Phil and Denise Anderson
Phil and Denise came to Cactus from Bourbonnais, IL where they were both helping to plant a church with their daughter and son in law. Denise has been teaching full time in the Social Work Program at Olivet Nazarene University and Phil has been adjunct teaching Masters classes. Prior to Olivet, they had been on the mission field - having served in Thailand, the Dominican Republic and South Africa. They love people and love to serve.
Phil has his Masters of Divinity in Missional Leadership from Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) and Denise has her Masters and PhD in Social Work as well as Masters in Pastoral Ministry (NNU). Phil and Denise were in lay ministry until they were called to serve as missionaries in 2003. They feel blessed to serve the Lord and the church with so many different people groups in different world areas. This call to serve in Cactus brings all of the world areas they have loved into one place.
The Andersons look forward to working with others who are passionate about being Jesus in their community.
Kay Lynn Robson
Coordinator of Child and Family Programs
Kay Lynn is our Coordinator of Children and Family Programs. She coordinates the afterschool program, BLAST, Bundle Up Cactus as well as other programs for our families in the community. She was born and raised along the Kansas-Missouri border. In middle school she felt a call to missions, and after her undergrad at Emporia State she attended Nazarene Theological Seminary receiving a Master of Divinity with a certificate in Intercultural Studies. Upon graduation, Kay Lynn served in Wisconsin as a Multicultural Ministries Pastor and then as a volunteer Missionary for the Church of the Nazarene in Costa Rica. Kay Lynn loves being able to disciple others as they discover God's heart for the Nations and serving others.
Andy and Stephanie Diehlmann
'The Well' Medical Director
Steph is a family doctor. She graduated with her medical degree from Ohio State University and a master’s of public health from Loma Linda University. She completed her training at John Peter Smith Family Medicine Residency in Fort Worth, Texas and a fellowship in obstetrics from UTMB-Austin. She served as a missionary doctor at Nazarene Hospital in Papua New Guinea from 2009 to 2013.
Andy is a pipefitter-welder by trade. He has used his talents to serve with the church around the world--in Haiti, South Africa, and in Papua New Guinea, and now in Cactus! Andy is passionate about recovery ministries and hopes to begin a ministry in the Cactus community.
Andy and Steph joined Cactus Nazarene Ministries in the fall of 2017 to plan for and build The Well Health Center. Steph serves as the medical director for The Well, which opened in January of 2019. Andy also continues to volunteer with the ministry to reach the people of Cactus with the love of Christ.