Marana church moves to a new location

A five-year-old church whose congregation had been meeting in an elementary school has “graduated” to holding its gatherings in a new facility.

Sanctuary Methodist Church has relocated from its temporary quarters in the Rattlesnake Ridge Elementary School to a site in the Continental Commerce Park, 7620B N. Hartman Lane in Marana.

Continued growth necessitated the move to a new physical location.

According to Pastor Mark Maddox, the church “can now be in direct ministry to our community seven days a week.

“This church is one in a million,” he said. “The people here are the most loving and welcoming I have ever known.”

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Rebecca Wilson honored for work in physical therapy

Rebecca Wilson has been named the 2011 Arizona Physical Therapist of the Year by the Arizona Physical Therapy Association, who made the announcement on Oct. 7.

In 1992, Wilson founded the W&W Physical Therapy clinics in Catalina and SaddleBrooke. She graduated from the University of Iowa in 1973, earning a post-baccalaureate certificate in physical therapy.

In 1987, she earned a master’s degree in human relations and organizational behavior.

Her career includes a clinical position at the Tucson Medical Center, advancing to the management and directorship positions at Tucson Medical Center and Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson.

Her professional affiliations include serving as president of the Arizona chapter of the Arizona Physical Therapy Association for four years and as the state representative in the APTA House of Delegates for seven years.

Additionally, she has served in national APTA positions, including secretary of its private practice section for four years. She also served on three APTA national forces, including ones related to organizational restructuring and management of social political issues.

Today, Wilson serves on the AzPTA’s building fund task force and maintains her 20-year membership of the Arthritis Foundation. She is an advocate of physical therapist educational programs through her service on the Northern Arizona University physical therapy admissions committees and in A.T. Stills University Orthopedic Residency program.

Sundt grant to benefit Marana area food bank

Five nonprofit organizations in Tucson are receiving $10,000 grants from the Sundt Foundation, thanks to a recent sale of artwork belonging to Sundt. 

They are the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, which operates the Marana Community Food Bank, as well as the American Red Cross, Southern Arizona Chapter; Candlelighters Child Cancer Foundation of Southern Arizona, El Rio Community Health Center, and University Medical Center Foundation.

The paintings hung in Sundt’s Tucson headquarters on East Irvington Road for many years.  However, when the company moved to a new facility on River Road, the Western-themed art was not compatible with the building’s contemporary interior design. 

The senior management opted to sell the artwork and donate the proceeds to the Sundt Foundation.

“The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona is especially thankful to the Sundt Foundation for their generosity,” said Bill Carnegie, president/CEO.  “The food bank will secure about 150,000 pounds of highly nutritious produce for low-income families across Southern Arizona.  This donation could not have come at a better time.”

Founded in 1976, the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona provides education, advocacy, and food for people throughout Southern Arizona including Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, Pima and Santa Cruz Counties.

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona is a member of Feeding America.

For more information, contact Jack Parris at 882-3287.

Deville joins Nature Medica clinic, spa staff

Nature Medica Naturopathic Clinic and Detox Spa has announced the addition of Lauren Deville, NMD, to its staff.

Deville graduated from the University of Arizona with a BS in biochemistry and molecular biophysics, and minors in Spanish and creative writing.  She completed her doctorate at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, and is board-certified in the state of Arizona to practice within its very broad scope.

Deville believes the primary role of the physician is to promote patient self-healing using non-invasive techniques whenever possible.

Nature Medica Naturopathic Clinic and Detox Spa is located at One W. Wetmore, Suite 101, in Tucson. For more information, visit

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