The Rev. Dr. Dennis D. Heffner is a Home Missionary for the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church serving in New Mexico as Executive Director of the Northern New Mexico Group Ministry. He is also pastor of the Valley View United Methodist Church in Espanola, NM.
Comprised of seven churches in the area, the mission of the Northern New Mexico Group Ministry is to respond to needs not being met by other organizations. “There are spiritual, educational, and other needs that are being addressed by this ministry in the name of Christ. I speak out for those who are hesitant to speak up for what they need and provide services where needs can be met in the name of Jesus Christ,” Dennis explains. The ministry does this, in part, through two programs: Shared Table, a food & supplies distribution center based in Taos, and Amigos del Valle, a program that provides care for over 200 senior citizens each month, enabling them to continue living in their own homes. “Countless senior adults have thanked God for the time we were the only ones there to help them. Our staff have been called ‘their angels’ at times of crisis and need,” Dennis says.
A native of Columbus, OH, and a member of the West Ohio Conference, Dennis served as pastor of Vandalia and Lewisburg United Methodist Churches before coming to work in northern New Mexico in 1975. The area is predominantly Hispanic, with Native Americans and Anglos comprising five and ten percent of the population respectively. Prior to his present position, he served as pastor of the Alcade and Hernandez United Methodist Churches.
Dennis holds a B.A. from Otterbein College in Westerville, OH; an M.Div. from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH; and a D.Min. from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL.
Dennis is married to Dee Dee Heffner, a home missionary serving at the McCurdy School in northern New Mexico. Both Dennis and Dee Dee come from parsonage families: Dennis’ mother and Dee Dee’s father were pastors in the West Ohio Annual Conference. Dennis and Dee Dee have three grown children, Todd, Heidi and Andrew, and a grandson, Nathaniel.
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