Support Staff

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Carol Silva

Carol was raised in the Midwest, but Sedona/Verde Valley has been her home for most of her adult years. She has been at Verde since August of 2000, shortly after the worship center was completed. She has attended Yavapai College through the years, taking business and design courses. Her family is quite small; however, her…

Karla Ayers

Karla was born in Billings, Montana (same hospital as Amy, but a few years earlier!) and graduated from Grand Canyon University (when it was still a college). She and her husband, Jim (not Jim Ayres…) have been at Verde since 1993. They raised their son and daughter at Verde; they have since added a daughter-in-law…

Amy Theis

Amy was born in Billings, Montana and attended Oklahoma Wesleyan University. She, her husband, Bob, and their daughter, Allison, have been attending Verde since Fall of 2012. Amy and Bob have been married for 21 years and have been in pastoral ministry for most of that time, pastoring churches in Arizona, North Dakota, Montana and…

Angie Coutts

I was born and raised in Summersville, WV and am the youngest of 9 children. Life was sometimes difficult. My Mom worked and my Dad was a disabled Veteran of WW2.  Most of my family didn’t attend church but allowed me to attend by going with my neighbors. I was saved and baptized at Zoar…

Jim Ayres

Jim’s hometown is Cottonwood, and he’s been at Verde since 1980. He and his wife, Karen, have kids and grandkids scattered through a few States. What is your favorite book? The Bible. What or who is your most influential book or author? “Reign of the Servant Kings” by Joseph Dillow. What is your favorite food?…