Meet Our Staff
Our staff are the heart and soul of LifeQuest.
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 four grandchildren. 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, Events and Programming
Esther is an Albuquerque native. She loves spending time with her husband and two children reading books and going on adventures! Esther has worked with youth and children since 2001 and began her career in office administration in 2003.
Taylene Jacko – Program Manager
Taylene Joined LifeQuest’s team as Southern NM program Manager in 2022. Taylene’s background in education, as a Trauma Healing Coach, and a Behavior Management Specialist has provided keen insight into the lives of our youth. Taylene’s compassion and passion for life change and 2nd chances brought her to work with incarcerated and at-risk individuals. Taylene is excited to join LifeQuest in seeking God’s plan and love for NM youth.
Cleo Gibson – Program Manager, Albuquerque
Cleo Joined LifeQUest as our Northern NM Program Manager overseeing the programming for the female clients in Nov of 2019. Cleo passion and tenderness for the clients she works with shows through everything she does. She is a blessing to have on staff.