All Saints Lutheran Church Staff

Kristin Schultz, Pastor (pastorkristin@allsaintsabq.org)

Pastor Kristin grew up in the North Valley of Albuquerque, in the home where her parents still live and her kids love to play. Her family attended St. Paul Lutheran Church. New Mexico was a great place to grow up; but, looking for something different, Kristin went off to St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. Over the course of the next 10 years she completed BA degrees in math and religion; did study travel in Italy, Israel, Zimbabwe, and Kenya; worked in AIDS ministry; completed an internship year in Detroit; and finally graduated from Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago in 1999.

Also in 1999, Kristin married Lee Liming, and they moved to Palatine, IL. Kristin was ordained in December 1999, and her first congregation was All Saints Lutheran church in Palatine. It was an amazing congregation, and it was hard to leave in 2003, when Kristin decided to go on leave from call to care for her growing family. In 2006, Kristin and Lee, along with sons Evan and Noah, moved back to Albuquerque to be near family. In 2008, Micah was born. Kristin did part-time interim and supply preaching work but focused on caring for three young boys.

In 2011, Kristin was ready to go back to work, and started at St. Michael and All Angels as Youth and Family Minister. For five and a half years, Kristin continued at St. Michael’s during transition from a senior minister of 30 years, through two interims, and finally the start of a new senior minister. Her role changed from Youth and Family to Associate Pastor, working with the congregation through grief, anxiety, searching, discovering their strength and identity, and starting on new paths in ministry.

Kristin is excited to be at All Saints as we move forward in ministry together, seeking to follow God’s call to serve here on Albuquerque’s west side.

Laurene Harris, Administrator (office@allsaintsabq.org)

Laurene started her career on Wall Street working in Human Resources for a private banking and investment firm while pursuing a degree in Business. After moving to Rio Rancho, New Mexico to join her family, she worked primarily in administration for government contractors and worked on the production of multi-million dollar proposals to the National Laboratories. In her last position, she managed the St. Vincent de Paul office at St. Thomas Aquinas in Rio Rancho. In this role she worked with the homeless, coordinated emergency funding support, and started a community-based-group of resource providers to address homelessness and displaced individuals.

Laurene is the mother of two children who are currently studying at the University of New Mexico. She also cares for her 94-year old mother who keeps her on her toes. She enjoys reading, walks with Lilly (her 1 ½ year old Lab), volunteer work with St. Vincent de Paul, and spending time with family and friends.

Martha Montaño, Director of Children, Youth, & Families Ministry (faithformation@allsaintsabq.org)

Martha holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Johnson & Wales University, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in K-8 Elementary Ed from UNM. She has worked at APS as a 3rd and 4th grade teacher and Cross of Hope Elementary School as a 3rd grade and Physical Education teacher. She is excited to bring her passion for God and His children to All Saints Lutheran Church. She is very involved with the Mobile Food Pantry, as these ministries are also close to her heart. She started food banks at several churches in the city. In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband, 3 daughters, and 2 dogs.

Carolyn Trueba, Director of Music Ministries

Carolyn Trueba received her Bachelor of Music in bassoon performance and Master of Music in Music Education from the University of Iowa. She taught music for twenty-eight years in public schools in Arizona and New Mexico, including band, choir, guitar and keyboard, beginning on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona and continuing in New Mexico, including teaching at UNM-Valencia branch. She was Teacher of the Year at Los Lunas High School, Teacher of the Year for Los Lunas School District, and a finalist for New Mexico Teacher of the Year. She has directed vocal, flute and bell choirs in Lutheran, Presbyterian and Catholic churches, played in a band throughout Europe and Russia sponsored by the United States Department of State, and played in orchestras in Iowa, Arizona and New Mexico. She has sung with the New Mexico Philharmonic Chorus and studied voice with a local opera singer. She continues to share her talents at All Saints Lutheran Church.

Katherine (Kate) Alexander, Organist

Katherine (Kate) Alexander, a University of New Mexico retiree, holds a Master of Music Degree (M.Mu.) in piano, a Master of Arts (M.A.) in English literature, and a Ph.D. in English Literature. Her scholarship focuses on nineteenth-century British/Irish literature with a concentration on the contributions of Dorothy Wordsworth, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, and Emily Brontë as well as literary criticism and theory. She has also completed extensive studies in philosophy and theology focusing on ancient through modern eras. Her work in church musicianship spans many years and includes multiple congregations of many denominations including Catholic, Presbyterian, Congregationalist, Baptist, Methodist, and Lutheran. Continuing her work as a pianist and organist at All Saints Albuquerque, she has also performed with a local chamber music group while still teaching English at the University of New Mexico.

Erin Reil, Director of Youth Choirs

Erin Reil earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from UNM and is certified in the Kodály methodology of teaching music. She enjoys leading the Youth Choirs at All Saints, as well as the Praise Band. Erin is also the Director of the Prep Choir with the Albuquerque Girls’ Choir. A lifelong Lutheran, Erin has called All Saints her church home since 2002. In her spare time she enjoys participating in the plentiful activities of her three daughters.

Laura Kilby, Nursery and Preschool Teacher

Laura is a longtime resident of Rio Rancho, a mother and grandmother. She is in the church nursery on Sunday mornings, and in the preschool Toddler Program on Mondays and Fridays.

Marleta Anderson, Preschool Director

Marleta has been Director at All Saints Lutheran Preschool for more than seventeen years. She is a member at Faith Lutheran Church in Albuquerque. She lives in Placitas and enjoys horseback riding and spending time with her granddaughters.

Victoria Montes, Preschool Teacher

Victoria has been at All Saints Lutheran Preschool for more than three years. She works in the toddler program and we affectionately call her “The Baby Whisperer.”

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