About Us

 The Borderlands Deanery (formerly the Southwest Deanery) is one of four deaneries of the Diocese of the Rio Grande. It includes parishes and missions in the southwest region of New Mexico as well as El Paso, and far West Texas. The mission of the Borderlands Deanery is to facilitate the implementation of the mission and goals of the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande through support of and communication with the individual faith communities within the Deanery.

The Very Reverend Deacon Laurie Benavides was installed as Dean of the Southwest Deanery at the Diocesan Convention Eucharist on Nov. 1, 2018. The Borderlands Deanery Board includes Ms. Nancy Gregory, Vice Dean; Mr. Sal Saldivar, Treasurer; Mr. Bill Cox, Rev. John Tober, Mr. Pat Lamb, Mr. Cris Martin, Rev. Susan Hutchins; and Dean Benavides, Chair. For more information on all of the members of our board, and for contact information for each individual member, please visit our “Board and Staff” page by clicking here.