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Erik Christensen was confirmed by the congregation at Hoffmantown Church on October 23, 2011 and assumed his role as Sr. Pastor on Sunday, October, 30, 2011. Erik was born on the mission field in Jos, Nigeria to David and Elsbeth Christensen. He attended Liberty University where he played baseball, was saved, and met and married Stephanie, the daughter of Wayne and Diana Barber. It was also at Liberty that Erik was called by the Lord to serve Him in the ministry. After earning a Biblical Studies degree, Erik began his ministry journey in TN where he served as a youth minister. He and Stephanie moved throughout the South until being called to serve as Senior Pastor at Poplar Springs Baptist Church in GA in 2002. During this time he was mentored by Dr. Spiros Zodhiates. In 2007 the Lord moved the Christensen family to Casa Grande, AZ where Erik served as Senior Pastor until receiving the call to Hoffmantown in 2010 as the Equipping and Associate Teaching Pastor. Erik and Stephanie have been married since 1992 and have 2 children, Hollen and Jonathan.
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Jason Hedgecock grew up in Louisiana. He has served in the Army Reserves as a military police officer and also worked as a manager at Road Runner Food Bank in Albuquerque. He has a beautiful crime fighting (lawyer) wife Allison and 4 lovely children, Soni, Ethan, Quinn and Morgan. Jason and his family have been attending Hoffmantown for three years. Jason is currently pursuing his master’s degree at Liberty University. Some of his favorite things are Jesus, Dr.Pepper, Swiss Cake rolls and pizza.
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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.
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Susan was born and raised in Farwell, Texas and lived there until November, 2008 when she moved to Albuquerque. She has attended Hoffmantown since her move and has volunteered in several areas including leading a Precept class, substitute teaching a K-Group Class and various administrative and hospitality volunteer activities. Susan is mother to 3 children and doting grandmother of 9 – which keeps her busy! Prior to coming on staff at Hoffmantown, she worked the front desk position in dental offices for over 20 years. Susan considers it a blessing to work with Erik and the staff at Hoffmantown. Her passion is to know God our Father and His Word and to walk in a manner worthy of His calling.
Catrina joined the staff of Hoffmantown in 2012, after being active as a leader in Children’s and Women’s ministries for many years. In addition to her heart and love for women, Catrina and her family are involved in local and global missions. She is blessed to serve alongside her husband, Gregory and their children.
Emma was born and raised in Albuquerque and gave her heart to the Lord at a young age. However, it wasn’t until her teenage years that she learned what it means to lay her life down for Christ. She has been a member of Hoffmantown since 2014. She and her husband Jordan have a heart for ministry and are patiently waiting to see where to Lord will lead them. Emma is excited to serve alongside Pastor Gregory Elder in Adult Family Ministries and be a part of the Lord’s work in and through the adults of Hoffmantown Church.
Tabitha was born in Grand Junction, Colorado and has lived there most of her life. She came to know the Lord as her Savior at a young age, but did not take her walk seriously until her sophomore year in high school. Tabitha has been involved with the Navigators as well as Master Plan Ministries as a student leader when she was in college, and the Lord gave her a heart for the nations, as well as discipleship. Through ministry, Tabitha met her husband, Russell. She and her husband got married in 2016, and then Lord called them to Albuquerque the same year. They joined Hoffmantown Church in September, and enjoy joining the Church in pursuing Jesus Christ. It is their passion to reach their world for Christ.
Jennifer Lanam grew up in Louisiana and received her bachelor’s degree in Finance at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Eric, and four rambunctious teenagers, Justin, Callie, and twins Jack and Katie. The Lanams have been active at Hoffmantown since they moved here 12 years ago. The kids enjoy Student Ministry’s youth group on Wednesday nights, and Jennifer can be found playing with toddlers on Sunday mornings. Eric is known to many as the “Pinewood Grand Prix guy,” and the whole family enjoys snow skiing and water polo.
Sarah was born and raised here in Albuquerque. She learned who Christ is, learned to trust Him and gave Him her life all here at Hoffmantown as a kid in children’s and youth. She is now giving back to the ministry that gave so much to her. She wants to see children’s lives transformed just as hers has been. In her spare time she can be found sewing, reading, or hanging out with her family.
My name is Renata Stringer. I am originally from Brazil and have been in the USA since 2001. I came to the USA to work as a Kids Ministry Coordinator at Forest Hill Church in Charlotte, NC where I also worked as a liaison between countries and churches.
I have conducted several trips to Brazil and had the pleasure to train and equip churches in Latin America on how to build a more effective and fun filled kid’s church in Brazil, Argentina and Guatemala. I recently moved to the Albuquerque area due to my husband’s work. I am very excited to start this journey here at Hoffmantown and impact kids for Christ to the best of my ability for the enrichment of His kingdom.
Heather was born and raised here in Albuquerque. Heather and her husband Doug have been married for 16 years. They have three boys, Jack, Cody and Jordan. She enjoys sharing the word of God with the children here at Hoffmantown Church.
Lara was born and raised in Albuquerque and has attended Hoffmantown most of her life. Before becoming elementary coordinator, she worked in child care for the women’s Bible studies and was the Hoffmantown MOPS preschool program director. She spends her away from church time with her husband Matt and three young children.
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 4.
Michelle grew up in Albuquerque. She attended Baylor University and came to Hoffmantown Church shortly after graduating from college. She has sung in the choir, taught parenting classes, volunteered in the children’s area, and taught home Bible studies. She met her husband, Sam, while they both were active in the “Young Adult Choir” when Hoffmantown was located on Wyoming Blvd. They were married at Hoffmantown and have raised their two children, Bobby and Adrienne, within the church. Michelle now serves the church as the Music Ministry administrative assistant.
Lyn served honorably in the US Air Force and served in Vietnam as a Security Policeman.
He and Gwen are members of the Christian Rods and Customs Car Club.
Lyn was ‘re-born’ in 1964. He serves as a Deacon, in the Home Bound ministry and is a Sunday morning greeter at Hoffmantown Church. “I am always amazed that the Lord lives in me and my daily prayer is ‘Lord, flow through me this day for the Glory of God’.
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.
Hannah was born and raised in New Mexico and has her degree in Education from UNM. She has been teaching for 3 years at Christian schools and her passion is to show kids Christ. She has attended Hoffmantown Church since 2010 and has been most involved in the Student Ministry. Hannah and her husband Nathan have been married since 2014.