Church Leadership

Thomas R. Daly

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Senior Pastor

Pastor Tom Daly is a native Arizonan born in Tucson and raised in the West Valley.  His parents were both dance instructors with Arthur Murray, and his father was the owner of the dance studio here in Phoenix.

 

Pastor Daly, Sr. became a second career pastor, moving his family to Central Illinois.  Daly graduated from Pekin Community High School and Eureka College, both in Illinois.  Daly then attended seminary at Fort Wayne, Indiana, and received his first call to serve a congregation in Western New York, south of Buffalo in 1984.

 

He later served four different congregations in Central Illinois before accepting the call to Trinity Lutheran Church in Fountain Hills in 2005, where he served for fourteen years, before accepting the call to Fountain of Life.

 

Pastor Daly was installed at Fountain of Life Lutheran Church on September 22, 2019.

Jerry Hans

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President

Jerry retired after 37 years as a Sr. Scientist and Engineering Manager of an Advanced Design Department at Hughes Aircraft Co. in El Segundo, CA., which became Raytheon Corp.

After moving to Sun City and playing a lot of golf, Jerry opted to become a Real Estate Agent to fill his spare time.

 

He and his wife Karen started visiting Fountain of Life in October 2019 and, not long after, found it to be their new home Church.

Gary Hobbs

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Vice-President

Growing up on several military bases throughout the east coast, Gary graduated from high school in South Carolina. He then enlisted in the US Air Force and completed a twenty-year career as a Medical  Administration Specialist. 

 

After leaving the service, Gary served for three and a half years as the Personnel Director for a multi-car dealership in O’Fallon, IL. While living in Southern Illinois, he also taught evening classes for Southwestern Illinois College for eighteen years and served as a Field Manager during the US Census 2000, where he was responsible for all operations in two counties.

In September 2009, Gary and his wife, Janette, moved to Sun City to see new things in the west.

In July 2021, Gary retired a second time after working for 11 years as a Medical Admin Coordinator in several Maricopa County jails. 

Currently, Gary serves as the Vice-President of our congregation, as an Elder, and as the Editor for the “Fountain Connection” which is our church's monthly newsletter.