The team committed to sharing the love.


Brian Alarid is the President and CEO of America Prays, Founding Pastor of Passion Church, and Co-Chairman of New Mexico Prays. He has a Master's degree in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, and Bachelor's degree in Theology. He has 24 years of experience of pastoral ministry and executive leadership. Brian lives in Albuquerque, NM with his wife Mercy and their 3 children. You can connect with Brian at BrianAlarid.com


Nate Heitzig serves as an Executive Pastor at Calvary Church in Albuquerque, where he provides vision and direction to the worship, production, creative, and Connection teams. He and his wife, Janaé, reside in Albuquerque with their two children, Seth and Kaydence.


Matt Moffett serves as the Community Liaison for LoveABQ and works to unite the resources from the community of faith with the community at large. He is involved with Feed NM Kids, Love Week, Convoy of Hope, and the Thanksgiving Food Drive. Matt and his wife (Toni) of 31 years have worked in Africa with Hope for Kids, San Diego with David Jeremiah, and Orange County CA with Operation Christmas Child. Connect with Matt at Matt.Moffett@FeedNMKids.com


Mercy is the Creative Arts Pastor at Passion Church and Vice-President of Discipleship & Equipping at America Prays. Mercy has a Doctorate degree in Education from Regent University. She is a professor of early childhood education at Central New Mexico Community College and an adjunct professor at Regent University.


Jason is the lead pastor of Harvest ABQ, a multi-campus church with a vision to love their city and plant churches. He lives in Albuquerque with his wife Lisa and their 3 children.


Richard Mansfield is the Founder and Senior Pastor of New Beginnings Church in Albuquerque, NM. He was an APD Chaplain for 30 years and served on faculty at Mid-America Christian University. He has a Bachelor's degree in Business from UTEP and a Master's degree in Pastoral Studies. Richard lives in Albuquerque with his wife Cindy.


Denise Raykovics serves as the Convoy of Hope ABQ Coordinator and Executive Assistant to the President with NM Prays. She has served on the mission field on multiple continents and is the Women's Ministries Missions Consultant for the New Mexico Ministry Network. Denise has degrees in Broadcast Communication and Sociology from UNM. She is an Albuquerque native and lives here with her husband, two daughters, and two exchange students.


Mat Pirolo grew up at Calvary Albuquerque. He attended church services every Wednesday and Sunday, but his faith was never his own until the end of his middle school years when the Lord drew him out of a time of rebellion and depression.