Ali Clayton and Pastor Whitney Clayton.
Pastor Whitney Clayton is the lead pastor at Living Stone Community Church. Travelling all the way from Northern Kentucky to Mesa, Arizona, Whitney is passionate about bringing the gospel to the East Valley via a community centered approach. He and his lovely bride Ali have been married for over ten years. They have 4 children, three scrapping lads and an adorable little girl. Whitney grew up as a Pastor's Kid and has over eleven years in ministry. He is currently pursuing an M.Div.
“Kids need community too”- Whitney Clayton. We here at Living Stone believe firmly that kids are a precious resource and a blessing from God. Ali and her team display that passion through coordination of children’s classes and gospel-centered curriculum during our Sunday gatherings. At Living Stone, every child is loved, every child is wanted, and every child hears and sees each week how much Jesus loves them thanks to the extraordinary efforts of Ali and her amazing team.
Renee Balcastro - Communications Team Leader
Renee is helping to share the life changing message of Living Stone with the community of Eastmark and beyond. Renee utilizes a variety of tools including print and social media to keep the community abreast of all the amazing happenings right here at Living Stone.
Rob Ginn-Worship Leader
Rob has a passion for worship which manifests itself in the form of music. Through Rob’s diligent leadership, Living Stone’s worship team has expanded to include a plethora of harmonic voices and beautiful instruments. Rob is always on the look out for musical talent, both on the stage and behind-the-scenes (Read: Sound Runners). Rob would love to see you on Sunday so you can worship with us.
Rene and Bruce Story
Renee and Bruce Story serve as the Hospitality Team Leader and Outreach Team Leader Respectively.
Renee ensures that each and every person that walks through the doors of Living Stone feels welcome and wanted. Her warm smile and kind greeting pair well with the delicious coffee, tea, and snacks she and her team serve each and every Sunday. Once you experience her kindness, you will know why people call Living Stone home.
Bruce is our Outreach Team Leader. Bruce and his team ensure that all of us here at Living Stone are reaching out to the community in meaningful ways. This can come in the form of inviting a friend or neighbor to one of our gatherings, or making sure we as a church are aware of our communities needs. Bruce and his team serve a vital function of helping Living Stone keep a finger on the pulse of Eastmark and how we can be a blessing to our community.
Lora and Patrick Wissing
Lora and Patrick Wissing serve as Fiance and Groups leaders respectively.
The Bible calls us to be wise stewards with our finances and no one is better qualified to ensure Living Stone is being wise with their money than Lora Wissing. She is a loving, Godly woman with years of experience in the world of fiance and currently serves as a Corporate Controller. Living Stone is blessed her knowledge and expertise in this field.
One of the foundations of Living Stone is our various groups that meet during the week. We strongly believe in Community, that’s why it’s in our name. Patrick has genuine love for God and people that is hard to miss. He is also a small business owner and is gifted at organizing and leadership. When he is not busy running his own business, he is usually indulging his passion for the outdoors with his wife, Lora.