Our Staff

Pastor Fred

Pastor Fred Gerlach

Pastor Fred graduated from Pace University in Westchester, New York, with a B.B.A in Public Accounting. He worked for various financial institutions for 20 years. Pastor married his wife, Lenore, in 1984. Together they raised three daughters and enjoy being grandparents to their granddaughter Lana.

In September 2001, Pastor entered Concordia Seminary-St. Louis and graduated in 2005 with a Masters of Divinity. Pastor was called by Bethany Lutheran Church in Trenton, New Jersey, of the English District-LCMS. He served that congregation for 13 years before being called to Family of Christ in 2018.

Lenore and Pastor enjoying traveling, eating out, hiking and other outdoor activities. Pastor has a passion for teaching children and adults about Jesus and the Christian faith.

Pastor Fred can be reached by phone at (480) 759-4047 or by email at [email protected]

Betty Knight  Business Administrator

Betty is originally from the Midwest and came to Arizona in 1989. She has an Associate Degree in Commercial Art from Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. Since coming to Arizona, she has worked in Business Administration, specializing in Human Resources, for America West Airlines and Avnet.

In 2004 she started at Family of Christ as a part-time Church Secretary and eventually moved to a full-time position as Business Administrator for the Church and the School. Betty and her husband have been members of the congregation since 2000.

Betty can be reached by phone at (480) 759-4047 or by email at [email protected]

Inessa Leip Music Director Inessa is originally from the city of Kazan in Russia.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Music and a master’s degree in Law, both received from Kazan State University in Russia.  She has been working as a piano instructor for nineteen years and joined Family of Christ in 2006 as Music Director. Inessa can be reached by email at [email protected]