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Chris has served three churches in New Mexico prior to coming to Hoffmantown Church. He served as Education / Youth at First Baptist Church in Tucumcari from 1985-1992. Soon after arriving, he picked up the Administration responsibilities. In October 1992, he answered a call to serve with Del Norte Baptist in Albuquerque and served in the areas of Education / Administration until October 2000. And lastly, in October 2000, God opened the door to serve with First Baptist Church of Moriarty in the areas of Education / Administration. In December 2009, Chris resigned from FBC Moriarty, sensing a leading to work with churches throughout the State of New Mexico as a church educational consultant. Additionally, he began working in the Moriarty-Edgewood School District as the Student-Parent Liaison for at-risk students in the Alternative High School Program at Moriarty High School. From 1983-1985, Lois served with the Baptist Convention of New Mexico as a consultant for the Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) as the state director for Mission Friends, GAs, and Acteens. She also served with the Convention in the same Department for an additional two years before they adopted their children in 2002. Chris and his family are excited to be part of the Hoffmantown family. We look forward to serving God with you!
I grew up in a Christian home with a musical family. I was saved at six years old but didn’t grow in my relationship with the Lord till I was discipled as a teenager in youth ministry at church. It was also in church where my gift for singing was discovered and developed. After high school, God provided full scholarships in voice and I had every intention to pursue a career in opera (I wanted to be the next Pavarotti!), but God had other plans. One night while meditating on a passage from Philippians 3 that says, “I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord…”, I was suddenly and irrevocably called into full time ministry. My dream of being an operatic tenor was eclipsed by the supremacy of knowing and making known my Savior. Upon graduating from T.U. (B.M. Vocal Performance ’00), I moved to Nashville, TN where I worked for LifeWay Christian Resources. It was there in “Music City” where God solidified my calling. While sitting and praying in a park one day, the Lord spoke to my heart and mind and said, “I want you to lead my people in worship.” The voice was so strong it could have been audible. Thus began an amazing journey that’s led me to Southwestern Seminary (M. Div/Ch. Music ’06), to serving as Worship Pastor of churches in Texas, Oklahoma, and now here in New Mexico. Along the way, I met and married my beautiful wife and the love of my life, Ruth, and together God’s blessed us with three boys (Joshua, Samuel, and Andrew with one more on the way in July ‘14). We are thrilled to be a part of what God is doing in this church. My calling hasn’t changed since that day in the park and it’s the same here: my passion, joy, and privilege is to lead the believers of Hoffmantown Church to His throne in worship.
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Senior Pastor's Office | Susan Franse, Senior Executive Assistant to the Senior Pastor | Ph: 858-8654
Adult Ministry | Nancy Williams, Administrative Assistant to the Senior Associate Pastor; Membership/Project Serve Coordinator | Ph: 858-8620
Email: email@example.com Marietta and her family moved to Albuquerque from Florida in January 1997. Her husband Wes retired from the Air Force and they have made Albuquerque home. God brought their family to Hoffmantown Church in August 2012, where she began working with the Discipleship Ministry. Marietta and Wes have a son and a daughter, both are married, and one grandson.
Dianne enjoys women of all ages from “little women” to the more mature. She is also passionate about God and His Word and has a strong desire to engage the hearts of women with both intimately. Dianne has been married to Kevin since 1981. They are enjoying several stages of parenting with Steven and Jon attending college and Lynn beginning high school.
Catrina recently joined the staff of Women’s Ministry after being active as a leader for many years. In addition to her heart and love for women, Catrina and her family are involved in missions. She is blessed to serve alongside her husband, Gregory and their children.
Blythe was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and moved to Albuquerque in 2001. She has attended Hoffmantown with her family for the past 12 years. She is currently a student at the University of New Mexico and is actively involved in the Student and College Ministries at Hoffmantown. Blythe loves spending time with her friends and family (she has seven younger siblings), teaching piano lessons, and reading.
Tito was born in TX and raised in NM. He was born into a very musical family and has been singing and playing an instrument since the age of 12. Tito left NM at age 18 to persue his calling in ministry. He received an Associates Degree in Pastoral Ministries from Latin American Bible Institute in San Antonio TX. Soon after, he recieved his bachelors degree in Church Ministries from Southwestern Assmblies of God University. Tito is currently the 7th grade Bible teacher at Hope Christian Middle School as well as the middle school Chaplain. He has been actively involved in youth ministries and worship for the last 15 years. One of Tito’s biggest desires is to see young people grow in Christ and become active and powerful influences for the Kingdom of God in their families, communities and churches. He has been married since 2002 to his beautiful wife Marili. They have a daughter, Arieli Soe Rosado. Many of his passions include God, music, date night, spending time with his family and of course all things related to sports.
Nanci Alton rejoined Hoffmantown Church in 1987. She was raised in Sioux Falls, SD, and has moved many placed for work and other interests. She has been involved in Boy and Girl Scouts, teaching preschool Sunday School, VBS, church camps, Hoffmantown special events, and in her K groups. She has 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren. Knowing God and Jesus Christ more and more is for her an entire ongoing lifetime of growing. She is a retired Nurse Practitioner, and her current “job” as Missions Administrative Assistant is a pure blessing from the Lord! She has participated in Missions trips to France as a young adult, and through Hoffmantown Church to Thailand, Uganda and Oklahoma City.
Darlene enjoys coming alongside leadership to assist in pointing kids of all ages to Christ. Darlene and her husband Michael enjoy spending their free time with their three boys Nathan, Andy and Nicholas as often as possible.
Linda was born in Missouri and raised in New Mexico. She and her husband, David, have attended Hoffmantown since 1995, are members now and attend the Bill McCulloch Connection Class. Before becoming Accounting Assistant in the Finance Dept., Linda worked as a volunteer in Children’s Ministry, Hospitality, and the “Promise”. She believes that she is blessed to be working on staff at Hoffmantown, and serving others. Linda & David have 4 grown children, 8 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter.
Caitlin makes Big City Clubhouse (Kidz Church) work for a host of children and Children’s Ministry volunteer crew. She is a student at UNM who loves Jesus, His Word and kids.
Ruby is a former 4th grade teacher from Calvary Christian Academy and instructor at CNM. Prior to that, she was Programming Director of the Children’s Ministry at Calvary of Albuquerque. She has homeschooled her 3 children, Brianna, Cody, and Dillon for 10 years and has been truly blessed with that experience. Ruby owned and operated her own business doing hair for 13 years. Ruby’s desire is to serve God, with the leading of the Holy Spirit, and be an encouragement to all those God puts in her life. She has a passion for children and wants them to know their Creator and help them to grow in their relationship with Him.
Sherry was a former Assistant Director at Garden City Community College’s pre-school for 5 years, and then for 15 years, worked at American Indian Christian Mission, where her and her husband Gene were house parents, teachers, and conducted a mobile bus ministry that would travel to the local Native American reservations and help host camps, VBS and spread the amazing Word of God to children of all ages. Before being hired as the Admin,, she taught 3 year olds at Kids Express during the 2012-13 school year. She’s been in Albuquerque since the Summer of 2012, and is a mother of 4, and a grandmother of 3.
Mariasari is a graduate of the Grove School of Music Keyboard & Composition programs and holds a BA in Jazz Composition from the University of LaVerne . Maria joined her husband Terry as an arranger and music copyist for the New Lawrence Welk Orchestra and has also worked for Frank Sinatra Jr. Maria joined Terry in Indonesia where she taught music at Tiara Bangsa, a private school of over 1000 children. Mariasari and Terry founded the “Janow Academy of Music LLC” in February of 2010. They are using this new company to teach and develop young musicians at “ Hope Christian School .”
Matthew Stewart has been playing the piano since age eight and began performing when he was in middle school. He attended the University of New Mexico and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music in 2010. Matthew has enjoyed serving in the music ministry at Hoffmantown. He and his wife, Carolyn, have served together in the music ministry for many years and joined Hoffmantown in 2007.
Mike and his wife, Susan, have two teenage boys. “They keep me very busy and in constant prayer,” says Mike. He adds that, “Family has been the biggest blessing in my life, both my own family and my Hoffmantown family. I am grateful for all that God is doing in my life, in my family and in my church.” Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name. Psalm 107.
Donnie is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico. He graduated from the Art Center in 1999 with an Associate of Advertising Art degree. Donnie’s been with the Hoffmantown staff since June of 1999.
Dave and his wife Bonnie have attended Hoffmantown since 1992. Dave transitioned from the aviation industry to Hoffmantown Church, where he has served as Director of Operations since 2006.
Operations | Communications | Lindsay Winton, Executive Administrative Assistant to Operations and Communications | Ph: 858-8653
Lindsay is a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, who has been at Hoffmantown since becoming a Christian in 1995. She is currently a student at Trinity Southwest University, pursuing degrees in Biblical Studies and Biblical Counseling. Lindsay is blessed to be a part of how God is moving at Hoffmantown. Her passions include reading, running and spending time with her 3 children.
Glenn is thrilled to be a part of the Hoffmantown staff! He has been married since 1981 to his wonderful wife Susan, who has blessed him with two teenage boys. Glenn grew up in South Texas and moved toAlbuquerque in 1976, so he is almost a native. He’s been coming to Hoffmantown since we came to Harper Drive, and has enjoyed God’s saving grace for over 40 years!
John Biggs manages the technical support for computer hardware and software, the phone system, and the computer network. He’s worked at Hoffmantown since the end of 2003, and has been in the computer field since 1978. John has been in Albuquerque on and off since 6th grade, this now being the third time he has lived here, so he must like it in NM. John is married and has three children, one son-in-law, and two grandchildren.
Cathy has been a member of Hoffmantown since 1992. She and her husband Andy have two children. When her children were small, she served in the pre-school ministry and AWANA. She began as a volunteer in the bookstore in 1997 and is currently the store manager. Cathy has a degree in Business Administration from Eastern New Mexico University and previously worked in commercial real estate and the computer services industry.
Misha was born and raised in Moscow, Russia, under the Communist government. While still in Russia, he attended culinary school and worked in the hospitality industry. Misha and his wife, Nadya, moved to Albuquerque in December, 2005, and both work at Hoffmantown. They have been blessed with two beautiful children; their daughter Masha and son Sasha. Misha enjoys sharing his culinary gifts and organizational skills in the service of the Lord. Misha was ordained as a deacon at Hoffmantown in July, 2009.
Barb was born in Canada and moved to Albuquerque with her husband Jim and son Robbie in 1998. She is a CPA who is also a trained nouthetic (biblical) counselor. Her job at Hoffmantown is her ‘dream’ job as she is able to use her accounting skills as well as being an encourager to women who are hurting.
Renee was born in Middletown, Ohio but has lived in Albuquerque since childhood. She is married and has two grown children and three grandchildren. Renee has been a member of Hoffmantown Church since 1994 and presently serves on staff in the Finance Department as a project accountant.
Erica was born and raised in Albuquerque and has attended Hoffmantown for 22 years where she was married and baptized. She has volunteered in the Choir, Children’s Ministry and other areas in the church. She is currently assisting in the Finance Department with the Kid’s Express billing. She has worked in accounting since 1988. She and Tom have been married since 1992 and they have a daughter and son-in-law, and a son. She loves working and contributing to the church where she has grown and learned to love her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Carol and Emray, her husband of 34 years, have been at Hoffmantown since 2004. Carol has served as one of our Receptionists since January 2005. She loves the Lord, loves people, and welcomes everyone to Hoffmantown with her warm, friendly personality. Carol and Emray have a beautiful family: daughters Katherine and Stephanie, son-in-law, Kacey and granddaughter, Ingrid and one more on the way.
Jeanetta was born and raised in Albuquerque. She started attending Hoffmantown when her parents brought her as a baby. She met her husband Jeff in the College and Career choir at Hoffmantown. They have been married for 23 years and have two daughters, Suzanna and Tara.