Senior Interim pastor Rick Gates

Pastor Rick can be reached at 480-695-4153 or by email at

karen blue

office administrator

Karen is one of the founding members of Coolwater. After retiring from American Express, Karen has worked as Office Administrator since 2017.

In addition to working at Coolwater, Karen serves on the Church Board, is active in the church's Outreach efforts, and has served as Champion for the Foothills Hunger Walk.

Please contact Karen at 480-585-5554, or by email at if you have any questions regarding the use of our facilities or other administrative questions.

William Sawyer

William began his role as Coolwater's Music Director in May 2021. Working as a music teacher at Empower College Prep, William teaches choir, keyboard, guitar, and theatre production.

He and his wife Amanda recently celebrated the birth of their first child, a daughter named Hazyl, on March 19th.

William has led music in worship for 11 years, most recently for East Mesa Christian Church.