Dove of the Desert United Methodist Church
Friday, June 24, 2016


Dove of the Desert United Methodist Church
7201 W. Beardsley Road
Glendale, Arizona 85308
Phone: 623-572-7334      Fax: 623-572-8973

The church Welcome Center is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. After hours you may leave a message for any staff member or contact staff members via the email address below (click on the email address to generate an email.)

Reverend N. Susan Brims, Senior Pastor
Rev. N. Susan Brims was appointed to Dove of the Desert UMC in July 2012. Susan is a native   Phoenician.   Susan received her M.Div. from Candler   School of Theology in Atlanta, GA, and has served most of her career in the Central West District of the Desert Southwest Conference of The United Methodist Church.   In May 2013, Susan was blessed to be married to Randy Bowman.  Randy's children are; Alex, who is married to Nicole, and Adam.   Susan loves worship, mission work and empowering people to take new steps of faith.   She is excited to part of a church that is committed to dynamic spiritual growth.  Dove UMC is definitely that type of church home.   

Reverend Ruth M. Blum, Minister of Discipleship
Reverend Blum attended seminary at the United Theological Seminary at Scarritt-Bennett in Nashville. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Carlow College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and also attended West Virginia University and the University of Texas El Paso. Reverend Blum has served in various conference-level capacities for the United Methodist organization both in Ohio and in Arizona. She also has conducted national Christian education workshops for Cokesbury and is a member of the area National Christian Educator Fellowship. Ruth has one daughter.


Greg Ramsey,  Director of Music-

Brent Fike,  Bell Choir Director -

Pam Zurn, Office Administrator -

Marti Betts, Administrative Assistant-

Jan Ramsey, Sunday School Coordinator -

Lovita Christianson, Choir Director -

Sherry Paddie, Youth Director -

Miki Wakely, Wedding Coordinator - 602-448-6355