Eleazar Cortés, a native of Michoacán, Mexico, is music director in the historic Mission of St. John the Baptist in California. Eleazar received his theology and philosophy degrees from Montezuma Seminary in New Mexico. He has two collections published by Oregon Catholic Press: Somos la Iglesia, and a joint collection with various other composers, Cantaré Eternamente. His newest collection, published by World Library Publications, is Alabemos a Dios. Eleazar resides in Watsonville, California, with his son Rafael.