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Heritage Leadership and Staff

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Pastor-Elders

Listed alphabetically. Learn more about our Plural Elders.

Harry Cisar
Pastor-Elder
Richard Encinias
Pastor-Elder
Tim Maxwell
Pastor-Elder
Jeremy Menicucci
Pastor Elder
Shaan Sloan
Pastor-Elder
Terry Thomas
Pastor-Elder

Deacons

Kyle Bamberg
Deacon
Rick Bobbin
Deacon
Dennis Junick
Deacon
Dave Plugge
Deacon
Chris Rierson
Deacon

Staff

Charissa Menicucci
Administrative Assistant
Karen Thomas
Office Manager
LuAnne Plugge
Ministry Assistant

Pastor-Elders

Listed alphabetically. Learn more about our Plural Elders.

Harry Cisar

Pastor-Elder

Pastor Harry has been a Pastor-Elder at Heritage Christian Fellowship since 2007. He oversees the Children’s Sunday School, teaching Systematic Theology to middle schoolers, and leads a Home Fellowship. It has been a special blessing for him to serve in a plurality of elders, overseeing and ministering to the flock. He and his wife, Sophia, have four grown children.

Richard Encinias

Pastor-Elder

Pastor Richard and his wife, Suzy, have been attending Heritage Christian Fellowship since 2002 and he has been serving as a Pastor-Elder since 2006. Pastor Richard received a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of New Mexico and a D.Min. from Trinity Southwest University in Biblical Counseling. He is also currently finishing a Ph.D. in Biblical and Theological Studies. Pastor Richard oversees Family Ministries, which consists of the Couples Ministry, Marriage Preparation, the Marriage Ministry, and the Parenting Ministry. He also oversees the Men’s and Women’s Ministries. In addition, Pastor Richard is the Director of ALIVE Family Ministries and a Faculty and Staff member at Trinity Southwest University, serving as Professor and Dean of Students and Dean of the College of Biblical Counseling. Pastor Richard has been in ministry for more than forty years in the Albuquerque area. He and Suzy served in Mexico City in 1978-79 assisting missionaries. Pastor Richard and Suzy have been married since 1972 and  have three grown daughters, all married and following the Lord. They have four grandsons and four granddaughters.

Tim Maxwell

Pastor-Elder

Pastor Tim ministers at Heritage Christian Fellowship as a Pastor-Elder. He has served as a pastor for over thirty-eight years and finds it a profound privilege to teach God’s Word to God’s people. In the spring of 1997, Heritage Christian Fellowship asked him to pastor the newly formed congregation. He has served as a Pastor-Elder at Heritage since its inception, teaching on Sunday mornings during the first and second worship services and on Wednesday evenings at the Adult Bible Study, and overseeing a variety of ministries. He and his wife, Cindy, have been married for over thirty-eight years and have four daughters, four sons-in-law, and seven grandchildren.

Jeremy Menicucci

Pastor Elder

Pastor Jeremy leads the Means of Grace Youth and the College and Career ministries of Heritage Christian Fellowship. In addition to these ministries, he serves as a counselor, oversees Adventurers and Heritage IT. Although Pastor Jeremy is new to Heritage, he has served as a Pastor in New Mexico since 2008. He received his undergraduate degree in Biblical Studies and Theology and is currently working on a double masters in Biblical Counseling and Theology. Pastor Jeremy is married to Charissa and they have 2 young children.

Shaan Sloan

Pastor-Elder

Pastor Shaan has been a Pastor-Elder at Heritage since 1998. He oversees the Discipleship Ministry and teaches the Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study Class. He and his wife, Maxine, have been at Heritage since its inception and long to see the church body loving God with all their being and loving their neighbor as themselves.

Terry Thomas

Pastor-Elder

Pastor Terry has served as a Pastor-Elder at Heritage since 2010.  Pastor Terry oversees the Missions Ministry,  Bible Studies, and the Home Fellowship Ministry. He and his wife, Karen, have been married for 41 years and have attended Heritage since 2004.

Deacons

Kyle Bamberg

Deacon

Kyle Bamberg has been a deacon at Heritage since 2008. His deacon oversight includes the ushers and the benevolence ministry. He serves on the Adventurers Council, teaches in Adventurers on Wednesday nights, and leads a Home Fellowship group. He and his wife Sydni, along with their four children, have attended Heritage since 2004.  

Larry Belcheff

Deacon

Larry Belcheff has been a deacon at Heritage since 2002. He primarily oversees the areas of finances and the benevolence ministry. He also serves as the deacon contact for the missions ministry.

Rick Bobbin

Deacon

Rick Bobbin became a Christian at the age of fourteen. He and his wife, Nancy, met while attending Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri, and have been married for over forty years. They have three children, Ryan, Jameson, and Kaitlyn, and have been at Heritage Christian Fellowship for the past fifteen years. Rick has been a deacon at Heritage since 2004.

Greg Christiansen

Deacon

Greg Christiansen has been a deacon at Heritage Christian Fellowship since 2002. His primary responsibilities are in the areas of finances and policies and procedures. He is also a point of contact for issues concerning the Children's Church facilities.

Richard Collier

Deacon

Richard Collier has been a deacon at Heritage Christian Fellowship since 2006. He has served on the Adventurers Council, has been a teacher in that ministry and substitute teacher in Sunday School, and is involved in the Music Ministry, playing bass guitar.  As a deacon, his primary responsibilities are over the benevolence ministry, the church’s policies and procedures, and the Music and Sound ministry.

Dennis Junick

Deacon

Dennis Junick, along with his wife Melba, started attending Heritage Christian Fellowship in 2002. Dennis serves on the Men's Council and has been a Deacon since 2008.  They both have been blessed with the teachings from all of the Pastor-Elders and thoroughly enjoy their church family.

Dave Plugge

Deacon

Dave Plugge has been attending Heritage Christian Fellowship since 2006 and has been a deacon since 2008.  As part of the Deacons ministry, he oversees Heritage IT and the ushers. He is married to LuAnne and they have a grown son, Matthew.

Chris Rierson

Deacon

Chris Rierson and his wife, Gayle, have been attending Heritage Christian Fellowship since 2002. Chris serves on the Men’s Ministry Council and has been a Deacon since 2008. They have three grown children, Luccas, Christopher, and Katie.

Staff

Charissa Menicucci

Administrative Assistant

Charissa Menicucci has actively served as the Ministry Assistant at Heritage Christian Fellowship since 2002.

Karen Thomas

Office Manager

Karen Thomas is the office manager and bookkeeper and has been employed at Heritage since 2006. She and her husband, Terry,  have attended Heritage since 2004.

LuAnne Plugge

Ministry Assistant

LuAnne Plugge has been our Ministry Assistant since 2015. She has attended Heritage since 2006.