The Rev. Dr. Larry R. Norris

Senior Pastor

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

Daniel Gómez

Associate Pastor

Daniel completed his course of study program at Perkins School of Theology in Dallas, TX.   Daniel has a passion for worship, pastoral care, community outreach and evangelism.  He is an avid soccer fan and enjoys walking and tasting foods from different parts of the world. 

Rev. Pamala Wagner

Visitation Pastor

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.

Dr. Jim Yancey

Director of Music

29 years of public school music education.

B.A. in Music Ed Luther College; Vocal performance, Business management, and music management. 

M.A. New Mexico State University. Choral conducting

DMA (Abd) in Music Ed Arizona State University

Mary Ellen Loose

Asst Director

of Music


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.

Jessica Brooks



Mary Killgrove


Lisa Crown