Preacher: Gayle Behan Parker
Gayle Behan Parker
is crazy (in a good way) about her
husband, Tom, and her
three sons-Luke and Jes, Ben and Sharon, Zach and Christine.
loves to cook (and to eat), to hang out with people, to read, and is remarkably good at playing Words With Friends.
is co-pastor (with her
wonderful husband, Tom) of The Spring
, which is a "church plant" of sorts residing in the Phoenix/Tempe area.
is passionate about connecting with those who are not connected to Christ
or to a church community and/or to Christ's
mission in the world.
Many years ago Gayle was the Youth Director at St. Andrew's and then she and Tom went to Princeton Theological Seminary where they earned their MDIVs.
An ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church, before serving at The Spring, Gayle served two established churches in the Phoenix area-as an associate pastor at Scottsdale Presbyterian and for 14 years as Pastor/Head-of-Staff of Historic First Presbyterian Church in inner-city Phoenix.
In addition to being a pastor, Gayle is an adjunct professor at Fuller Seminary SW, where she teaches in the area of preaching.