Meet our Clergy Leaders

vono-michaelThe Ninth Bishop of the Diocese of the Rio Grande
The Rt. Rev. Michael Vono (D.D.)
Read his biography here.
vicarChloe Chavez, vicar (PhD.)
Chloe has been the vicar of this mission since January 2015. Chloe preaches the gospel for every day life. She applies Scripture to current life situations and circumstances. She challenges people to grow in faith and knowledge and to live lives that are authentic to Christ’s calling. She believes deeply in the power of prayer, healing and God’s guidance. She has taught criminology at Radford University and ITT-Technical Institute, and serves on many not-for-profit boards and ministries. She champions the power of God in daily life, and the power of prayer for healing and guiding. Chloe’s favorite link: www.streetsafenm.com
Contact Chloe: revchloe@olvepiscopalabq.org
Virginia Marie Rincon (M.Div.)
My whole life has been focused on liberation spirituality and the healing of mind, body and soul. In 1997 I received my Masters in Divinity from the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts and was ordained as an Episcopal priest in 2005. Prior to accepting the call I was in the nursing field for twenty years. In June 2017 I professed vows as a dispersed member of St Hildegard Religious Community located in Austin Texas.Over the years I kept returning to the path that my grandmother initially prepared for me as a holistic practitioner of healing mind, body and spirit. My grandmother, Maria Nestora, was my first maestra (teacher) of this powerful and sacred way of healing called Traditional Healing Medicine. Through her loving example I learned about the necessity and benefits of spiritual justice and healing in the world. I now live and work in Albuquerque, New Mexico and I am blessed by the loving community of Our Lady in The Valley Episcopal Church in which I feel called to live out my favorite scripture, Micah 6:8; He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Virginia Marie’s favorite web link:
Contact Virginia Marie: revvmarie@olvepiscopal.org
assistantTed Curtis, assisting priest (D.Min.)
Ted’s passion is bringing the New Testament community and witness alive for us today. He has been on governing boards for national and local peace and justice initiatives, and serves as a leader in the contemplative prayer movement. He also has a ministry as an interim pastor for church communities in transition. Ted’s favorite link: contemplativeoutreach.org
Contact Ted: revted@olvepiscopalabq.orgEveryone is invited