Our Team

Associate Pastor, Rachael Dales
Interim Associate Pastor, Rachael Dales

Pastor Rachael grew up at King of Glory. She is fondly remembered for leading campfires and snipe hunts in her teen years. Rachael graduated from ASU with a teaching degree in 1986. She moved to Upstate New York in 1989 where she taught in the Schenectady Public Schools and became a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. She worked her way from volunteer to full-time staff in the areas of worship development, music ministry and as the Children, Youth and Family Minister. This is where she first heard the call to public ministry leadership. She also earned a Master of Science in Curriculum Development from SUNY, Albany. Rachael received a Master of Divinity from Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in 2007. Upon returning to Arizona in 2012, Rachael lived in Phoenix and worked as a hospice chaplain and then served the Arizona Department of Corrections. As Associate Pastor, she preaches, teaches a variety of classes and leads the prayer ministry of our community and many of our adult Bible studies. She lives with her puppies, Max and Moxie.

Director of Worship and Music/Organist, David White
Director of Worship & Music/Organist, David White

David joined the staff in August 2019. Previous to KOG, David served as Director of Music and Organist at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Crestview Hills, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Northern Kentucky University and completed the Master of Arts in Church Music in 2017 from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. David enjoys working with both adults and children and leads choirs for all ages. He is an active member of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, American Choral Directors Association and American Guild of Organists. David is married to Amy, and they have three children, Clara, Micah and Ezra.

Pastor of Youth & Young Adults, Kaylee Gronau
Pastor of Youth & Young Adults, Kaylee Gronau

Kaylee grew up in Minnesota and graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a BS in Parks, Recreation and Leisure. She has worked in the youth programs and camp career field for over 13 years. To date, her career path has been focused passionately on working with camps and programs serving the diabetes population. Kaylee has a hunger for God’s word and feels that He has called her to a new passion to serve obediently in a youth ministry role.

“I desire to share the promises of God, be an evangelist to new youth and families, provide prayer and kindness through ministry, build community, meet the needs of others, and grow the reach of Christianity through my work with your church.”

Director of Children’s & Family Ministries, Rana Crouch
Director of Children & Family Ministry, Rana Crouch
Rana relocated to Chandler Arizona from Missouri with her family in 2020. She is a mother of 5. Her 4 oldest children have all worked in ministry. In 2006 she felt lead to serve in ministry full time. Rana has served at 3 Christian preschools. She taught Pre-K for 13 years before accepting the position of Assistant Director for a neighboring preschool. Not long after, she was recommended for Director of their sister church. Rana loves to learn and read. She also enjoys baking, hiking, having family movie/game nights, and all things Tolkien. She would love to learn a string instrument. Rana believes in meeting people right where they are and to support them as they grow and Christ.
Pre-School Director, Cindy Stark
Preschool Director, Cindy Stark

Cindy has been the director of King of Glory Preschool since 2011. Cindy believes in helping both children and their parents grow cognitively, emotionally and spiritually. One important way to do this is to show them the love and grace of God every time they come to preschool. Cindy has been involved with the Early Childhood Education field for the last 20 years. She taught pre-kindergarten and three-year-olds before beginning her current position as Director. She has a B.A. in Elementary Education and an M.A. in Education Psychology. She also went through the Director’s Credential program with the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership. She has lived in Arizona for over 49 years and has been in Phoenix since 1990. She has been married for over 30 years to an amazing man and has one grown son. Cindy started her career in education in 1989, teaching fourth grade in Tucson. In her free time, Cindy enjoys reading, classic television shows, traveling and hiking.

Assistant for Membership & Reception, Gina Bouk

Gina was born in Ellsworth, Kansas, and moved to Phoenix the summer before she started high school. Gina brings a wealth of administrative knowledge that benefits the King of Glory community in many ways. Gina and her husband, Carl, were members at Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church for over 47 years where she worked as the Office Administrator for over 20 years. She retired in January 2016 but responded to God’s calling to the KOG staff as Admin Assistant for Membership in March 2019. She says, “I pray that through God’s Holy Spirit, the body of Christ, known as King of Glory Lutheran Church, will make a difference in your life as He has done in mine!”

Business Administrator, Vicki Hegebush
Business Administrator, Vicki Hegebush

Vicki was raised in Tempe, Arizona, and went on to explore North Dakota and South Dakota where she received her degree in Business Education with a minor in Religion and Psychology. She received a Masters in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. Vicki has been a member of King of Glory since 1975. Prior to working at King of Glory, she taught in the Tempe Union High School District and worked with private businesses. Vicki’s favorite pastime is enjoying her three daughters and sons-in-law and seven grandchildren.

Director of Digital Communications – Daren Miley
Director of Digital Communications, Daren Miley

Daren, from the Great Lakes State of Michigan, came to AZ in the fall of 1996 and attended ASU, graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology Management in 2003. He is married to KOG Confirmation Coordinator Christy Hegebush, and has 2 step kids Kelleigh and Sarah that he calls his own, and became a Member of KOG on May 2nd, 2021. He enjoys getting out on the golf course, spending time with his family, and going to ASU Football and Hockey games. His job at KOG consists mainly of creating the digital messages of KOG that you see on the KOG website and Digital Marque sign on Southern Ave. This also includes YouTube videos, Facebook and Instagram posts, and creating the slides that you see during the Pre-Worship and any slides for the Sermon on Sundays. Every once in a while, you can catch him in the Tech Booth on Sunday mornings.

Bookkeeper, Kath Buher
Bookkeeper, Kath Bruher

Kath was raised on the Florida/Alabama Gulf coast. After living in Alaska for 30 years, she moved back to Florida to be in the sun and then to Mesa to care for her grandkids (and more sun). Kath has a BBA degree in Accounting as well as an AAS degree in Paralegal Studies. She brings 30+ years of experience in corporate, small business, and non-profit accounting and business management. Kath has 3 daughters, 1 son, and 4 grandchildren. She has a servant’s heart and believes in loving God and your neighbors. Kath enjoys sports, outdoor activities, reading, traveling, and learning new things; really just about anything except opera and heavy metal music.

Director of Health Ministries, Pat Hagenson
Director of Health Ministries, Pat Hagenson
Pat has been a nurse for 40 plus years, working Med/Surg, ICU, and outpatient ambulatory surgery and she continues to there work part time.  She has been married to her husband Marc for over 43 years.  They moved here in 1982 and both grew up in Iowa. They have two children, Heidi in Chandler and Calvin in Pasadena, CA. She looks forward to leading the Health Ministries at KOG on a volunteer basis.
Confirmation Coordinator, Christy Hegebush
Confirmation Coordinator, Christy Hegebush

Christy Hegebush has enjoyed working with the youth of KOG for many years. Currently, she is serving as the Confirmation Coordinator. She enjoys helping the youth of KOG grow in their faith as they learn to live their faith in today’s world. During the week, she is a Special Education teacher for Middle School through High School students. Her teaching in the classroom has helped prepare her to assist the youth of KOG grow in their faith. Christy graduated from NAU with a degree in Elementary Education and Special Education and received her Masters of Legal Studies from ASU. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband and two daughters.

Director of Audio/Visual Technology – Jeff Dorn
Music Assistants

These talented people bring the joy of music to the variety of groups they lead:

Joy Ringers, Kari Duncan

Food Service Coordinator, Chris Burnside

These two ladies keep the food prepared and ready for many occasions. What’s more important than that?