Interim Lead Pastor
Nolan found Grace through a google search in the Summer of 2013. Nolan has been involved in youth ministry for almost a decade. He has a true passion for seeing youth come to know Christ in a transformational way, and to continue walking alongside of them as they navigate life & faith.
Nolan’s primary role as our Interim Lead Pastor is to lead all staff for Grace Church San Diego. Nolan thrives when developing our staff and teams.
Nolan is a true leader in our church community. He and his wife Brooke, along with their new baby boy Trystan, live in Imperial Beach and love serving with our Grace family!
For more than a decade, Scott has recruited, trained and led teams to countries like Mexico, Peru, Malawi, Japan, Haiti, Thailand and Guatemala. As the Outreach Pastor, he has a relentless heart for those who are struggling and wishes to see those who call Grace home, reaching out in the community loving others.
Scott also manages the social media team, facilities and stewardship at Grace.
Scott has been at Grace since August of 2000 and loves to see new people join our “come as you are” culture. Scott, his wife Susan, sons Aden (12), Henri (10) and Maximus (7) are excited to grow alongside this community!
North Park Campus Pastor | Connect Group Pastor
Jesse and his wife Desiree first checked out Grace Church San Diego in 2011. They instantly loved the community and mission of the church. Jesse’s passion is to see leaders develop and those who feel disconnected from God, fall in love with Jesus. His hope for the Connect Groups Ministry is to develop authentic, safe, life changing, fun and stimulating groups where you can grow in Christ.
Jesse and Desiree have four children; Luke, Bennett, Bethany and Cohen. Jesse has his BA in Economics from UCSD and his Master in Divinity from Bethel Seminary.
Email Jesse if you would like to join a group, lead a group or are curious to learn more about Connect Groups at Grace!
East Campus Pastor
North Park Campus Worship Leader
Chelsea is a student at San Diego State University and found Grace through a friend who was involved with the church. Shortly after attending, she fell in love with the community and knew she wanted to call Grace home. Chelsea’s heart lies in worship and creating an atmosphere for others to worship and experience God’s love through music.
East Campus Worship Leader
North Park Youth Director
Alyssa is our youth director at our North Park campus. She graduated with a bachelor’s in Communications from Azusa Pacific University. She is now married to her husband Jordan and has a baby girl named Cindy.
Creative Director | Story Lead
Jeff and his wife Rachel moved in San Diego in early 2013 from Indianapolis. He splits his time between his wedding photography company and serving Grace through the tech and creative teams. Jeff’s passion is getting to tell people’s stories and loves that we can experience God everyday through art and media.
Prayer Team Ministry Partner
Shelley is a native of San Diego, and has never lived anywhere else. She was baptized at Grace in 2009, and started out serving on the tech team. Seeing and learning what is possible with God, Shelley loves to encourage others in their journeys of carrying out God’s ministry in their lives, and the lives they touch, in order to align with His purpose. Her motto is “keep lookin’ up”
Grace Kids Preschool Director
Colleen joined the Grace team in 2012 with over 30 years of experience in early education as well as serving the local church with her pastor-husband, Phil. Colleen is passionate about the opportunities of ministry to the community through a preschool outreach. She also shares this passion through seminars and trainings through various organizations. Colleen and Phil are blessed with six amazing grandchildren.
Support & Recovery Pastors
Scott & Lori have faced extreme addiction in their past, bringing them to the lowest of lows. For over 18 years now, they have been walking in freedom and hope through the love of Christ. Scott has a passion for truth and creating an environment of safety so that others can experience authentic change. Lori is a trained and licensed addiction recovery and grief counselor. As well as, a licensed Clinical Chaplin. Together they oversee both Restored By Grace addiction recovery ministry and Soul Care counseling ministry here at Grace. They are a powerful team used by God to bring restoration and change into the most hopeless situations.
As a vital ministry at Grace Church San Diego, we are so proud to have Scott & Lori Allen lead many to recovery through Jesus Christ!
North Park Children's Director
East Campus Children's Director
East Campus Youth Director
Jake Booher, Matt Thomas, Yoichi Wakayama, Hector Perea, King Perez, Bronson Pate, Jack Palmer
The Mission of Grace San Diego is to help people find Christ and become mature followers of Him.
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