Bishop George Lucey, FCM Presiding Bishop of the American National Catholic Church.
Bishop Lucey completed his seminary studies at Regis College, the Jesuit Pontifical College at the University of Toronto. He holds a S.T.B and a M.Div. from Regis. During his formation as a Franciscan Bishop George ministered at St. Francis Table in Toronto, Canada, St. Joan of Arc in Toronto, at the Capuchin monastery in Monterrey, Mexico and at the HIV/AIDS clinic of the Order of St. Camellias in Ciuad Juarez, Mexico
In 2008 Bishop George was consecrated to the episcopacy in the line of Charles Duarte-Costa and through the Apostolic lines of Utrecht of the Bishops Harris and Carfora, at the St. Augustine Chapel of College of Chaplains of the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. Immediately following his consecration Bishop went to Cameroon, Africa, where there had been an absence of a bishop for two years. While there Bishop George erected the Diocese of the Holy Rosary with the necessary infrastructure, ordained two men to the priesthood, confirmed, baptized and aided in the founding of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary.
Fr. Jim Lehman, FCM Pastor As a young man he entered the Alexian Brothers, a Roman Catholic Order dedicated to the care of the sick. After leaving, he continued working with those struggling emotionally and physically, getting in 1975 his Master of Social Work degree from Hunter College in New York City. At the same time his desire to serve God and His people led him to pursuing ordination as a Permanent Deacon in the Roman Catholic Church in 1987. For a while he served as Administrator of IHM Cathedral in Las Cruces but left in 1995, completing his theological education, getting ordained to the priesthood, and founding Holy Family Parish. He did this for he believed that church should be an place where "all were welcome." While as pastor, he continued his work as a therapist in private practice and his work at New Mexico State University as a College Assistant Professor. To integrate these various interested in 2003 he completed his Doctorate in Psychology looking at the psychological and spiritual affects of abuse and neglect. In June of 2014 he was Incardinated into the American National Catholic Church.
Fr. Louie Amezaga, Associate Pastor Director of Religious Education His interest in the priesthood led him to St. Minrad School of Theology where he completed a double masters in 1995.-MA in Hispanic Ministry and an M Div. He was ordained to the priesthood through the Roman Catholic Church where he served until 1999. For a number of years he served part time at Holy Family while also teaching High School math and science. Fr. Louie has been known to the people of Holy Family since 2002 and was called to full time ministry by the parish in 2012. He was Incardinating into the ANCC in 2015.
Fr. John Wheeler, JD-Retired
Fr. John is a long time friend of Fr. Jim as he was part of the formation team that prepared Fr. Jim for his diaconate in the Roman Catholic Church. Fr. John was ordained a deacon by Archbishop Robert Sanchez in the 80's and to the priesthood by Bishop Armando Leyva of the ECC in 2012. Fr. John is a lawyer working in the area of elder law. He lives in T or C, New Mexico. He was incardinated into the ANCC in 2015
Victor Lucero Aimee Burkhartsmeier, Pat Baca, Martha Morales, Robert Burkhartsmeier Victoria Carbajal-Rodriguez Fr. Jim Lehman, FCM-Pastor
(Serving until Dec. 31, 2016-Victor Lucero, Martha Morales, and Robert Burkhartsmeier & serving until Dec. 31, 2017 Aimee Burkhartsmeier, Pat Baca, Victoria Carbajal-Rodriguez)
Fr. Jim Lehman, FCM-Pastor Pauline Chavez Br. Charles Harster, FCM-Accounting Martha Morales