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Westminster Leadership

Westminster is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team and their qualifications for ministry.

Shelby Moon

Senior Pastor

Pastor Shelby was appointed to serve as Westminster's Senior Pastor in 2012. Prior to that, he served as Youth and Families Director of Kinsgstree Presbyterian Church in Kingstree, SC.

The attributes that best describe Pastor Shelby as a pastor are strong preaching, leadership development and counseling. He has expressed a burning desire to lead a church like Westminster where biblical views are embraced and encouraged, with members who care about the needs of those around them and who want to connect others to the body of Christ. Pastor Shelby takes worship and preaching very seriously, spending the first hours of his day focused on Bible study.

He graduated from Columbia Biblical Seminary in 2009 with a Master of Divinity degree.

Pastor Shelby has been happily married for 17 Years to his wife, Colleen. They have ten Children: Isaac, Julia, Anderson, Elias, Silas, Charlotte, Joseph, Orianna, Penelope and Oakley.

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Pastor Shelby was appointed to serve as Westminster's Senior Pastor in 2012. Prior to that, he served as Youth and Families Director of Kinsgstree Presbyterian Church in Kingstree, SC.

The attributes that best describe Pastor Shelby as a pastor are strong preaching, leadership development and counseling. He has expressed a burning desire to lead a church like Westminster where biblical views are embraced and encouraged, with members who care about the needs of those around them and who want to connect others to the body of Christ. Pastor Shelby takes worship and preaching very seriously, spending the first hours of his day focused on Bible study.

He graduated from Columbia Biblical Seminary in 2009 with a Master of Divinity degree.

Pastor Shelby has been happily married for 17 Years to his wife, Colleen. They have ten Children: Isaac, Julia, Anderson, Elias, Silas, Charlotte, Joseph, Orianna, Penelope and Oakley.

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Jim Bailey

Assistant Pastor

Pastor Jim was appointed to serve as Westminster's part-time Assistant Pastor in February, 2018. Prior to that, he served as Director of Cloudhaven Study Center & Retreat in Cloudcroft, NM.

The attributes that best describe Jim as a pastor are strong preaching, leadership development and encouragement. He has a passion for Reformed Theology and diverse avocational interests which include astronomy, jewelry making, electronics, chess and sleight-of-hand magic.

He graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary in 1998 with a Master of Divinity degree.

Pastor Jim has been happily married since 1984 to his wife, Katy. They have three adult children: Alesia, Timothy and Matthew.

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Pastor Jim was appointed to serve as Westminster's part-time Assistant Pastor in February, 2018. Prior to that, he served as Director of Cloudhaven Study Center & Retreat in Cloudcroft, NM.

The attributes that best describe Jim as a pastor are strong preaching, leadership development and encouragement. He has a passion for Reformed Theology and diverse avocational interests which include astronomy, jewelry making, electronics, chess and sleight-of-hand magic.

He graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary in 1998 with a Master of Divinity degree.

Pastor Jim has been happily married since 1984 to his wife, Katy. They have three adult children: Alesia, Timothy and Matthew.

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Kevin Blackstone

Ruling Elder

Kevin Blackstone grew up in Alamogordo attending Westminster Presbyterian Church. He taught biology at Alamogordo High School for 25 years and currently works writing materials for an online test prep company. He is married to Caren and they have two married sons and two grandchildren. Kevin enjoys hiking and cycling during his spare time.

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Kevin Blackstone grew up in Alamogordo attending Westminster Presbyterian Church. He taught biology at Alamogordo High School for 25 years and currently works writing materials for an online test prep company. He is married to Caren and they have two married sons and two grandchildren. Kevin enjoys hiking and cycling during his spare time.

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Lester Cover

Ruling Elder

Les and his wife Bobbie were charter members of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Alamogordo, New Mexico at its inception in 1965. In the following years the uncertainties of long-term employment for Engineers resulted in several relocations with the resulting variety of church homes that those relocations necessitated. During those years the Covers were blessed with membership in several Reformed congregations including a Christian Reformed Church (CRC) in Albuquerque, two Orthodox Presbyterian Churches (OPC), one in San Jose and one Modesto California, and three PCA churches in New Mexico: Bryce Avenue PCA in Los Alamos, University PCA in Las Cruces, and again after retirement in 1993, at Westminster PCA in Alamogordo. Over the years Les has served on the Sessions of both Bryce Avenue PCA and Westminster PCA, and as a Deacon at The OPC church in Modesto. He has also served as the Stated Clerk of the Southwest Presbytery of the PCA.

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Les and his wife Bobbie were charter members of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Alamogordo, New Mexico at its inception in 1965. In the following years the uncertainties of long-term employment for Engineers resulted in several relocations with the resulting variety of church homes that those relocations necessitated. During those years the Covers were blessed with membership in several Reformed congregations including a Christian Reformed Church (CRC) in Albuquerque, two Orthodox Presbyterian Churches (OPC), one in San Jose and one Modesto California, and three PCA churches in New Mexico: Bryce Avenue PCA in Los Alamos, University PCA in Las Cruces, and again after retirement in 1993, at Westminster PCA in Alamogordo. Over the years Les has served on the Sessions of both Bryce Avenue PCA and Westminster PCA, and as a Deacon at The OPC church in Modesto. He has also served as the Stated Clerk of the Southwest Presbytery of the PCA.

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Matthew McMillan

Ruling Elder

Matt McMillan is a native New Mexican. He and his wife Joanna and kids have lived in the Alamogordo area and been a part of Westminster since 2013. Along with playing keyboard on the worship team and teaching children’s Sunday school, Matt began serving as an elder in October 2018. He enjoys playing piano, spending time with his family and exploring the southern New Mexico mountains.

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Matt McMillan is a native New Mexican. He and his wife Joanna and kids have lived in the Alamogordo area and been a part of Westminster since 2013. Along with playing keyboard on the worship team and teaching children’s Sunday school, Matt began serving as an elder in October 2018. He enjoys playing piano, spending time with his family and exploring the southern New Mexico mountains.

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Karl Shulze

Deacon

Karl Schulze has served as a Deacon since January, 2016. Karl and his wife, Marjorie found their church home at Westminster Presbyterian and became members in July, 2014. They moved to Alamogordo in 2013 from Raton, NM where they owned and operated a motel. Karl was born in Albuquerque, NM, however was raised in Denver, CO where he lived until moving to Raton in 1994. Prior to moving to Raton, Karl worked as a sheet metal mechanic and CNC programmer in the Denver area. Karl volunteers for Love INC of Otero County, working primarily in building maintenance. In his free time, Karl enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with Marjorie and their dog, Baxter.

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Karl Schulze has served as a Deacon since January, 2016. Karl and his wife, Marjorie found their church home at Westminster Presbyterian and became members in July, 2014. They moved to Alamogordo in 2013 from Raton, NM where they owned and operated a motel. Karl was born in Albuquerque, NM, however was raised in Denver, CO where he lived until moving to Raton in 1994. Prior to moving to Raton, Karl worked as a sheet metal mechanic and CNC programmer in the Denver area. Karl volunteers for Love INC of Otero County, working primarily in building maintenance. In his free time, Karl enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with Marjorie and their dog, Baxter.

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