Ministers All Members of Southside
Pastor The Reverend Alison J. Harrington
The Reverend Alison J. Harrington has been Southside's pastor since 2009. When not working, she is exploring all of the hiking trails behind her home with her two daughters. Contact information: Email
Custodian Juan Alvarez
Juan performs cleaning duties in the church buildings and facilities as well as performs minor grounds keeping and related activities.
Director of Children & Youth Ministry Stefan Warner
Stefan began serving as our Director of Children and Youth Ministry in the summer of 2018. Originally from Harrah, Oklahoma, Stefan relocated to Tucson in the winter of 2017. Stefan previously served as Minister of Youth & Young Adults at Church of the Open Arms (UCC) in Oklahoma City. He additionally served in a variety of roles in youth ministry settings with progressive Catholics, Baptists, Mennonites, and more. Prior to moving to Arizona, Stefan worked with Christian Peacemaker Teams in Iraqi Kurdistan, as wells as traveled on delegations to Colombia and Grassy Narrows First Nation (Canada). Stefan is proud to be a co-owner of the Fertile Ground Cooperative, a worker-owned recycling and compost business in Oklahoma City. Stefan enjoys hiking, coffee, and supporting social movements for change.
Pastor Emeritus The Reverend John Fife
John Fife was a member of the original Sanctuary Movement and was a co-founder of the immigrant rights group No More Deaths. He served as a minister for 35 years at Southside Presbyterian Church in Tucson. In 1992 Fife was elected General Moderator of the Presbyterian Church (USA). He is now pastor emeritus at Southside Presbyterian. In the 1980s John Fife co-founded the Sanctuary Movement in the United States. The movement organized over 500 churches to help the refugees cross the border and find sanctuary in the U.S. In 2004 a group of religious leaders in Tucson formed a coalition called No More Deaths to attempt to end the deaths of immigrants along the US/Mexico border. John Fife was among the leaders of that effort and continues to work closely with No More Deaths.