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Leadership at Lutheran Church of the Foothills

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Pastor Naomi Hartman

Senior Pastor

Pastor Naomi Hartman joined the Lutheran Church of the Foothills community in December 2021.  After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Texas Lutheran University, Pastor Naomi went on to receive her Masters in Divinity from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg.  She was ordained as a Pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on November 29, 2009, at her home church in Abilene, Texas.


For twelve years she served congregations in rural Nebraska and urban and suburban Maryland. Along with her husband, Rev. Greg Hartman, and their three children, Pastor Naomi is excited to participate in a congregation of faith that actively proclaims the inclusion of all God’s people in worship and fellowship.  She strongly advocates for Anti-Racism, Radical Hospitality and LGBTQIA+ inclusivity in our communities and, most importantly, in Christ’s church. She supports Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries and is a member of Proclaim, a professional community for LGBTQIA+ Lutheran ministry leaders.

Pastor Naomi invites you to join us for worship and fellowship at Lutheran Church of the Foothills. Come and feel the welcome and supportive love of these servants of God who are called to share God’s love with all people.  

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Stacy Bade

Office Administrator

Stacy has over 35 years experience in marketing, education, and community service. A graduate of the University of Illinois, she worked as a copywriter in in-house marketing departments for various companies, then later switched to teaching in elementary schools both in central Illinois and Arizona. In addition, she has had the opportunity to volunteer with a variety of community organizations. At home, Stacy loves to hike local trails and attend Tucson Pops concerts with her husband, Andy, bake artisanal bread, and read lots of books.


Dr. Andy Bade

Celebration Choir and Music Director

Andy Bade is a versatile musician and conductor, leading church, school, and community choirs, bands, and orchestras from elementary school through college. He has taught at Central Arizona College, the Fred Fox School of Music at the University of Arizona, and the Osher Life-Long Learning Institute at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He plays trumpet and euphonium and has performed with the Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana, Tucson Symphony Orchestra Chorus, and True Concord as a choral vocalist and narrator. In addition to his doctorate in conducting from the University of Arizona, he holds MM and MA degrees in conducting and church music. Andy is also well known in Southern Arizona as a classical music radio host for Classical 90.5, KUAT-FM.

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Back (left to right): Marty Lueking, Member At-large; Bryan Daum, Vice President and Financial Secretary; Gene Hoyme, President; Ken Goode, II, Secretary

Front (left to right): Kristen Birner, Member At-large; Bethany Boyd, Member At-large; Pastor Naomi Hartman

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Ellie Mae Nelson

Council Treasurer

Dr. Ji Sun Lee

Pianist and Organist

Ji Sun Lee, a South Korean-born pianist, organist, and church musician, has performed concerts in South Korea, United States, Brazil, Germany, and Italy. She has won top prizes in several competitions, including first prizes in the President's Concerto Competition at the University of Arizona and the Contemporary Music Society Competition at Arizona State University. She was invited to perform as a guest artist at the New American Piano Series, Arizona State University, and also in different states in Brazil, including Villa Lobos Institute-Uni Rio, to perform and give master classes. She also has an extensive background as a church musician and has served in churches in South Korea and the United States.

Dr. Lee holds her Bachelor’s degrees in Church Music from Presbyterian College, South Korea, a Master’s degree from Arizona State University and a Doctoral degree in Piano Performance and second Master’s degree in Organ Performance from the University of Arizona.

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