Dr. Bruce Wilder
It is my joy to serve as senior pastor at Faith. Ordained in 1984, I served congregations in Minnesota and Virginia before coming to Albuquerque. I also served as a chaplain in the Army Reserve. My wife, Kirsten, and I have lived here since 1998. Like many of you, New Mexico has truly become our home. My interests include archery, hiking, biking, and camping.
Our four children, Jessica and her husband, Jay, Emily and her husband, Brian, Meredith and her husband, Ryan, and Melinda and her husband, Israel, have blessed us richly in this new season of life with our grandchildren, Carson, Landon, Oksana, Makaria, Elazar and Makayla.
People often ask me, “What does it mean to be a Lutheran?” The best answer I can give is this, “It means being a Christian!” Here at Faith, we are serious about following Jesus and inviting others to experience the joy that is ours as sons and daughters of the living God. Come join us.
Dr. Reinhart Schelert
Operating on a suggested donation basis, I provide Professional Counseling Therapy and Pastoral Care in the context of thoroughly integrated Biblical principles, informed by Counseling Psychology, and tempered by extensive experience.
My goal is to provide healing, grace-filled counseling that seeks to reconcile individuals and families to God, themselves, and each other.
My high school sweetheart, Wanda Lee and I have been married for 48 great years. W e have three children and eight grandchildren. We enjoy bicycling, hiking, disc golf and travelling.
Mission & Outreach
Children of Faith Preschool Director
I am currently attending Grand Canyon University with the goal of attaining my bachelor’s degree in Christian Studies.
We strive as a family to live Christ centered lives, in which we learn, serve and grow together.
Handbell Choir Director
Emmaus Band Leader
Operation & Administrative Staff
Amber Webb Otero
Director of Operations
For the most part, I grew up in Texas along with my older brother and only sibling who still resides there with my two very active and curious nephews. Attending a week of church camp three summers in a row with a fellow sister in Christ was one of the highlights of my childhood growing up in Texas, in addition to the life-long friends that were made. Other fond memories come to mind while spending time at the beach after a drive to Galveston taking only a couple of hours.
After graduating high school in Albuquerque and while working part-time, I attended Central New Mexico Community College (CNM), although it had a different name back then, earning my Associate of Arts in Pre-Management degree. In pursuit of an undergraduate degree and working full-time, I attended the Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico (UNM) earning a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree while maintaining a 3.5 grade point average (GPA). The achievement was particularly important to me being the first female in my family to receive a college degree. Currently, I am pursuing a graduate degree and am enrolled as a full-time student at the Anderson School of Management UNM. In the fall of 2020, I anticipate receiving a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and will be the first female in the family to do so.
Past professional work experience includes employment at an Attorney’s Law Offices located in the downtown district, Re-Insurance company domiciled in the Turks and Caicos Islands located in the Uptown area, and briefly at a Real Estate company.
During my down-time, I enjoy being in the great outdoors and cannot get enough of mother nature.
It has been a blessing to serve Faith as a staff member for the past 13 years!