Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 09757.AE1

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 09757
Ministry Name Shepherd of the Valley Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address 1801 Montano Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone (505) 344-9798
WWW Address
Ministry Size 251 - 400 members
Ethnic Composition American Indian or Alaskan Native 3%
Asian 1%
Black or African American (African Native, Caribbean) 2%
Hispanic Latino/Latina, Spanish 22%
White 72%
Average Worship Attendance 130
Church School Attendance 36
Curriculum Relevant and varied
Yoked Church False
Community Type Urban
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Information about the position

Position:   Pastor Interim
Experience Required:   5 to 10 Years
Specific Title:  
Employment Status:   Full-time
Language Requirements:   English
Other Languages:  
Statement Of Faith Required:   Yes
Clergy Couples:   No
Training/Certificate Requirements:   Interim Ministry Training
Other Training:  
Brief Church Mission Statement:

The mission of Shepherd of the Valley Presbyterian Church is to help all people Experience, Explore, and Express God’s love in Christ.

There are five central practices by which we fulfill our mission.  These practices are of equal importance and together support our life as a congregation. 
Radical Hospitality
Passionate Worship
Intentional Faith Development
Risk-Taking Service
Extravagant Generosity

Every activity and each of our programs is rooted in one or more of these practices and is fundamentally a means of engaging our community and fulfilling our mission. Likewise, all of our resources, including money, personnel, time, and space, are to be utilized justly to support each of our practices.                                     

What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.
Believing that God’s gift of new life is realized by embracing it, our vision is to engage all people in active discipleship by helping them experience, explore and express God’s love in Christ in their lives, community, and broader world.  We believe Christ is revealed through the work of His Body as it is engaged in ministries of grace and love.  Therefore, we seek to foster a community of active discipleship through intentional activities of radical hospitality, passionate worship, intentional faith development, risk-taking service and extravagant generosity. We look forward to reflecting on our heritage and mission with the Transitional Pastor to live into the future to which God is calling us. The session will support the Transitional Pastor by taking on additional roles and responsibilities in the congregation as we do this important work.
How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?

We believe our call is discerned through the voice of the Holy Spirit, as together we listen to the needs of those around us. Those needs are fluid, complex and pervasive, and so we look forward to discerning new calls during this transitional time. Our call is to be the Body of Christ in the world and so our response must be communal and utilize the expansive gifts found in the greater community. Currently, we live this out through a partnership with our neighborhood elementary school, providing weekend food bags and tutoring. We have a partner church in Cuba, the Presbyterian Church of San Nicolas, sharing mission through visits, prayers, and cards. We welcome various support groups to have meetings in our building and host a preschool that serves local families. We support Angel Tree with Christmas gifts, as well as other local organizations as needs arise that align with our mission. We know we are better together. As we engage in Christ’s work together, we not only share God’s love with others but also find ourselves embraced in its grace.

How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?

This position is one of creative, entrepreneurial partnership and leadership.  The Transitional Pastor should be trained in the five process areas of Heritage, Mission, Leadership, Connections, and Future, and will work with all the various groups of the congregation, and the congregation as a whole, to discern the type of pastor God is calling to the church. In addition, the Transitional Pastor will participate with the Session and other leadership in discerning, envisioning, developing, and implementing engaging ministries that exhibit God’s claiming love to others.  Mindful of our call to share the Good News of Christ with all, the Transitional Pastor will reach out to involve the rich diversity in our church and community.  With a focus on broad participation and faith development, the Transitional Pastor will participate in a dynamic environment of programs and activities at various times leading, recruiting, training, equipping, monitoring, and supporting the same.

Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.

Empowered by the Holy Spirit, the Transitional Pastor will have the gifts to inspire the leadership and members of the congregation to:

  • Discern God’s vision for the future of the Shepherd of the Valley Presbyterian Church and its ministry;
  • Identify the working of the Holy Spirit within the life of the congregation for its revitalization and transformation;
  • Plan for the current ministry of the church, using the full resources of time, talent and money that God has provided through the people of the church;
  • Promote the clear and open communication necessary for the ministry of the Church of Jesus Christ.
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?

The Transitional Pastor, along with the Associate Pastor and church leadership, will be responsible for:

Sunday Worship:

  • Coordinates preparation of the worship service with Music Director and Associate Administrator for Communications.
  • Preaches in partnership with the Associate Pastor and administers the sacraments
  • Coordinates delivery of the service virtually on YouTube
  • Given Covid concerns, there will be some flexibility in terms of physical presence and how worship may be provided

Staff Supervision:

  • Serves as head of staff for church employees and volunteers
  • Coordination with Shepherd of the Valley Pre-school
  • Leads weekly staff meetings


  • Moderates meetings and supports committee leadership as required
Pastoral Care:
  • Coordinates with Associate Pastor, Parish Associates, and Deacons to ensure hospital/home visitation and/or communion
  • Performs weddings, funerals and other special services as needed
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Leadership Competencies:
Change Agent
Culturally Proficient
Bridge Builder
Self Differentiation
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $70,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
Name Relation
Rev. Trey Hammond
1801 Montaño Road NW. Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 239-8674
current Bridge Pastor of Shepherd of the Valley
Rev. Carl Boaz
4517 Samara Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120
(505) 328-8485
Parish Associate
Susan Keil Smith
3813 Inca Street NE. Albuquerque, NM. 87111
(505) 688-0919
Has the Pastor Nominating Committee and Search committee affirmed its intention to follow the Form of Government in this regard?
Deadline date for this MIF:  (none)
Version Track Info: This MIF was last updated on   6/10/2022

Self-referral Contact Information

Daytime Phone  Office Phone  (505) 345-5657
Fax  (505) 345-6563 Email
PNC:  Deborah Moya Address  10313 La Paz NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
Daytime Phone  505-604-1064 Office Phone 
Fax  Email