Pastors & Staff

Jon & Gabrielle Wheeler

Lead Pastors

Jon and his wife, Gabrielle, have been the lead pastors at East Gate since June 2011. Jon and Gabrielle have been in full-time ministry for the last 21 years working in Children's Ministry, Youth Ministry, Young Adults, and Media in various churches. Their passion is to see the least and the last realize the love that God has for them, and find their identity in the God that invites into His family and a life worth living.

Life verse: Philippians 3:12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.

Mandi Bechdol

Church Administrator

Mandi was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. After accepting Jesus into her heart in 2013 she eventually found her home at East Gate. Mandi has served as our church administrator since 2017.
To reach Mandi, you can call the church office at 505.296.7875, or email her by clicking the link below.

Dave & Rose White

Women's Ministry, Adult Education, East Gate Kids Learning Center, Mobile Food Pantry

Dave and Rose have been actively serving this community and the people of East Gate since 2011.  Both have been serving the people of Albuquerque for even longer than that. Dave and Rose have both retired from careers in APS, and are currently using their gifts to see people grow in their faith and resourced in the most practical ways.
Currently, Dave oversees the Adult Education at East Gate, as well as, heading up our Mobile Food Pantry.
Rose is our Women's Pastor, and is the Center Director for East Gate Kids Learning Center.
To email Dave, please click here. To email Rose, please click here.

Georgina Fourzan

Women's Ministry Leader - Celebrate Recovery, Propel Leader

Georgina is an advocate and active speaker for health and wholeness of mind, body and spirit. She’s passionate about teaching people to regain physical and emotional healing through wellness nutrition and faith-based recovery principles.
Since 2018, Georgina has been the women’s ministry leader for Celebrate Recovery, leading  women to find freedom through the Christian based 12 step-program.
Georgina also leads the local Propel Chapter. Propel is a discipleship group that equips and empowers women. She’s currently writing her first book; a story about recovering our true identity and moving forward in hope.
To reach Georgina, you can email her by clicking the link below.

Monica Maez

Children's Ministry

Monica has been leading our Children's Ministry since 2019. Monica is also a teacher in APS. She is passionate about investing into the next generation and developing future leaders who understand their identity in Christ.
To reach Monica, you can email her by clicking the link below.