Ministry and Office Staff
 

 
 
Ted Simons
Youth Minister
 
Contact Information:
575-356-6150 (office)
405-509-0100 (cell)
Email: tedrsimons@gmail.com
 
 
I had originally planned to be a graphic designer after high school, but God had other plans. After two years at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, I transferred to Oklahoma Christian University to get my Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry. While there I grew not only in my ability to teach and disciple but in my personal walk with Christ. After a long time of waiting to get into ministry and meeting my spouse I wasn't sure what God's plan was, but I still trusted in him. I met my wife in 2009 after a brief time in South Korea teaching English as a Foreign Language, and we welcomed our daughter Hannah into the world in 2015.

As a youth minister I feel my goal is not simply to help students get through the events of the day-to-day but to prepare them for their future in Christ. I work to try and help the students develop the personal disciplines needed for their own walk through daily reading challenges, active engagement in the text during class and helping the students find the answers to everyday issues in God's word. We also are encouraging corporate discipline as we work to engage the students in the larger church body here at Third & Kilgore & the world.

Along with spending time with my wife & daughter, I love cherry coke, bacon and trying out new foods/restaurants.


Lora Chandler
Secretary/Bookkeeper
 
Contact Information:
575-356-6150 (office)
575-226-3409 (home)
Email: churchofchrist_lora@yucca.net
 

 


I feel blessed to have been raised in a Christian home where I learned the value of hard work, honesty and faithfulness. It was not until later in my life that I came to understand the truth of God's grace and the meaning of Jesus' words when He said, "You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free."
 
In my work as secretary and bookkeeper for the church, I want to be a voice of encouragement and hope, not only to our members, but also to every person who comes to our door in need. I have served in this capacity since August 2007. In January, 2012, I began teaching the Ladies' Bible class every Tuesday morning.
 
My husband, Joe, and I live five minutes from the church building! We have four children and eleven grandchildren. I enjoy prayer, singing, Bible study, reading, writing, sewing, and spending time with my family. Our home is open to all our friends and church family.
 




Wynette McKillip
Secretary


Contact Information:
575-356-6150 (office)
575-607-5533 (cell)
Email: churchofchrist_wy@yucca.net 
 


I was born and raised in Portales and attended the Portales schools. I worked as a secretary for twelve years for my father-in-law in his insurance office, McKillip Agency. I have worked for twelve years as secretary for the church. Some of my primary responsibilities include preparing the bulletin and other material for printing and keeping our prayer list updated through communication with our members.

I am involved in the Secret Sister ministry. I have three children and five grandchildren. I enjoy sewing, reading and playing with the grandkids.



Kathy Terry
Custodian


Contact Information:
575-714-2876
Email:  kathypterry@gmail.com


I was born and raised in Roosevelt County and attended school in the Portales school system. I have an Associate of Arts degree from Eastern New Mexico University. I worked in the medical field as a secretary for more than thirty years. I have worked as part of the janitorial staff (along with my father, Pete Terry, and my mother, Raydean Terry) since we opened the Third and Kilgore building. I became a Christian on November 15, 1986.

I taught the Cradle Roll class for several years and I am currently involved in World Bible School. My hobbies are crochet, reading, and spending time with my great nephews that live here in town.