Our Staff
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Rev. Ann Utke

 Ann and Bill Utke

Rev. Utke is our new Interim Minister (as of late November 2022). She hails from Wisconsin. She has lots of varied experience pastoring in churches both as a called pastor and as an interim, and has also worked as a hospice chaplain.  Her husband, Bill, (pictured here) is also a UCC minister in the Phoenix area.

Click here to read a short biography. 

Livia Gho

Livia Gho

Livia Gho joined our Staff as Director of Music in May 2016.  Livia directs both our voice and handbell choirs, and also coordinates the scheduling of our professional musicians. 

Livia comes to us with many years of experience as conductor of church and secular choruses in Indiana and Canada. She is currently the artistic Director of the Phoenix Women’s Chorus (which practices at the Church of the Beatitudes.) www.Phoenixwomenschorus.org

Livia has a Master’s degree in Choral Conducting and is also an accomplished composer. She loves all types of music and directs both our voice and handbell choirs. A native of Singapore and speaker of several languages, she loves to play the piano in her spare time—and also the Chinese zither!

Laurie O'Shea

Laurie OShea

Laurie took over from Susan Leonard in the summer of 2021 as our office manager.  She comes to SCUCC with a diverse background. Besides her many years running the front office for medical providers, she also ran her own licensed massage business and worked in theater arts -- to name a few.  Stop by Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays and say hello!

Michele Mellott

 Michelle Mellott

Michele is an ardent follower of the UCC’s God is Still Speaking campaign and has completed the UCC training program for church planters at The Center For Progressive Renewal. She is very committed to experiential worship and evangelism and delights in participating in Godly adventures with the youth and people of all ages at SCUCC.

Michele graduated from Claremont School of Theology with a Masters of Divinity degree in 2009. She completed one unit of study of Clinical Pastoral Education at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital in 2010. She received her Certificate in Youth and Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary in the spring of 2006 and received a Masters of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in Photography in 1981.

Faith Mellott

Faith works with church youth on a regular basis.



Quentin Hill

Quentin photo

Quentin is our hired assistant in the sanctuary techroom to help run the AV and computer equipment during Sunday worship and special services.  He is a student at the SCC Film School.