Rev. Deborah Lerner joined First United Methodist Church of Gilbert in July 2012. She was ordained elder in 1998, then went on to serve Associate Pastor at Paradise Valley UMC, Senior Pastor at Trinity UMC Phoenix and Spirit of Hope in Peoria before coming to Gilbert.
Get To Know Pastor Deborah
Tell us about your Family.
I have three grown sons, Josh, Ben and his wife Jenna, and Sam. I also have two awesome granddaughters Sarah and Hailey (Ben is their dad); and 1 grand-dog Molly (Sam is her dad).
Where were you born and how long have you lived in Arizona?
I was born in Sanderson, TX and have been in Arizona since 1978.
What was your first job?
Teaching Assistant in a bacteriology lab.
What is the first thing you notice about people?
I notice their facial expressions, it can tell you a lot about the person.
A great book, quiet classical music and NO CHORES!!
When you meet God, what do you want to say to Him?
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
What do you like most about your job?
Everything. There is variety, it is a challenge,and the opportunity of making a difference in lives.
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