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 leads the Adult & Family Ministries, providing oversight of our Men's & Women's Ministries, Adult Bible Studies, Small Groups, and Adult Classes. He also assists members of our church family to get connected to counseling resources.
Worship Arts Director
Billy grew up in Phoenix and started playing violin when he was 5 years old. When he was 13 years old, he decided the violin wasn’t cool enough so he started playing guitar in hopes of getting noticed by girls. Eventually, it worked! Billy met Arianna and they were married in 2008. They have 4 kids: Emmalyn, Eleanor, Anderson, and Ivy. Billy is passionate about congregational singing and using music in the home to help parents teach the Bible to their kids.
Worship Production Director
Adam was born and raised in Indiana and moved to Phoenix in 2002 to pursue a Bachelors Degree in Christian Education from Grand Canyon University. He is grateful for his amazing wife Krista, whom he married in 2020. He loves to see our volunteer leaders bring their gifts and talents before the Lord to serve in the amazing work of sharing the Gospel here at Desert View Bible Church.
Youth Ministry Director - High School
Nick Fergerson is from Tucson, AZ where he graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor in Family Studies and Human Development. Now, he has a Masters in Christian Leadership from Hope International University. He has been married to his wife, Caitlyn, since October 2018, and they have two daughters, Penelope born in February of 2021 and Ava in November of 2022.
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, and they welcomed William Joseph IV into their family in July of 2022. Billy leads our 56 Street and Junior High Ministries.
Children's Ministry Director
Grace is originally from Gallup, New Mexico, but moved to Phoenix in 2008 to attend Arizona Christian University, where she earned her B.S. in Behavioral Health in 2012, followed by an M.A. in Human Services (Marriage & Family) from Liberty University in 2014. Grace has been an active volunteer at Desert View for over 10 years, and she brings with her a wealth of experience in ministering to children, families, and volunteers.
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 married children and 7 grandchildren.
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.
Sunday Facilities Manager
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.
Hayden was born in Phoenix, raised in a loving Christian home in Atlanta, Georgia, and was born again in Phoenix when her family moved to the Valley and began attending Desert View in 2017. Hayden recently graduated from the Creative Arts in Worship Discipleship Training School with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) in Boston. Now, she is a student at Arizona Christian University, pursuing her B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies. Hayden has a passion for the arts to be redeemed and used for the sake of the Gospel, and for this generation to be discipled and encouraged to use their gifts—not for their own glory but for Jesus’ glory.
Kelley is a Phoenix native who attended Phoenix Christian High School. She earned her B.A. in English from John Brown University in Arkansas, where she met and married her college sweetheart, Bryan. Together, they have three adult children: Nathon, Kirstyn, and Hayden Beth. Kelley spent 20+ years homeschooling them PreK-12. The Burwick family began attending DVBC as soon as they relocated back to Phoenix in the fall of 2017, after having lived near Atlanta for 12 years. Kelley is thrilled to be working in the office, supporting the DVBC staff and people in the church community every day.
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.
Ministry Assistant & Website Manager
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 (2 are with Jesus) and 7 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 adult and prayer ministries and manages the website.
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.
Mike was raised in the North San Francisco Bay Area through his teen years. He met his wife Karen in the Truckee/Lake Tahoe area and they were married in 1984. They relocated from the Sierra Nevada mountains to the Sonoran Desert in 1994. Mike and Karen are proud parents (Jonathan and Kendra) and grandparents of five beautiful girls. All live close by in the North Phoenix area where Mike and Jonathan lead a local residential real estate team. Mike also has a married son, Robert, currently residing in Southern California. Mike has been a part of Desert View since 2008 and has served on the Desert View Shepherd Board, totaling almost 6 years.
Shepherding Board Chairman
Jack came to Christ in 1977. In the last 45 years Jack has led Men’s ministry efforts, hosted community groups and taught Sunday school classes, in addition to coaching HS football. Jack has served 30+ years in development and vision implementation, and has served ministries like Greater Europe Mission, Partners in Christ, and Food for the Hungry, where he spent 12 years before joining Langham Partnership where he currently serves as COO and Director of Development. He has a master’s in educational administration, and he helped start a Christian school that still provides students a strong biblical foundation today. Jack and his wife, Debbie, have three adult children, nine grandchildren and a great granddaughter.
Jeff is a native of Indiana, relocating to Phoenix due to a job transfer in 1995. Upon retiring from the insurance industry after forty years, Jeff has enjoyed refurbishing a cabin in the Flagstaff area and doing woodworking. Jeff and his wife Carolyn enjoy traveling, cheering for the Grand Canyon University athletic teams as members of the Lopes Club, and spending time among their sixteen grandchildren as often as their busy schedules permit. Aside from duties as a shepherd at DVBC, Jeff volunteers with the AWANA clubs and co-leads a men’s Bible study group.
Shepherd - Secretary
Miles was born in Phoenix but was raised in Grenada as a missionary kid. He graduated from LeTourneau University in 1973 with a Mechanical Engineering degree and worked 35 years at Honeywell Aerospace. During that time, he earned an MBA from Thunderbird Graduate School. He then “retired” to become a missions pastor in a local church for seven years before becoming a senior staff member of Global Training Network. In 1976 he married Terri, and together they have three children and ten grandchildren. Miles is passionate about outreach and missions and would love to see every believer involved in obeying the Great Commission.
Rev. Larry Fultz
Rev. Larry Fultz is an ordained minister who began his ministry in 1965 and has served 4 churches as a Youth Director and Senior Pastor. He and his wife, Lily, became Ministry Partners of Desert View Bible Church in 2006 upon his retirement from ministry, and has served in various capacities since joining. Presently, he is serving in adult education as a teacher and in the Men's Bible Studies ministry. On occasions, he fills the pulpit for Pastor Ben. Larry and Lily have 6 children, 9 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.
My journey with the Lord started in 8th grade. That is when the Lord pierced me through with the truth, while attending Scottsdale Bible Church. However, it wasn’t until about 6 years later (while attending NAU) that I was truly ready to receive Jesus Christ not only as my Savior, but, follow Him as my Lord! Shortly, thereafter, I met Renee who would eventually become my wife in 1994. We have been blessed with 3 daughters (Briana, Desirae and Caylie) and our extended family has grown with 2 fantastic Sons-in Law. We have been attending Desert View Bible Church since day one at Cactus Shadows High School (church in the box). Professionally, I have been a Financial Advisor since 1992 and I am truly humbled and honored to serve as a Shepherd, here at DVBC.
Terry is originally from Mississippi, but has lived in the Phoenix area since December, 2018. He and Judy began attending Desert View in January, 2019, and became Ministry Partners that spring. He and Judy have 3 children and five grandchildren. Shortly after beginning to attend Desert View, Terry joined the Men's Bible Study, along with a Community Small Group. In addition to serving as a Deacon/Shepherd for several churches, Terry has also served as Church Treasurer, Sunday School teacher, and has been involved in mission activities in the U.S., Romania, and most recently in Kenya, Africa.
Bill married his high school sweetheart Kate after returning from Vietnam serving with the Marine Corps. They have been married 56yrs. They are blessed with 3 children and 8 grandchildren. Bill came to Christ at the age of 53 at Scottsdale Bible Church. That was to become the beginning of his adventure following Jesus Christ. Obedience to this prayer has led to a life of service. “Lord I don’t know how you can use me, you lead. I will follow. For 23yrs Bill has had a passion for serving the Lord and his Church family. He has previously served as a Shepherd, small group leader, teaches adult baptism classes, has the privilege of baptising adults, after service prayer team, usher, and a mentor. And is honoured to serve as a Shepherd at Desert View Bible Church.
My wife, Darlene, daughter Desiree and I have attended DVBC since 2005. I served with the H.S. ministry for nine years and the security team since its inception. I just retired after 25 years as a police officer and have started a consulting business. With God's great blessings, DVBC has helped raise my daughter into a strong Christian adult, has greatly strengthened my wife's faith, and taught me to let go of the past and to "give all to God." But I'm most grateful for the power of prayer and worship, which has brought us closer together and closer to Jesus.