Our Story

Capilla del Sol Christian Church has served in the Northwest area of Tucson over 30 years. The Church is associated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a fellowship of Christians whose roots go back to the beginning of the 19th century as a movement to unify Christians. The leaders then decided that the unity of Christians was of central importance and proposed that all believers unite on loyalty to Jesus Christ and the authority of the Bible for defining faith and practice. The emphasis was that on those elements essential to salvation, as plainly revealed in Scripture, there could be unity. In all other matters there should be freedom of belief with the emphasis upon love for all. The Church understands itself to be a part of the timeless, universal Body of Christ that embraces all who acknowledge Jesus as Lord. We often say, “We want to be known as Christians only, but fully realize that we are not the only Christians.”

We affirm that our mission includes the following: to glorify God in worship and life; to proclaim by word and deed the Good News about Jesus Christ that others might find new life in Him; to nurture believers into a mature faith; and to promote healing service to the community and to the world.

We invite those who are not Christians to join with us in a pilgrimage of faith, exploring what it means to know Jesus as Savior and Leader of life. In Jesus there is opportunity for a new beginning in life for he grants us forgiveness of our sins. He gives to us the Spirit of God to enable us to live the Christian life. He grants to us the promise of eternal life. We invite those who are believers and seek to find a community of faith where they can worship, explore, serve, have fun, and all that life in Christ can offer, to join with us.

Rev. Sherry Willerton

Rev. Sherry Willerton

Interim Minister

 

 

 

Jess Edelbrock

Jess Edelbrock

Music Director

Jess graduated from Northern Arizona University with a B.M. in Choral Education and Piano in 2013. While attending NAU, she served as the music director for the Lutheran Campus Ministries. After graduating and teaching high school choir for a year she decided to come back to Tucson to get married to and start a life with her now husband. She currently teaches general music, chorus, and orchestra at Mesa Verde Elementary and is an associate conductor with the Tucson Girls Chorus.

Wayne and Joyce Anderson

Wayne and Joyce Anderson

Custodians

Long time and active members of the church, Joyce and Wayne also help keep the facilities clean and maintained.
Jane Hart

Jane Hart

Administrative Assistant

Jane serves Capilla del Sol Christian Church as its Administrative Assistant, staffing the office part time. Jane is a long-time member of Capilla del Sol and loves the church. She’s happy to serve in this capacity.