Scott Sharp Joins TMF as New Senior Area Representative for the New Mexico Conference
AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Methodist Foundation (TMF) announced today the addition of the Rev. Dr. Scott Sharp to its staff as TMF’s senior area representative for the New Mexico Conference. In that role, Sharp is the primary point of engagement between congregational leaders and TMF. He connects New Mexico Conference constituents to resources relevant to their unique goals for missional growth in their congregations and communities. Sharp comes to TMF from his most recent appointment as senior pastor at Central United Methodist Church in Albuquerque.
“Scott’s creativity, pastoral sensitivity and inquisitiveness will be a gift to the churches of New Mexico and to the TMF family,” said John Thornburg, TMF’s vice president of area staff. “We couldn’t be happier that he will be driving the roads of New Mexico and continuing to develop and deepen relationships with the clergy and laity of the New Mexico Conference. His ability to lead, manage, and inspire will strengthen TMF’s effectiveness in creating cultures of purpose and generosity in the churches we serve throughout New Mexico and Texas.”
An ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, Sharp has served for the past 30 years in five pastoral appointments in Oklahoma and New Mexico, as well as in youth and campus ministries.
“I could not be more excited to serve the New Mexico Conference in this role. The people in the pews and the pastors in the pulpits are our greatest assets, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to get to know them more closely, as an ally and a resource through TMF,” said Sharp. “Over the years the New Mexico Conference has adopted me as one of its own, and I see my work with TMF as an expression of ministry that provides me with an opportunity to give back to this wonderful family.”
Sharp steps into the position formerly held by John Rivas, who helped shepherd the joining of the New Mexico Conference Methodist Foundation with TMF in 2014.
A graduate of Oklahoma State University, Sharp received an M.Div. from Philips Theological Seminary and earned a D.Min. from St. Paul School of Theology in 2017. He resides in Albuquerque, NM.
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, TMF is a nonprofit organization offering assistance to United Methodists through investments, loans, grants and leadership, strategic discernment, gift planning, and endowment services. TMF serves the six United Methodist conferences throughout Texas and New Mexico. Leading from its core values of servanthood, integrity and competence, TMF has been serving United Methodist congregations for 80 years. It is the largest United Methodist foundation in the country with more than $525 million in assets under management. To learn more, please visit http://www.tmf-fdn.org.