Our Newest Vestry Members

Patricia Gutsch--I graduated from the U. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a B.S. in Secondary Education with majors in German and Latin plus a minor in Library Science. I taught in Kenosha, WI, and in the Cincinnati, OH, area. In Waukesha, WI, I worked in business. I took classes in international business, which allowed me to work as an export estimator. From 1985 until 2005 I worked as a substitute teacher in the Waukesha School system. In Waukesha, WI, I attended St. Philip’s Episcopal Church and had various leadership positions. In 2005 I moved to Gilbert, AZ, and joined the Church of the Transfiguration. For the last two years I’ve filled a vacancy on the vestry. I head the Facilities Planning Committee, am a lay Eucharistic minister and do special intercessory prayers twice a month after the 10:00 a.m. service. I’m married and have 2 daughters and 3 granddaughters. I enjoy writing, painting, photography, travel and interacting with a variety of people.

Gordon Noyes – Gordon grew up in the Episcopal Church in Massachusetts. He cooked in the army where he went to Port-au-Prince, Haiti during Operation Uphold Democracy. When he went home after the army he ran the kitchen at the Diocesan run camp and conference center for six years. From there he worked in all kinds of restaurants and kitchens, including the Pitchfork cafeteria at ASU. Now he delivers the mail in Mesa, which he enjoys because he is home every night. Gordon began coming to Transfiguration in late 2016. He has helped out with the Harvest Festival grilling peppers as well as helping to cook the Advent dinner this past Christmas.
Barbara Turner— My husband, Dwane and I have been married for 15 years. I have a son, Chris and a grandson, Cory who also attend Transfiguration. I retired from the US Army after 31 years of active and reserve service. I was also a social studies teacher in high school. I’m an avid, my husband would say compulsive, reader and I also enjoy cooking and playing video games. I have been an Episcopalian almost since birth; I was baptized in a Lutheran church but attended St Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Mass from the time I was a toddler.

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