Staff

Here is a snapshot of some of the staff at HCPC. They're real people, with real challenges and real personalities, just like you. Maybe you'll see a face you recognize, or maybe you want to put a face with a name.

Rev. Lyle Reece

Rev. Lyle Reece

Minister of Worship and Church Life

Lyle has been in pastoral ministry for more than 25 years in Texas and New Mexico. He and his lovely wife, Amy, have three grown daughters who live away from home. Lyle's and Amy's prayer is that the wonderful people of Albuquerque can be served by and introduced to Christ through their ministry and the community of Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church. They can testify to both God's greatness and His providence in their years of ministry.

Dr. Marty Goehring

Dr. Marty Goehring

Minister of Counseling and Spiritual Formation

Marty Goehring has been the Director of Formation Counseling Services, HCPC’s ministry of Christian counseling, since 1994. Among his greatest joys are exploring different forms of prayer, joining with family and friends in the adventure of life, living out the Christ life in community, assisting the process of Christ being formed in people’s lives, and making his five grandchildren laugh…a lot!

Rev. Justin Richter

Rev. Justin Richter

Minister of Discipleship & Mission

Justin loves what he does. He has an amazing wife, Kara, and has a six year old son and five year old identical twin girls. His greatest passion is to know Jesus and see His kingdom break into our broken world. It should also be known that he is a Lobo for life!

jrichter@heightscpc.org

Gene DeKeno

Gene DeKeno

Minister of Children and Youth

Gene grew up in Heights and returns as Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries. He’s thrilled to serve with his wife, Tish, and their two children as they honor the legacy of his grandfather, Dick DeKeno, by impacting the next generation. Gene is recognized as a leader at Group’s KidMin Conference. He loves food, especially chocolate, peanut butter and sushi, but not in the same meal.

Annette Hicks

Annette Hicks

Business Administrator

Annette has been at Heights since 2012 in the position of Business Administrator. With over 30 years of experience in commercial real estate administration, marketing, property management, contract management and human resources, she is the perfect person to help keep ministry moving. A former ski instructor, Annette enjoys skiing with her family as well as hiking, camping and trips to Santa Fe.

Kathy Kortkamp

Kathy Kortkamp

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Kathy comes to us with a diverse background in various fields from insurance to accounting and has her paralegal certificate from CNM. As the mother of three grown children, she enjoys painting, drawing, and refinishing furniture.

Bob Fink

Bob Fink

Facility Manager

Bob has been the Facility Manager since 2007. He has been married to Helen for 36 years. His hobbies are work, work and more work. In other words, without Bob Heights wouldn’t work.

Rev. Jerry Smyrl

Rev. Jerry Smyrl

Minister of Soul Care

A part of the Heights family for over 47 years Jerry now serves as the Pastor of Soul Care. Jerry’s other passions in life include hunting, fishing and his love of golf.

Lori Robb

Lori Robb

Organist/Choir Accompanist

Lori has been on staff at HCPC for 11 years as pipe organist and choir accompanist. She loves to make the Lord's praise glorious! Lori is committed and passionate about praying for our city, state and nation. She longs for Americans to wake up and return to the Lord! She also has a missionary heart and has served the Lord in international contexts together with her husband of 45 years. Lori and John have three grown children and two adorable grandchildren. Backyard "birding" is one of Lori's dearest delights!

Patty Whitaker

Patty Whitaker

Financial Coordinator

Patty, the bride of Doug for almost 30 years, is mom to two glorious daughters and is a doting “Nana” to her precious grandbabies. She has been a Precept Bible study leader for 22 years and loves teaching God’s Word!

Judy Oglesby

Judy Oglesby

Office and Facility Coordinator

Judy joined the staff in early 2014 as Facility Coordinator and Receptionist. She'll be one of the smiling faces you'll work with when you come by our office. When she's not at Heights Judy loves reading and spending time with her twelve year old granddaughter.

Gary Archibeck

Gary Archibeck

Worship Leader

Gary has been leading worship at Heights for a little over a year now. He is a lifelong musician and native of Albuquerque. He continues to court Jennifer his bride of 27 years and loves hugging on his three rockin' children (even if he has to wrestle them to the ground to do so).

Victor Garcia

Victor Garcia

Choir Director

Victor has been the Choir Director at HCPC for nearly 10 years. He and his wife Rita enjoy singing and playing with their four grandchildren. Victor holds a degree in Music and has worked in the Insurance industry for 36 years.

Current Elders

Dave Abrams, Ben Anello, Brenda Ashworth, Jackson Ellison, George Haynes, Peggy Icenogle, Carol Johnson, Richard Madrid, Carol Pinnell, Larry Reetz, Angelo Salazar, Doug Whitaker

Current Deacons

Debbie Altergott, Helen Franchini, Rebeka Haynes, Bethany Langley, Betty Sue Lyells, Paul Parker, Katie Pinnell, Judy Scott, Ted Simmons, Carol Tulenko, Cliff Tvede

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Location

8600 Academy RD, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
(505) 821-1993

Sunday 9am - Discipleship Classes
Sunday 10:15am - Worship Service

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