Dr. Ryan Holder
Director of Music
Dr. Holder has his B.A. in Music Conducting and Teaching Certificate in Music Education from Southern Oregon University; Master of Music in Choral Conducting from University of Northern Colorado; Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from University of Miami.
He has public school teaching experience and has served as Director of Music Ministries at Ocean Reef Chapel, Key Largo, Florida and Director of Music at Central Presbyterian Church, Miami, Florida.
Ryan is currently Associate Director of Choral Studies at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. His responsibilities at the university are numerous, including conducting of the Women’s Chorale, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, supervision of graduate students, and is an assistant director for the Master Chorale.
Ryan is the dad of Danny, Isabelle and Toby. He makes his home in Flagstaff.
Suzanne Moore held her first church organist position in 1957 at the Cedar Crest Baptist Church followed by positions with the Holy Cross Episcopal Church and the Air Force Village Ecumenical Chapel in San Antonio, Texas.
Suzanne studied organ with Dr. Robert Markham of Baylor University and piano with Marvin McGee, Andrew Mihalso of Trinity University, and Chase Coleman in Flagstaff. She has also taught private studio piano. As a vocalist, Suzanne has studied with Meredith Wynne, Katherine LaTorraca, and Celeste Hedley, and performed with the Mastersingers Chorale, the Red Rock Community Chorale, and the Northern Arizona Savoyards.
Suzanne also provides the church music for our wedding ceremonies and memorial services.
Handbell Choir Director
Mary Rubel began as director of the Hand Bell Choir in 2011.
Mary has a Bachelor’s degree in Music from Drake University, and a Master’s degree in Music from the University of Michigan. She taught music in public schools in Michigan before retiring to Sedona. Mary has taught private piano and voice lessons and worked with community choirs, some of which were semi-professional, and she lovesmusic.
She has been the Assistant Director for the church’s Sunrise & Chancel Choirs for many years. She also sings in our choirs, as well as playing the bells with the Hand Bell Quintet.
Ginger Willetts has been part of the church secretarial staff since August 1998. In 2002 Ginger became the church’s Administrative Assistant.
In addition to her administrative role, Ginger also serves as the Church Wedding Coordinator and Canyon Echo newsletter editor. Ginger lives in West Sedona and is fortunate to have her father living with her.
In her spare time, Ginger loves to do crafts, dabbles in painting and plays mahjongg. She also loves animals and provides pet sitting and house sitting services for families who are traveling out of town.
Cate Mandigo WyckoffInformation Coordinator and Receptionist
Cate Wyckoff is the Information Coordinator and Receptionist. Cate has been with CRR since October 25,2015. She lives in Rimrock with her husband Steve, superdogs Scout and Jem (named after characters in To Kill a Mockingbird), four cats and an ever changing cast of poultry. Cate is a professional artist whose work has been commissioned by the White House, the Library of Congress and many businesses, and individuals. Her work has been featured in Country Living magazine and she has won numerous awards for painting. Cate is a graduate of the School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University.
Michael Mendoza became our part-time accountant in 2011. He is a CPA from Southern California, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and has his own accounting practice. Michael’s background and experience make him a wonderful addition to the staff. He is a CPA from California.
Michael lives in the Village of Oak Creek and has a daughter and three grandchildren.
Hunter & Sunny
Sunny & Hunter are no strangers to our church. For a few years now, they have filled in cleaning the inside of the building when our Sexton was out on vacation or had a medical issue. They even worked for us at special events like the Southwest Conference Annual Meeting.
They have been living/working in Sedona for over 12 years, coming from New York where they lived for 18 years, and previously from Lisbon Portugal and South Africa. Hunter’s family has been native to America for over 400 years – most notably as the founders of Santa Fe, New Mexico!
Sunny & Hunter will be fully cleaning the facility every Friday, and Hunter will be coming in as needed to do “in-between” cleaning and set ups.