Our Church Staff




TONY MILLER

LEAD PASTOR

It has been my joy and passion to serve Jesus as a lead pastor for the past 28 years. This exciting ministry journey has allowed us to walk with churches through the vision casting process from coast to coast. My wife Hydie and I feel especially at home when in the field on mission trips, sharing the love of Jesus, and planting new ministries. Northwest Nazarene University, Nazarene Theological Seminary, and Trevecca Nazarene University are the places of which I have learned and grown as a professional. We love San Diego and are blessed to call Mission Church of the Nazarene home. Hydie and I have been married for 31 years and have three grown children. Our most favorite time in the world is spending time with family.

Pastor Tony Miller Email: tttmiller123@gmail.com


VIC ALVARADO

EXECUTIVE PASTOR

Vic Alvarado has faithfully carried out his calling as Pastor for almost four decades. His varied assignments during this tenure have ranged from Youth Ministry to Lead Pastor in churches ranging from under 100 to over 15,000 people in attendance. His Alma Mater is Point Loma University. His conviction is rather simple – to give people words they don’t want to hear, from The God they don’t want to believe, about a love they don’t deserve. Vic has been married to Darcy since 1993, and they have two young adult children: Logan and Victoria. During his free time, Vic enjoys dating his wife, going to the ballgame with his kids, and reading a good book on the beach.

Pastor Vic Alvarado Email: valvarado@missionnaz.org


KELLY MILLER

WORSHIP ARTS PASTOR

Kelly grew up in a musical family as a pastor’s kid in the Nazarene church. She has been leading worship for over 15 years and has served as the Worship Arts Pastor at Mission since January 2017. Kelly also leads worship for many events such as Thrive and women’s retreats and provides a local outreach for churches needing help with their worship ministry. In her college days she was a member of the exclusive Point Loma Singers at Point Loma Nazarene University, taught children’s choir at many Vacation Bible Schools, and helped start a successful female quartet. She is passionate about people and helping create an environment of worship for people to experience Jesus in an authentic way.

Kelly Miller Email: kmiller@missionnaz.org


JEFF JIMENEZ

COLLEGE & YOUNG ADULTS PASTOR

Jeff describes himself as just a regular dude, who has been offered so much grace and love by Jesus and His Church. Jeff is passionate about working with college students and young adults to see the power of Jesus’ Kingdom transform lives and to watch individuals fall in love with Jesus in the most formative years of their lives. Above all, Jeff desires to point people to Jesus! Jeff is the child of Mexican immigrants, preachers kid, and was raised in “la Iglesia” (Spanish Church). He received Bachelor of Arts in ministry from Nazarene Bible College and studied Worship Arts at Canzion Institute of Music in Costa Rica. Throughout the years, Jeff has served in worship ministries, as well as, youth and college ministries. He served as an intern with Mission’s College ministry for one year before stepping into his current role as the College and Young Adult pastor in the summer of 2016.

Jeff Jimenez Email: jjimenez@missionnaz.org


WES NEW

STUDENT MINISTRIES PASTOR

We has been in full-time ministry as a youth pastor for 15 years, serving in California, Michigan, and Indiana. His passion is to see young people not only giving their lives to Jesus, but also becoming more like Jesus as he and they respond together. he graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in Illinois with a degree in Biblical and Theological Studies. We enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife, Melissa, and their three amazing sons, Calvin, James, and Noah, and is a sports fanatic. You can probably catch him at Adal's Mexican Food once a month!

Pastor Wes New Email: wnew@missionnaz.org


EVIE KENSEL

CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES DIRECTOR

Evie is our newest staff member, and we are excited to see how God can work through her to minister to families at Mission Church. With a background in child development and education, as well as years of ministry experience, Evie is passionate about helping young worshipers fall in love with Jesus. Full bio to come!

Pastor Evie Kensel Email: ekensel@missionnaz.org



ROBERT CHURCHMAN

ASSOCIATE PASTOR

Pastor Robert earned a Master of Ministry degree from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2016 and holds a District License in the Church of the Nazarene. He served two years as an Associate Pastor at Celebrate Church of the Nazarene and began serving as an Associate Pastor at Mission Church in 2017, where he oversees the 55+ and communion Ministry.  He is currently on the path toward ordination in the church of the Nazarene. He enjoys spending time with wife, Holly and two step children. Pastor Robert is passionate about sharing Jesus with those he meets; encouraging men and women to have an intimate relationship with Christ.


Pastor Robert Churchman Email: rchurchman@missionnaz.org