Our Pastor – Rev. Vangie Chavez

I am a native New Mexican who loves this great “Land of Enchantment.”  For the past 30+ years I have had a passion and a calling to minister to, and on behalf of, God’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community.  At Rising Sun Christian Community, I get to do just that!

I am thrilled to be serving in this awesome,loving, and passionate community of believers. Together, we strive to let the light of Christ shine in and through us, and take that out to our community.

Of course, I could not do this work without the support and partnership of my beautiful and amazing wife, Traci Chavez, who knows all too well the challenges of being a “Pastor’s Wife.”

I remain grateful to God for this wonderful place of worship and invite you to give us a try!


Board of Directors

Paula Gonzales-Member-at-Large

 Amelia Juarez-Member-at-Large

Jerri Hudson-Member-at-Large


                                                                                                Erin Ruscetti– Member-at-Large  

 Worship Leader

Cynthia Richards 

Activities Coordinator

MaryAnn Rich