John and Sara first learned of COTP as the result of a previous work relationship that their pastor had with a relative of the founders of COTP. John and his pastor travelled to COTP on a two day fact finding trip a few years ago to determine whether or not their church wanted to become involved with COTP. Well, they did and are, now traveling to COTP as often as possible sometimes with groups, sometimes just the two of them. Eventually, John was invited to serve on the COTP Board of Directors. John is “semi-retired” after working for many years for the City of Scottsdale, AZ and now works part-time doing home repair in the Phoenix, AZ area. Sara is a part-time K-6 grade substitute teacher in Scottsdale, AZ. They enjoy spending as much time in the outdoors bird watching, hiking, biking and camping. They have three grown sons, a daughter-in-law and two granddaughters.
“I count it a great privilege to be involved with COTP. It is wonderful being a part of this great work and working with the dedicated, life giving staff and volunteers of COTP.” -John Stumbo