Rev. Dr. Barbara Doerrer-Peacock has been in the Southwest Conference since 1994. She and her husband Rich served as co-pastors at the Chino Valley Community Church and South Mountain Community Church. She served as intentional interim at Scottsdale Congregational UCC, and most recently at Desert Heritage Church. She also served associate pastor at Velda Rose United Methodist Church in Mesa. Between 1998 and 2008, she was one of the adjunct staff of the Southwest Conference serving in various capacities including stewardship, church renewal, and five years as camp director. She was ordained in the Wisconsin Conference in 1985. She and Rich have three grown children, one granddaughter, and a strong-willed terrier.
Dear SW Conference Friends and Colleagues,
I'm honored to be entrusted with filling in for Bill in order to allow him important time and flexibility for a good recovery. In spending the last week trying to get up to speed, I've been impressed with the thoroughness and ways Bill and our staff keep the bazillions of details well in hand. With their help, and your patience, I'm sure we'll be able to keep the work of our beloved Conference going for the next few months. Don't hesitate to call, email or text me with concerns and questions, as you would for Bill. I'm quickly discovering that my new mantra is, "If I don't know, I'll do my best to find out!"
I'm looking forward to walking with you and God's Spirit for this time!
Bill update: He is doing great and expects to be back at the end of July!