Senior Minister

Dr. Michael Passmore

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Dr. Michael Scott Passmore, a native of Enid, Oklahoma, was born into a military family allowing his formative years to be filled with the experiences of different cultures and religious orientations. After graduating from Roosevelt High School here in San Antonio, Michael received bachelor of Arts and Science degrees in Religion and Psychology from Phillips University in Enid. Seminary training gained a Master of Divinity degree from the Graduate Seminary now located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Michael completed his Doctor of Ministry study at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Choral Director & Minister of Music

Douglas R. Boyer

Douglas R. Boyer is the Director of the School of Music, professor of music and director of choral activities at Texas Lutheran University.  He earned his Master of Music from The University of Texas at San Antonio and the Doctor of Musical Arts from The University of Texas at Austin.  Dr. Boyer teaches courses in conducting, orchestration, advanced analysis, composition, music literature, musical theatre, and choral music education. He holds the Mary Gibbs Jones Chair in choral music and has been awarded the prestigious title of Piper Professor.

He is an active member of the American Choral Director's Association, Texas Choral Director's Association, Texas Music Educators Association, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Music Educators National Conference and the Handbell Musicians of America.

His research on the music of our time has been published in scholarly journals and cited in numerous textbooks. He is an active member of the American Composers Forum and ASCAP. He has studied composition with Libby Larsen, Steven Sametz, Stephen Paulus and internationally renowned composers Chen Yi and Alberto Grau.

Dr. Boyer first came to Central Christian Church in 1984 and established our Handbell Choir. Under Dr. Boyer’s leadership, the Sanctuary Choir of Central Christian Church commissioned composer, Libby Larsen to set the text of e. e. cummings’ poem, i am a little church, to music.



George Gregory


George has been the organist and carillonneur for Central Christian Church since 1958. George received a Bachelor’s Degree from Tulsa University and a Master’s in Music from The University of Texas at Austin.  He edited The Bulletin (a scholarly journal) for The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America for 16 annual issues.

A multi-talented musician, George was a professor of Music at San Antonio College for 39 years, where he taught organ, cello, harp, music theory, and Renaissance instruments. He is the Director of the San Antonio Early Music Ensemble, and was in residence with the Sante Fe Desert Chorale and also The San Antonio Children's Chorus. George received special recognition from the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America with a rarely bestowed honorary membership. The Berkeley Medal for "Distinguished service to the Carillon" was awarded to him in 1985 by the University of California at Berkeley. He performs as a guest carillonneur throughout the United States and internationally. For over 20 years he was the harpsichordist/organist for the San Antonio Symphony. He was also a cellist for the Army at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. A man with a quiet, wry sense of humor, he proudly states that as long as he played his cello at Fort Sam, San Antonio was never invaded! 


Jose Lopez

José Lopez has worked for Central Christian Church and the CCC Childcare Center since 1996. Keeping the house of the Lord clean gives Joe great pride. He is the father of two children.


Cynthia Mendez

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Cynthia is a bookkeeper with decades of experience in accounting and tax preparation, including successfully managing the accounting department of her father's business. Her hobbies include scuba diving, reading and gardening (her favorite flowers are the Dutch Iris and the Bearded Iris). She enjoys walking her Shar Pei dog, named Raven, and she is currently taking fencing lessons. Recently she finished her Master of Professional Accounting (M.P.A) degree and believes you're never too old to complete new goals.

Director, Child Development Center

Saree Tafoya

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Administrative Assistant

Veronica Ybarra

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Veronica attended Alamo Community Colleges and a business school after graduating from high school in 1985. Her background of working in various administrative and human resource positions throughout her career include two local redevelopment authorities and a manufacturing company here in San Antonio. She brings over 30 years of experience to the table. She also has a very busy home life with eight adult children and 20 grandkids. She enjoys spending time with family and taking rides with her husband on their Harley Davidson motorcycle. With all of this, Veronica balances her life putting God at the foundation of everything she does and is a very strong person of faith which has helped her though all the life challenges of family and career.