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D.G. (Duncan Grady-proudly named after both of his grandfathers) Hollums, has been an Elder in The United Methodist Church for 20 years. DG was born and raised in Floydada, TX and grew up from birth in the First UMC of Floydada. People who know D.G. will say is that he genuinely loves people. He is a geek, foodie, contemplative photographer, contemplative wood 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 Kentucky, Texas, Tennessee, and New Mexico. D.G. is currently enrolled in the Living School with Fr. Richard Rohr and the Center for Action and Contemplation. He met Tiffany, his wife, in college and they’ve been married for 24 years. Tiffany is an ordained United Methodist deacon and is currently serving as the Associate Pastor at St. John's UMC in Albuquerque. 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 11 years old, beautifully tall, and has a big heart. She loves K-Pop, has a very quick wit, and is an old soul.
If D.G. is not in the office you might find him at the parsonage playing pinball, doing contemplative wood working, watching a movie, praying in the back yard, or driving all over New Mexico receiving contemplative photography moments. You can enjoy his photography at: http://www.hollumsphotography.com
Bass-Baritone Javier Ortiz has played over 35 leading and supporting operatic roles and has appeared as a soloist in 15 major orchestral works with opera companies and orchestras across the United States.
Internationally, Javier performed "Mozart Arias and Duets" in concert at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, appeared as a soloist for the 25th Anniversary of the Netherlands Opera's residence in the Muziektheater, sang Sarastro's arias from Die Zauberflöte with the Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra, and joined the Rotterdam Opera Days in concert and as Colline in La Boheme. He portrayed the Commendatore in Don Giovanni, Pluton in La Descente d'Orphée aux Enfers, and Colline in La Boheme with Opera Studio Nederland. Javier also toured Mexico with the Chicago Arts Orchestra as the bass soloist in Al Combate by Ignacio Jerusalem in celebration of UNAM’s designation as a UNESCO world heritage site. Read more about Javier and find out where he is performing next at his website: www.javierortizopera.com
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. Eileen works another part-time job when she is not working at the church and the whole church agrees, "our church might fall apart without God working through Eileen". When Eileen is not working you can find her at home, at Home Depot, or hanging out with her children.