Introduction to New Mexico Baptist Disaster Relief or our Basic DR Training is required of every new volunteer as well as a refresher for volunteers every three years.  This training is now available through our online training Pathwright.  To receive an invitation to register as a learner on Pathwright, please email Cricket Pairett at [email protected]  When you receive the email, register as a learner and then you can start the training and complete it at your convenience.

If you are a current New Mexico Baptist Disaster Relief volunteer whose badge has expired and you have deployed during the past 3 years, it is possible that you may just need an updated background check.  Please send an email inquiry to Cricket Pairett at [email protected]   Please include your current mobile phone number in the email too.

State Disaster Relief Training in person is Cancelled until further notice.  If you have a question regarding this, please refer to the information by clicking the button below.  If you have questions on any deployments, please contact Cricket Pairett at [email protected]

New Mexico Baptist Disaster Relief is one of 42 State Conventions along with Baptist Global Response and the Canadian Convention that comprises Southern Baptist Disaster Relief.  Southern Baptist Disaster Relief is the second largest disaster response organization that exists to help victims of natural and man-made disasters—such as floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, fires and terrorist attacks in North America and overseas. The ministry of SBDR has grown out of the natural desire for Christians to reach out in love and action, meeting the urgent needs of hurting people in crises. Perhaps the logo itself says it best. The arch of the Southern Baptist Convention is our worldwide link. The wheat is a symbol of physical help, and the fish is the symbol of spiritual help. Disaster-relief volunteers wear this logo proudly. God has blessed the ministry of disaster relief in New Mexico!

New Mexico Baptist Disaster Relief has the following resources:
Mobile Kitchens – 2
Mini Mobile Kitchen – 1
Heavy Equipment – 3
Mobile Generator – 1
Water Purification – 2
Mobile Shower/Laundry – 1
Mobile Communications – 1
Mobile Child Care – 1
Chaplain Team – 1
Incident Management Team -1
Assessment Team – 1
Mobile Clean Up – 3 (chainsaw, mud out, fire recovery)

Each of these resources need people in order for them to function. New Mexico Baptist Disaster Relief relies on its trained volunteers to respond when needed.

Guidelines for Disaster Relief Volunteers:
All DR volunteers must be trained and/or certified in the area where they are working. Volunteers must be credentialed and have Disaster Relief photo identification badges issued by BCNM. DR volunteers are not required to be Southern Baptist, but must be a born again disciple of Jesus Christ. DR volunteers represent New Mexico Baptists and, as such, all DR volunteers agree to conduct themselves in a Christ-like manner at all times, and to adhere to the disaster relief policies set forth by the Baptist Convention of New Mexico. Failure to comply with any or part of this agreement will result in removal of DR credentials, and if on assignment, the volunteer may be sent home.

New Mexico Disaster Relief Organization:
Disaster Relief Ministry is coordinated through the Missions Mobilization Team of the BCNM. The DR organization is led by a State Director who is assisted by a management team, each member of which is responsible for a specific ministry area. Regional Coordinators lead in defined geographic areas of the state.

New Mexico Baptist DR State DirectorIra Shelton
505-934-4751
Disaster Relief Ministry AssistantCricket Pairett
505-924-2315
Associate State Director, CleanupDon Davis
575-760-9600
Associate State Director, FeedingCathy Pennington
575-746-7951
Associate State Director, ChaplaincyJerry Minor
505-450-4583
Associate State Director, Child Care & Mass CareCricket Pairett
505-220-3045
Associate State Director, CommunicationsWynn Smith
505-235-8322
Associate State Director, Incident CommandEd Greene
505-553-6086
Regional Coodinators
Southest RegionCathy Pennington
Mt. Valley RegionVacant
Northeast RegionVacant
Northwest RegionAlan Vaughn
Southwest RegionVacant
Central RegionJohn Torrison