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 is an 8th grader and 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!
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 within and our classrooms help students bring that knowledge forward. 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 & Interim Children & Family 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!
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.
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.