Staff & Shepherds
We look forward to getting to know you better. We invite you to take a few moments to get to know our Staff and Shepherding team. To learn more about us, just click the name below a picture.
Ben is originally from Michigan, and made his way to Phoenix via Southwest Florida and Dallas, TX. He is a graduate of the US Naval Academy, George Mason University, and holds a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. He is most grateful to be Melissa's husband and dad to Jacob, Joshua, and Ethan. Ben wants to see people follow Jesus more closely, and he would love to help you and your family put down roots and thrive here at Desert View!
Adult and Family Ministries Pastor
Mike Bohlmann is a Phoenix native and a graduate of Grand Canyon University and received his Master of Arts Degree from Wheaton College. Mike spent the first half of his career in Christian counseling until the Lord led him into full time music ministry in 2003. Mike married his beautiful wife Angi in 1993 and has two girls, Audrey and Carissa. Mike directs the Worship Arts Ministry and also assists members of our church family to get connected to counseling resources.
Youth Ministry Director - Middle School
Billy was born in New York but moved to Charlotte, North Carolina when he was twelve years old. Billy earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Youth Ministry from Liberty University in 2014, and has served in student ministries ever since. He married his High School sweetheart, Leanna, in 2016. Billy leads our 56 Street and Junior High Ministries.
Children's Ministry Director
Dawn is an Arizona native and has attended DVBC since 2006. She is blessed to be wife to Steve and mom to Katy and Noah. Dawn received her B.A. in Communication Disorders from Biola University and an M.S. from ASU in Speech and Hearing Science. She has a passion for helping kids fall in love with Jesus and is excited to serve the families of Desert View!
Worship Production Director
Adam was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN and moved to Phoenix in 2002 to pursue a bachelors degree in Christian Education from Grand Canyon University. He is so grateful that the Lord allowed him to marry his amazing wife, Krista, in 2020. Adam leads our Youth worship teams and our tech teams and loves to see our volunteer leaders step up and use their God given talents to share the Gospel here at Desert View.
Director of Finance
Don was born and raised in Indiana. He moved to Arizona in 2006 after retiring from the General Contracting and Real Estate Development firm that he owned for 25 years. Don and Dena were married in 1980, and they have 3 marred children and 4 grandchildren. In 2013 Don co-founded Belay Global, an international mission organization that creates Kingdom entrepreneurs and working professionals to reach the world for Christ. He also is a partner in an energy company in Rwanda that specializes in Hydro-Electric power project development.
Jenson Lahtinen was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He is currently attending Arizona State University pursuing a Bachelor’s in Accounting. He married his wife Emily in 2019. He has been attending and volunteering at Desert View since 2017, and currently works as the Facilities Manager.
Beth Scott grew up in a small town in Iowa. She married Bill in 1999 and they have two boys, Caleb and Derek. They moved to Phoenix in 2007. Beth has worked in the finance ministry at Desert View since September of 2012.
Ministry Assistant & First Impressions Coordinator
Krista was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She married her best friend, Adam, in 2020 and enjoys being able to work with him and pursue their passion of ministry together. She loves serving and praying for people. When she’s not serving at church, you can find her spending time with her family, taking her dog on long walks, or reading. She can’t wait to see where the Lord takes her and her family in the coming years.
Youth & Children's Ministry Assistant
Jacquelyn Mosher was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She married her husband in 2004 and they have three children. Before becoming a stay at home Mom and medical transcriptionist, Jacquelyn managed teams providing technical support for hotel management software. She joined the Kids in the Word team in 2015 and is excited to be a part of the Youth Ministry team here at DVBC.
Worship & Adult Ministries Assistant
Cindy Watson grew up in Iowa and had her first ‘official’ date with her husband, Gary for her 14th birthday. Married since 1966, they have 3 daughters, 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. After living in 5 different states, the Watsons landed in Omaha where Cindy completed her Bachelor of Music Education degree at UNO and taught K-9th grade music in the Omaha Public Schools. The Watsons moved to Phoenix in 1986 and started attending DVBC the first Sunday at the ‘Church in the Box.’ Cindy joined the staff in 2006 and is currently the ministry assistant for worship, adult, and prayer ministries.
Full Time Custodian
Stella is one half of our awesome fulltime custodial staff. Stella is a Phoenix native, married to Dennis for 21 years, having lived in Phoenix their entire married life. The Flahertys have 2 sons in the Phoenix area and a daughter who moved with her family to Connecticut in late fall 2020. They have also been blessed with 7 grandkids. Prior to coming on staff at DVBC, Stella’s focus was on caring for their grandkids. Dennis & Stella love to hike, especially mountain trails. Stella joined the DVBC staff in early 2020.
Full Time Custodian
Dennis is one half of our awesome fulltime custodial staff. Dennis is originally from Anoka, Minnesota, married to Stella for 21 years, having lived in Phoenix their entire married life. The Flahertys have 2 sons in the Phoenix area and a daughter who moved with her family to Connecticut in late fall 2020. They have also been blessed with 7 grandkids. Dennis has worked in many different fields within the construction industry, starting out in industrial injection molding. Dennis & Stella love to hike, especially mountain trails. Dennis joined the DVBC staff in 2020.
Part Time Custodian
Jim Mason is part of Desert View's custodial staff. Jim is the younger brother of DVBC's fouding pastor, Sandy. In 2016, Jim took an early retirement from school teaching in order to care-take his parents, Roy and Bonnie. Jim has been involved in Boys in the Book and is part of a Community Care group. Jim also has been a part of Along Side Ministries. Jim's favorite scripture is "We walk by faith, not by sight." His home church is Living Word Scottsdale. Although his hours at DVBC are limited, he enjoys keeping God's house as immaculate as possible!
Shepherding Board Chairman