Who We Are

Our Vision, Values, Purpose, and Pathway

Our VISION is to be a congregation that is actively
Transforming the World from the Heart of Las Cruces.

 We VALUE highly being a…
Outreach-oriented and
Kingdom-focused congregation

We believe our PURPOSE is to lead people to become Disciples of Christ who…
Know God personally
Know about God deeply
Make God known intentionally
Come to know God fully

 We offer people a PATHWAY to follow as Disciples of Christ so they can…
Grow by attending worship services

Connect by joining a small group
Serve by working in a ministry team

Reach by participating in special events

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Senior Pastor

Greg Kennedy



Rev. Greg Kennedy was born in Belleville, IL (a St. Louis suburb) on May 29, 1960. He graduated from Missouri Baptist College and Asbury Theological Seminary. He has pastored churches in the  Northwest Texas and New Mexico Annual Conferences for the last 25 years. He married Cindy Kennedy on December 20, 1987. She's taught school for 23 years and currently is not working outside the house. She is a burst brain aneurysm survivor and is highly allergic to wheat and wheat products. 

We have two Children, a son (Trevor), a daughter by marriage (Daniele), a daughter (Emily), five grandchildren, and a Goldendoodle, Abigail, who believes she is a human. Our son and daughter-in-law live in Cedar Park, TX where he pastors Good News UMC and Daniele teaches high school math. Emily teaches elementary school in Oklahoma City. 

Greg's religious background is as a Southern Baptist as a child, an Episcopalian as a young adult, and as a United Methodist when a job transfer moved us to the Texas Panhandle. The story requires a conversation because it is quite long. 

Greg loves watching St. Louis Cardinal baseball and UNAM Pumas soccer. Both, Cindy and Greg love to travel. We look forward to our. move to Las Cruces and working with you in building the kingdom of God at St. Paul's and in the greater community.


Doug was born in Mississippi and grew up in Pueblo, CO and Gary, IN. He married Rosanne Sgroi in 1977.

Doug earned his undergraduate degree from Samford University, his Master of Music and Doctorate degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. He has taught elementary school music and continues to bless the youth of Las Cruces with his originally written musicals for summer music camps and various other productions. Dr. Weeks has worked with churches since 1974 in St. Louis, Columbus, MS and now here. Doug and Rosanne have two children, Ryan (Baltimore, MD) and Bethany (Denver, CO)


The Weeks family has 2 dogs, 2 cats, 14 chickens, 14 pigeons and a wonderful flower garden. Doug’s drink of choice is iced tea. He likes the color red, Caliche’s custard and raisins. He prefers Wal-Mart to Target (but tries to avoid both), La Fiesta apple fritters over bagels and going to a the Fountain theater or watching a movie at home. His favorite place to eat is Andele’s Dog House. And the most important question asked in Las Cruces: Red or Green…..Doug says Green!!

Director of Music & Worship Arts

Doug Weeks

doug@stpaulslascruces.com or spmusic.weeks@gmail.com

575-644-6999 cell


Mark moved to Las Cruces as an infant and St. Paul's has been the only church home he has known.  His earliest memory of St. Paul's is as a preschooler in worship sitting beside his grandmother and waiting for the ‘Angels’ (choir members) to enter the choir loft in the pre-1965 sanctuary.

Mark joined St. Paul's staff in 1982 as an administrative assistant and became the Church Administrator some two years later. Mark graduated from NMSU with a BA (Sociology) and completed his certification in Church Finance and Administration from Emory University in 1993. 

Mark is married to a native Las Crucen, Lupita, and they celebrated their 40th anniversary recently.  They have 2 children, Michelle Culberson, who is married to Brian, both are teachers in the Lordsburg School District, and Brandi VerPloegh who is also married to a Brian and resides in Albuquerque.  Brandi is a Bank Examiner with the OCC and Brian is a charter school teacher.  Mark and Lupita have 1 grandchild, Mackenzie VerPloegh who was born in April 2016.

Mark believes there is still much work to be done in our community reaching people for Christ, and he looks forward to the privilege of making disciples for Christ and transforming lives from the heart of Las Cruces.

Church Administrator

Mark Ewing


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Barbara was born in Garden City, Kansas, raised in Hobbs, New Mexico and moved to Las Cruces in 1994. Barbara is the proud mother of one son that lives in Albuquerque and two daughters that live in Phoenix. She has one grandson who is now 25 years old. Barbara began her secretary position at St. Paul’s in June of 1998. What an experience it has been and she says she has made sooooo many wonderful friends. Barbara has enjoyed singing in many groups in the past where she has been on the board in many positions. She enjoys singing in trios, quartets and small groups. Soon she will be retiring from St. Paul’s and will start a new adventure in her life.

Church Secretary

Barbara McDonald


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Sheryl Barham is a teacher with 15 years of experience. She works part-time as a reading specialist for the local elementary charter school. She has a degree in Elementary Education and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. She is married to Sean and is the mother of two little girls.  As a family, they enjoy reading together, watching movies, hiking, birding, camping, traveling, playing board games, and baking. Sheryl loves Mexican food, especially queso, yoga and Zumba, reading suspense novels, spending time with her family, and coffee… lots of coffee. Sheryl and her family have attended St. Paul’s since 2012. Sheryl joined the staff as Director of Children’s Ministry in 2017. Her teaching experience has helped her to understand the organization, planning, and management of resources and volunteers that make her suited for this position. She loves working with children and engaging them in hands-on ministry and creative bible teaching to help develop the next generation of disciples. She looks forward to continuing to grow the children’s ministries of St. Paul’s.

Director of Children's Ministries

Sheryl Barnham


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My name is Kendra Robb, I recently accepted the position of Director at the Child Development Center here at St. Paul's. I am blessed and excited to be here! I have 3 daughters who have absolutely enriched my life: Trinity age 9, Serenity age 8, and DJ age 9. I have been passionate about working with children since I was a young girl. I feel blessed to play such an important role in educating and caring for young children. I have worked with children of all ages over the past 20 years, and I have grown in my profession from teaching Sunday School, to getting my degree, and then being the Lead Teacher in Infant, Toddler, and Preschool classrooms. I believe in going above and beyond for families and meeting their individual needs. I believe that each child is an individual and as an educator I value and develop each child's strengths, interests, skills, abilities, and knowledge to extend their learning. I believe that children learn through play, and curriculum should be play based to allow for authentic observations and growth in children. I love this work and plan to continue my own personal growth and strive to be the best in every role throughout the field of Early Childhood Education. 

Director of Child Development Center

Kendra Robb