Elizabeth Bannister joined the staff in November 2018 as the Director of Operations. She manages the upkeep of the building and grounds, custodial services, office operations, facility use, and the audio-visual ministry. She also coordinates work with various facility contractors. Elizabeth has a master’s degree in Engineering Management and has worked for more than 30 years in the areas of construction and facilities management before she retired in early 2018. Elizabeth has been a member of Paradise Valley United Methodist Church for more than 20 years. She was trained as a Stephen Minister and has served on the Caring Ministry Team, Board of Trustees, and Women’s Retreat Planning Committee. Elizabeth has a passion for adventure and loves to travel, play tennis and hike.