Coach Profiles

NM Conference Coach Team

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;

Laird Cross – Hello! I am Pastor of First United Methodist Church in Roswell along with my wife Rev. Tina Cross. My call to ministry came in the midst of a corporate career which equipped me with an understanding of what it means to live out one’s faith in the real world. I find coaching to be an effective way to help others sort through the noise of the world and listen to God’s direction. I will be pleased to help you find fulfillment in God’s plan for you.  Location: Roswell Contact: 575-420-5301 or

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

Kim Kinsey –A busy pastor, serving Christ UMC in Albuquerque 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: ABQ Contact:  505-659-9757 or

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 

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

Steve McElroy – Interim Pastor of St. Mark’s UMC-El Paso and retired DS of the El Paso District.  Location: El Paso Contact: 915-525-814 or

Janis McGlone – Layperson, Albuquerque  Contact: 505-948-6774 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

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 – I am many things including Clergy Spouse, Instructional Coach as well as Teacher, and 12-Step Group Member. I live and work in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I coach individuals and small groups to empower them to achieve their personal best and grow personally as well as professionally.

If you are in leadership at a church or school; teach adults, children, or pre-school; direct a church school; or manage other ministry programs, I am available to coach in person, on Facetime, or over the phone. Location: ABQ Contact: 505-944-6025 or

Pam Rowley – It is a personal calling for me to walk with others as they discover what God is already doing in their lives, and help them to move “from good to great.” An Ordained Elder in the UMC, I am the pastor at University United Methodist Church in Las Cruces, New Mexico. I also coordinate the Certified Lay Ministry training for laity in the New Mexico Conference. A second-career pastor, I have spent many years discerning my own call to ministry, and long ago determined that part of that call is to assist others to see and nurture their full God-given potential. It would be my joy and pleasure to assist others through the coaching ministry of our conference. Location: ABQ Contact: 575-642-8559 or

Missy Scott – Hi! I am a Certified Lay Minister currently serving Anthony UMC.  I am pursuing Licensed Local Pastor and Coaching as my next steps into ministry.  Off to a strong start with Coaching4Clergy training, I look forward to the difference God will make in the lives of those He sends to me.  Contact: 915-203-4566 or

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