|D.G. (Duncan Grady-proudly named after both of his grandfathers) Hollums, has been Elder in The United Methodist Church almost 20 years. DG was born and raised in Floydada, Tx (in the Texas Panhandle) and grew up from birth in the First UMC in Floydada, TX. The main thing people who know D.G. will say is that he genuinely loves people. He is a geek, foodie, contemplative photographer, contemplative carver, daddy, husband, self-described "extroverted contemplative”, and considers every person he meets to be someone he can’t wait to get to know. He has been an associate pastor, lead pastor, church planter, director of online communications for the global United Methodist church at UMCOMM, as well as worked for Tesla Inc. and Apple Inc. He has served UM churches in Santa Fe, Kentucky, and in Texas. He met Tiffany, his wife, in college and they’ve been married for 21 years. Tiffany is an ordained United Methodist deacon and is currently serving as a foster care case manager. Tiffany loves to crochet, laugh, read, and write. D.G. and Tiffany have journeyed through decades of infertility and were FINALLY able to adopt at birth their daughter, Grace Trinity Rachael (she has a name from Tiffany, DG, and her ‘tummy mommy’). Gracie is 10 years old, beautifully tall, and has a big heart. She loves anime, has a very quick wit and an old soul. We cannot express how thrilled we are to be coming ‘home’ to Santa Fe. Our hearts had been yearning for northern New Mexico for so many years.
||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.
||Melissa moved to Santa Fe in 2001 from Cincinnati,Ohio where she had lived since 1965. She graduated from t he College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati in 1969 with a Bachelor of Music in piano performance; and earned a teaching certificate to teach music in grades K-12 in 1970; received her Orff -Schulwerk Teachers' Certificate from the University of Toronto in 1976. She was co-founder of the Toedtman School of Music with her ex-husband in 1974. The Toedtman School is still in operation under the leadership of her son John.
Melissa started the Toedtman Music Studio in Eldorado in 2001 and has maintained a robust class of private piano students of all ages and levels since its founding. She is an active member of Music Teachers National Association and has been president of the New Mexico Chapter twice. Melissa was the accompanist at St. John's UMC from 2009-2019. She is now happy to be everyone's favorite sub.
She has two married sons and two grandchildren in Cincinnati. She is a member of St. Bede's Episcopal Church. Melissa lives in Eldorado with her bull terrier Sadie the Fuzzbutt Princess, her good friend and personal assistant.