Greg and Tara Hintz have been in ministry together for over decade. They started in 1999, working in a homeless shelter, playing music during church services and feeding the hungry right after the service. Then they began ministering to children as Greg took a position as a Director of Youth and Family Ministries/Office Administrator at a non-denominational church in Lorain, Ohio. After a brief hyatus selling real estate, Greg decided to reenter ministry and took a job as a Director of Youth and Family Ministries at a Presbyterian Church in Arizona. This is where God planted a vision in his heart to
plant a church.
Greg works full time in ministry reaching out in the city of Wickenburg and teaches at a local clinic working with patients who struggle with eating disorders. He also has a passion for the needy and works tirelessly to assure that the many needs of the community are being met. Tara works hard in the ministry and loves being a mother and raising her three wonderful boys ~ Dylan, Zion and Xander. She is also actively involved in reaching the women of Wickenburg. >> EMAIL GREG <<
Jeremy began working in part-time ministry in 2001 in a church in Scottville, MI. He was eventually brought on full-time as the Pastor of Worship and Youth. In 2007 Jeremy moved to Arizona, where he spent four years working as a computer specialist until he felt God’s call to reenter the ministry. His unique background in music, technology and ministry makes him a great fit for the needs of The Place.
Jeremy met his wife, Meghann, in college, where they were both studying music. They now live in Wickenburg, where Meghann teaches math to 6th and 7th graders. They have two boys, Samuel and Jonathan, and are happy to be raising them in a family based community with the support and love of a thriving church family.
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Sherelle Willingham was born and raised in the cold, wet, evergreen state of Washington. She, her five sisters, and her spirited thoroughbred/quarter horse Tarby, grew up next to the Skokomish River, where not only flooding waters snake across the roads and fields on a frequent basis, but spawning salmon as well.
In 1987 Sherelle earned her bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Montana State University. A year later she followed her love of justice and entered law school, attending classes at night and substitute teaching during the day. After graduating, Sherelle began her law career representing plaintiffs in employment law and personal injury matters.
During her career, Sherelle has relentlessly pursued a love of God, church, family, community and KIDS! For decades she has worked with children alongside other children’s ministry volunteers who are passionate about the tremendous impact children’s ministry can have on kids and families. She is unapologetically committed to developing leaders who share this passion and is eternally grateful to her former pastors at New Bridge Community Church in Olympia, Washington, who patiently poured into her life the leadership principles and passions that define her today.
Sherelle, her husband Eddy and sons Jentzen and Jaerden moved to the Great State of Arizona in 2011. They started attending The Place after kids from Wickenburg High School recommended the youth group to their sons. The family currently resides part- time in Arizona and part-time in Washington.
Meaghan moved to Arizona in 2009 from Georgia, where she attended college. She began working with children in 2001 as an art counselor at a non-denominational Christian youth camp in Macon, Georgia. Meaghan has since taught and tutored elementary age children and counseled middle to high school students. She has volunteered for children's programs throughout the southeastern United States and all the way to Central America.
In Arizona, Meaghan began working at a rehabilitation facility for young adults struggling with addiction, where she also taught art classes. She felt immediately at home when she began attending service at The Place. She is passionate about working with others, teaching, and the visual arts. Meaghan feels privileged to work with The Place for Kids where she gets to worship, teach, and play weekly.