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Santa Cruz Valley United Methodist Church

Where LOVE Lives

Join us for Worship - every Sunday at 10 a.m.
50 E. Duval Road; Green Valley

In Person and on Facebook Live  

We have moved!
Worshipping now at 50 E. Duval Road; Green Valley

A Note From Our Pastor

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Reverend Meredith was born in the Bible Belt of the east Texas Piney Woods. She comes from five generations of Methodists and credits her paternal grandmother for the example that our Methodist faith is lived through more than attending church on Sundays.


She and her husband, Stephane, have been married for 22 years and have four kids – Emi (21), Gus (18), Tess (16), and Molly (13) - three dogs, and 22 chickens. She is a trail runner, and her love language is baking. She wakes up really, really early, loves a good bowl of chips and salsa, and still holds onto her childhood dream of being in a folk band. She moved with her family to Tucson from Texas in 2007.


She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. Her dissertation research is on pastoral care. She has earned a Master of Divinity with a concentration in congregational practices at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, a Master of Science in Psychology with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy, and B.S. in Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to receiving an unexpected call to ordained ministry during General Conference 2019, she worked as a therapist while preparing to take the national exam as a Marriage and Family therapist and spent 14 years in secondary education as adjunct faculty teaching college Psychology courses.


She is passionate about helping congregations find ways to connect to the community and serve outside the church. She loves to help mobilize people, help engage their talents and gifts into tangible acts of service, and take all of the great things about our church and our faith into our community as a resource and source of hope. Her calling is to pastoral care and specialized ministry and advocacy to all families, but especially to those that are unhoused, refugee/asylum seekers, LGBTQIA+, and those touched by mental illness.

About Our Church

Santa Cruz Valley's Mission:

A multi-generational church, connecting, sharing and growing in the love of Christ.

Santa Cruz Valley's Vision:

An accepting church inspired and empowered by God to serve the world.

Our United Methodist heritage is rooted in a deep and profound understanding of God's grace. This incredible grace flows from God's great love for us.

Grace can be defined as the love and mercy God gives us because God wants us to have it, not because of anything we have done to earn it. We read in Ephesians 2:8-9 (NRSV), "For by grace you have been saved through faith and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God - not the result of works, so that no one may boast."

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“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can."

John Wesley

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