Ministry Team Leaders

Steve Doerksen: Lead Pastor

Pastor Steve along with his wife Tammy founded MVCC in 2005.  Steve enjoys his opportunities to coach his 4 sons in soccer, baseball, and football and teaching them piano, chess, and golf.   He is a big Cardinals, Suns, and Diamondbacks fan and has an unusual hobby...scorpion hunting. 

Steve graduated locally from Arizona Christian in 1992 and has an MA from Moody Bible Institute.  In addition to his local ministry Steve has served as an adjunct professor, trained leaders overseas, and currently consults on church planting for the Southwest Church Connection and 1Mission.

Scott Lowe: Missions                             

Scott is married to Marita Monaghan Lowe and has three adult daughters and five grandchildren, all living nearby.  Scott has served our church for 9 years demonstrating true servant leadership in many ways.  Scott also has earned the respect of our church as a teacher and administrator and currently serves with Pastor Steve as one of Mountain Vista's Elders/Overseers.  His work for the church is as a volunteer.  

Scott has served as the Public Works Director for the City of Buckeye from the time he and his family moved here from Pennsylvania in November 2005.  Scott previously served our country as a member of the Navy Seabees and progressed to Engineering Aid First Class Petty Officer, being commissioned in 1989 in the Navy Civil Engineer Corps.  He retired after his selection to Commander in October 2003.  

Tammy Doerksen: Children's Ministry

Tammy is an experiencced public school teacher with an endorsement in Gifted Education.  She is the mother of 4 boys and she's currently working on her MA in Educational Administration.  In her spare time Tammy volunteers as our Children's Ministry Director and meets with women in the church for encouragement and discipleship.   Tammy's hobbys are reading, gardening, and coaching her Odyssey of the Mind team and she loves road trips with her family.