Go into all the world

Assisting churches to take an active role in missions

Matthew Ellison

Matthew Ellison

President, Church Missions Coach

Matthew was rescued by Jesus when he was twenty-three. Shortly after, he found himself in Ghana, West Africa on the first of what would be many ventures to the mission field. That first trip, Matthew says, “ruined me for anything less than a life lived for God’s global purpose.” In 1993 he began serving at Calvary of Albuquerque, in New Mexico, where he attended and graduated from their School of Ministry. He worked as the missions pastor at Calvary for nine years, developing and launching a strategic church-wide missions ministry. There he founded an international short-term mission ministry called LifeLine Missions that gave thousands across the country the opportunity to experience the mission field firsthand. Through these ministry opportunities he became extensively involved in short and long-term mission endeavors in countries around the world. Now, he devotes his time to serving local churches across the country by coaching them in strategically focused missions and helping them to discover and use their unique gifts in partnership with others to make Christ known among all nations. Matthew is the Chief Ministry Officer and co-founder of Sixteen:Fifteen, and currently lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife, Renee, and their three children, Matthew, Caleigh and Landin.

Tricia Morris

Tricia Morris

Operations Director

Tricia underwent a radical transformation when she rededicated her life to Christ in 1992. Shortly thereafter, during her first short term mission trip, she was called to share her testimony to a group of people in Juarez, Mexico. At that moment, Jesus filled her heart with the desire to share the gospel.Currently, Tricia, her husband, and three sons reside in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As operations director for Sixteen:Fifteen, Tricia has a wide range of responsibilities, and she is joyful to respond to any questions you may have and connect you with a dedicated missions coach. “It is pure joy to be part of a vibrant and dynamic ministry that rejoices when a church engages in reaching a people group with the gospel of Jesus Christ!”Tricia graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1997 with a BBA in accounting.

Tom Padilla

Tom Padilla

Media/IT

Growing up in church, Tom was saved at young age. He has been blessed to have a wonderful Christian heritage, with many in his family involved in ministry. Tom has served in ministry in many different ways. He was a pastoral assistant and youth pastor with his wive Melissa at Western Heights Church (aka Remedy Church), in Albuquerque for many years. Currently, Tom and his wife serve as Pastor of Western Heights Church. They have three wonderful sons: Chory, Taylor and Tommy. He has a heart for the lost and the fulfillment of the Great Commission. He is honored that God has allowed him to be a part of Sixteen:Fifteen, even though he is not on the “frontline” of ministry, He says, “It’s awesome to watch history unfold before my eyes — seeing churches unleashed to reach people groups all over the world!” (Revelation 7:9-10)