Senior Leadership Team
The Senior Leadership Team serves in a spiritual leadership capacity, as the protectors and encouragers of a positive spiritual climate within the Church as seasoned and experienced members of the team who work alongside the Lead Pastor in carrying out the vision. We are honored to have such a strong senior leadership team to help build the vision of Hope UC Santa Fe.
Phillip & Nancy Newton
Phillip and Nancy Newton met in Taos, New Mexico where they married 37 years ago. They are 1978 graduates of Rhema Bible School in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. They have both been in full time ministry serving in various areas of ministry for almost 40 years.
Together they have helped build churches in Louisiana, Montana and New Mexico. They have pioneered and built three churches in Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arizona. After pastoring and building these churches, they turned them over to pastors and each church is thriving and going strong. Their focus has been to lead and help people learn who they are in Christ and become all that God has for them.
They currently reside in Taos, NM and have three children, Melissa, Caleb and Rachel and three beautiful grandchildren. They’re both looking forward to what God has for the city of Santa Fe through the vision of Hope UC Santa Fe.
Mike & Mary Alice Kabela
Mike and Mary Alice Kabela are originally from Texas. In 1992 they blended their families and have been married for 24 years. They have four children, Larry, Francila, Christopher, and Jacob and five beautiful grandchildren. They both have a heart for children that do not have a stable home and fostered over 20 children within four years.
Mike and Mary Alice have been serving and leading in various ministries at their home church for over 20 years. They have lead divorce care, marriage small groups, men’s ministry (Promise Keepers), care leaders and prayer partners. They’re both passionate about seeing blended families thrive and marriages strong and restored.
They moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2016 after God spoke to them to move and help with the vision of Hope UC Santa Fe.
Joe & Josie Jaramillo
Joseph and Josie Jaramillo are native New Mexicans. Josie grew up in Taos and Joseph in Abeytas. They met in Las Cruces as students of New Mexico State University in 1973. They were married 40 years ago and lived in Alamogordo for 38 years where they were blessed with two children, Elizabeth and Benjamin and one beautiful grandchild.
Joseph was an educator in the Alamogordo Public Schools until his retirement after 34 years of service. Josie has served as a licensed social worker. She was director of a domestic violence program for 12 years and in 1999 established a child advocacy center serving as director and forensic interviewer.
In the past 40 years, they both have been involved in several church ministries. These include children, youth, and adult ministries, church health, preaching and teaching, small group leaders, church administration/leadership, evangelism and missions.
In 2014 they moved to Santa Fe to see what God has in store for the next chapter of their lives. They are excited about the vision of Hope UC Santa Fe and have a passion for people knowing God, experiencing the love of Christ and being made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from Him (Ephesians 3:16-20).