Meet our leadership
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Matt & Jana Clark - Preaching Minister
I have been the preaching minister at UCC since July 2018. Our family moved to Las Cruces from Grants, NM where my wife, Jana and I spent 9 years ministering at the Grants Church of Christ. We both have degrees in Psychology from Lubbock Christian University. Together, we live to see the transformation that comes through encountering Jesus. One of our deepest desires is to be part of a healthy local church that gets to see a city transform. Together we have 3 beautiful daughters - Jadyn, Chloe and Kyler.
Jackson & Cecelia Reynolds - Worship Minister
I have been the worship minister at UCC since June 2018. My wife Cece and I moved here to Las Cruces from Flagstaff, AZ where I was involved in worship ministry for about 10 years. I have a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northern Arizona University but my true passion is living a life of worship and leading others in musical worship. My wife, Cecelia (Cece) and I have a son named Grady and a daughter Adalyn.
Amy & David Russell - Children's Minister
I am originally from southern Missouri, but have moved many times due to my husband’s, David, military career. I have a great passion for working with children and I’m responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of UCC's children's bible class and worship curriculum. I am also responsible for helping to find volunteers within the church to assist in the various children's programs.
Brandi & Will Coppedge - Children's Minister
I have been at UCC since middle school when my parents decided that having the support of a bigger youth group was worth the drive from Deming 2-3 times a week! It is here that I met my future husband, Will, and found a bigger family with the members at UCC. My family and I have literally been transformed by the love and support of the UCC body. By faith, as newlyweds, we left the area for a couple of years where I got my Masters in School Counseling from Regent University. After my return to Las Cruces I felt a tug on my heart to stay home so I did not pursue School Counseling, but I still wanted to serve children. Will and I have 3 awesome children who bring light to our. We love partnering together, teaching the kids of UCC. My desire is for our young to have a strong foundational understanding of God’s word and love.
Nick & Emily Nunley - Campus Minister
I have been the Campus Minister since January 2019. I graduated with a degree in Marketing from New Mexico State University. I had been a devout leader with Aggies For Christ before I became Campus minister, and has been a member of UCC for several years. My wife Emily and I have a deep passion for this city and long to see others come to know and experience the love of God.
Tristan & Meagan Franzoy - Connections Minister
I have been on staff as Connection’s Minister since January 2019. I attended New Mexico State University where I graduated with my bachelors in Marketing. My wife Meagan and I are dedicated to bringing others into an encounter with God and helping them recognize their true identity and potential in Christ. Together we have a son named Jonah.
David & Beth Harrelson - Youth Minister
I have served as our youth minister since 1987, and even after 30 years I absolutely love what I do. I love helping guide the spiritual growth of teenagers with the goal of each of them being missionaries in their schools and homes. I completed a bachelor's degree from Lubbock Christian University, and a masters in ministry from Abilene Christian University.
Holly Murphy - Office Administrator
I moved to Las Cruces in April 2018 and joined the UCC staff in June 2019. I come to this church and this role with a degree in Family Relations and a minor in Business Administration from Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts. As an adult, I have done mission work in Albania and have served with two California churches. I strive to work hard and with excellence in all things as it relates to the business and functioning of the church and this campus. May the Lord use us to further his kingdom.
Joel Johnson - IT Consultant
I have been attending UCC my whole life. I was an active member in the Youth and College group. I joined UCC as a part-time staff in 2013. I help administer the church's computer equipment and website. Outside of this job I am the System's Analyst for the New Mexico Department of Agriculture and an IT consultant for Johnson Financial Services. I have always enjoyed working with computers and loves to help people with their technology.