Pastors & Staff

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Michael Schaefer

Founding Pastor

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.

He is the author of: The Next Steps For You Journey.
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sheri schaefer

Associate Pastor

Pastor Sheri Schaefer and her husband Mike have pastored Church Alive! for 25 years. She is a graduate of the University of New Mexico with a Bachelors degree as well as a graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center. They have two grown children Sarah married to Jason Kimberly and Shaun Married to Meghan Schaefer. They have 4 extremely gifted and talented grandchildren Bailey, Drew, Bryce, and Beau. She loves and is passionate about teaching on Faith, Parenting, and Marriage. Sheri enjoys traveling, spending time on the beach, snorkeling, scuba diving, reading and time with her husband, family, and friends.

She has written the 2 books 10 MINUTES TO LIVE and  10 MINUTE TIPS FOR PARENTS 
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Jason kimberly

executive Pastor

Author of The Unpuzzle Journey and As You Are, Jason Kimberly is the Executive Pastor of Church Alive in Albuquerque NM. As a pastor, Jason has a passion for developing healthy church systems, which enable others to expand the kingdom of God. The Unpuzzled Journey is a compilation of a two-year project designed to bring simplicity to the story of Jesus Christ.

Jason is married to Sarah Kimberly. He has two children Bailey and Bryce.
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sarah kimberly

associate Pastor & kids alive coach

Sarah is married to her husband, Jason Kimberly since 2007, after 10 years of relationship (lots of good stories there). They have 2 precious kiddos, Bailey and Bryce. Sarah has her bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the Anderson School of Business at UNM. She loves talking and sharing pictures of her kids, favorite foods, moments, memories, interior design and inspirations. She is part of the Pastoral Staff at Church Alive! and works part-time, at this time, as she is a co-teacher for her kids. She helped her parents start the Church in 1995 and has been an active part in many different roles since that time (other than her year away in college). Currently, she heads up the kid’s department and is an active part in staff strategizing and planning. A few favorite pastimes are helping people with interior design, and marketing.
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kanoa kamauoha

The influence youth leader and ministry systems coach

Pastor Kanoa has served the families of Church Alive! Since 1998, most of that time is spent on young people. He and his wife Nicole have been married for over 25 years and have two daughters, Megan and Celine. “PK” and “PN” love young people and are excited about what God is doing in this generation.

nicole kamauoha

the influence youth pastor

Alongside Kanoa, Nicole has impacted the lives of many at Church Alive. She is currently finishing up her Master's degree in social work and has a passion to impact the lives of young adults.