Rev. Dr. Brooke Wilkerson

Senior Pastor

The Rev. Dr. Brooke Wilkerson is an ordained elder in the Desert Southwest Conference (DSC) of the United Methodist Church, happily serving as Senior Pastor at Desert Skies. Brooke grew up in Arizona, graduating from Flagstaff High School before attending Westmont College (BA, Religious Studies), Duke Divinity School (M.Div), and the University of KwaZulu Natal (Ph.D, Theology). Brooke lived in Uganda for five years, teaching at Uganda Christian University. She also spent a semester leading a study abroad program in Oman for American students to learn about Islam and engage in Muslim / Christian relations. While serving as Campus Chaplain at Andrew College, the South Georgia Conference certified her candidacy for ordained ministry. She transferred her candidacy to the Desert Southwest Conference, where she has served in the local church ever since. Pastor Brooke has been involved in leadership at the district and conference level, including serving as interim Chair of the DSC Commission on Religion Race, and as Chair of the DSC Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry. She enjoys good conversations, finding enjoyable ways to be active, being outside (when it’s not too hot!), and time with family and friends. Brooke is married to Michael, who is also a United Methodist pastor, and has a son, Landon, who is in high school.