Coach Profiles

NM Conference Coach Team 

Rev. Brad Bennett – Fly-fisherman, sports car enthusiast, musician, pastor – The positive impact of coaching comes to life for me as I view groups and individuals the way God created us to be – whole and complete. Coaching often brings out the best in another person through the gift of deep listening. Asking powerful questions can be a catalyst for people to envision their own change with confidence.  Location:Santa Fe  Contact: 432-770-2981 or

Donna Berry – A believer in profound partnership, dedicated to companioning and supporting my clients who are people poised to become unstoppable in life. My call to do things for the church has led me to certification in Spiritual Formation in the United Methodist church and now to certification in coaching. Coaching is an adventure in listening, while creating safe space in which to explore what the client desires to be or do or have. Location: ABQ Contact:; 505-604-4487;

John Hockert –I enjoy assisting individuals and groups in achieving their personal, professional or ministerial goals, by helping them discover ways to move from good to great. I have over 30 years of consulting experience, helping clients solve complex technical problems in the nuclear industry, and have recently added coaching to my repertoire. The principles of coaching can help anyone or any team move further and faster toward their goals. As a lifelong Methodist who has served in many lay leadership positions in local churches for the past 34 years, I am familiar with the challenges our churches face. I am a certified Lay Servant (Speaker), living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. My semi-retirement from consulting allows me to better focus on my coaching ministry.  Location: ABQ  Contact:  505-688-7784 or

Rev. Kim Kinsey –A busy pastor, serving Western Hills UMC in El Paso whose outside activities include her cats, exercise, and reading.  She invites you to join her for coaching to help you grow, clarify the goals of your life, and to find new energy. Location: El Paso Contact:  505-659-9757 or

Rev. Cheri Lyon – Get unstuck and become unstoppable. Work with a coach to move forward in meeting your spiritual, ministry, or other personal and professional goals. Location: Taos  Contact: 505-440-6849 

Rev. Blossom Matthews – I am passionate about evangelism, church growth, and equipping God’s people to do Kingdom work.  Serving as Assistant Director of Congregational Vitality for the NMAC provides the opportunity to celebrate and support the ongoing work of renewal within local churches. Location: Hobbs  Contact: 806-440-3877 or

Rev. Steve McElroy – Retired DS of the El Paso District.  Location: El Paso Contact: 915-525-8149 or

Cindy Meador – My journey with God has taken me through many joys and trials. I am a wife to Scott and mom to our beautiful daughter Olivia.  I am a Certified Lay Minister, a registered facilitator for Circle of Security Parenting and I have a Bachelor degree in Social Work. My husband and I currently serve the Trinity-First UMC, El Paso. We have also served God as missionaries in Latin America, Eastern Europe and in other local church ministry positions.  I have a heart for the mental, emotional and spiritual health of children and families. I believe coaching is an effective way to go from stuck to unstuck.  So, give me a call – Let’s chat! Location: El Paso Contact:  806-317-3352 or

Rev. Doug Mills – I am not only a coach, but also a trainer of new coaches.  I bring a wealth of experience to my personal style of coaching. One of my spiritual gifts is discernment and I specialize in finding the life-changing, powerful questions that guide individuals or groups into a healthy future. As a former Associate General Secretary, I worked closely with the bishops and general agencies to articulate the vision of our denomination. My goal is to use careful listening and holy conversation to guide you or your team into deeper and more committed discipleship. Location: ABQ Contact: 505-359-0052 or

Linda Nash –Coaching is a mindset; it is believing that you are your own best resource.  I am credentialed as a Professional Certified Coach and live in Los Alamos, NM.  I have over five years of experience as a coach in a large school district.  I specialize in individual leadership coaching as well as coaching teams and groups in strategic planning and data-based decision making.  I am available to coach in person, video conferencing, or over the phone. I may be contacted at 505-944-6025  I look forward to empowering you and your team to be creative problem-solvers moving forward faster.

Alli Newsom – I have served as the Communications Director for the New Mexico Conference for 5 years.  I am also an avid cyclist, gentle yoga instructor, art student, and husky lover.   I have done some coaching in helping congregations to use social media and other forms of engagement to reach beyond the walls of their church.  I am passionate about providing coachees with opportunities to explore what positive change, intentional relationships and living more mindfully (among other things) might look like.  I am very comfortable using online communication, if that is your preference.  Location: ABQ Contact: 505-255-8786, ext. 111 or

Rev. Darren Skinner – I am excited to share the opportunities for growth and maturity through the coaching relationship.  I am a United Methodist pastor who has served for over 25 years in the New Mexico and Northwest Texas Conferences. I have personally benefitted from coaching and am excited to assist others to grow and mature in their professional, personal, leadership and spiritual life.  I look forward to partnering with those interested in moving forward in their life and ministry.  Location: Las Cruces Contact: 575-318-9239 or