Messinger Mortuaries recently announced it has hired Steve Christensen as the new advanced planning counselor for the Payson location.
Christensen is uniquely qualified to help families plan appropriate and sensitive services and assist them with pre-funding and family protection issues, according to Messinger staff.
Before joining Messinger, Christensen and his wife Karen Christensen built and operated Tonto Silkscreen and Embroidery for more than 20 years.
As a licensed contractor and custom woodworker, Christensen has also served on the Arizona Board of Fine Woodworking, the Historic Preservation Board in Payson and the town’s airport board before joining Messinger Mortuaries.
The Christensens have raised their children in the community and say it is important that they be raised in a smaller, tighter knit community where values still include sitting down to a family meal every night.
Christensen hopes to carry over these same small-town values into his new career by assisting families with some of the most important decisions faced within a lifetime.
Christensen’s insight and understanding of the lifestyle and customs of the residents of the community of Payson and the Rim Country enable him to provide families with beneficial assistance for their funeral and burial arrangements.
Messinger Mortuaries owners say they are proud to add Christensen to their staff.
Messinger Mortuaries is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, Selected Independent Funeral Home Owners of America, Arizona Funeral Directors Association and Cremation Association of North America.