Meet Our Pastors

Rev. Dr. Randall Partin

SENIOR PASTOR

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Rev. Dr. Randall W. Partin was appointed to serve St. John’s starting July 1, 2021. He previously served for six years as the Provost for the New Mexico Annual Conference.  Randall holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Colorado and an Master of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School.  He is passionate about strengthening the Church, forming authentic disciples of Jesus Christ, and engaging with the needs of the world in tangible, life-changing ways.  Randall is married to Dr. Susan Brumbaugh, our Counselor at St. John's, and together they have two adult children, Eli and Sophie.

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Rev. Tiffany Hollums

ASSOCIATE PASTOR

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Rev. Tiffany Hollums is honor to serve as St. John’s Associate Pastor. Tiffany grew up in Lovington NM and answered the call to ministry as a senior in High school, when she began the candidacy process toward ordination. Tiffany began serving in ministry at Sierra Vista UMC while she was in college at Angelo State University and graduated, where she graduated with a  Bachelor of Music Ed. While there, she met her husband D.G. Hollums.   

 

As an ordained deacon, Tiffany is called to serve in the church and in the world. She has served in many different communities, in many different ways from being the Executive Director at the Ida Spence United Methodist mission in Covington, KY, to serving most recently as a case manager for foster children in Austin, TX.   

Tiffany and her husband were blessed to be able to adopt their daughter Gracie at birth 10 years ago. They also have been a foster family to incredible children and pray that someday soon they can find the rest of their family in foster care. 

Meet Our Staff

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JANICE MCCRARY

Executive Director

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Janice McCrary is honored to serve as the Executive Director for St. John’s United Methodist Church.  Janice and her husband, Mike Rice, worship at St. John’s.  Janice is a certified public accountant and has a BBA from Eastern New Mexico University.  Janice takes care of the business side of the church to make certain the foundation of the organization is strong.  She works closely with the Trustee Committee, the Finance Committee, and the SPRC Committee and believes that a thriving volunteer base is the cornerstone of the Church.

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MATTHEW GREER

Director of Music & Worship Arts

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Janice McCrary is honored to serve as the Executive Director for St. John’s United Methodist Church.  Janice and her husband, Mike Rice, worship at St. John’s.  Janice is a certified public accountant and has a BBA from Eastern New Mexico University.  Janice takes care of the business side of the church to make certain the foundation of the organization is strong.  She works closely with the Trustee Committee, the Finance Committee, and the SPRC Committee and believes that a thriving volunteer base is the cornerstone of the Church.

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THERESE MACALI

Director of Children & Families

Assistant Music Director

Coordinator of Children's Music

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Therese Macali is honored to serve as the Director of Children and Family Ministries as well as Assistant Music Director here at St. John's. Her husband and two boys also call St. John's home. She is a certified Early Childhood Education in New Mexico and has a bachelor's degree in Music and Religious Studies. It is by the love of Christ and with unbounded joy that she serves the next generation and the youngest members of our church family.

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JARROD CONYERS

Director of Youth Ministry

Director of Congregational Care

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Jarrod Conyers loves his job as the Director of Student Ministries and Congregational Care at St. John’s.  He has 24 years of ministry experience with a passion for discipling young people and leading Bible studies.  His Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and his Master of Arts in Christian Ministry poured the foundation of his profound interest in understanding culture, technology, exploring the nuance of God’s Word.  He is a certified trainer of Three Story Evangelism, of Real World Parents, and he is also a Declared Candidate for Ordained Ministry in the United Methodist Church.  Jarrod’s loves his wife and two children; he enjoys poetry, still life photography, board games, and being a "spiritual arsonist” that kindles hearts on fire for God.

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TIM NUZUM

Director of Food Ministry

Director of Garden Ministry

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As the Director of Food Ministry, Chef Tim is the Executive Chef in St. John’s professional kitchen where he creates meals that he and his team prepare to feed the food-insecure in Albuquerque. His desire is to share the love of God by creating fellowship around food to feed the body and soul. Tim also helped create and develop the new Garden Ministry of St. John’s. The harvest from the garden is used in the Food Ministry in the preparation of meals. Additionally, meals at the church are open to the community to come and participate in, as well as Tending the Soil and Soul in the garden.  Tim has an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts and has worked professionally as a baker and pastry chef.

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CATHY LUBOLD

Preschool Director

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Janice McCrary is honored to serve as the Executive Director for St. John’s United Methodist Church.  Janice and her husband, Mike Rice, worship at St. John’s.  Janice is a certified public accountant and has a BBA from Eastern New Mexico University.  Janice takes care of the business side of the church to make certain the foundation of the organization is strong.  She works closely with the Trustee Committee, the Finance Committee, and the SPRC Committee and believes that a thriving volunteer base is the cornerstone of the Church.

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NICOLE CREATURO

Director of Communications & Media

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Janice McCrary is honored to serve as the Executive Director for St. John’s United Methodist Church.  Janice and her husband, Mike Rice, worship at St. John’s.  Janice is a certified public accountant and has a BBA from Eastern New Mexico University.  Janice takes care of the business side of the church to make certain the foundation of the organization is strong.  She works closely with the Trustee Committee, the Finance Committee, and the SPRC Committee and believes that a thriving volunteer base is the cornerstone of the Church.

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JIM AHREND

Organist/ Pianist

Artist in Residence

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Originally from New York and an Alumnus of New England Conservatory, Jim Ahrend has been with St. John's since August 2019.  Jim has continually held church music positions since age 13 in various settings and styles.  His compositions have been featured nationally in UCC campaigns and celebrations.  Since moving to Albuquerque in 2008, Jim's activities have included gigs of all types; coordinating a 3-year weekly jazz vespers called Faith, Hope and Jazz; teaching/accompanying jazz at Outpost Performance Space and UNM; and piano tuning for hundreds of NM clients. Jim and his wife Jodi enjoy their combined five grown kids and seven grandchildren.

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Debbie Brown

Office Administrator

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Although Debbie Brown was born in Anaheim, California, she has lived in Albuquerque all her life. Debbie had the privilege of attending the historic Albuquerque High School her freshman and junior year. Her class was the first graduating class of the new Albuquerque High School. Debbie retired from the City of Albuquerque and has worked part-time off and on since her retirement. Debbie has worked and volunteered in a couple of ministries. One was the jail ministry where she met her husband, John. Before meeting John, she was involved with Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF), the world’s largest children’s ministry. Debbie continued working with CEF along with John for many years. They don’t have any children, but on Debbie’s side of the family, they have 13 nieces and nephews and 21 great nieces and nephews and loves spending time with them! Debbie has been with St. John’s as the Office Administrator since September 2018 and is enjoying the work and enjoys talking and visiting with everyone who comes into the office.

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SUSAN BRUMBAUGH, MA, LMHC

Mental Health Counselor

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Susan Brumbaugh is a Licensed Mental Health Clinician and is the resident counselor at St. John's. For most of her life, Susan has been that person friends go to when they need to talk something through. Nothing makes her feel more fulfilled than to be able to listen to someone with her whole heart and offer a different perspective. After much soul searching, Susan went back to school for a Master's Degree in counseling to fulfill a calling that she has always sensed.​ Susan is a meditator, musician, parent, spouse (to Rev. Randall Partin), daughter, cat fosterer, and book lover. Click here to visit Susan's counseling page and learn more about her counseling practice at St. John's.

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GIL FLORES

Contemporary Worship Coordinator

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Susan Brumbaugh is a Licensed Mental Health Clinician and is the resident counselor at St. John's. For most of her life, Susan has been that person friends go to when they need to talk something through. Nothing makes her feel more fulfilled than to be able to listen to someone with her whole heart and offer a different perspective. After much soul searching, Susan went back to school for a Master's Degree in counseling to fulfill a calling that she has always sensed.​ Susan is a meditator, musician, parent, spouse (to Rev. Randall Partin), daughter, cat fosterer, and book lover. Click here to visit Susan's counseling page and learn more about her counseling practice at St. John's.

CONTACT Our Pastors & Staff

Phone: 505-883-9717

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