Our Staff

Steve Van Kley
Senior Pastor

How I came into a relationship with Jesus Christ
I grew up going to church and heard the Gospel from my earliest days. One night before going to bed, I prayed the 'sinner's prayer' and put my faith in Christ. Shortly after that I was baptized. As I grew up I stayed active with church activities but during high school and into college I walked away from God and lived for myself. In college I realized my path was leading to pain and emptiness, so I came back to the Lord
How I came to CDOBC
After 12 years of serving in youth ministry I became the Senior Pastor at CDOBC. We moved to Oro Valley in August 2001, and God has blessed our family...and the ministry at CDOBC in amazing ways!
What I do at CDOBC
As the Senior Pastor preaching is my primary duty. I also lead the staff, cast vision for the future, and develop future leaders for the growing ministry of CDOBC
Why I do what I do
The first reason is because Christ gave His life for me, so I have devoted my life to Him. Second, God has prepared and gifted me to be a pastor. Third, I want my life's work to impact people for eternity. Fourth, I love learning and growing in my faith, and I love to teach / preach God's Word and see it change lives
At CDOBC since
2001
On staff since
2001
Favorite verse
John 1:14
Married to
Kim
Married since
1989
Children
Brian & Jessica

Scott Nichols
Pastor of Student Ministries

How I came into a relationship with Jesus Christ 
I was in Awana when I was 6. The first verse I memorized was John 3:16 and I didn't understand why God sent His Son for us. My mother explained our need for a savior because of sinful nature. I prayed to receive Christ that night
How I came to CDOBC
I was hired to be the Student Ministries Pastor while in seminary
What I do at CDOBC
I serve as the Student Ministries Pastor
Why I do what I do
I love knowing that my work has eternal consequences
At CDOBC since
2008
On staff since
2008
Favorite verse
Micah 6:8
Married to
Sarah
Married since
2007
Children
Nathan, Asher & Emsley

Joseph Berko
Pastor of Music

How I came into a relationship with Jesus Christ
I was blessed to have the privilege of growing up in a Christian home, and at the age of 4 I asked my mom how I could be forgiven for my sin and have eternal life. It was at that point I put my faith in Christ
How I came to CDOBC
After graduating from Moody Bible Institute I searched the Midwest for a church to serve in. God had other plans, however, and led me to broaden my search which is how I found CDOBC
What I do at CDOBC
I serve as Music Pastor
Why I do what I do
There is nothing like encountering God through worship. This is what we were created for, and in His presence we are forever changed
At CDOBC since
2009
On staff since
2009
Favorite verse
James 4:8
Married to
Kim
Married since
2009
Children
Adrienne & Sydney

Minnie Delgado
Office Manager

How I came into a relationship with Jesus Christ
I grew up in a Catholic home and attended Catholic School until I was 11 years old. I've always believed in God and that Jesus Christ died on the cross and rose from the grave for my sins. At the age of 15, I met my future husband, Noel and began to go to his church (a Baptist Church). During that time, I began to study God's Word and realized that many of the Catholic traditions I grew up with were false. I also realized that it wasn't enough to just believe but that I must commit each day to Christ and continue to study His Word
How I came to CDOBC
We began to attend CDOBC after moving to Oro Valley from New Jersey in 2008. We visited several churches but CDOBC felt like home
What I do at CDOBC
I serve as the Office Manager
Why I do what I do
I have the Spiritual Gift of Administration and I enjoy using it for the glory of God
At CDOBC since
2008
On staff since
2014
Favorite verse
Proverbs 3:5-6
Married to
Noel
Married since
1993
Children
Kristina, Amanda, Kayla & Annalisa

Amy Lyons
Receptionist

How I came into a relationship with Jesus Christ
When I was a child my family would sporadically attend Christmas and Easter services at an Episcopalian church. I believed in God but I did not know or understand that there was anything beyond that. I grew up a child of the world and made bad choices because of my ignorance of God's word. When my first husband died suddenly my cousin invited me to her church. It was there that I learned the truth of God's amazing grace and forgiveness for sinners. I realized that I was a sinner and I desperately needed Jesus. I called out to Him, asked for forgiveness and accepted Him as my Lord and Savior
How I came to CDOBC
My husband and I went through an extended period of not attending church. We both started feeling a strong pull to return to church, so we did an Internet search and found CDOBC. It was such a welcoming and warm place! We were blessed by the people, the worship and the Pastor's message on that first Sunday. We knew we wanted CDOBC to be our home
What I do at CDOBC
I am the full-time receptionist
Why I do what I do
I love the Lord, and I enjoy serving Him and His church
At CDOBC since
2012
On staff since
2016
Favorite verse
1 Timothy 1:15-16
Married to
Steve
Married since
2002
Children
Melissa, Shawn & Jason

Kathie Backer
Part-Time Secretary

How I came into a relationship with Jesus Christ
I came to know Jesus Christ as my personal Savior when I was about 22. While attending a service in the church Lew went to in St. Louis I felt the Holy Spirit talk to me through John 14:6. It was a very strong and moving moment for me, and I invited Jesus into my heart. In that instant I knew without a doubt that I was now a child of God
How I came to CDOBC
When we decided it was time to sell our home in Phoenix and downsize, our desire was to move close to our children and grandchildren. We started attending CDOBC as part of the family. We found that the people here were friendly and loved the Lord
What I do at CDOBC
I am a part-time secretary in the church office
Why I do what I do
I have been a church secretary for about 20 years. I love being available to anyone who may be looking for help, or who have questions about our church. I feel we are all one big family and serving others is an important part of the church office
At CDOBC since
2004
On staff since
2004
Favorite verse
John 14:6
Married to
Lew
Married since
1966
Children
Kim & Tim
Grandchildren
Brian & Jessica

Karen Allen
Part-Time Secretary

How I came into a relationship with Jesus Christ
I accepted Christ at a young age and was raised in a Christian home. As I grew and matured in Christ I was involved in the church youth groups and after high school spent time in missions with an international missions organization.
How I came to CDOBC
Our family moved to Tucson in July of 2016, we found CDOBC when searching for a church that had an Awana program for the kids. We tried it out and knew this is where we belonged.
What I do at CDOBC
I work in the office supporting the various ministries of the church so they can function smoothly to reach people for Christ.
Why I do what I do
I do what I do because I believe in the ministry of the local church.
At CDOBC since
2016
On staff since
2017
Favorite verse
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭61:3‬b
Married to
JB Allen
Married since
2004
Children
Joshua, Trinity, and Naomi

Ashley LeFiles
Elementary Ministry Director

How I came into a relationship with Jesus Christ
I cannot remember a time when God and church were not a part of my life. My grandmother took me to church in my early years and as I grew into my elementary years, I had a strong desire to attend church. As far as accepting Christ as my Savior, while I do not recall a specific date or time that I made the decision, I do remember placing my trust in Christ and His offer of salvation
How I came to CDOBC
My husband wanted our children to be involved in Awana. Since the church we were attending at the time did not offer the program, he registered them at CDOBC because he saw the sign on Oracle Road every day on his way home from work. When, a few months later, we found it necessary to change churches, we naturally gravitated to CDOBC
What I do at CDOBC
Children's Ministry
Why I do what I do
How a child experiences the truths of God and church influences him or her for life. I am passionate about making that experience relevant and positive so children can know that God and His Word can always be trusted to be true
At CDOBC since
2004
On staff since
2006
Favorite verse
Ephesians 3:20
Married to
Jeff
Married since
1995
Children
Kathleen, Caleb & Elijah

Kim Berko
Nursery and Preschool Ministry Director

How I came into a relationship with Jesus Christ
Growing up in a home with parents who loved and served the Lord, I heard about Jesus from the day I was born! Though I knew a lot about God, I didn't have a personal relationship with the Lord until I was eight years old when I went to a play with my family and saw a representation of what Christ did for me. It was then when I broke down crying because I understood the price that Christ had paid because of my sin. That day I chose to believe and follow Jesus for the rest of my life
How I came to CDOBC
The day after my husband and I were married, we packed up my things in Chicago, IL and headed to Tucson where my husband worked at CDOBC
What I do at CDOBC
I am the Nursery and Preschool Ministry Director
Why I do what I do
I love having the opportunity to serve the Lord by providing a fun, safe and clean environment for our youngest members of the church!
At CDOBC since
2009
On staff since
2012
Favorite verse
Psalm 18:30
Married to
Joseph
Married since
2009
Children
Adrienne & Sydney

Becky Jones
Supervisor of Custodian Staff

How I came into a relationship with Jesus Christ
My parents had stopped going to church for a while. There was a bus ministry for children and my mom allowed me to go each week. Every week two workers with the bus ministry stopped by my house to see if I would be riding the bus on Sunday. It was due to the faithful workers who cared and picked me up each week, that I accepted Christ as my savior when I was 12 years old
How I came to CDOBC
Gil found the church a few months after he moved here. He started attending CDOBC and felt welcomed and started making friendships. In Sept. 1997 I moved out here and we started attending the church together
What I do at CDOBC
I am the Supervisor of the Custodial Staff
Why I do what I do
I have always had a heart for service. When my kids were younger I needed to find a place where I could meet the needs of my family as well as serving others. Doing the custodial work allowed me to do this
At CDOBC since
1997
On staff since
1999-2001 & 2011-Present
Favorite verse 
Proverbs 3:5-6
Married to
Gil
Married since
1997
Children
Parker & Aubrey