Cheryl grew up on a ranch in Montana. She and her husband Rick have two children, Rod and Lindsey. The Hall family moved to Arizona in the winter of 1991-92. Cheryl has been the Treasurer for Gold Canyon UMC since 1994. In addition to paying the bills at the church, Cheryl works in the District Office of Mesa Public Schools. Her hobbies are traveling, sewing and reading.
Lovena was christened as a baby in the Catholic Church, later baptized in the Baptist church, then as an adult was “sprinkled” in the Methodist Church and “dunked” in the Christian Church! “Now the way I figure it,” Lovena says, “if I can learn to play a harp, I may have one foot inside the Pearly Gates !” Lovena has held various jobs, from being a secretary, an accountant, and an internal auditor (for a meat packing plant. In Dubuque, Iowa she was active in the Methodist Church and was their treasurer for 18 years. She was also a Stephen Minister for several years. In GCUMC, Lovena has been the Financial Secretary for 14 years. During her time here, she has taught Tai Chi for relaxation, served as a member of the Finance Committee, and has been a greeter and communion server for the morning worship services. She and her husband Harry currently co-chair the church newsletter team, on which they have both worked for the past 8 years. Lovena truly enjoys being a volunteer and hopes she can further her service whenever possible. In 2010, Lovena joined a small group from the church on a mission trip to build church pews Chili.
Jane grew up in Litchfield, Illinois. She attended Eastern Illinois University for her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. She then made a major move to Arizona; living and teaching in the Paradise Valley School District for 26 years and teaching part-time for Ottawa University as well. At this point, Jane, Jeff, and JJ Hayes moved to the Superstition Mountain Foothills. Within a few months, they became members at GCUMC. Jane benefits from volunteer work and encourages others to do the same. If you would like to participate at GCUMC or at other places, please give her a call.
Rick was raised and schooled in Montana, the “Big Sky Country,” which he still calls home. He served in the Navy from 1964 to 1968. In June of 1972, he went to work for Hill County Electric Cooperative. In July 2002, he retired after 30 years of service as a journeyman lineman. Rick and Kay, his wife of 46 years, moved to Gold Canyon in 2004, leaving friends and family behind. Rick and Kay have two sons, one daughter and ten grandchildren, who are spread from east to west coast. In January 2011, Rick was hired at GCUMC. He says he’s very grateful and can’t get over how friendly the people are. Rick also likes to go to car shows and putts in the yard when he is not working on the “honey-do” list.