Staff


John Jones – President   

John was born and raised in Indiana many many years ago. He is an avid reader and loves sports. John moved from Illinois to New Mexico in March of 2013 after serving in ministry leadership for over 20 years. His greatest joy is spending time with his three children and his only granddaughter. John’s love for LifeQuest comes as a direct result of seeing his own life changed in 1994 by a relationship with a diligent mentor and a loving God.

Esther Taylor – Acting Office Manager 

Donald Mehring – Program Manager 

Donald is a native New Mexican. In 2009 began as a volunteer leading church services in the juvenile detention center. In 2010 became a LifeQuest staff member until present. Donald has earned a BSW, DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative graduate, licensed and ordained chaplain, and currently pursuing a Master of Social Work degree.
The kitchen is the most comfortable room in the house for him. He is an incredible angler-fish fear him! He and his daughter love to spend time camping, fishing, and road tripping through New Mexico.

Danielle Clemens –Female Program Manager

Danielle Clemens was born and raised in Santa Fe New Mexico. She and her husband John own HIS REALTY GROUP and have been in the Real Estate business for over 18 years. Danielle has volunteered with LifeQuest since 2007 and in 2017 she took on the role of Female Program Manager and joined our staff. She has a desire to reach and serve the at-risk youth of NM and provide hope and love. Danielle spends her free time hanging out with her hubby, two kids and 3 dogs! She’s a busy mama! The only time you’ll see Danielle mad is if you mess with her kids or her NY Giants!

Fred Espinosa – Program Manager

Fred Espinosa is a lifelong Southern NM resident living in Las Cruces.  As a happy husband to his boyhood sweetheart, Katrinka, they have three adult children and four grandchildren.  Hobbies include spending time with grandkids, cooking and grilling and motorcycles.