Meet our Pastors and Staff

Rev. John Cheek, Interim Pastor

John began serving at The Holy Way in June 2019. He is a native Arizonan who grew up in the small farming town of Elfrida, about 25 miles north of Douglas.  At the end of a 24-year police career, John began studying for ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary, where he earned a Master of Divinity degree.  John also holds an AA degree in Police Science from Cochise College and a BS in Public Administration from the University of Arizona. John and his wife, Lou, are beginning but enthusiastic weavers.  John has 3 sons and 4 grandsons, all of whom are in Tucson. He served as an Associate Pastor at Northminster Presbyterian Church here in Tucson for 12 years, and as Transitional Minister at First Presbyterian Church, Silver City NM for 3 years.

Rev. Ed. Parsil, Parish Visitor

Ed has been our Parish Visitor since 1996. He grew up in Highland Park, New Jersey, received a BA Degree from Central College in Iowa, and Master of Divinity at New Brunswick Theological Seminary in NJ. He served as a missionary in East Harlem Protestant Parish in New York City, and pastored churches in Hoboken, NJ, North Brunswick, NJ and Tucson, before retiring in 1995. Ed and his wife Anita are active members of The Holy Way and love the fellowship they find here.

Kathy Walsh-Americano, Administrative Assistant / Financial Secretary

Kathy joined our staff as Administrative Assistant in April 2016, and became Financial Secretary in September 2019. She grew up in Rancho Cucamonga, California, but has lived in Tucson for the past 15 years.  Kathy keeps things moving in the office at The Holy Way, always with a smile on her face. She loves people and enjoys helping others out. She is also one of our Sunday School teachers, bringing joy to our children as she teaches them about God's love. Kathy is married to Raul and they have a daughter, Alyssa, who also loves God. Their family cherishes moments together and playing with their two dogs, Chaos & Havoc, and a cat, Ivy. 

Astrid Chan, Pianist

Astrid Chan received her doctorate and masters degrees in Piano Performance from the University of Arizona.  Astrid has been teaching private and group piano lessons for all levels for over twelve years, and is currently the piano teacher at the Arizona State School for the Deaf and the Blind.  She also serves on the committee for the Tucson Music Teachers Association Ensemble concert and is the secretary for the Arizona State Music Teachers Association. Astrid's enthusiasm bursts through the piano keys as she leads our music every Sunday morning.

Ryan Phillips, Director of Music

Ryan holds a BM in Music Education from the University of Arizona, and a MM in Choral Conducting from Northern Arizona University. Before his second degree, he directed at the Holy Way Presbyterian from 2014-17 and loved the perseverance and kindness from the church singers. He is pleased to be back directing this group once again. Ryan has taught high school choir and guitar at the Academy of Tucson and currently teaches middle school guitar classes at the Gregory School. While at NAU, he led the Harter Memorial Handbell Choir as his graduate assistantship. He also directs the Arizona Repertory Singers, an audition only ensemble of 50+ singers.

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Join us for worship at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays!


There are two parking lots, one paved and one gravel, for easy access.

We look forward to seeing you Sunday!

Office Hours:

8:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Tuesday - Thursday


4040 S. Bilbray Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85746



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4040 S. Bilbray Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85746  520-883-9417