To know and love God and our neighbor through relationship, service and witness
To know and love God and our neighbor through relationship, service and witness

Staff

Rev. John W. Nash

Senior Pastor

 

Pastor John was appointed to serve Mesa View in July of 2013.  He has previously served in Melrose and House, New Mexico, and churches in the Boston area.  John was born and grew up in Phoenix and is a graduate of the University of New Mexico.  He earned his Master of Divinity from Boston University and a Master in Theology, studying the early Methodist movement in America, from Harvard University.

 

In addition to his church work, John is an avid baseball fan, especially rooting for the New York Yankees (yes, even when he lived in Boston).  He is married to Linda who works for the Albuquerque Public Schools and they have two children.

 

What is your favorite food?

Italian (even though my doctor says I shouldn't)

 

What is your favorite TV show?

Watching the New York Yankees

 

What was your first job?

Delivering newspapers.

 

What makes you laugh?

Comedians (?)

 

For fun I enjoy?

Reading, watching baseball, spending time with my family

 

Favorite scripture passage?

Micah 6:8 "and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."

Donna Berry

Office Manager

 

Donna has been working at Mesa View since late December, 2013. She has worked as a supervisor since 1998, completing her MBA in 1996. She completed her Basic Graduate Theological Studies at Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas in 2011 and went on to be certified by the United Methodist Church in Spiritual Formation and Spiritual Direction in 2013. She is currently a student of Coaching4Clergy working to be certified as an Associate Certified Coach by December of 2016. She is married to Gil Berry, has four grown children and 11 grandchildren. She was born in Louisiana, attended Centenary College of Louisiana, and Anderson School of Business at UNM. 

 

What is your favorite food? 

Cheesy grits - good southern comfort food

 

What is your favorite TV show?

Masterpiece theater on PBS

 

What was your first job?

Creating the weekly grocery store ad for the newspaper in Sulphur, LA

 

What makes you laugh?

The things my grandchildren say

 

For fun I enjoy?

Going to the movies

 

Favorite scripture passage?

Hebrews 4:14- “Since, then, we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession.  For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (NRSV)

 

Ann Marie Leyba

Preschool Director

Lee Anna Bonnel

Nursery Coordinator and Youth Leader

 

I have been a member of Mesa View UMC for about 10 years now. My mother served in the US Air Force for 25 years which meant our family moved a lot! This is by far the longest I have ever lived anywhere and have come to view this town and church as my home.

 

When I first started attending Mesa View, I was in the youth group, where I served as the Youth Representative with the Leadership Council. In college, I started working in our Nursery on Sunday mornings and eventually became the Nursery Coordinator. I currently run the programs with the Nursery and other events such as Parents Night Out as well as being director of our youth program

 

Outside of Mesa View, I enjoy gardening and taking care of my many pets (Including 16 hens). I graduated from UNM last May with my B.S. in Early Childhood Multicultural Education and now work as a Kindergarten teacher at Sunset View Elementary School and I love every minute of it!

Susan Collins

Organist

Carla Zabalza

Praise Team Leader

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