THE Staff of st. stephen's

  • john r. rech

    senior pastor

    Pastor John Rech and his wife Lindy have been living in the Albuquerque area since 2008. They have four children, six grandchildren, and two dogs. John is a graduate of Texas Tech University, Asbury Theological Seminary, and Perkins School of Theology. Lindy is a graduate of Grand Canyon University and is the Lead Clinical Operations Analyst for the Lovelace Hospitals in New Mexico. Some of John’s favorite outdoor activities are sailing, skiing, hiking, and golf.

    Phone: 293-9673, Ext. 103

  • Jesse dompreh

    associate pastor

    Born in Ghana, Jesse Dompreh has lived with his wife, Marsha, in Albuquerque for over 31 years. Jesse was ordained Itinerant Elder in 2004 by the African Methodist Episcopal Church and charged in 2006 to plant a mission church, Powerhouse Fellowship, in Rio Rancho. Jesse earned a BA in Economics from the University of Ghana, MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary where he is presently pursuing Doctoral studies in Ministry (D.MIN). Jesse also comes with extensive and diversified global business and cultural experience, respectively. He has served in leadership positions with various business and community organizations in New Mexico. Jesse is a board-certified chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains, a Chaplain with Presbyterian Hospital and a member of the Critical Incident Stress Management response team. Marsha is a retired HUD Administrator and currently a licensed team member at Dompreh Ins Agency. Jesse and Marsha have two children, Jessica and Matthew, who are in graduate schools out of state.   

    Phone: 293-9673, Ext. 106



    John is new to Albuquerque, having spent the last 11 years in music ministry in Houston, Texas. John is married to Mary, and they are proud parents of two Texas Aggies. John is a graduate of Boston's Berklee College of Music and has a Master's degree in church music from Concordia University Wisconsin. He has written music for film and television, as well as the church. His music has been placed in shows such as 20/20, World News Tonight, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and American Idol (just to name a few). John enjoys cycling, kayaking, hiking, and exploring.

    Phone: 293-9673, Ext. 105

  • Bill HUntsman

    Financial Administrator

    Bill Huntsman was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM and graduated New Mexico State University in 1980 with a Bachelor of Accountancy degree. He spent 34 years with the Internal Revenue Service before retiring in 2014. Since then he has worked in public accounting preparing tax returns and representing clients in front of the IRS. He has also done contract forensic accounting work with another small firm in Albuquerque. Bill and his wife Lisa have been married for 5 ½ years and have four children, with the youngest one just beginning college this last year. Bill enjoys golfing and is currently the Boys Varsity Golf Coach at Hope Christian High School.

    Phone: 293-9673, Ext. 116


  • Holly sikorski

    Office Manager

    Data and Communications Administrator

    Holly Sikorski came on staff 20 years ago as a member of the Administrative Staff. In March 2018 she celebrated her 20-year-anniversary at St. Stephen's United Methodist Church! She cherishes the daily opportunities to further the Kingdom of God through the administration of the church office. She enjoys studying systematic theology, biblical hermeneutics, various writings from the Puritan era, and anything and everything written by favorite authors J.C. Ryle, James Montgomery Boice, CH Spurgeon, John Bunyan, and John MacArthur. Holly is involved in several animal rescue efforts, as well as working with pit bull advocacy groups -- when she isn’t at home caring for her own brood of animals! She also has a son and a daughter (both in their 20s); a five-year-old grandson, Bennett; and a 1-year-old granddaughter, Chloe Lily. 

    Phone: 293-9673, Ext. 104

  • stephanie crelier

    Administrative Assistant

    Stephanie Crelier is currently attending CNM to get her associates in Early Childhood Multicultural Education with a concentration in Birth-3rd Grade Teacher and plans on transferring to an university to become a first grade teacher. She started as an intern at St. Stephen’s through the Job Mentorship Program at Eldorado. She is excited to be a part of the Administrative Team, working as an clerical assistant to the Office Manager (Holly Sikorski). She enjoys the atmosphere and people at St. Stephen’s and is excited to be a part of the team. 

    Phone: 293-9673, Ext. 100

  • Martha benn

    Director of connectional Ministries

    Martha Benn grew up in Abernathy, Texas and graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Home Economics. She had a 30-year-career as an Executive Staff Member with the Girl Scouts. After retiring from the Girl Scouts, she moved to Albuquerque where she was a Facilitator and Director of Training for De La Porte & Associates, a family-owned Christian business for management training and development, serving the corporate and non-profit community. Benn currently serves on the Board of the local Council for Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails. She’s been a member of St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church since 1990 and is proud to call this church her home. Her leadership roles have included Chair of the Building Committee, Chair of Staff Parish Relations, Lay Leadership and Delegate to Annual Conference. She has served as a member of Leadership Council and as a Volunteer Coordinator of Small Groups, which is her passion. She currently is the Lead Facilitator and Curriculum Developer for Healthy Church Initiative in the New Mexico Annual Conference. Benn is active in volunteering for both the community and St. Stephen’s. Benn has had the opportunity to observe and work with leadership in all sectors; the church, non-profit, and corporate.

    Phone: 293-9673, Ext. 102

  • jo lynn anderson

    Director of Children and Youth Ministry

    Jo Lynne Anderson is originally from Waterloo, Iowa. She is a trained Registered Medical Assistant and a frequent volunteer at St. Stephen's, the APS schools, and the Girl Scouts. She has enjoyed traveling around the world as a military spouse, having recently lived in Bonn, Germany. Jo Lynne, along with her husband Jeff and daughters Jenna and Lauren, are excited and blessed to be a part of the SSUMC family! In her free time, Jo Lynne enjoys reading, cooking, baking, being outdoors, and playing with their new Labradoodle puppy Bailey!

    ~For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.~ Jeremiah 29-11

    Phone: 293-9673, Ext. 125

  • scott summerhill

    Facility Manager

    Scott Summerhill joined the St. Stephen's staff as Facility Manager in 2013. He has 17 years experience in church facility management.

    Phone: 241-9916, 293-9673, Ext. 111

  • Terri Machin

    Director of Kids Under Construction, Inc. Preschool

    Terri Machin has been at Kids Under Construction since it opened in 1995. She believes God has called her into this ministry and is thankful for opportunities it has provided to be involved with the children that have attended KUCI over the years. Terri is married to Glenn and has three grown children, one daughter in law, one son-in law and two grandsons.

    Phone: 293-4448, 293-9673, Ext. 114