Leadership

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LEADERSHIP

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

THE NEW TESTAMENT MODEL

The New Testament model for church leadership is a group of godly men who oversee the church and its spiritual development. These men were called elders, overseers and pastor/shepherds – all three terms refer to the same leadership position. While one or more of the elders often were primarily responsible for the preaching and teaching, all the elders had equal authority when it came to making decisions about the church.

THE THORNYDALE FAMILY CHURCH MODEL

At TFC we are committed to following this Biblical model of leadership. Our Elders seek God’s direction for our body as a group, so therefore, they operate on the basis of consensus, rather than majority rule.

The church meets as a body to approve the annual church budget and vote on other matters as required by our Constitution and Bylaws

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PAT DAMIANI - CO-LEAD PASTOR

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Pat and his wife Mary are both Tucson natives and have been married since 1977. They have two grown children, Pam and Peter, and six beautiful grandchildren. Prior to becoming a full time pastor, Pat worked as a CPA, in land development and owned his own deli and catering business and also served as a bi-vocational church planter. In his spare time, he also officiates high school volleyball.

Mary ministers as an elementary school teacher and oversees the children’s ministries at TFC.

Pat has been at TFC since 2004 and he and Ryan Fregoso are primarily responsible for the teaching ministries of the church.

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RYAN FREGOSO - CO-LEAD PASTOR

Ryan and his wife, Natalie moved to Tucson in 2009 from the Los Angeles area. Married in 2007, they have two beautiful daughters, Elizabeth and Gabrielle. Ryan worked for nearly 20 years in the hospitality industry in a variety of roles and most recently as a Human Resources professional in the customer service industry. Natalie is a Legal Assistant at a local estate planning law firm. Natalie also serves as the Chief Financial Officer for a non-profit organization that creates awareness for Gabrielle’s medical condition.

Ryan is involved in Teaching, the Men’s Ministry, Children's Ministry, Social Media and provides additional worship support during the Sunday service as the online host. Natalie serves as the church clerk.

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JOEL HOLDBROOKS - ELDER

Joel and his wife Debra moved to Tucson in 2009. Joel is a Air Force veteran who is employed as a Nurse Anesthetist at the VA Medical Center. Debra works in Nursing as well in Risk management. They have three grown children.

Joel has served in men's and children ministries and group discussions. Debra has served in women's and children ministries.

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STEVE PONZO - ELDER

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Steve and his wife Jennifer moved to Tucson with their families in the late 1990’s and are both graduates of the University of Arizona. They have been married since 2004 and have four children – Grace, Jonathan, Mia and Joseph. Steve is a commercial banker and has a strong passion for Bible study/teaching as well as music and leading worship. Jennifer is an RN at a local birth center and is involved in the children’s church ministry at TFC. 

As an elder, Steve oversees finances, the Family/Couples small group, and has a leadership role in our worship/music ministry.

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LOREN HAWTHORNE - ELDER

Loren attended two Christian colleges and then did a masters at Wichita State University in mathematics while working at Beech Aircraft. In 1988, he and Susan began their career with Wycliffe Bible Translators in support roles. They have two adult children, both married. Ransom and his wife have 3 sons. Hope and her husband serve with Wycliffe. Loren is one of the online greeters for our streamed services. He and Susan have served in a variety of ways at TFC over the past 25 years. Susan plays keyboard on the worship team, teaches part-time at a local music store, and does composing and recording in her home studio, in addition to her work with Wycliffe.

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