Our Team

Ray Velez

Chief Operating Officer

Favorite Things/Hobbies

I am a die-hard Yankees fan – go Yanks! However, you can regularly find me on the sidelines of a soccer field coaching my son’s soccer teams. My favorite things to do always involve family, food, or the beach.

About Me

I am one of nine siblings (yes – 9!), raised in Paterson, New Jersey. At the age of 19, I moved to the big city (New York) to pursue my dream of working on Wall Street. Just a few years later, I co-founded a boutique trading firm just steps away from the New York Stock Exchange. My background in finance would help me to launch a service business in Orlando, Florida in 2003. In 2004, my life dramatically changed when I submitted my heart to Christ, right here at Christ Church!

Family Life

God has blessed me with an insanely large family and we are all extremely close! I have approximately 23 nieces and nephews. I now reside in Bergen County, New Jersey with my wife, Brenda, and our three children.

Favorite Quote

I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.

Psalm 37:25 (NIV)