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.
Michael lives in the Village of Oak Creek and has a daughter and three grandchildren.
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.
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.