— MEET THE TEAM —
CHARLIE MCCALLIE / PASTOR
Charlie has been married to his wife, Marca, since 2003 and is a proud father of four. He, with the help of many wonderful people from our community, started The Commons in 2010.
GRETTA MILLER / DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
Gretta has been married to her husband, Kyle, since 2012 and is a proud mother of two. She has been a faithful part of our team since the start, working in a variety of roles. Her passion is to create avenues that allow people to find belonging, whether that be with a group of friends, our church as a whole, or the security in our belonging with Christ.
KYLE MILLER / WORSHIP & MUSIC DIRECTOR
Kyle has been married to his wife, Gretta, since 2012 and is a proud father of two. Born and raised in Flagstaff, he has deep roots in this city that he loves. He beautifully cultivates art and communion through the medium of music and has a heart that strives to invite others into whatever worship might look like for them.
TANNER MAHER / KID'S MINISTRY DIRECTOR
Tanner joined our team in 2017. Her vibrant heart to love the kids in our community is contagious. She is currently studying Psychology at Northern Arizona University and also serves with the non-profit organization, Sage Home, working to help mothers in recovery stay with their babies in a healthy environment.
CARI CHAMBERLAIN / COMMUNITY GROUPS DIRECTOR
Cari joined our team in 2018. She is married to her husband, Eli, and they have a daughter named Junia. They have been a part of our community since 2012. Cari is passionate about supporting people as they go deeper into friendships and service through the avenue of community groups and mentorship.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
The Commons is a diverse family that is welcome to everyone. We believe the life of Jesus is so compelling that we center our community around his teachings and follow his lead and invitation to be an inclusive gathering. One of the most joyful images Jesus used to describe the Kingdom of God was an elaborate feast that everyone was invited to. As a fully inclusive church, all are welcome to partake in the sacraments regardless of gender, race, or sexual orientation. We celebrate communion (The feast!) at almost every Sunday gathering. At The Commons you'll find believers of all kinds and skeptics of all kinds. We are interdenominational. We believe the message of the love of God has always been for everyone, and we strive to make our little corner of the beautiful diverse global church exactly that, church for everyone.
What’s up with baptism?
Before Jesus left he said “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Just like communion, baptism is a sacrament, a way of remembering what Jesus did and partaking in a physical action as a beautiful act of obedience.
The action of being immersed in the water illustrates dying to ourselves and being buried with Christ. The action of coming out of the water pictures Christ’s resurrection and our new life.
Just like a marriage ceremony, those who choose to be baptized get to stand in front of friends and family and profess their love and commitment, while inviting the community around them to support them in this journey!
If you would like to talk to us more about being baptized, email Charlie HERE.