Scott Meador, Senior Pastor
Rev. Scott Meador thanks God for the blessing of his beautiful wife Cindy, who was born and raised in El Paso. She graduated from Coronado High School in 1985 and earned a B.A. degree in Social Work from the University of Washington, Tacoma in 2007. Cindy is a CLM (Certified Lay Minister) in the New Mexico Annual Conference and shares as his partner in ministry through bible studies, coaching, outreach and parenting classes.
Olivia is their awesome daughter! She plays the French horn in band and is learning the guitar. Olivia enjoys singing, cooking, and helping with church activities.
Pastor Scott earned a B.A. degree in Religion from Southern Nazarene University (1984), and the Master of Divinity (1989) and Doctor of Ministry (2004) degrees from Nazarene Theological Seminary. In 2005, he was ordained in the Church of the Nazarene where he served 15 years as a pastor and missionary. In 2013, the family was appointed to serve the First United Methodist Church of Crane, Texas and the Union Church of Grandfalls, Texas. In 2015, the New Mexico Annual Conference recognized his ordination and accepted him as a Provisional Elder.
The Meador family looks forward to sharing this faith journey together with you!
Pedro Romero, Hispanic Ministry
Pedro Romero Sanchez was born in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. He accepted Christ and became a Christian for the first time Juarez at El Divino Salvador Methodist Church in 1984. In 1985, Pedro married the love of his life, Lucia Mayela Rosales and had two wonderful children, Pedro David, who is attending the University of Texas at El Paso and Ruth, who is attending Burges High School. In 1990, Pedro received the calling to become a leader in Methodist Ministry. Pedro served the Lord as a missionary and then as a Pastor in Mexico. Pedro has been a Pastor for almost 10 years and serves the Hispanic community here at Trinity- First United Methodist Church. He and his family are entirely happy and honored to belong to this great family of brothers and sister from Trinity-First United Methodist Church.
Letty Ruvalcaba, Director of Trinity-First Day School
As an advocate of learning, she guides teachers and children to gain knowledge and to share that knowledge with others. With Trinity- First United Methodist Church being the only faith based private early childhood center in El Paso, Letty ensures that children from 9 months old to kindergarten are receiving a top tier Christian education. She has been the director of the day school since 2008 and is proud to say that Trinity- First United Methodist Church has the only complete Dual Language 50/50 model early childhood program in El Paso. In addition to a Dual Language program, through her certification in American Sign Language (ASL), Trinity- First teaches ASL to their teachers and students. Letty was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. She is married to the love of her life and is a proud mother of three wonderful children, Miguel, Amalia, and Lilliana. With a lifelong passion for education and continuing professional development growth, she strives to better the students, teachers, and the community we serve for years to come. With a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from New Mexico State University in 2001, she began her time with Trinity-First in 2003 as a teacher for the Preschool and Pre-Kinder classrooms. Letty received her Master’s degree in Education Administration at Grand Canyon University. Letty believes that Trinity- First students are unique individuals that foster great knowledge and has the capacity to share that knowledge to others. She also believes that classrooms are meant to beam with life, excitement, and energy so that everyone is actively learning and growing academically and spiritually.
Cindy Meador, Discipleship Ministries
Cindy’s journey with God has taken her through many joys and trials. She is a Certified Lay Minister through the New Mexico Annual Conference, a registered facilitator for Circle of Security Parenting and she has her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. She is currently working on certification as a Coach through Coaching 4 Clergy. She believes coaching is an effective way to go from stuck to unstuck. So, give her a call and have a chat!
Cindy and Scott have also served God as missionaries in Latin America, Eastern Europe and in other local church ministry positions. She has a heart for the mental, emotional and spiritual health of children and families.
She is thrilled to be the Discipleship Ministries Coordinator where she and her team are busy creating opportunities for learning, serving, caring and growing closer to God and to one another! She is excited about what God has in store for Trinity-First! God is forever faithful! May God draw you closer to His amazing love as you journey along this walk of faith!
David Romero, Youth Ministries
David knew he had a calling into ministry ever since he was a little boy. Born in Camargo, Chihuahua, Mexico to a Christian family, he knew the importance of God and that he existed for God’s glory and to testify about Christ. David, his father Pedro, his mother Lucia, and his sister Ruth call Trinity-First United Methodist Church their home church since 2004. As a long-time Methodist and a previous youth at TFUMC, he knew he wanted to serve the Lord and be in church leadership where he could fully minister and help grow young people to be Christ like and have a heart for God like he does.
As the Youth Ministries Coordinator, David is excited to rejuvenate Youth Ministries with the guidance and blessing of the Lord. In 1 Timothy 4:12, it states “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” David plans to do exactly this as he mentors the youth and as he completes his education at the University of Texas at El Paso. Once completing his degree in History with a minor in Religious Studies, he plans to enter seminary to become a pastor. With great role models in his life like his father Pastor Pedro, who serves our Spanish Ministry, David is looking forward to his new journey as our Youth Ministries Coordinator.
Karla Canales, Children & Family Ministries
Karla was born in El Paso, Texas and has grown up in the surrounding area all her life. She has a degree in Child Development and is working on completing her second degree in Family & Child Science at New Mexico State University. With her experience as a preschool teacher, Karla has been involved in children’s ministry since the beginning of 2013. God’s hand has orchestrated constant ministry opportunities with children and their families since then, and she is passionate about forming meaningful relationships with families. Coming from a Catholic background, and later finding grace and fellowship in a nondenominational Christian church, Karla’s personal relationship with Christ continues to grow every day. Her heart for the Children and Family Ministries at Trinity-First is that of facilitating growth, planting seeds, and feeding faith for all our current and future families. She is extremely excited for the work God is doing at Trinity-First, and feels extremely grateful to be a part of it.
Lani Yu- Richardson, Communication
Lani leads the communication, marketing, and advertising efforts for Trinity-First United Methodist Church. She is responsible for all things related to PR: corporate communication, community relations, website management, print, social media, and branding. She has a passion for using all platforms of modern communication to lead people to Christ. Lani is always looking for creative ways to spread the word of God and to bring people together in our community. Lani was born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Mesa, Arizona. After falling in love with her husband Dustin, she has been in El Paso, Texas since 2010. The most precious gift God has ever given her is her daughter Hayden Ari. With a B.A. in Organizational and Corporate Communication from the University of Texas at El Paso, she began her new journey as Director of Communication in 2015. She has served in the United States Air Force as a surgical technician, she has served as a Veterans Affair personnel, and now is serving the community by bringing people together and connecting them to Christ.
John Eby, Music Ministry
As the Choir Director, John leads the Sanctuary Choir and provides guidance to the Praise Team and Handbell Choir here at Trinity- First since 2005. John truly loves choir and the joy it brings to others. “Everybody participating to share their faith” is something that music brings to the table. Through its musical offerings, the Sanctuary Choir endeavors to provide a pathway into the presence of God during worship each week. John met his wife Penny in the music department in California and has been making beautiful music ever since. They have two sons Matthew and Nathan who are also lovers of music and the arts. With a degree in Music Education from Pasadena College in California, John Eby accepted his first church choir director position at the age of 19 in Monrovia, California, and has been involved with choral music ever since. He has directed traditional church choirs and choral organizations performing other styles of music as well. In his other professional life, he has practiced as a freelance court reporter in West Texas and Southern New Mexico for over 35 years, and volunteered in leadership positions at the national level. John’s main love (besides his wife and children) is celebrating God through music and encourages everyone to “sing with joy.”
Connie Ramos, Finance Manager
Connie is truly a blessing here at Trinity- First! As the Finance Manager, she continues to keep track of the church’s finances as well as keep track of all church activities and functions! Connie was born in East Los Angeles and moved to El Paso when she was 11 years old. Connie and her husband Ruben, have two beautiful daughters, Stephanie and Jennifer. With her degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at El Paso, she has over 20 years of experience and uses that experience to maintain the financial balance that is needed in every institution.
Maggie Johnson, Office Manager
Maggie has grown up with a great love for Trinity-First and she is proud to serve as our as long as God calls her to be here. Maggie is more than our Office Manager. She is the lead Audio/ Visual Technician as well as our special graphics designer. She also monitors the safety of our Day School children on a daily basis while handling phone calls, emails, reports, and scheduling.
She is the fourth generation of her family to attend Trinity-First. She graduated with her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at El Paso in Digital Media Production and received her certification in Technical and Professional Writing in 2017.
Trinity-First has been her second home and she strives to help connect and welcome others to the church so she can help them make a home and family here.
Zeke Meza, Organist
Dr. Esequiel (Zeke) Meza holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts and a Master’s of Music in Piano Performance and Organ (secondary) from the University of Arizona, Tucson, and a Bachelor of Music from Sam Houston State University. Zeke has taught music for over 20 years! When he is not teaching, you can find him playing the Organ and piano for Trinity- First.