Jason G. Shirley


Jason was born in 1981 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  He moved with his family to Carlsbad in 1991 to pioneer Word of Life Church.  Jason graduated Carlsbad High School in 1999.  After graduation, Jason returned to Tulsa to attend Rhema Bible Training Center, from which he graduated in 2002 with an emphasis on youth ministry.  Jason returned to Carlsbad in 2003 to accept the youth pastor position at Word of Life Church, where he still is employed today.  Jason is also the hospice chaplain at Golden Services in Carlsbad.  He is married to Tiffany Shirley of Sand Springs, Oklahoma (2002).  She works at Southwest Pharmacy as a technician.  They have a 5 year old daughter, Brooklyn.

Jason is a musician, plays guitar and sings.  He also enjoys golf, racquetball, disc golf, watching Oklahoma Sooners football, and St. Louis Cardinals baseball.



Ward 3’s Judith Waters says she is proud to be serving as a member of Carlsbad City Council for the third time.

Judi Waters has been the Church Secretary/Office Manager of First United Methodist Church of Carlsbad for more than 30 years. She is the founder and president of Class Act of Carlsbad, and organization committed to saving lives by offering a safe alternative to private parties on graduation night. She was awarded the A.J. Crawford Humanitarian Award for excellence and compassion in community service for this effort.

Judi was first appointed to Carlsbad City Council in 2002. She served two years on the appointment and was then elected to serve another four years. After a two-year break, she served another four-year term beginning in 2010. She then took another break and was re-elected in 2018. She has also previously served as Chairman of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Board and remains on the Chamber’s Executive Board.

In 2003, Judi was honored as Citizen of the Year through a community panel. In May 2009, she received the prestigious Governor’s Award for Outstanding New Mexico Women. Judi was born and raised in El Paso, where she met and married Jim Waters. They have two sons, John and James, and eight grandchildren. Judi says she enjoys the workings of city government and is dedicated to Carlsbad and its citizens. 

Judith Waters