Meet our Pastors and Staff

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Reverend Tina Salvaneschi

Pastor
 

       Pastor Tina Salvaneschi has over twenty-five years experience in both business and ministry. She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, holds a real estate license, and serves her community as a pastor and local missionary. She holds a Masters in Christian Studies and a Masters of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary.

      Recently, Reverend Salvaneschi was the Pastor and head of staff of the Kirk of the Valley Presbyterian Church along with its pre-school and Elementary school. While at the Kirk, Pastor Pastor Tina built and fostered a new and collaborative environment between the church Session and school staff. She also developed a thriving children’s ministry that had not been in existence for years, and this ministry still continues to flourish. Pastor Tina managed the multi-million dollar church/school budget and was able to cut expenses and increase revenue by 25%, and under her leadership, new families began attending church and the youth became involved in church service on a regular basis.

     

     Pastor Tina is the Founder of The Artists Outlet Church (TAO), a PCUSA 1001 Worshipping Community, which is a mobile community where creatives, fine artists and families love one another and experience faith in Jesus Christ and the arts together. Trained as a dancer, classical clarinetist and saxophonist, Pastor Tina’s love for the arts began as a child, and she has found a deep spiritual connection between faith and the arts that continues to form who she is today. She is also the former Associate Director of Outreach at Fuller Seminary’s Brehm Center for Worship, Theology and the Arts.

     

      Prior to her full time commitment in ministry, Pastor Tina founded and owned a mortgage and real estate company where she served the community as a banker, financial advisor, and real estate agent.

     Pastor Tina and her husband Stephen enjoy concerts, dancing, wine tasting, travel, country music, art shows, magic, hiking, bike riding and being out in nature …and laughing together.

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Kathy Americano

Office Manager/Bookkeeper
Kathy@holywaytucson.org

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Ryan Phillips

Director of Music

Ryan@holywaytucson.org

     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.