Born and raised here in Tucson, Pastor Martha has always been active in the church. Baptized at Tucson Dutch Reform Church, her parents joined the Lutheran Church when she was 8-years-old. She started teaching Sunday School at the age of 12 and directed her first children’s choir at 16! She also used to direct the college-aged choir right here at OSLC! She has served on various churches and ran the Synod Elections for 5 years.
Through the love and encouragement of the members of Abounding Grace Lutheran Church, Pastor Martha started seminary in 2006. She graduated from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in 2010. From there, she served a congregation in Kelseyville, CA and was Interim Pastor for Grace Lutheran in Ukiah, CA and Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Marion, IL. She briefly retired due to health issues, which have been fully resolved since she moved back to Tucson.
Pastor Martha has a husband, Paul, and two grown children: son John - Sergeant First Class in the Army, and daughter Diana. She also has five grandchildren (3 boys, 2 girls). We greatly appreciate her and welcome Pastor Martha as our Interim Bridge Pastor with open arms!
Kathryn Barrera moved to Tucson in 2019 from San Diego where she worked many various administrative positions at universities, music schools, and churches, and she enjoys the detail-oriented work that goes along with each position. While office work is her primary focus, Kathryn is also passionate about music. She graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in piano performance from San Diego State University and enjoys putting on concerts with her husband and singing and playing with her church's worship team. In her free time, Kathryn enjoys painting, reading Stephen King and swimming. Kathryn has a son, Mark and daughter Christine, as well as two step-children, Shaina and Jess.
Steve joined the OSLC staff in February of 2018. He was born and grew up in Las Vegas, NV, graduating from UNLV in 2005 with a BA in Advertising. He moved to Tucson in 2013 to marry his husband, Darren. He spent the previous decade before joining the OSLC staff in various positions within the banking industry, but is very happy to be back doing what he most enjoys. Steve travels back to Las Vegas monthly to oversee and perform in a successful show he’s run there since 2001. He enjoys traveling, films, books and spending time with his family and terrier, Jack.
Graham recently moved back to Tucson in late 2018. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Art Institute of Seattle. He has over ten years’ experience as a Graphic Designer, the last three as Art Director. Growing up and working in Montana, Graham has trained and worked as a locksmith. He also has extensive experience in landscaping and building maintenance. He enjoys live music and is a devotee of American Film. Graham also enjoys sharing outdoor activities with his wife Melissa, daughter Amelya and their two crazy little dogs.