Mike Alameda (President)

Commissioned in 1992 with wife, Claire, as missionaries to Tucson’s Hispanic community. Co-Founder and Director of Corazón Ministries since 1994

Board of Directors President since 1994

Married to Claire since 1985. Father of three children, Estevan, Andrea, and Ron

Member of Christ Community Church

Scripture Verse:
“Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.”
II Timothy 2:3

Claire Alameda (Vice President)

Commissioned in 1992 with husband, Mike, as missionaries to Tucson’s Hispanic community. Co-Founder and Director of Corazón Ministries since 1994.

Board of Directors Vice President since 1994

Married to Mike Alameda since 1985. Mother of three children, Estevan, Andrea, and Ronnie

Member of Christ Community Church

Scripture Verse:
“Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”
Romans 12:1-

Maria Mejias (Secretary)

Maria Mejias single mom of three adult children, Candi Rangel (33), Bukki Rangel (23), and Azteca Rangel (20). Home church is Christ Community Church.

Maria have a BST in Printing Technology from Pittsburg State University in Kansas.

She has been in the title and escrow business for 23 years and currently is an Escrow Assistant for Title Security Agency.

At a time in my life when Maria really needed to hear from our Heavenly Father, He spoke Joshua 1:9 to her:

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courages. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God WILL be with you wherever you go.”


Craig Young (Treasurer)
Life Verse: Romans 8:28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
Started on BOD: 2018
Married to Crystal Young, with 2 kids
Attends: The Gate Church

Craig has a Master degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Arizona and is the owner of Via Firma Environmental Services, an environmental engineering company that provides environmental consulting services in Arizona.





Ed Marley

Corazón Founding Board Member since 1994

Married to Janice since 1985

Became a Christian while attending the University of Arizona in 1981

Father of two adult children

Native of Tucson and graduate of the University of Arizona College of Architecture

Member of Catalina Foothills Church where he serves as a Deacon

Partner in a local architecture firm

Life Verse:
“…but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

Manuel Corral

Corazón Board Member since 2011. Active team member since 1998

Married to Pauline Corral since 1997. Father of three children, Lauren, Emmanuel, and Chamille.

Member of Northwest Bible Church

Employed by Southwest Gas

Life Verse:
“Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.”
Matthew 16:24-25


Randy Brainard 

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit fruit that will last  (John 15:16)

Married to Julie Brainard, Randy has three kids Noah (married to Raely), Chloe (married to Gavin) and Benjamin.

He serves as Lead Pastor of Hope Community Church. Ordained through the Evangelical Free Church of America. Randy received a degree in secondary education (math and physics) from University of Arizona. He is currently a student in the Masters of Divinity Program at Phoenix Seminary for years.