Our Church Staff


Tony Miller
Lead Pastor

It has been my joy and passion to serve Jesus as a lead pastor for the past 30 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 34 years have three grown children, and one amazing grandchild!  To reach Pastor Tony, email: churchoffice@missionnaz.org

Jeff Jimenez

Young Adult and outreach Pastor

Jeff ("El Jeffe") Jimenez is our young adult & outreach pastor. He is passionate about investing in the life of college students and young adults in guiding them as they grow in knowledge, the love of God, and others. As the Outreach Pastor, his role is to help Mission Church engage our community more faithfully as the people of God in San Diego are called to love and to serve like Jesus.

Jeff is the child of Mexican immigrants, raised in "la Iglesia Latina" (Latin Church) He received a Bachelor of Arts in Ministry from the Nazarene Bible College, an Associates Degree in Music Ministry from Canzion Costa Rica and is currently completing his Masters in Christian Ministry from Point Loma Nazarene University. Jeff is married to the lovely Lauren and they have a dog name Jericho. To reach Pastor Jeff Jimenez, email: jjimenez@missionnaz.org.

Evie Kensel
Kids ministry and communications pastor

Pastor Evie has been with Mission Church for 2 years. Prior to Mission, she has served the Lord in Kids Ministry for nine years, while also completing theology courses. She has degree in child development from San Diego State University and her Masters degree from Wheelock College. She also teaches Child Development at Grossmont College. When she's not with Mission Kids, she is mom to two teenage girls, Makenzie and Brooke. She enjoys spending time at the beach, visiting local coffee shops, and hanging out with friends. Her passion is leading kids to Christ through outreaches and connections within the community! To reach Pastor Evie, email: ekensel@missionnaz.org.

Paul Slater

Associate Pastor & Facilities Director

Paul has been helping people discover God's will and purpose for their lives and has been a lifelong pursuit. Paul and his wife, Aleta, have served in a multitude of ministry assignments for over 50 years.

After 30 years of pastoral ministry to local churches, Paul began a new ministry career path in healthcare chaplaincy. They moved to San Diego in 2002, where, after his clinical training, he has served as a chaplain in hospitals, hospice, and county government.
Paul's educational degrees include the following:

  • BA in Theology from Pasadena College (now Point Loma Nazarene University);
  • Masters in Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary;
  • BCC (Board Certification by the Association of Professional Chaplains).

Paul has served Mission Church as an associate pastor as well as starting his own publishing company, Amazing Grace Press. To reach Pastor Paul, email: chaplainpaulslater@gmail.com.

Robert Churchman
Associate Pastor

Robert Churchman is our 55+ ministry pastor and leads our Communion team. In 2019, He launched Zephyr House Church, an offshoot of Mission Church at Zephyr Affirmed Housing for formerly homeless Veterans.

Robert loves sharing the love of Jesus (Matthew 22:37-40) with everyone he meets, so they too can experience the hope we have in Christ. He has been in ministry since 2014, serving as an associate pastor at Celebrate Church for three years and here at Mission Church since 2017.

 
Robert and his wife, Holly, who have two adult children, have been married since 2011. They enjoy spending time  with family and the outdoors such as hiking and biking. Robert also enjoys attending car shows and rodeos. Pastor Robert Churchman Email: rchurchman@missionnaz.org

Kelly Miller
Worship Arts  Director

Kelly grew up in a musical family as a pastor's kid in the Nazarene church. She has been leading worship for over 16 years and has served as the Worship Arts Director 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 and her husband, Jon, have three young adult children, Klarissa, Kaiya, and Jackson.

Kelly Miller Email: kmiller@missionnaz.org

Mission Support Staff

For more information, contact us at (619) 287-3211 or churchoffice@missionnaz.org

  • Heather Slater


    Worship Administrative Asst.

    hslater@missionnaz.org


  • Beth smith

    Office Administrator
    Hospitality & Assimilation Dir.
    churchoffice@missionnaz.org


  • Angela Cobbs
    College/Young Adult Asst.


  • Anselmo Ramirez

    Maintenance Dept.


  • Lorraine Benjamin

    Facilities dept.


  • Aldo Osuna

    Custodian/Maintenance Dept

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