Meet Our Staff

In the heart of San Diego's Mission Valley community, we are a congregation that welcomes all people. Whether you're looking for grief support groups or ministries, giving opportunities or current events in our community, First United Methodist Church San Diego has something for you.

Get to know our FUMCSD staff! Scroll down to learn about our diverse and knowledgeable team, including our pastors, spiritual growth leaders, and staff from our music ministry, administration, communications, facilities, Children's Growing Center, and Dream School of the Arts teams.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments. Our FUMCSD staff looks forward to hearing from you!

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Rev. Trudy Robinson

Lead Pastoroffice: 619-297-4366 ext. 139

Rev. Dr. Hannah Ka

Pastor of Discipleshipoffice: 619-297-4366 ext. 130

Rev. Brittany Juliette Hanlin

Pastor of Connection and Careoffice: 619-297-4366 ext. 120

Spiritual Growth

Demmie Divine

Director Member Care Ministriesoffice: 619-297-4366 ext. 138

Sheilah Cameron

Director New Life Centeroffice: 619-297-2571 ext. 116

Cathy Spies

Childcare Coordinator

Music Ministry

Dr. Jaebon Hwang

Director of Music Ministries and Organistoffice: 619-297-4366 ext. 112

Brian Lustig

Director of Choral Activitiesoffice: 619-297-4366 ext. 135

Dana Zimbric

Director of Children’s Music

Spencer Velky

Administrative Assistant for Music Ministries

Patricia McAfee

Mezzo-Soprano Vocalist

Lauren Zinke

Soprano Vocalist

Timothy Simpson

Tenor Vocalist

Sean MacRae Smith

Bass Vocalist

Jill Herbold

Children and Youth Choir Accompanist


Jason Tucker

Senior Director of Stewardship and Developmentoffice: 619-297-4366 ext. 145

Linda Hawk

Controller & Business Manageroffice: 619-297-4366 ext. 102

Shaun Cates

Finance Manageroffice: 619-297-4366 ext. 108

Jim Jackson Ph. D.

Church Historian


Meghan Claussen

Director of Communications

Kevin Miller

Director of A/V Media & Technologyoffice: 619-297-4366

Brenna Dimalanta

Audio-Video Tech

Holly Watt

Communications Print and Graphic Design Specialist


Chris Cain

Director of Facilities and Eventsoffice: 619-297-4366

David Patterson

Event Coordinatoroffice: 619-297-4366

Andrew Polster

Lead Custodian

John Membrere


Children's Growing Center

Denise Vick

Director, Children's Growing Centeroffice: 619-297-4366 ext.144

Dream School of the Arts

Kenton Reaves Hundley

Executive Director, Dream School of the Artsoffice: 619-297-4366 ext. 118

Cindy Truong

Student Experience Coordinator, Dream School of the Arts