Tracy came to Central UMC as the Director of Homeless Ministries in September 2003. Previous experience in working with homeless includes setting up two similar residential programs as a US-2 missionary – The Shepherd’s Way, a program for homeless families in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Exodus House, a re-integration program for ex-offenders and their families in Oklahoma City. Mission has always been a big part of Tracy’s life. Growing up in Oklahoma City, she was active in her youth group and involved in missions. After completing college, she spent two years working as a missionary, as previously mentioned. From her experience in the field, she decided to get a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology, became a Licensed Professional Counselor and was in private practice in Oklahoma City before moving to Albuquerque. Tracy enjoys working with people, and has a passion to put together a program that meets the many and varied needs of homeless families.
Jennifer Mullen, Case Manager
her Master of Arts degree in Counseling and is currently a Licensed Mental
Health Counselor. Jennifer’s career has focused on working with special needs
children and their adoptive families, as well as working with emotionally disturbed
adolescents. She has been an active volunteer in the community, giving her time
to local schools, Girl Scouts, Junior Achievement, and the NACAC. Jennifer and
her husband spend their spare time with their teenage children and their activities.
Sue Campbell, Volunteer & Community Outreach Coordinator
Sue Campbell is a native of Albuquerque and
her home growing up was on Walker Drive which is the street next to Saranam.
She worked at Asbury United Methodist Church for 21 years as the Family Life
Director. She enjoyed mission activities with children like making and serving
a meal at Project Share. Some other projects were at Pajarito Mesa and donating
bags of school supplies for needy children at Asbury’s Back to School Bash.
Sue has a BS of Ed from NMSU with a major in Elementary and Music Ed. Several years
ago Sue and her husband built their own home in the east mountains. They have
three grown children living in Australia, Dallas and Albuquerque.
Sue Rzendzian, Director of Development
Sue has worked at Albuquerque Academy for the past 17 years
in administration. Program management was her primary focus, building and
managing the summer program for eight years, working with Academy alumni for
five years,directing the the Community
Academy lecture series, and co- founding the Community Builders program.She continues to direct the Community Academy
Lecture Series and the Community Builders program.
Her passion for the Saranam mission was strengthened as she
moved from a volunteer decorating apartments to a Board member. Saranam became an integral part of the
Community Builders program and received funding numerous times in the past 11
years. She became the Development Director for Saranam in September 2013, pursuing her lifelong passions of education
and building healthy communities. Being
part of the Saranam family and working with the staff and Board of Directors
has already exceeded her expectations of working with a team that has community
at heart and is deeply committed to ending homelessness, a few families at a
Sue’s experience prior to the Academy included careers in
teaching and corporate administration.She holds a B.S. in Secondary Education with an emphasis in History and
an M.B.A. with an emphasis in Finance and Accounting.