Mary Ann Slattery,
|Pastor Blaine is delighted to return to Santa Fe after having served the two point charge of Crane and Grandfalls in West Texas. Blaine began her pastoral career as an associate at Mesa View UMC in Albuquerque, and received her M.Div. from the Divinity School at Duke University in Durham, NC. She is married to Dick Wimberly, who is an artist by profession, and they have two grown sons, both in the San Francisco area.
||Eileen is a Santa Fe native and has been a part of Zia UMC since 1988. Eileen has volunteered as Treasurer, Financial Secretary and Trustee Chair. After retiring from the State of NM in 2007 she became Zia's Office Manager in 2010.
||Mary Ann has been playing piano since the age of 4, and the organ since she was twelve. She went to New Mexico State University as a piano performance major. She was hired as organist/pianist at a Methodist church in Las Cruces and began teaching piano lessons at NMSU during that time.
She moved to New York City in 1968 and worked at Juilliard School of Music and Carl Fischer Music Publishers. In Springfield, MO she served as staff accompanist at Southwest Missouri State University and majored in Opera Theater. She performed with the University's opera program and a regional opera company. She sang with several different symphony orchestras as soprano soloist. She served many faith communities before moving to Santa Fe in 1983, where Mary Ann was hired to sing the first season of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale; she played and sang several times during the two seasons she performed with the Chorale. She has played for St. Bede's Episcopal Church, Holy Faith Episcopal, Christmas midnight services at St. Francis Cathedral-Basilica, and was organist for St. John's United Methodist Church for 15 years. She retired several years ago, played as a substitute at Zia and has been pianist here since 2016. Mary Ann says Zia is the perfect church for her and she is very grateful for the opportunity she has been given here.