Youth Directors

Pastor Chris Tansey

Director of Youth Ministries


Back in my youth group days at La Casa de Cristo (2000-2006), I fell in love with Jesus and wanted nothing else than to help others discover and experience this amazing God. I was encouraged to go to Azusa Pacific University in Southern California where I received a degree in Youth Ministries and Biblical Studies and then continued on to receive a Masters in Divinity. I was then invited to apply and receive my dream job back in AZ at La Casa.

I didn’t come back to AZ empty handed tho! I got to know my wife Cat while taking her on rock climbing dates in California. We’re both pretty outdoorsy and enjoy rock climbing, camping, and cycling. We’re also pretty chill and enjoy playing cards and board games, like Settlers of Catan, Bears vs. Babies, and Nertz! We’ve also entered the parenting season of life and have two wonderful daughters.

Suzan Scudder

Associate Director of Youth Ministries

SuzanSuzan Scudder has actively served La Casa de Cristo’s children’s, youth, and women’s ministries in various ways since 2008. She moved to Arizona from the New Jersey/New York area almost 20 years ago. She met her husband, Monty, here and they have one son, Sam who plays drums and served on our youth worship band. When Suzan is not hanging out with the youth, she enjoys going to the beach, swimming, running, and movies.