The Rev. Roberto Maldonado

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Fr. Roberto comes to St. Matthew's from the Diocese of Oregon, where he served most recently at Holy Cross/Santa Cruz Episcopal Church, Cristo Rey Lutheran Church. Additionally, in the Diocese of Oregon, he served as the Metro-East Latino Missioner, on the Task Force to End Racism, and on the Commission on Ministry for Ordination, as well as being a Clergy Deputy to General Convention in 2022. He has also worked as a priest in the Diocese of Los Angeles, as well as Baltimore, Maryland; Ft. Pierce, Florida; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Puerto Rico, his home country. Fr. Roberto's family includes his daughter, Lucia Isabel; wife, Leticia; and her children Nirvana, Priscilla and Gerardo. After a career in sales, Fr. Roberto felt the call to ministry and was ordained as a deacon in 1988 and as a priest in 1989. In his spare time, he enjoys walking and exploring new places, as well as reading and car racing.



Julian Sanchez
Bishop's Warden

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Julian Sanchez, St. Matthew's National City


Julian was born and raised in National City. He graduated from Sweetwater Union High School, then served in the Air Force Reserve before joining the U.S. Coast Guard. He currently works at General Dynamics NASSCO.

Julian's spiritual growth is deeply rooted at St. Matthew's, where he was baptized by The Rev. Juan Acosta and grew up serving as an acolyte and musician. Julian and his wife Judith, are high school sweethearts and were married in 2003 at St. Matthew's by The Rev. Patricia Andrews-Callori. They have 3 beautiful children; Isaac, Mia and Ezekiel. 



Edward Saidro
Treasurer & Bookkeeper

Edward Saidro was born in the Philippines to an Episcopal family, where he was raised in the Episcopal tradition. He joined the US Navy in 1984 and served honorably for over twenty years. After relocating multiple times, Edward's family permanently settled back in San Diego in 2010. Edward and his family first attended St. Matthew's in 1990, and even through all their traveling, St. Matthew's community has remained close to their hearts. Since retiring, Edward has volunteered his services and talents in many roles over the years, including as a Vestry member, choir member, acolyte, Secretary, and Treasurer. Edward also enjoys traveling, hiking, and photography. 

Alex Tuttle
Musician/Worship Leader

Alex has been playing piano and singing since she was a little girl. When she went off to college, she missed her piano. She got a guitar for Christmas that year and was registered for classical guitar class at Palomar Community College that Spring.  She's been playing ever since.  Her guitar has travelled with her to play at churches and church retreats in British Columbia, Hawaii, Michigan, Mississippi, Arizona, Mexico, and all over Southern California. ‘Have guitar and will travel’ has been a moto of hers for many years.