Graphic Artist: Mapping our Churches Project
Data Clerk: Mapping our Churches Project
English/Spanish Translators: brochures and bulletins
Office Assistant w/ Internet Skills: building our ecumenical calendar
Front Row Seated L to R:
Elder Conrad Rocha, Executive of the Synod of the Southwest of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
The Reverend Sharon Littrell, Deputy for the Southwest Conference of the United Church of Christ
The Reverend Susan J. Quass, Executive Director, NM Conference of Churches
The Reverend Jean Campbell, Deputy for the Episcopal Diocese of Rio Grande
George Huggins, Treasurer
Standing Lto R: Jim, Stephen, Bert, Randall, john, Bill, Lonnie, Wester, Ruth, Bob, Carolyn, Voorhies
Bishop Jim Gonia, Rocky Mountain Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Elder Stephen Rhoades, Stated Clerk of the Presbytery of Santa of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
The Reverend Bert Scott, Liaison for the Ecumenical Institute for Ministry.
The Reverend Randall Partin, Secretary and Deputy for the New Mexico Conference United Methodist Church
The Rev. John Williams, President, Rio Grande Mission Center, Community of Christ
The Rev. Bill Lyons, Settled Conference Pastor, Southwest Conference of the United Church of Christ
Deacon Leonel Briseno, Deputy for the Diocese of Las Cruces, Roman Catholic
Archbishop John Wester, Archdiocese of Santa Fe, Roman Catholic
Ruth Hoffman, President of the NMCC Board and Deputy for the Rocky Mountain Synod, ELCA
The Reverend Bob Aubrey, Vice President of the NMCC Board and Deputy for Mission West, Disciples of Christ
Carolyn Good, Liaison for NM Church Women United
Monsignor J Bennett Voorhies, Deputy for the Archdiocese of the Rio Grande, Roman Catholic
Our leaders know the importance and the challenge of ecumenical engagement; that is why they set aside days for sharing their Christian faith, for the mutual encouragement as denominational leaders, and for setting directions for the common work of the New Mexico Conference of Churches.
We appreciate the words of counsel from our leaders; the Board of Directors, composed of Deputies and at-large members, works with the NMCC staff to give life and spirit through programs of connection, advocacy, education, service, and collaboration around New Mexico.
· Communicate: read and share our newsletters; like and share events posted on Facebook; contribute your ideas and programs to NMCC@NMChurches.org.
· Speak up: let us know how ecumenical and interfaith work happens in your local setting; we know there is significant collaboration throughout the state…but we might not know your perspective.
· Show up: the wealth of programs, workshops, services and gatherings are extensive; make a commitment to participate in one ecumenical or interfaith event every month!
· Volunteer: let us know your interests and skills; we will connect you to an appropriate network, congregation, agency or ministry partner.
Quass has completed coursework in theology at Harvard and Episcopal Divinity Schools, and at the Pacific School of Religion. She holds a Masters of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington DC. She was ordained as a Minister of the Presbyterian Church USA on Palm Sunday in 2008 by the Presbytery of Baltimore.
She is a member of the Presbytery of Santa Fe and serves on the Commission on Ministry. Quass holds a Certificate in Interim Ministry, and has training in hospice care and multicultural ministry.