together hiking, sneaking out to a quick movie, or dinner date.

  • Graeme Sellers | recording secretary

    Graeme has served as lead pastor of Wonderful Mercy for 20 years. He is part of the national leadership team for the Alliance of Renewal Churches and is the author of The Dangerous Kind. He and Jennifer have four extraordinary children. He loves films (he wrote screenplays for a while), Americana roots music, and deep sea fishing. He serves as the Recording Secretary for the Board of Deacons.

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