Reverend Sue Joiner
First Congregational UCC
First Congregational United Church of Christ
ABQ FaithWorks Collaborative was created to help us make a real difference in the lives of people. Too often, our response to the needs of the most vulnerable are simple and do little, if anything, to impact the lives of those we serve. ABQ FaithWorks gives us a chance to understand the systemic issues that keep people on the margins and empower us to be change agents. As we work together on the issues and partner with other resources, we can address the issues in ways that empower people and create long term solutions.
My favorite ABQ hidden gem is the orchard behind my house – a sweet, beautiful place where I can “kneel and kiss the ground” each day. (a quote from Rumi)
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Amy advocates with people experiencing homelessness and marginalization due to mental illness, addiction, systemic racism, and entanglement with the criminal justice system. Her particular focus is women, helping them connect with each other and with resources to build the lives they want. She loves seeing people find their voice and power and considers it a huge success when new leaders emerge and she can follow them.
She’s proud to be a part of ABQ FaithWorks as it breaks through social barriers to connect people in congregations, business, and government with neighbors in need, creating wholeness for all.
Amy and her husband Larry enjoy exploring New Mexico on foot and bikes, and spending time with their three children and seven grandchildren.
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
I was born in Michigan, but came to NM in 1960. I resided in Los Alamos for 19 years, raising five children, and teaching at the old NM penitentiary in Santa Fe before going back to school and finishing a degree in Political Science, then on to Las Cruces to work on a Master’s degree in Public Administration. I moved to ABQ in 1982 and worked at Faith Lutheran Church as Church Administrator, then worked as Office Manager for a doctor for 15 years before retiring. I have been active in Church Women United, an ecumenical Christian women’s movement, for nearly 60 years and a member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, serving as Elder and Deacon and on the Social Justice/Mission Committee. In addition, I serve on the ABQ Habitat for Humanity Faith Relations Committee and as a member of the Board of ABQ FaithWorks Collaborative.
Reverend Dawn Rosignol
Monte Vista Christian Church
Board of Directors member & Officer (Treasurer) of ABQ FaithWorks Collaborative
Senior Minister, Monte Vista Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
ordained clergy in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) denomination
member, Albuquerque Interfaith Executive & Finance Committees
member, Nob Hill Clergy Group