Tim Kientz


Tim Kienitz grew up in southeast Colorado, and has lived in Farmington since 1995 with his wife, Cindy.  He and his wife are both educators in the Farmington school district. Tim is currently principal of Farmington High School.  Prior to his current position, he worked in the schools in Shiprock for 17 years.  Tim and Cindy have two daughters, Ashley and Chantel, who are actively involved in Pinon Hills Student Ministry.

Tim graduated from Ordway Baptist Christian School, completed credits at Calvary Bible College and Tonga Bible College and earned his B.A. in English Education from UNC and an M.A. in Educational Leadership from NMSU. Along with his formal training Tim served two years with the U.S. Peace Corps in the Kingdom of Tonga, South Pacific

Tim has been a part of PHCC “Man Time”, served as a PHSM camp sponsor and has completed Pastor John's two year course sequence on Leadership. Tim’s passion is to see people find their purpose in life for which God has created them.

Rick Grimes


Hello, my name is Rick Grimes.  I am originally from Pennsylvania.  I met my wife Becky, who is from Shiprock, in College in Missouri.  I chased her back to New Mexico and we were married 39 years ago.   We raised 3 children in Kirtland and later in Farmington.  We are now enjoying 4 grandchildren in the local area and 2 in Phoenix.  I have worked for 38 years at the Four Corners Power Plant.  I am currently managing various environmental projects and previously I was the Plant Environmental Health and Safety Manager. Becky and I are both preacher’s kids and have been Christians since childhood.  As my responsibilities in raising children and in other areas have changed, my desire to serve God in new ways has been growing.

I am extremely excited about the vision for Pinion Hills that Church Leadership has shared with the congregation.  I am humbled by the potential opportunity to serve the congregation on the Board of Elders.  I trust that God will use the skills and experience that He has given me to bless others and give glory to His Kingdom.

Fred Proctor


Hello, my name is Fred Proctor and I have been invited to serve on Pinon Hills Community Church’s Board of Elders.  My wife Lori and I have lived in the Farmington area for almost 40 years and have four children who are raising their families here as well.  I have worked in the oil and gas service sector during that time period designing, building, maintaining, using the equipment, and now teaching others to safely do the same.  This environment influenced me to venture from the Christian walk which I had begun early in life.  With the passing of time and God’s divine intervention I returned, as did the prodigal son, to a loving Father and a wonderful church family to continue that walk.
I pray that my “get er done” spirit and years of experience will be of use as the Pinon Hills community grows.  I pray that through my life’s experiences I can help my brothers and sisters in Christ to remain focused on God’s mission for their lives, and inspire those whom I encounter in the coming years to want to enter into a relationship with Christ alongside us.  I’m very excited to see where God is leading us and excited to be a part of this great journey we are embarking on.

Darren Woodson

My name is Darren Woodson, DVM. My wife, Margie, and I have owned Valley Veterinary Clinic Pet Lodge and Salon in Farmington since graduating from Kansas State School of Veterinary Medicine in the mid-eighties. We have been blessed with three children, Kelsy, Kendra, and Shane, and have been empty nested since 2012. We feel very fortunate to have served the community through our business and we cherish the relationships we have made with our staff, our clients, and their pets!
Personally, I am feeling a calling to finish strong in my life; not only at work but to give back in serving PHCC. I have enjoyed and learned so much in running a business and strongly believe in the entrepreneurial spirit God has put in our DNA.
The principles in Genesis to create, own, and grow, as well as PHCC’s vision to reach, grow, and serve, are drastically needed in todays culture! I pray that my life experiences can be used to benefit God’s will for the amazing future of PHCC.


Chad Houghton

Lived in Farmington since 1976.
Graduated Farmington High School.
Married to Landa since 1996.
Three Children: Matthew (22), Elizabeth (19), Alyssa (15)
Have attended Pinon Hills Community Church since 2006.

Received Associate Degree in Nursing from San Juan College in 1997.
Received Bachelor of Science from UNM 2003.
Attended Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and completed a Master of Nurse Anesthesia in

Have worked at San Juan Regional Medical Center since 1992 in various capacities, most
recently providing anesthesia services since 2006.

Clinical Site Coordinator at SJRMC for Midwestern University Nurse Anesthesia Program:
January 2016 — Current.

Clinical Site Preceptor/Instructor, anesthesia: SJRMC: July 2006 – Current. Students are from
the Midwestern University Nurse Anesthesia Program, Glendale, AZ.

Church and Community Interests/Activities
Member, Board of Directors for “Knowledge Equips,” a Not-For-Profit organization that
develops and implements a sexual integrity curriculum for middle and high school students.
From July 2011-August 2012

Served on Kenya Mission Team in 2015 — Houses of Hope

Active currently on church Medical and Security Teams.
Most importantly, I have a sincere desire to serve God, and to support the Body of Christ here at Pinon Hills Community Church.