Here to Serve

Our minister and staff are here to help you to understand our church and to offer a wide variety of church-related services to the congregation and public. More information is available on our Contact Us page.


The Reverend Xolani Kacela

The Reverend Xolani Kacela was called to serve our church on April 29, 2018.

Rev. Kacela received his call to ministry in 1996 and completed seminary at Brite Divinity School, where he earned his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. He was ordained in … read more.


Kellie Ingram
Director of Religious Education

Kellie Ingram was born and raised in New Mexico, where she met her husband Nick in high school. After traveling through the US while he served in the military, the family of six (two sons & two daughters) settled in the Southwest desert … read more.


Catherine Massey
Music Director

Catherine Massey has been in charge of our music since 1998 and accepted the position of Music Director in 2000, the first year we had a choir. She has enthusiastically embarked on expanding the diversity of the congregation’s musical programming ever since. She takes pride … read more.

Administration and Operations

Sara Reyes
Technical Support

Sara Reyes is a recent graduate of NMSU where she studied Animation and Visual Effects with minors in Digital Filmmaking and Studio Art. While she comes from a more artistic background, Sara really enjoys working with technology, social media, and generally bringing a more creative … read more.

Cheri Coffelt
Office Administrator

Cheri and her husband David moved to New Mexico in 1998 and love living in Las Cruces with their border collie – Jack. Cheri has an A.A. in Theology and a diploma in Business from TBC and a B.A. from NMSU. 

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Lorenzo Lujan

Trudy Gallegos
Manager of Volunteer Involvement

Trudy comes to us with many years of leadership in volunteer management and community activism. Her role focuses on increasing our volunteer capacity, helping us get into the community, and building community partnerships. She has undergraduate and graduate degrees from NMSU.

Brandon Hettinga

Brandon Graduated in 2020 from NMSU majoring in Business Management.