Meet our Board & Staff

Sherylynn Viale

Sherylynn Viale is the Executive Director and Founder of UPTOHIM® Ministries.  Prior to starting the ministry she served as the Director of Training & Certification Program for Peacemaker Ministries, where she oversaw the establishment, coordination, promotion and administration of all training events for the ministry, as well as its Certification Program.
Sherylynn has been a care giver to several family members and friends, with special emphasis in caring for individuals suffering from cancer, heart disease, lung disease, Parkinson’s, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease.  Sherylynn is a licensed Arizona attorney, a trained Advocate with the Alzheimer’s Association, a member of Life Transitions Alliance, as well as the Education and Resource Committees of the Arizona Caregiver Coalition.  She facilitates care giver support groups and, as a conflict and life coach, mediator, speaker, and writer, she encourages, exhorts, and equips individuals to live empowered lives based on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. More about Sherylynn

Pat Durocher

Pat Durocher is the Founder and CEO of Global Cynergies, LLC., a hotel and venue selection company that offers solutions in sourcing rooms and meeting space for local, regional and global events.  Ms. Durocher previously served as CEO and Co-Founder of Travel PIE, LLC., and as President of Discover the World Marketing.  Ms. Durocher received a Master’s degree in International Business from Western International University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University.  She is a CPA and a member of the Arizona State Board of Accountancy.

Pastor Tom Vasiliow

Pastor Tom Vasiliow is the overseeing Pastor of HomeGrown Friends Fellowships of Arizona, a “Simple Church” network in the Phoenix-metro area (house church).  HomeGrown Friends Fellowships is part of the Evangelical Friends Church Southwest regional family of churches comprised of people who believe that we are better together than we are by ourselves.  This regional denomination of churches share resources and work collectively to fulfill the Great Commission in the spirit of the Great Commandment by serving one another, reaching out to their communities, developing leaders, sending missionaries and starting new churches locally and globally.  In addition to holding ordination credentials from the Church of the Nazarene, Pastor Tom is currently a recorded Friends pastor with Evangelical Friends Church Southwest (EFC-SW).  Prior to full-time pastoral ministry, Pastor Tom spent 21 years in the commercial graphic design industry in New York City as an Associate Art Director.

Sharon Johnson

Sharon Johnson is a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She is a Legal Guardian for individuals, participates in long term care arbitrations and has trained first responders in the nuances of dementia. She is a Christian counselor and has taught preschool through 12th grades. Ms. Johnson has served her local church in a myriad of ways, including by leading various Bible studies. She holds a BS in Education and Psychology, as well as a Counseling Degree.
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