Leadership

Staff

R. Adam Berndt

R. Adam Berndt

Pastor

Pastor Adam comes to Albuquerque by way of Chicagoland where he served on staff at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Arlington Heights, IL after earning a Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.  “God be with you! I am blessed to serve as lead pastor for this dynamic community of faith. The commitment to children and Christian education along with a sense of mission to the wider church and service to the world was part of God’s call to serve here. It is a blessing to learn and grow in life and faith together!”

cohpastor@crossofhope.org

Linda Willoughby

Linda Willoughby

Administrator

Linda has been the Church Administrator at Cross of Hope since 1995. From Linda: “God has led me to Cross of Hope to utilize the skills of administration. It is a true blessing to work along the side of staff, volunteers and congregation folks. The ministry of interaction with all ages that happens during the week is what excites me to work at Cross of Hope. Being a disciple of Christ is fun and at the same time serious business. I have an accountability to God to live the life of Christ and to disciple those around me.” 

office@crossofhope.org

Thomas Ropp

Thomas Ropp

Director of Music Ministry

“Thomas is looking forward to serving here at Cross of Hope, leading both the Praise + Team and Voices of Hope choir. He is excited to help discover what other musical groups and opportunities God presents to us as life unfolds at Cross of Hope.

Thomas is a sophomore at the University of New Mexico, and currently studying Music Theory and Music Performance. He is involved in the Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, and Marching Band as well as the music director of UNM’s Premier A Capella group. Besides life on campus, Thomas is involved in the film scene here in Albuquerque and has eventual hopes to write soundtracks for film!”

 music@crossofhope.org

Nancy Morrison

Nancy Morrison

Administrative Assistant

Nancy is a life-long Lutheran from North Dakota. She, her husband, and her daughter joined Cross of Hope in 1995 and Nancy became an employee in 1996. She works with the Pastor and Music Director in worship planning and produces the weekly bulletins and PowerPoints, and as the Administrative Assistant also has various other duties. She had never thought about working in a church, but as He says: “For surely I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord, “plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.”  God does have a sense of humor. Nancy feels blessed to work with Cross of Hope’s amazing staff and community of faith.

media@crossofhope.org

Brianne Mares

Brianne Mares

Bookkeeper and Payroll Clerk

Brianne Mares has been in accounting and bookkeeping for 17 + years.  She feels very blessed to have the opportunity to be the Bookkeeper for Cross of Hope Church and School.

finance@crossofhope.org

Nancy Morrison

Nancy Morrison

Administrative Assistant

Nancy is a life-long Lutheran from North Dakota. She, her husband, and her daughter joined Cross of Hope in 1995 and Nancy became an employee in 1996. She works with the Pastor and Music Director in worship planning and produces the weekly bulletins and PowerPoints, and as the Administrative Assistant also has various other duties. She had never thought about working in a church, but as He says: “For surely I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord, “plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.”  God does have a sense of humor. Nancy feels blessed to work with Cross of Hope’s amazing staff and community of faith.

media@crossofhope.org

Church Council

Cross of Hope’s church council is the elected governing body of the church.
Todd Bramley

Todd Bramley

Church Treasurer

Pat Benchik

Pat Benchik

President

Sam Jones

Sam Jones

Secretary

Nancy Lacher

Nancy Lacher

Vice President

Margie Reed

Margie Reed

Jane Fuller

Jane Fuller

Susan Mann-Biddison

Susan Mann-Biddison

To contact the Church Council President, please email cohcouncil@crossofhope.org

Get in touch with Cross of Hope

Call

Church: (505) 897-0047
Preschool: (505) 899-0928
Elementary: (505) 897-1832

Location

6104 Taylor Ranch Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120

Message

Send us a message, we're happy to help!

Request

Send To