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Leadership Team

Say hello to the leadership team

Meet our leadership

Say hello to the leadership team at Montgomery Church!


Our Shepherds

Our Shepherds (Elders) are responsible for the direction and guidance of the church.

The Shepherds have chosen to focus their efforts on providing one-on-one attention in areas such as caring for those who are hurting, mentoring those desiring to grow spiritually, and equipping future leaders. Each Shepherding Couple has a Shepherding Group of 30-40 members that they pay special attention to. If you are not sure which Shepherding Group you are in, inquire here. Questions and discussions about Shepherding Groups as well as overall-vision, mission, and pastoral topics should be directed to the Shepherds here.

The Shepherds have chosen to delegate the day-to-day operations to the Lead Minister. Questions about operations, strategies, and ministries should be directed to the Lead Minister here.

"We would be honored to pray for you!" - Phil Cheves

Our Ministers, Ministry Leaders, and Staff

Jason Burnett has been our Lead Minister for 8 years. He follows the direction and guidance of the shepherds and is the day-to-day leader of the operations, strategies, and ministries. Read about Jason's life journey and family here. Our associate minister is Thomas Fitzpatrick. Read about Thomas' background and perspective here.

"We would love to serve you or your family any way that we can. From a Sunday worship, to a Wednesday workshop, to a one-on-one visit or coffee, we are here to strengthen you as you journey with Jesus!" - Thomas Fitzpatrick, Associate Minister

Laura Burnett has led the Worship Ministry for 8 years and is the lead singer for the Praise Team and the Worship Band. Read about Laura's music background and blessings here. Lila Earwood has led the Children's Ministry since 2004 and the Youth Ministry for the last 2 years. Read about Lila's history, family and ministry beliefs here. Faith Myers is the Youth Ministry intern and is also studying nursing at University of New Mexico .

"At Montgomery Kids our mission is to partner with families in leading children to become disciples of Jesus who love God and love others. We accomplish this mission through modeling and teaching kids the joy of learning about God's Word; communicating the great love God showed by sending His Son to be our Savior; and sharing God's love with others by living a life of gratitude and service." - Lila Earwood, Children's Minister

Other staff members include Clay Norris as the Band Leader, Anita Miller as the Webmaster and Project Manager, Thomas Primozic as the Media Arts Leader, and Jamie Smith as the staff administrator and Linda Rogers as the financial administrator.

"You are welcome to call the office (505-884-7926) with questions or requests. I'll be happy to help." - Jamie Smith