Tim & Kimberly Scott have seven children and five grandchildren. Their legacy of expressing God’s truth, grace and love has incredible impact on our church community.
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 is to lead all operations for Grace Church San Diego and thrives when developing our staff and teams as our Chief Operations Officer.
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 is also the Executive Director of Project Reach, a community building 501c3 Non-Profit that runs all outreach programs that the Grace Community plugs into.
Scott also manages all business aspects of Grace Church San Diego as the Chief Business Officer.
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 (10), Henri (8) and Maximus (5) are excited to grow alongside this community!
Campus Pastor North Park/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!
Spring Valley Campus Pastor
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.
Director of Outreach - Project Reach
Stevie found Grace through a post on Facebook in January of 2014. After about 8 months of serving as a volunteer leader with our middle school students, God opened a door for Stevie to join the staff at Grace. He has an eagerness for middle school students to find God, as well as a desire for students to grow and develop as they seek Christ.Â Stevieâ€™s passion for God and life is infectious and enlivens the Grace community in so many ways.
Stevie also serves as the Director of Outreach for Project Reach, alongside our Outreach Pastor.Â He has an amazing heart and impact on those struggling on the streets of San Diego.Â Stevie, his wife Odette and daughter Harlow live near the North Park Campus.
Youth Director - Spring Valley Campus
Rachel Parmenter is finishing her BA in youth ministry at Nebraska Christian College online and moved from Omaha to California one year ago to pursue youth ministry. She has been actively involved in the church and youth group her whole life, where her love for student ministry began. With three years as student ministry staff under her belt, her fire and passion for the Lord and reaching students has grown more than ever! Rachel is so excited to join the team at Grace Church San Diego. From the first moment she visited, it felt like home and she feels blessed to have the opportunity to serve in this way!
Children's Director - North Park Campus
First Impressions Director- Spring Valley Campus
Ronnie first came to Grace in 2005 and knew that he had found his home church. He joined the Army at 21 and was stationed in Missouri, with a deployment to Afghanistan. Having finished his enlistment, he has returned home to San Diego and is now attending Point Loma Nazarene University.
Ronnie serves as the First Impressions Director at our Grace East Campus!
Children's Director - Spring Valley Campus
Jessica, a native San Diegan, began attending Grace with her family in May 2009. Since then God has moved in her life growing her love for his kingdom especially the children. With two young girls of her own, her passion is to deposit the Word of God into the heart of each child here at Grace, fostering their growth in faith and providing the foundation for them to become thriving members of our church body embracing the churchâ€™s mission to Worship, Connect, Serve and Reach. Â Jessica is the director of both Pre-K and the Elementary programs at Grace.
Chase and his family were first introduced to Grace Church San Diego in 2015 by meeting a pastor at the church through a childhood friend. They immediately fell in love with the message of the church and felt welcome. Chase has a background in construction and has a passion for helping anyone in need. Chase and his wife Coty have four children (one on the way) Castle, Oliver, Forrest and Cedar Fox! Chase and his Family reside in a small barn that was converted into a home in Alpine.
Women's Care Pastor
Kimberly and her husband Tim love working side by side to give Grace an example of love and direction. Kimberlyâ€™s unusual ability to reach people gives her an impact in counseling within our women’s ministry.Â You can often find her walking on campus with a new friend she just met at a local coffee shop.
Her greatest joy comes from influencing her 7 kids and 5 grandkids to love and serve Jesus.
Youth Director - North Park Campus
Alyssa has grown up going to Grace church since she was only two years old. She loves calling Grace her second home. Alyssa graduated from Azusa Pacific University where she studied Interpersonal Communications and met her husband Jordan. She loves people more than anything and has a heart for the Lord. Her energetic and outgoing personality makes her a great fit for youth.
Jeff and his wife Rachel moved in San Diego in early 2013 from Indianapolis. Â He splits his time between his wedding photography company and serving Grace through the tech and creative teams. Â 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. Â She was baptized at Grace in 2009, and started out serving on the tech team. Â Seeing and learning what is possible with God, Shelley loves toÂ encourage others in their journeys of carrying out God’s ministry inÂ 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 sixÂ amazing grandchildren.
Support & Recovery Pastors
Scott & Lori have faced extreme addiction in their past, bringingÂ them to the lowest of lows. For over 18 years now, they have been walking in freedom and hope through the love of Christ.Â Scott has a passion for truth and creating an environment of safety so that others canÂ experience authentic change.Â Lori is a trained and licensed addiction recovery and grief counselor. As well as a licensed clinical chaplain. Â 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!
Kids With Special Needs Ministry Partner
Amanda and her husband George, have attended Grace since 2004. Â She is a retired special education teacher and wants to be sure families with children that have special needs find a wonderful place to worship. She wants parents to know that their children are being supported and loved in the program they attend.
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