Dan Steffen Senior Pastor
Dan has had the privilege of serving in ministry since 1988 and was ordained in 1995. He joined the staff of Pure Heart in 2000. Dan has a Masters of Theology degree from Gateway Bible College. Before accepting his current position as Senior Pastor in June of 2005 Dan was the Associate Teaching Pastor.
Dan and his wife, Nicole, were married in August of 1998. Dan and Nicole have three children, Joshua, Luke and Abigail.
Lead Pastor - Next Generation
Mike started serving as the Student Ministries Pastor at Pure Heart in May 2013 and then started serving as the Lead Pastor of Children and Students in January 2016. He has been involved in student ministry since 2001 and has been leading worship since 2005. Mike graduated from Grand Canyon University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Christian Studies with emphases in Youth Ministry, Bible, and Worship. He then went on to graduate from Fuller Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity in 2012. Mike is passionate about serving the Church by creating an environment for students to connect with each other through meaningful relationships, to come alive in the Spirit, and to vibrantly live out their faith.
Mike has been married to Emily since 2006. They have three children, Maddy, Owen, and Leeland. Emily is also on staff at Pure Heart as the Worship and Arts Director for children and students.
Mark entered full-time ministry in 2000 after working over 15 years in the business world, as well as, owning his own business. He has a B.A. in Business Leadership and most recently served as a Project Manager and Department head for a local Telecommunications and Internet company. Prior to joining the staff at Pure Heart, Mark served in various leadership positions and on the board of a local church.
Mark and his wife Kellene were married in March of 1991 and have two children Victoria and Stephen.
Bryan grew up in Colorado in a wonderfully loving family of six. He began playing music when he was eight years old and knew that music would be a big part of his life. He studied Engineering at the University of Colorado. He was employed for ten years by Rockwell International, working in the field of metallurgy and as a technical writer assigned to the U.S. Department of Energy. His passion for music continued as he was playing in a country-rock band in night clubs throughout Colorado.
In 1993 Bryan answered the call to full time ministry and moved to Phoenix to become the Worship Pastor at Pure Heart. Bryan met his wife Megan at his brother’s wedding and it was love at “second sight”. They have three wonderful children; Zachary, Hannah and Lacey.
Lead Pastor of Connect/Grow
Rachel was born and raised in Phoenix and has been attending Pure Heart since 2002. She began serving as an usher in 2003 before accepting a part time position as Auditorium Coordinator in June 2004. Rachel accepted the position of Director of Connecting in March 2005. As of March 2011 Rachel has become an Ordained Pastor for Pure Heart Christian Fellowship. Before entering full time ministry she was a property accountant for 10 years with CB Richard Ellis.
Rachel has been married to David since January 1993. David and Rachel have been blessed with three children, Zachary, Breionna and Madison.
Pastor of Local Outreach
Tracey and her husband David moved to Phoenix as church planters after graduating from Westmont College and attending Fuller Seminary. In 2002 she founded Young Life College at ASU’s West and Downtown Phoenix campuses and Glendale Community College. As Pastor of Local Outreach at Pure Heart Tracey is passionate about helping every person in this community develop meaningful discipleship relationships.
She is also passionate about her family! Tracey and David have 4 children: Shea and her husband, Daniel, Bree, Rane and Ty with his wife Erin. They also have 3 beloved grandchildren, Kaden, Ari and Israel.
Pastor of Worship
Zachary has always had a love for music; he learned to play the guitar at the age of 8 and started writing music and performing at the age of 12. Zachary served on the Youth Worship Team at Pure Heart while a student. Graduating from Arizona Conservatory For The Arts & Academics, He moved on to attend Arizona State University on a full-ride scholarship pursuing a degree in Business-Marketing. Zach wandered from God during this time, but God rescued him from that life. As God continued to radically turn Zach’s life around, he came to see his girlfriend, Kendra, (now Wife) get saved & baptized as well!
Zachary & Kendra were called to serve and grow at Valley Life Church from 2011-2013. Serving as Worship Leaders; Zachary was in a Pastoral Internship with Senior Pastor Brian Bowman & Worship Pastor Todd Flamming. Throughout this time Zachary served on the Worship Team and in March of 2013, God gave permission for Zachary & Kendra to make Pure Heart their Home Church. Zach came on Full Time in early 2013 as the Worship & Arts Technical Director, and started as Worship Pastor in early 2017.
Zachary & His Wife, Kendra, have been married since March of 2014 and started a family in December 2016 bringing Baby Ezekiel (‘Zeke’) into the world. Zach & Kendra continue to pursue God’s Will for their lives in Worship & Full Time Ministry walking out the “GO” of The Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20.
Pastor of Life Groups
Brian started serving as a youth pastor in 1994. Since then he has served as a Junior High, Senior High, and College pastor. Brian has a passion for summer camp ministry and spent 12 years in various counselor and director roles at Montlure Camp in Greer, Arizona. He also spent 2 years working abroad in missions with the Continental Singers. In addition to serving the church Brian spent 13 years working in retail management for Walgreen’s and Berean Christian Stores. Brian received his B.A. in American & Religious Studies through ASU West in 2005 and his M.A. in Pastoral Counseling through Liberty in 2012.
Brian and his amazing wife, Cheresse, have been married since 2000 and have 2 incredible children, Kaylee and Andrew. The family has attended Pure Heart since January 2009.
Pastor of Wellness
Todd started serving as Director of Health and Wellness in 2010. Todd has a passion for people to know the truth about the Spirit, Soul and Body. He has spent the last 25 years pursuing and teaching the truth of all three. He and his wife Terri owned their own health club for 8 years. In addition to serving the church Todd spent 12 years as Western Regional Manager for Bridgestone and Michelin Tire servicing the copper mining industry.
Todd and Terri, have been married since 1993 and have attended Pure Heart since 2010.
Pastor of Web Campus and Young Adults
Ryan has had the privilege of serving in student ministry for 18 plus years. He began his ministry in Indiana before moving to Phoenix in February of 2000. He was on staff at North Phoenix Baptist Church for four years before accepting a youth pastor position with Mountain Ridge Church, where he would spend the next eight years. He has also served as team leader for statewide student ministry evangelism teams and has traveled to events speaking around the country.
He has been attending Pure Heart since June of 2012. He was active in the student ministry until March of 2014, when he accepted the position of Pastor of Discipleship and Young Adults. In June of 2015 he transitioned to Pastor of the Web Campus and Young Adults.
Ryan has been married to his beautiful and amazing wife, Jennifer, since October of 2013. Together, they have five kids, Christian, Jordan, Anna, Kayla, and Abby.
Pastor of Discipleship
Pastor Roger has been in pastoral ministry since 1980, most recently as pastor of Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Flagstaff, Arizona. He received a B.S. degree from Portland State University and a Masters of Divinity from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary in Portland. Roger also serves as the Spiritual Director for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship of Arizona, mentoring and coaching young Christian leaders at the three State Universities.
Roger has the privilege of coaching the small groups at Pure Heart. Roger’s passion is to see people connect with God and grow in their relationship with Him and others. Roger, and his wife, Sharon, have been married for 38 years; have four amazing children, 3 children-in-love, and 6 delightful grandchildren. Together, they also care for two mentally disabled ladies who have been a part of their family for nearly 11 years. Roger and Sharon have attended Pure Heart since 2012.
Pastor of Student Ministries
Chris started serving as the Student Ministries Pastor at Pure Heart in December 2016. He has been in full time youth ministry since 2011. Chris graduated from South Carolina school of leadership in 2011 and went into youth ministry at 20 years old
Chris is passionate about creating environments for students to experience meaningful relationships and to experience God in a life changing way.
Chris has been married to his wife Connor since 2012. They have twobeautiful girls a hairless cat named Chamber and an English bulldog named Berthiaume (Birch- Um).
Outside of ministry and his family Chris is passionate about almost every sport. He lives in dangerous territory because he his favorite team is the Seattle Seahawks. (Really Dangerous.....Go Cardinals)
Pastor of Creative and Technical Arts
Matt moved from Kansas to Phoenix in 1997. He became a full time staff member at Victorious Christian Living International in 2001. There he did one on one discipling, taught spiritual growth conferences and ministered in prisons. After several years in ministry, he then worked in construction estimating and management. In 2011 Matt felt called to work in faith based film full time. In 2012, Matt began to work with the tech team at Pure Heart as a volunteer and serve in the videography ministry.
Now as the Pastor of Technical and Creative Arts, Matt oversees the visual arts production team and tech booth volunteers. He also handles all the video and photography needs around the church. Matt and his wife Biviana have been married since 11/11/11 and his daughter Madison was born in 2015. Matt also holds a masters degree in Biblical Counseling.
Pastor of Children's Ministries
Steve has been serving in various children's, youth, and missions ministries as a volunteer, intern, or pastor since 2002. He is an Arizona native; his parents, two of three brothers, sister, and their amazing families also living here in The Valley. He graduated from Hope International University in 2003 with a B.A. in Church Ministry with an emphasis in Youth Ministry, and minors in Bible and Christian Leadership. He joined the staff of Pure Heart as the Pastor of Children's Ministries in February of 2017.
Steve is passionate about the Church, families, and coming alongside people to empower them to achieve God's best for their lives.
Pastor of Prayer & Pastoral Care
Pastor Bill and his wife Pam moved to Glendale in 2005 from southern California where he served as a Pastor and small business owner. Pastor Bill has over 45 years of experience in caring for God’s people in teaching, counseling and Pastoring.
Pastor Bill has also developed a ministry providing Chaplains and Leadership Training to businesses within the marketplace.
Bill and Pam have been married since 1966 and have two adult children and seven grandchildren.
Director of Information Technology
Joshua is one of four brothers and has been attending Pure Heart since mid High School. He began tinkering with electronics at a young age with the help of his father’s early interest in computers. This beginning interest took him from learning to solder in his bedroom to ASU for Computer Systems Engineering to finally graduating from ASU in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Computing.
Joshua met his lovely wife here at Pure Heart in the young adults group and continues to serve with the Jr. High and High School group.
Director Of Counseling
Brenda joined Pure Heart Christian Fellowship in 2001. She began volunteering at the info booth and women’s ministry, facilitating support groups. Prior to coming to Pure Heart Christian Fellowship Brenda worked a s a crisis therapist and group therapist at a local psychiatric hospital. Brenda’s previous background includes healing prayer and prayer counseling and numerous classes in prayer. Brenda is a licensed clinical social worker and holds bachelors and master degrees in social work from Arizona State University.
Brenda has been married to Bob since 1982 and has two children, Rebecca and Thomas.
Worship & Arts Director for Students
Emily started serving as the Worship and Arts Director in July of 2014. She graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2013, and is passionate about healthy students and families. Emily has led worship since 1999 in various capacities and desires to lead others into the presence of God through music. She loves to see the naturally passionate hearts of young people focused on God in a corporate worship experience, and is honored to facilitate that for the students of Pure Heart.
Emily has been married to her husband Mike since 2006, and together they have three children, Maddy, Owen, and Leeland.
Director of Community Outreach
As a Phoenix native, Alex grew up with a heart for service. Serving in a leadership role coordinating volunteer opportunities through elementary school and into high school, she later went on to manage service events as a Chairperson of the Volunteer Council established at her corporate job. Joining the #PHCommunity team as a founding Core Team member in 2013, Alex felt God’s true calling in her life. In Spring of 2015 after leaving the corporate world, Alex accepted a staff position with Pure Heart managing not only the twice-yearly service days, but additionally overseeing several areas of local missions ministry.
In August of 2015 Alex’s years of prayers were answered when she married the love of her life Bob, and became a parent to two incredible kids, Justice and Micah. Having a husband with 15 years of ministry experience has amplified the blessing that Alex’s own ministry position has become to their family. Additionally, Alex is passionate about animals, coming home to 5 dogs and 2 ducks every day. Alex looks forward to using her marketing degree and heart for service to bring greater glory to Our Father in the future!
Amanda Baca Hall
Amanda has been working with kids for over 20 years. She grew up in Tucson, AZ and volunteered at church for VBS, Sunday School classes, and in the nursery. She started camping and volunteering at Montlure Camp in Greer, AZ when she was fifteen. At Montlure she counseled and co-directed for elementary, Jr. high and high school students. In 1998 her family moved to California. Amanda worked with Jr. High and High Schoolers, taking kids to Forest Home in Forest Falls, CA while attending The Village Church. She participated in a mission trip with Hope Unlimited in Sao Paulo, Brazil and continued to attend and volunteer for camp at Montlure. While driving back to California from camp, God asked her why she was driving back and planted the idea of moving to Phoenix. Amanda has been attending Pure Heart since 2010. In 2012 she started volunteering in 3rd Degree Ministries. In 2013 she started working in Pure Heart Childcare. She is now the Childcare and Elementary Director.
She has a daughter named Lilly who is in the third grade and loves helping her mom.
Director Of Global Outreach
Born and raised in Phoenix, Lupita has been attending Pure Heart since 2011. Instantly, she knew this was her church home and got plugged in by volunteering as a greeter. It was also then that she went on her first missions trip to Mexico with Pure Heart and where God planted a heart for missions within her. Her heart for missions continued to grow as she went to Mexico several more times with Pure Heart.
In September 2015, as God continued to work in Lupita's heart, God led her to leave everything behind to go on The World Race, an 11-month missions trip to 11 different countries where she got to love and share the Gospel. She traveled to Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, India, Nepal, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Guatemala, El Salvador (extra), Honduras, and Nicaragua. Shortly upon her return home in July 2016, she began an internship with Pure Hearts' Local and Global Outreach. Within a few weeks, God then presented her with the opportunity to be on staff part-time as the Administrative Assistant for the Local and Global Outreach.
In January 2017, Lupita accepted to the privilege of working on staff full-time as the Director of Global Missions. Before going into full time ministry overseas, Lupita worked as a Staffing Coordinator for 8 years at a staffing agency and graduated from Grand Canyon University with a
Bachelor's in Applied Management. She continues to pursue her passions in art, working with women, and serving and loving people of all nations by fulfilling the Great Commission.
Nursery and Preschool Director
Lisa and her husband, Curtis, began attending Pure Heart in February of 2011. After settling in, Lisa began serving in the Pure Kidz ministry leading fourth graders in August of 2012. She served weekly on Sundays and volunteering for Pure Kidz Wildlife Club in the spring of 2014. Lisa joined the staff as the Elementary Director for Pure Kidz in September of 2014.
Lisa and Curtis have two daughters Allison and Rachel. Lisa graduated from Illinois State University in 2008 receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Technology in 2011.
Student Ministries Director
Alyssa has been attending Pure Heart since 2003 where she started in the children's ministry herself. She became very active in the youth ministry and has volunteered in the nursery and preschool. Alyssa will graduate from Grand Canyon University this spring of 2016 with a Bachelor's degree in Christian Studies. She has a huge passion for the organization Young Life and is a Young Life leader at Ironwood high school; she has a big heart for being intentional with any age of students she comes in contact with. She became the Elementary Coordinator in October 2014 and was promoted to the Elementary Director in January 2016. In July of 2016 she accepted the position of Student Ministries Director.
Director of Technical Arts
Emily has served on our student ministries and adult tech team as a student in Next Gen. She has also branched out and experienced working in tech for various other churches. At the age of eighteen she took on the responsibility of becoming the the volunteer Next Gen Tech Director, and a student ministries small group leader. Emily also has experience working for the Arizona Cardinal’s Scoreboard Team, since 2014, doing both audio and tech work for them in July of 2016 she accepted the position as the full time Technical Arts Director.
Her and her husband Blake have been married since January 2016.
Resource Center Director
Glenda and her husband Cleve started attending Pure Heart in 1999 after moving here from Kenai Alaska. They were married in 1973 right out of High school and have 2 grown sons and a beautiful granddaughter!!.
In 2003 Glenda went on her first mission trip with Pure Heart, and was hooked. It soon became her passion and she has continued going on mission trips.
In 2007 she attended Gateway International Bible Institute and receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Pastoral Leadership.
Late in 2014 God gave her a vision of a Resource Center at Pure Heart, and she is now the director of that Resource Center! Glenda has a heart to help those in need whether Globally or Locally
Director of Facilities
Born and raise in Southern California, we moved to Arizona in 1994. World traveler and musician. I have been attending Pure Heart Church for over ten years serving mostly on the worship team. I have worked in many trades and professions, earning trust from the owners and of co-workers I have worked for and with. I was enabled to facilitate and manage workers and the work load and to be productive in maintaining scheduling and deadlines. In all I have been through over the years, I know the Lord was preparing me for the position he has called me to at Pure Heart. I have a passion for serving where God calls me. I am blessed to be a part of the Pure Heart family and I am honored to serve as Director of Facilities.
I have been married for 25 years to an amazing woman who loves Jesus more than me and supports all I do. She loves me unconditionally and encourages me through prayer. We are blessed with three girls. I am also part of prison ministries, and we go where we are called by God to spread the gospel and encourage those who are incarcerated and their desire to know Jesus Christ.
Check-In and Elementary Director
Bree has lived all over the West Coast and in the “tundra," also referred to as New York, prior to settling in Phoenix with her husband Sean.
Her heart for youth and children has been a long-time passion of hers, as she has taught and mentored youth in various performing arts genres, worked with children in foster care and acted as a liaison between parents and case managers. In addition to this experience, Bree pursued a degree in Family and Human Development with the help of several academic scholarships and graduated from Arizona State University in 2016.
Bree came to Pure Heart in 2013 and has been serving in Student Ministries since 2014.
“I am thrilled to help students become active participants in God’s plan and to help them seek and know The Truth”.
Director of Prayer
Mona is a native of the Black Hills of South Dakota but has called Phoenix home since 2004. Since becoming a follower of Jesus in 2001 she has taken His greatest commandment very seriously: Love God, Love People.
Mona has served in many different ministries and capacities, strives to continue to grow closer to the Lord, and loves to disciple others along the way. In 2013 Mona received her certification from the Southwest School of Chaplaincy and is extremely passionate about prayer. "Prayer changes everything." If you ask Mona she would say her greatest and most important role in life is being Mom to her 16 year old son Casey. Luke 18:1 Pray Always and Never Give Up.
Administrative Assistant - Finance
Administrative Assistant - Finance
Administrative Assistant - Life Together
Administrative Assistant - Connect/Grow
Administrative Assistant - Connect/Grow
Director Of Security
Administrative Assistant - Connect/Grow
Paul Mick Jr.
Administrative Assistant - Outreach
Art and Media Tech
Information Technology Intern
Next Generation Admin