A Presbyterian Church Serving Yuma, AZ

Our Staff



Dan Albertson


Sierra Vista has selected an Interim Pastor for the congregation. Pastor Dan Albertson was ordained a Presbyterian pastor in December of 1997 and has served many congregations in his career. Dan’s focus these past years has been his outreach Ministry to the homeless population in Chandler and greater Phoenix, through the I-HELP Program as the Chandler Christian Community Center now known as AZCEND. Dan was the designated pastor at Southminster Presbyterian Church, Phoenix, AZ. He is a Commissioner at the Synod of the Southwest, a member of the Finance & Property committees and a member of the Mid Council of Resources at the Grand Canyon Presbytery PCUSA. Most recently, Pastor Dan was the Gap Interim pastor of the Mount Cross Lutheran Church in Payson, AZ and the Interim at Mount Olives Lutheran Church in Phoenix, AZ.

Dan is a proud father of three adult children: Immanuel, Victor, and Grace. Pastor Dan is the father-in-law to Haley and grandpa to 10 month old Zoey.

Sierra Vista is pleased to welcome Dan to Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church.




Brian Claar

Director of Evangelism and Music Ministry

Brian has been part of the worship services as Director of Music Ministries at Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church since October of 2000. Brian plays keyboards, horns and is a vocalist. His stage presence, confidence and comedy are part of the fun in worship. His training is very diverse and comes mainly from years of entertaining on the road as a musician, singer and comedian all over North America. Brian works diligently to assure that the music helps to deliver the message and add to the worship service experience.

Brian also leads the annual children's Christmas program and teaches adult Sunday school.

Brian with his wife Paula praise God for the blessings of the family of Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church.




Mary Ellen Cutlip


Mary Ellen has served as Organist and Pianist since 1980.



Sarahi Shriver

Administrative Assistant

Sarahi began working at Sierra Vista in late 2021. Prior to that she served in various capacities in multiple locations. She is proficient with Adobe products and is artistic. She provides all graphic support along with being the focal point for church communications. She is married to Bryan Shriver and they have two sons – Lucas and Joshua.