Welcome John Stone!
We are so excited to introduce John Stone and his wife Marisa! John’s call as lead pastor of Catalina Foothills Church was overwhelmingly and enthusiastically approved by the congregation on Sunday August 5. Once the presbytery approves his call, John plans to give first official sermon as our lead pastor on Sunday September 30th.
Please join us in thanking our search committee for many months of extraordinary effort. We look forward to welcoming John to this strategic position for our church.
-The session of Catalina Foothills Church.
Note of greeting to our church from John Stone:
Marisa and I are humbled, honored, and excited to accept your call to live among you as the pastor of Catalina Foothills Church. It has been such a wonderful experience getting to know your search committee and leaders, and we look forward to getting to know all of you. Thank you for this invitation. We look forward to moving there in late September. We are praying for you and ask that you would pray for us as we say so many goodbyes and work to move all our worldly goods to Tucson and also find a new home. We will be spending two weeks in Europe celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary which we have been planning for the last year. We are so excited. Again, thank you for this opportunity.
About John Stone:
John Stone was born in South Carolina and attended Clemson University, graduating in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education. John graduated in 1992 from Covenant Seminary with a Masters of Divinity. John is married to Marisa Tate Stone who graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Arts in English. They have three wonderful daughters: Sarah (22), Katherine (20), and Mary Simpson (18). John was a campus minister for 11 years: 4 at Belhaven College (92-96) in Jackson, Mississippi, and for 7 years in Knoxville at the University of Tennessee (96-03). John was the Assistant Coordinator (VP over ministry) (03-17) for RUF for 15 years. John is currently the part time Associate Pastor at Redeemer Church in Knoxville, part time with RYM serving as the Youth Leader Advancement Coordinator, and also the CEO of a small consulting firm. John and Marisa were married in 1992 and live in Knoxville, TN. John is also passionate about golf!