Calvary's Leadership Team

  • Gregg Higgins - Worship arts pastor

    Gregg, his wife Cheryl, and their three sons have been part of Calvary since 2007. A native New Mexican, he grew up in Albuquerque and has served churches in New Mexico, Texas, California and Utah. Gregg serves as a worship leader, choir director, guitarist, bassist, keyboardist and singer, songwriter/arranger. 

    It is Gregg’s desire that everyone who attends a worship service at Calvary would enter the presence of our almighty, awe-inspiring God through celebration, praise and the Word of God.

    To Volunteer for Calvary Worship Arts A/V, Instruments, and/ or Vocals or to enroll in Calvary Conservatory of the Arts Lessons, contact Gregg:

  • Marian Archuleta - Worship Arts Assistant

    Marian began her career at Calvary in 1996 working primarily with the children’s ministry until 2011 when she joined the worship arts ministry. As the worship arts assistant, Marian keeps track of worship team scheduling, music selection, and weekly multimedia production for Sunday Services.

    Marian is happily married and a mother to 3 children, as well as two German Shepherds and two Belgian Malinois. In her free time she enjoys scary movies, singing, jewelry making, and dance parties.

    Contact Marian:


    Michael (Mike) Lujan was born and raised in Las Cruces. He began attending Calvary in 2013, and was baptized in 2014. Mike has assisted in various roles at Calvary from acting as a youth group intern, core groups intern, and now finally spearheading the outreach to Calvary's college community. He has a passion for teaching at any level about any subject and was originally going to school to become a teacher before God changed his life trajectory.

    Before joining Calvary, Mike spent time as a football coach at Gadsden Middle/High School, and as a writer for the NMSU Athletics Department. He graduated from NMSU in 2014, with a degree in history and a minor in journalism. His hobbies include gaming, music, collecting action figures including Pop Figures, reading, writing, both playing and watching sports and collecting snow globes. 

    Contact Mike:

  • Nate alaniz - Student ministry pastor

    Nate began his ministry at Calvary in March of 2016. He came to Calvary from First Baptist Church Mansfield where he worked for 3 years as their preteen minister. Nate graduated from Dallas Baptist University with his bachelor's degree in Biblical studies and is currently working on his master's in Christian apologetics.

    Nate is married to Haley, who is a New Mexico State University Nursing School graduate and works as an ICU nurse in Las Cruces.

    Nate's hobbies include fitness, playing sports, watching college sports (specifically the Florida State Seminoles), watching movies, drawing, reading, music, traveling, trying new restaurants, and watching reality TV shows with his wife.

    Contact Nate:

  • CERA TALAMANTES - Children's MinistrY Director

    Cera began working with Calvary in 2018 but has been a member since she moved to Las Cruces in 2008. She has helped in various areas of the church throughout her time here including working with middle school girls as well as an assistant teacher in the Kids N Christ preschool here at Calvary.

    Cera’s desire for the Children’s Ministry is to teach and show all of the children the love of Christ and their importance both to Christ and in their families. Her goal is to help families establish the building blocks and tools for a life centered around Christ.

    Cera and her husband, Joseluis, were married in 2012 and have two amazing children. Her hobbies include reading, baking, cheering for her favorite football team (Go Cowboys!), and spending time with her family.

    Contact Cera:


    Veronica Corder has been a member at calvary since 2011. She has loved teaching at Kids N Christ preschool since 2012. She enjoys having adventures with her 3 children and husband, teaching Zumba fitness classes, volunteering with the youth group and attending kids camp here at Calvary.

  • Seth Powers - MEdia & Design

    Seth is an operative in the many facets of media, however his passions are primarily art and animation. Although Seth has assisted Calvary's video needs throughout the 2010s, he became an official staff member in 2015.

    When his duties behind the camera and Wacom tablet are fulfilled, Seth enjoys gaming, collecting retired Lego sets, and drumming. 

    Contact Seth with your design needs or to join the live stream crew: