Pastors and Staff
Carlos Montoya is the founding lead pastor of Blaze Christian fellowship planted in 2004. Carlos attended the Resurgence Theological Training Center and studied Missional Leadership/Discipleship. Carlos has been married to his wife Yvette for 29 years and are blessed to have fostered numerous kids in their home as well as having five kids of their own ranging in ages from 27-16, and one grandson.
Pastor Vince is bivocational and serves as the Executive Pastor at Blaze. He oversees the administrative operations of the church and provides pastoral oversight for various ministries. He and his wife, Tiffany, have been married since 2008, and they have two children.
Pastor Rudy has been with Blaze Christian Fellowship from its inception, coming alongside Pastor Carlos in the ministry. He's been everything from janitor, to worship leader, to teacher. Presently "PR" is heading our videography, construction, and security ministries. Needless to say, he's in with Blaze for the long haul, as he believes in the vision and direction of the fellowship.
Venus was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has been married to her husband Jerome for 20 years and has four amazing children, two of whom she homeschools. Venus serves on the Illuminate Women's Ministry Team and the Sparks Children's Church Team. Venus is passionate about diving into the "Root Cause" Spiritually through a Biblical View and Physically through Functional Medicine.
Rick is married to his wife Patsy, has 2 children, and 5 grandkids. He was raised in Nambè, Northern Santa Fe County and came to know Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior on March 1994, and loves living in Santa Fe.
Being a part of Blaze Christian fellowship since the inception of the church, Robert, or "Rob", has served in different ministries such as the usher, security, cleaning, and construction teams while also serving on the board. For Rob, being a part of these teams has been a blessing, working alongside many faithful people that love the Lord.
Matthew is a Santa Fe native and has been serving at Blaze for nearly 15 years. He and his wife, Laura, have 4 children. Matthew enjoys playing the bass for the worship team, serving as a youth leader, and creating graphics for church events.
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Isaiah Romero has Lived in Santa Fe New Mexico most of his Life. He enjoys spending time with his family and being active. His passion is Worshiping God and serving the people in his life. He feels it's an honor to have the opportunity to serve and lead the Men's ministry.
Tiffany and her husband, Vince, have served at Blaze for over 10 years along with their two children, Brooklyn and Gavin. Tiffany has a passion to disciple women and to see them grow in their knowledge of God by studying the Word. She desires that women would come to know their God-given calling and live with purpose.
Laura was born and raised in NY and has lived in Santa Fe for over 15 years now. She and her husband Matthew have 4 amazing children and work together in their graphic design firm. Laura loves calling Blaze home and is thankful to get to serve in different capacities to help the people of Santa Fe come to know and love Jesus.
Julie Martinez would have proudly considered herself a world-traveling nomad until she met and married the love of her life Alex, in New Mexico, which is now home sweet home. She's always had a heart for children, and God has provided many opportunities to put that love into action including mission trips, mentoring through the Boys and Girls Club, working at House of Blessing Orphanage, and now serving as Children's Ministry Director at Blaze. Being a boy mom, she's always up for an adventure and desires to bring life wherever she roams.
Originally a musician from San Antonio, Alex moved to Santa Fe in the fall of 2013. What drew him to Blaze is how the people there authentically dedicated themselves to teach, equip, and live by God's word. Through a slew of unexpected events, God, in His grace, allowed him to play drums, lead worship, and meet the love of his life, Julie; they now serve the Lord together at Blaze, having called Santa Fe home.
Born in Trinidad, CO; raised Santa Fean-Aaron began attending Blaze after a longtime friend invited him to an Easter service that Blaze put on at the New Mexico School for the Deaf. Since then, Aaron has felt the call to serve in children's ministry, on the cleaning and construction crews, and now in leading the Ushers team; anything the Lord would have him do, he wants to do just that.
Having attended Blaze Christian Fellowship since its inception, Elizabeth has served in children's, worship, women's, and cleaning ministries, and now as leader of the prayer ministry. The prayer team's mission is to exalt God through prayer. Our Savior interceded on our behalf (John 17), praying to His Father for his Apostles and all of us who would believe in His name. We are to do likewise, interceding for all who need or ask for prayer.