Staff

Rev. Sarai Case

I am so excited and honored to be serving as the Pastor of Song of Life United Methodist Church! This is a growing, fun, family friendly community ready to welcome in new faces.

I am an Arizona native and find myself at home in the desert. There is beauty in this place that plays dead with its dry and dust appearance but is teaming with life once you know where to look.

I’ve been working in churches since my late teenage years in a variety of aspects. I love the United Methodist Church for its ability to welcome people who have questions; about God, the world, and people. As a result, there’s not just one way to be a Christian in the UMC, there are lots of ways. It is because of this ability to know God more even amidst uncertainty and questioning, that I became a pastor in the United Methodist Church.

I have served as a youth pastor, young adult pastor, chaplain, and associate pastor. I believe that the collaboration of a multi-generational community is richest type of church. At Song of Life, we are attentive to the specific needs of different ages, but treasure the ways we are together as one most of all.

This December my husband Paul and I will celebrate our 11 year anniversary. We also have two troublemak—-um, angelic children. I look forward to many years with this community and if you haven’t visited us in worship yet, I hope that you join us soon.

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Pastor Mike Wilkerson

I’m very grateful to serve Song of Life as a part-time Local Pastor.  I became a charter member of Song of Life in 2001 and have enjoyed serving in various roles.  I have two adult children, Thom and Mikayla, who attended Song of Life while growing up.  I also work as an electrical engineer designing integrated circuits.  I enjoy playing guitar and sometimes play with the band during worship.

Currently Pastor Mike is leading our small groups at our San Tan campus.

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Stacy Harmsen

I am so excited to serve our church as the Director of Children and Family Ministries. My husband, Ryan, and I share 5 children. We chose this church because of the many families here and the vibrant ministry happening for all ages. I am also a teacher at Cambridge Academy East. I look forward to using my talents to nurture and continue to grow this ministry!

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Carrie Claypool

I am excited to be serving as the Director of Youth Ministries here at Song of Life. My husband Sean and I have three children, Taylor, Ben and Hannah and have been married for almost 25 years.  We came to Song of Life in 2001 and are Charter Members. When I am not hanging out with teens I enjoy music, and am happy to be one of the worship leaders with Leap of Faith.  I also enjoy traveling, reading and working with other Youth Leaders from all over the country.

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