The Rev. Dr. Larry R. Norris
Senior Pastor of Velda Rose United Methodist Church in Mesa, Arizona since 2015
BA and PhD degrees from Michigan State University,
MDiv degree from Asbury Theological Seminary.
Two-year clinical internship with the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC).
25 years at Cook Native American Ministries in Tempe, Arizona as counselor, chaplain, instructor in religious studies, academic dean, and for five years, President
21 years experience in Associate and Senior Pastor positions for five churches
Rev. Pamala Wagner
After years of teaching, Pam entered seminary at Claremont School of Theology, being ordained in 1998 and finishing her Master of Divinity in 1999. She served churches in Sun City West, Sedona, Peoria, and Kingman before retiring in 2014. In the summer of 2016 she came on board at Velda Rose as a part time Pastor of Visitation. Although her title may seem limited, Pam has found delight in working in many areas of VR, including teaching, preaching, and counseling.
Mary Ellen Loose
Music Arts Director
Appointed to her position in January 2020, Mary Ellen is Collaborative Pianist, Organist, Composer and Arranger.
Sixteen years on the Music Faculty at Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Studied Piano and Organ Performance at Brigham Young University
Private Piano Studio for over 40 years
Published and recorded piano and choral works which have been performed nationally.
Director of Bells & Voice
Doug joined us in December of 2019. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Organ Performance, Cum Laude 1992 Northern Arizona University
Over fifty years as a professional church musician in the Phoenix area.
Previously served as
Served on State, Area and National Boards of the Handbell Musicians of America
ASCP award winning composer/arranger of music for brass, choir, handbells, orchestra, and organ
Previously Director of Music Ministries for Gold Canyon United Methodist Church in Gold Canyon, Arizona.
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