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Lee Neish
Lead Pastor

Lee enjoys life, loves to preach, and is interested in people’s stories. He arrived at Sparks Methodist Church in July 2018 and is eager to meet you. Previously he served churches in Napa, Los Gatos, Gilroy and Cupertino.  Lee and JoAnne have been married for 30 years and have two adult children. They love hiking and the outdoors. Their zest for life and joy in God’s creation inspires many to embrace a life of faith.

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Cindy Sabatini
Director of Music Ministry

Cindy oversees all of our music programs, directs cantatas & drama productions, and provides vocal/piano solos, sings, plays in the worship band, “The Beatitudes”,  and leads our DevoDance liturgical dance ensemble. She performs in local theater productions and 2 local big bands.  She has 4 children, 6 grandchildren and loves music and travel.

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Charles White
Director of Youth and Family Ministries

Charles leads the youth group and children’s ministries. He also helps manage church logistics. Charles and his wife Anne have been active in the Reno/Sparks area since they moved here from Atlanta in 2002. He enjoys a variety of sports and outdoor activities. Charles and Anne have spent the past two and a half decades supporting and leading various youth ministries across the United States. In early 2017, Charles made the “exciting and terrifying decision” to enter the Master of Divinity program at Claremont School of Theology, a Methodist seminary just east of Los Angeles.