Our Church Staff



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.

To reach Pastor Tony, email: churchoffice@missionnaz.org

Jeff Jimenez

College & Young Adult 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, a preacher's kid, and was raised in "Ia Iglesia (Spanish Church ). He received his Bachelor of Arts in ministry from Nazarene Bible College and studied Worship Arts in 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 a 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



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

Kelly Miller
Worship Arts Leader

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