• Rev. Kelsy Brown


    was born and raised in Northern Utah. She received a BA in Theology and History from Whitworth University, Spokane, WA and a Masters of Divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, PA. Previously she served as a solo pastor at Altavista Presbyterian Church, Altavista, VA and as the Associate Pastor for Membership and Mission at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, Scottsdale, AZ. She loves God and the congregation, spending time in the kitchen and reading a book. Most of all she loves spending time with her dog Calvin.

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  • Beryl Elwood


    is an Organist, accompanist, hymn lover (member of the Hymn Society of the United States and Canada), pianist, handbell ringer, recitalist, organ teacher, arranger, vocal coach, and perpetual student. Beryl prepared with a BA in music from Presbyterian-related Sterling College and an MM in organ performance from Catholic U. in D.C. She has long been active in the American Guild of Organists which, in June of 2010, notified her that she had passed the AGO professional examination for their Service Playing Certificate. Having served churches in Maryland and Florida, she is very happy to continue to collaborate in Mission del Sol’s exciting worship

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  • Dominic Fenton


    works throughout the week and in his free time enjoy exercise, guitar, gaming, and spending time with the Lord. He spends a lot of time with family and friends and aspires to be an Athletic Trainer

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  • Smith Graham

    Music Minister

    has established a name for himself as a professional musician in the East Valley for over 15 years. Starting at church, Smith grew up in Arizona and attended St. Andrew the Apostle in Chandler and later St. Thomas the Apostle in Phoenix where he learned about singing in the choir and grew to love Sacred Music. He attended Northern Arizona University to receive his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education in 2013 and was Music Director at NAU’s Newman Center. Smith has sung with many choirs around Arizona including the Phoenix Chorale, Sedona Academy of Chamber Singers, Sonoran Desert Chorale, and North Valley Chorale. In the summer, he has the privilege of being the Assistant Music Director at the Arizona Magic of Music & Dance in Fountain Hills. Smith has been the Music Director at Mission del Sol Presbyterian Church since 2015 where he leads the adult and bell choirs. Smith also has a private music studio and founded the Community Choir of Arizona in 2018 which he directs. Smith enjoys long walks with his adopted dog-daughter, Stella, playing board games, and baking delicious treats.

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  • Jennifer Grimes

    Administrative assistant

    relocated to Arizona in 2021 after 30 years of living in Colorado. She is an educator by training, but has been an administrative assistant for the past 15 years. She adores her husband and 2 grown kids, feels God's love through His creation (especially the ocean), and when not at work, she is likely reading, drinking coffee, riding bikes or in the pool. She looks forward to getting to know the MDS community!

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  • Calvin Brown

    Parish Pup

    came to us with his girl, Pastor Kelsy Brown. He faithfully serves through caring ministries, including cuddles, a listening ear, support at the Annual Blessing of the Animals Service, regular visitation and office hours. He is a trained therapy dog and has served as parish pup previously at Altavista Presbyterian Church, Altavista, VA, and Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, Scottsdale, AZ. He loves going for walks with his girl, doing tricks for blueberries and visiting with new and long-time friends (both furry and human varieties).