Welcome New Staff Members!

adriana bio picAdriana Hernandez — Office Manager

Adriana is the proud, bragging mother of three adults who not only taught her patience, teenage-survival tactics and pure joy but they also helped her see that she had a lot more to learn to teach them about their individual faith walks.  Adriana also has three handsome grandsons who taught her it is fun to let them do naughty things and eat junk food in order to provide paybacks (because she had to learn teenage-survival tactics).  

Adriana has experience in providing administrative support for non-profits and churches.  She loves organizing and Excel spreadsheets.  She is a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church.  Currently, she is an active member at First UMC Gilbert where she is a Stephen Minister, chair of the Missions team, teaches Senior High Sunday school, and updates their website.

Life is good, she is thankful for this and all her blessings and is very thankful for the opportunity to serve this congregation!  

Jennie Blomquist — Bell Choir DirectorJennie Blomquist

Jennie is a 47 year resident of Scottsdale, 27 of which she spent teaching in the Scottsdale school district. She is married to Roy Blomquist who was a long-term project manager for Motorola, American Express, and IBM. Roy is also an organist and handbell director. Between them, they have four children, 15 grandchildren, and 1 great-granddaughter.

Jennie has been involved in handbells for 35 years. She has played and subbed in a variety of church choirs over the years. She and her husband are members of Handbell Musicians of America and were in leadership roles in Arizona and Area 11 where they planned and attended many local and state events and attended many National Seminars around the country. For the last 17 years, she has been a member of Campanillas del Sol, an auditioned community bell choir. She has traveled extensively with bells, having attended international symposia in Australia and Japan, enjoyed a Campanillas performing tour to the Netherlands, Belgium, and France and most recently educational trips to Israel, Finland, and Estonia and last summer to the Netherlands, Germany, and Switzerland.

Jennie’s other hobbies include cooking, reading, machine embroidery, and three Golden Retrievers.