Elections bring change to Resurrection Church

Marilynn Bradley (left), Gary Zellinger and Judy Stanard

David Stanard

December is annual meeting time for Resurrection Church and that translates into some changes in those who serve on the Church’s main governing body, the Church Council.

Elected to the Council from the SaddleBrooke congregation and for a term of three years was Marilynn Bradley. A native of Minnesota, Marilynn moved to Arizona in 1993 and has been a resident of SaddleBrooke since 2005. She was one of the first to join Resurrection Church when it came to our community in September of 2014, has been active in women’s activities and has served as Altar Care Coordinator for the past two years.

Also elected to the Council were Jon Robisch and John Eichinger. Both attend services at the main campus in Oro Valley. A retired Senior Vice-President at Xerox and a SaddleBrooke resident since 2002, Robisch has been instrumental in making the Resurrection Church Prime Time Wednesday program at the main campus a major success.

Eichinger brings both a senior level business management background as well as a national non-profit CEO background to the council. In addition, he has served as a member of the Resurrection Church Finance Committee as well as having been congregation president of two different churches while a resident of Michigan.

Leaving the council at the end of his term is SaddleBrooke resident Gary Zellinger. As a retiring council member, Gary now joins the Nominating Committee, the church body which screens and recommends candidates for various church offices and committees.

To conclude the current election cycle, at the December Church Council meeting Eichinger was elected Council Vice-President for 2019 and Judy Stanard was elected President. A full-time SaddleBrooke resident since 2005, Judy, like Marilynn, was one of the first to join Resurrection Church in 2014. Early on in the life of the church, Judy helped initiate specific activities for women which commenced after she and Karen Hustad planned and held an open meeting for all women of the church at Judy’s home. Emerging from that gathering was a group, originally known as the OWLS, which has now morphed into the Soul Sisters, an active but informal women’s organization with monthly luncheons and various other activities such as the recently completed and successful Cheer, Cheese and Chatter which provided both baby food and funding for IMPACT.

Judy also served on two different Call Committees, one in 2016 and one in 2017, which resulted in the recommendation and eventual calling of current Executive Pastor Randy Winsand and current Evangelism Pastor Tim Nybroten. She was appointed to the church council near the end of 2015 and was elected to a three-year term at the end of 2017. For the past two years Judy has served as Council Vice-President.

Resurrection Church at SaddleBrooke holds its all-denominational Sunday worship services at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at the Vermilion Room in the SaddleBrooke One Clubhouse. All are welcome.