Reverend Doctor Antonio (“Tony”) Aja, Pastor
Pastor Aja immigrated with his family as a refugee from Cuba and grew up in Miami, Florida. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Thomas Edison State College, Trenton, New Jersey; Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, and Doctor of Ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary,, Chicago, IL,
Prior to coming to Westminster, Tony was a missionary, pastor, executive director of an ecumenical community ministry and member of staff at PCUSA headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky and Mid-Kentucky Presbytery. He is currently the moderator of the Hispanic/Latinx National Presbyterian Caucus, an adjunct professor at McCormick Theological Seminary, board member of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians and a member of the Advocacy Committee for Racial Ethnic Concerns for the PCUSA.
Tony is happily married to Elder Loyda P. Aja and they have three grown children: Alan (married to Wendy Trull); Vanessa (married to the Rev. David Aja-Sigmon); and Bryan (married to Misty Schmidt). Loyda and Tony are the proud grandparents of Lucas Joaquin, Liam Elian Antonio, and Jesse Miguel. Since becoming pastor here Pastor Aja has become involved with social justice and immigrant issues through various religious and community groups and is a leader in the community for immigrant and refugee rights.
Brian Roberge, Office Administrator Brian moved to Santa Fe from San Francisco and has made Santa Fe his new home since 2014. He joined the staff of Westminster at the beginning of June, 2015. He has two grown children and three grandchildren who all live in Maine.
Brian has a long background of Administrative support in a variety of for profit and nonprofit organizations. In addition, he also was a United Church of Christ minister for 11 years in New England; served on the New England Board of Directors of Heifer International; and was the Regional Director for Church World Service/CROP in Iowa. He currently is serving as Co-Chair of the Client Advisory Group of Southwest Care Center which serves over 10,000 clients in New Mexico, providing HIV/Hepatitis C, Women’s & prenatal health, and primary care services,