Meet The Staff

Bob Bailey, Music Director

Bob is a retired band director with a total of 31 years of teaching experience in Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico. Bob received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma and a Masters in Music Education from Midwestern University in Wichita Falls, Texas. Bob’s dedication to Christ, his talents, and experience bring a unique contribution to the ministry of Sombra Del Monte as the director of the Chancel Choir. Bob's wife, Bobbie, serves as pianist for worship services, and they both serve as elders in the church.

Ilona Montera, Office Manager

Ilona was born in California but grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Most of Ilona’s education and experience has been in business and accounting. In the past few years, however, she has come to enjoy the more creative side of computers by designing church bulletins and flyers. Ilona is married to Dennis, an electrical engineer, who works at Kirtland Air Force Base, and they have a daughter, Marena, who works as a research technician at the University of New Mexico. In her free time, Ilona enjoys reading, writing, and playing with her Jack Russell Terrier named Max.

Michele Petruno, Organist & Pianist

Michele was born in Dayton, Ohio but moved to Albuquerque when she was 5 yrs old because her father was in the Air Force. She earned a Bachelor of Music from University of New Mexico in 1993. In addition to Michele's contribution to our weekly Sunday service, she also teaches piano to students and writes educational music books. In her free time, she enjoys reading and is a fan of Redbox movies.