Staff

At First Church, you will find a place where you can grow spiritually and contribute to the mission of bringing God's love into our community. If you are looking for a church home for yourself or your family, please visit one of our worship services or learn more about our church here.

In the heart of San Diego's Mission Hills 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.

To help you get to know us better, we offer information on everything from our FUMCSD staff, ministries and worship services to where to find us. If you would like to learn more about who we are, please scroll down and get to know our diverse and knowledgable team. On our FUMCSD team, you will find our Pastors, Spiritual Growth leaders, Music Ministry staff, Administration, Communications leaders, Facilities staff, and our Children's Growing Center staff. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments. Our FUMCSD staff looks forward to hearing from you.

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Pastors

Rev. Trudy Robinson

Lead Pastoroffice: 619-297-4366 ext. 139

Rev. Dr. Hannah Ka

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

Rev. Tamara Walker

Pastor of Congregational Careoffice: 619-297-4366 ext. 120

Rev. Brittany Juliette Hanlin

Teaching Pastor
Water's Edge Faith Community
office: 619-297-4366 ext. 131

Spiritual Growth

Demmie Divine

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

Brenda Blake

Director Community Engagement office: 619-297-4366 ext. 110

Pamela Henson

Hospitality & Front Office Coordinatoroffice: 619-297-4366 ext. 100

Sheilah Cameron

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

Kenton Reaves Hundley

Director of Discipleship for Children and Youthoffice: 619-297-4366 ext. 118

Ja'Bri Begay

Associate Dir. of Children and Family MInistriesoffice: 619-297-4366 ext. 140

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

Janine Burch

Music Librarian

Administration

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

Communications

Kevin Miller

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

William Cain

Video Production/Photography Specialistoffice: 619-297-4366

Brenna Dimalanta

Audio-Video Tech

Lollo Enstad

Communications and Website Specialist

Holly Watt

Communications Print and Graphic Design Specialist

Facilities

Chris Cain

Interim Director of Facilities and Eventsoffice: 619-297-4366

David Patterson

Event Coordinatoroffice: 619-297-4366

Andrew Polster

Lead Custodian

John Membrere

Custodian

Children's Growing Center

Denise Vick

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