picture of PastorspacingPastors Mike and Sheri Schaefer

Pastors Mike and Sheri were born again and Spirit filled in 1972, shortly after they were married. Pastor Mike worked in the construction industry, and Pastor Sheri taught for the Albuquerque Public Schools. In the 1970’s they both served in several positions at the church they attended. In 1982, they made the decision to attend Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They graduated in 1984 and returned to Albuquerque. Upon returning to Albuquerque, they served in full time supportive staff ministry for almost ten years. In late 1992, the Lord began to deal with Pastor Mike about being a Senior Pastor. In May of 1994, both Pastors Mike and Sheri resigned their ministry position. Six months later, they started Church Alive! The Holy Spirit impressed Pastor Mike to cross the river and begin the church in the northwest area of Albuquerque. After meeting in various temporary locations, in August of 2003, Church Alive! moved into its current location! Pastors Mike and Sheri have been involved in ministry for over thirty years. They have hosted a television program, “Parenting with Purpose” and have also held marriage seminars. Our pastors also have a heart for the nations, particularly Asia. They have led missions teams to Mexico, China and several trips to Thailand. Pastors Mike and Sheri have two grown and married children, Sarah who is married to Jason Kimberly, and Shaun who is married to Meghan.They believe that through relationship with Jesus Christ and a passion to be conformed into his image, that salvation is made full and secure in the life of a believer.

Staff Pastors

Most of our pastoral staff has developed from long term relationships with Pastors Mike and Sheri and their vision. Most notable individuals include:

Pastors Sarah and Jason Kimberly

Sarah Kimberly is the daughter of Pastor Mike and Sheri. She brings support to the vision of Church Alive in mulitiple ways, along with her husband Jason.

Pastor Lenny Lovato

Pastor Lenny has been the Praise and Worship leader for many years at Church Alive. He leads our Collide Deprtment on Friday nights.

Pastors Mike and Becky Holland

Pastors Mike and Becky Holland who have attended Church Alive! from the near beginning. They now oversee Glife development and marriage mentoring. They have touched the lives of many people in troubled marriages, and help prevent them from failing by offering mentoring through New Mexico Marriages First, and Church Alive!

Church Plant Pastors

Pastors Kiko and Stephanie Jeantette

Pastors Kiko and Stephanie Jeantette; along with Jeremy, Joel, LaDonna, and Tracy Scholz. Though their time at Church Alive! (in Albuquerque) has been a little shorter, they have served the body of Church Alive! with full passion and embraced the vision. They now, as a team, are undertaking efforts to spread the vision and start Church Alive! Colorado.