Sunday, November 26  |  11:00 am  |  Sanctuary

The congregation will meet for a brief congregational meeting for the sole purpose of filling three vacancies on the Board of Deacons and one vacancy on the Session immediately after 10:00 worship. Information about nominees will be available this coming week and on the day of the meeting. 

The following Pinnacle members have agreed to serve:

Elder Nominee:


Melissa Felt came to Arizona in 2011 from Chicago, where she was a member of Fourth Presbyterian Church.  Melissa grew up in a small town in Oklahoma and attended Oklahoma State University where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Business.  Shortly after graduating, Melissa began her career in sales with Sanofi Pasteur, where she has worked for 15 years.  Melissa and her husband, Lucas, along with their two young children, Mack and Celia, started attending Pinnacle in June of 2015 and became members in the fall of 2015.  She has since become involved with many of the children's ministries through teaching Godly Play, serving on the Children's Ministry Committee, and teaching the Wee Singers Choir on Wednesday nights.  In her spare time, Melissa enjoys cooking, reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Deacon Nominees:


Nancy Kuyper Lashutka relocated to the Scottsdale area from Northern Virginia in 1999 and joined Pinnacle Presbyterian shortly thereafter. She joyfully rang with the Pinnacle Pealers for 16 years and has served on the Music Committee, as an usher, and the 2016 Rummage sale. Nancy retired in 2014 from a career in health care that included leadership positions at Mayo Clinic, Prudential Healthcare, and Kaiser Permanente.  She graduated with a BS in Medical Technology from Ohio State and MBA from Virginia Tech. Originally from Ohio, Nancy and her husband, Tom, have 3 grown children and frequently visit 7 grandchildren in Columbus and 3 in Great Falls, VA.  She looks forward to serving Pinnacle’s mission as a member of Open Table #8.


Susan Lickman was born in Ohio but moved to Phoenix when she was five years old. She was a dental hygienist for 33 years. She is now retired and lives in Fountain Hills with her husband, Hank. She as two married children with four grandchildren. She enjoys hiking, golfing and volunteering.





Susan Stanton and her family have proudly been members at Pinnacle since 1995.  She and her father have both had the privilege of serving as Deacons at Pinnacle! Her family spent thirty years in the Navy, during which time they were able to travel quite extensively.  She especially enjoyed duty stations at Chinhae, Korea and on the island of Oahu! Susan received her undergraduate teaching degree at ASU, and graduate degree at NAU.  She has been teaching children for the past twenty-three years, currently teaching at a Title 1 school.