Our Staff

Rev. Galene Boyett, Senior Pastor

Galene Boyett met her husband, Alan, at St. John’s College is Santa Fe, NM, where they both received a classical liberal arts education (Trivium and Quadrivium) which has allowed them to work across disciplines and industries. Alan has worked in information technology and systems analysis in financial, real estate and health care, while Galene worked in commercial credit, accounts receivable, pensions and investments. At Drew Theological School in Madison, NJ, Galene spent most of her electives on Bible classes (the foundation of our theology and how we live our lives) and extension or specialized ministries, such as youth ministry, Hispanic ministry, church architecture, and endorsed chaplaincy. Thanks to a variety of ministry settings, Galene has experience in remodeling church structures, working with local government agencies, ministry with the hungry and the homeless, and both ecumenical and interfaith clergy associations.

After graduating from Drew with her Masters of Divinity (with honors), Galene returned to the Desert Southwest Annual Conference and has served at four different churches in sixteen years. Previously, she served as a student local pastor to a two-point charge while she was in New Jersey, making a total of 21 years in ministry.

Galene and Alan share eclectic tastes in music, entertainment, hobbies, etc. In the early years in the Phoenix area, Galene and Alan maintained a Phoenix Zoo membership, which became invaluable when their children came along. They enjoyed plays and concerts around the Valley, as well as sporting events, especially Phoenix Suns games at the Madhouse on McDowell. In Jersey, they attended Broadway shows and made sure their boys were exposed to our country’s history and culture via trips to zoos, museums, and sites like Valley Forge, Fort McHenry, and the Washington monument. Since returning to Arizona, Galene joined the Desert Botanical Garden, where Galene and Alan have enjoyed various music and art shows. Galene enjoys the beauty, peace, physical exercise of walking the Garden, and especially the Chocolate and Chili Festival. Their entire family are movie buffs and total geeks around Disney, Marvel, Star Trek, etc. With thespians in the house, Alan and Galene have enjoyed multiple school plays and other shows, and both have been privileged to attend as chaperones the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, NE – Alan for multiple years. More recently, they have been able to attend college plays and concerts, thanks to son, Kit, and his new wife and future music teacher, Tamika. Arizona Diamondback games are a must, and provide good fodder for sibling rivalries with Galene’s Kansas family (Royals) and Alan’s Texas family (Rangers). By the way, spring training for both the Royals and the Rangers is in Surprise, where the Boyett’s have lived for eleven years. In recent years, Alan and Galene have celebrated their wedding anniversary in August with the Diamondback Faith and Family Night – a ballgame, fireworks, and concert featuring leading contemporary Christian artists.

Being together as family is probably the most important activity for Galene, and hosting big family gatherings in Surprise is one thing she will greatly miss. Galene and Alan are blessed to have three boys: Jacob, who works in Hollywood and is married to Aubrey for four years and expecting their first child in July; Kit, who works as a theatre teacher in Phoenix and is married to Tamika and celebrating their first wedding anniversary in July; and Gabe, who has been accepted to the Arizona State University College of Engineering to study sports analytics. Two family members plan to move to Yuma with Galene and Alan: Hunter and Sienna. Hunter is a rescue puppy, now nine years old, who weighs 130 lbs and is a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix. Sienna is a rescue dog, now eleven years old approximately, who weighs 75 lbs and is a yellow lab mix. Galene also loves cats, but Alan is allergic.

revgalene@trinityyuma.org

Bob Klein, Church Administrator

A life-long United Methodist (Bob was baptized as an infant at Trinity) Bob has returned home to serve as the Church Administrator for Trinity. As the Church Treasurer for many years, Bob’s expanded role now includes the general administrative responsibilities for the Church. Bob has previously served churches in San Diego and Los Angeles Counties as Church Administrator prior to returning to Yuma to work for a school district and an Indian tribe. Bob has completed classes through Candler School of Theology at Emory University to be certified by the General Council on Finance and Administration as a Church Administrator. He has also served as the President of the Desert Southwest Conference Council on Finance and Administration and as Chairperson of the Desert Southwest Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits. In addition to working at Trinity, Bob is also serving as a licensed Local Pastor to the Ft. Yuma United Methodist Church.

Bob@trinityyuma.org

Karen Conde– Music Director and Director of the Cindy Klein Memorial Handbell Choir

Karen Conde has been a member of Trinity United Methodist Church since 1965. Growing up at Trinity meant she belonged and did almost everything in the church along the way. But music was her focus.

Karen got her teaching degree from Northern Arizona University in 1974 and came home to teach. Her minor was in music and there is where it started.

For many years Karen sang in the Chancel Choir and filled in as Director when needed. Upon retirement from her position as an elementary school principal, when the Church needed a permanent music director, it was only natural for Karen to fill this need.

In the beginning Karen just played bells, but within 2 years, she was directing a beginning choir. As the years went along, Karen ended up directing 3 training bell choirs and directing the Chancel Choir. At one point she was directing all 3 choirs and teaching First Grade.

In addition to serving as the music director and directing the Cindy Klein Memorial Handbell Choir, Karen also serves as the Church’s Lay Leader.

bells@trinityyuma.org

 

 

Allen Morlock – Organist/Accompanist

 

 

Sarah Akins – Director of Children and Youth Ministries

A long time member of Trinity, Sarah serves as the part-time Director of Children and Youth Ministries, organizing educational programs for children through high school students. A member of Trinity since she was six years old, she has participated in a wide variety of programs, activities, conventions and camps. Sarah is also a member of the Cindy Klein Memorial Handbell Choir and a full-time educator with Yuma Union High School District.

Sarah is looking forward to working with anyone interested in the educational programs of the church.

sarah@trinityyuma.org

Sherrie Kelley – Child Enrichment Center

Sherrie has worked in the Child Enrichment Center since 2002 as a volunteer and took over as the Manager in 2003 when the previous Director retired. Sherrie has also assisted the Sr. High youth group leader, worked as the Jr. High youth group leader for a short time and a volunteer for Vacation Bible School, and the Fall Festival. She has attended many of the out of town events with the youth groups. She is the Committee Chairperson for the Christian Education Committee and a member of the Advisory Board. Sherrie is the Committee Chairperson for Boy Scout Troop 8053.

Sherrie has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She has worked with children in several different capacities over her career. As the President of the Resident Council through the Housing Authority of the City of Yuma, she was responsible for planning several family oriented events, Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween Costume party, Thanksgiving gathering, and Christmas party.

Sherrie has been attending Trinity since 2001 and became a member in 2002. Sherrie is a single mom of three, Carrie Jackson, Roy Raas and Judy Raas.

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