All Saints Lutheran Church Staff
Kristin Schultz, Pastor
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 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 a 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. In 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. The 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.
Martha Montaño, Director of Children, Youth, & Families Ministry
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 is currently a Ph.D. candidate (ABD) in the Department of English at the University of New Mexico where she also teaches. Her studies focus on nineteenth-century British literature with a concentration on the contributions of Dorothy Wordsworth, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, and Emily Brontë. Continuing her work as a pianist and organist at All Saints Lutheran Church, Kate is planning to finish her dissertation in 2017. She also performs with a local chamber music group. She has been active as a church musician for more than fifty years beginning in the eighth grade.
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.
Cassandra E. Osterloh, Administrative / Communications Assistant
Cassandra has a Master of Library Science from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages (Spanish and Portuguese) from the University of New Mexico. Prior to coming to All Saints, she worked in libraries and schools for over 20 years. Cassandra coaches middle school track & field at Sandia Preparatory School, as well as race walking and hurdles for Albuquerque Athletics Track. She is also a USATF certified official and the webmaster for USA Track & Field NM.