Derrick Miller // Lead Pastor // Navigator
His daily duties as a firefighter gives Derrick an interesting perspective on life and a unique storytelling and preaching style. When he’s not at work or leading Mosaic, he can be found exploring the world, surfing, and spending time with his wife and son Blake. Derrick also holds a degree in Biblical Studies from Fresno Pacific University.
Mark Bell // Pastor // Navigator
He is also the Executive Director of Proj25 – a youth driven community service initiative, and on the board of iThink – an international school assembly program. Mark loves surfing, biking, burritos, sports, coffee, film, and travel. You can usually find him cruising around Ocean Beach, where he lives with his son Max.
Ephesians 3:20 has shaped Mark’s life. “All glory to God, who is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all that we could ask, think or imagine according to His power that is at work within us.”
After moving back to San Diego in 2012 having been gone for 18 years, the opportunity arose in Rick’s ministry life to choose where he wanted to go to church. After visiting Mosaic with his wife and three boys, they have been here ever since. With 26 years of Pastoral and Para church ministry, Rick serves as the Executive Pastor at Mosaic SD, where he helps with the business side of things as well as well as serving on the Navigator team.
He is passionate about disciple making, and diving deep in his journey with Jesus. He cares deeply about people distant from God and helping them journey with Jesus. Outside of Mosaic, Rick is the Executive Director for Global Frontiers Project, a non-profit missions and consulting organization. With his ministry work, he has traveled extensively to about 53 countries. One of his recent trips includes the Ukraine, where he mingled with the protesters in Kiev’s Maidan Square.
Outside of Mosaic, Marc is CEO and Director of Strategy at Youme Foundation, a nonprofit which empowers communities in need through collaborative, repurposing projects. A lover of stories that change the way we see the world, Marc enjoys TV, film and books – especially works by Steinbeck, McCarthy, Dostoyevsky, Woolf and C.S. Lewis. He also enjoys sports, plays drums, keys and bass in the worship band and loves travel. So far, New Zealand, where he and his wife Lauren honeymooned, is his favorite destination.
A Northern California native, Cindy moved to San Diego to finish school and a teaching credential. She lives with her husband Tim, and now calls this city home. Since 2005, the pair have lead missions teams, working with orphans at Youth Care Ministries located Malawi. When she’s not serving the church or teaching, you can find doing almost anything outdoors related.
Her favorite scripture passage is Acts 2:4 2-47 – the true picture church acting in relationship with and sacrifice for others.
In addition to being a wedding photographer, Cori is currently pursuing her Bachelors in Social Work. When she’s studying, shooting photos or serving at Mosaic, you can probably find her in coffee shop, on a run, or in a thrift store. Ariane has a background in social work and music. She enjoys design and pretty much everything creative so she can’t resist learning a new skill when the opportunity arises. In her free time she enjoys traveling, catching the latest play, trying new restaurants and exploring more of her hometown with her husband and two pups Stella and Mowgli.
Cori Dunton // Children’s Ministry
In addition to being a wedding photographer, Cori is currently pursuing her Bachelors in Social Work. When she’s studying, shooting photos or serving at Mosaic, you can probably find her in coffee shop, on a run, or in a thrift store.
Ariane has a background in social work and music. She enjoys design and pretty much everything creative so she can’t resist learning a new skill when the opportunity arises. In her free time she enjoys traveling, catching the latest play, trying new restaurants and exploring more of her hometown with her husband and two pups Stella and Mowgli.
Born and raised in Imperial Beach, Ryan first heard about MOSAIC through some friends who went to MosaicLA, which was working to get the San Diego campus started. Two years later, Ryan started attended shortly after MOSAIC SD opened its doors. Ryan currently serves as one of the church’s Navigators, focusing on the creative direction and the future of MOSAIC SD.
Outside of MOSAIC, Ryan is the VP of Business Developments for Fifty & Fifty, a San Diego based design studio, and the Founder/CEO of the Moniker Group. In his spare time, Ryan lives an active life – surfing, playing volleyball. His favourite verse is Psalm 139.
Prior to working as MosaicSD’s Director of Communications and Marketing, Jayme has been on a number of committees, teams and planning boards. She has worked in hospitality and local businesses, and for the San Diego Padres. As a new mom, her latest job includes visiting local parks, the Zoo, and running around town with her daughter Penelope.
She worked in the corporate finance world until 2003, when she decided to pursue a MA in Education from Point Loma Nazarene University. She first found out about MosaicSD through a few friends around 2011. Once she started to attend, she helped out with SERVE SD, the care and the connections team. As an aspiring school counsellor, she currently works as a high school teacher.
If Chalese is not at Mosaic, chances are you can find her at some local hangout with a group of friends, half of whom she probably met last week! To Chalese, no one is a stranger and that is why she loves calling Mosaic her “home”. Chalese always says that Mosaic is her “Monday through Saturday” church and enjoys being a part of a community of people who love living life together.
In addition to her work at Mosaic, Chalese also teaches high school English full-time and coaches varsity softball, keeping her very busy. She has lived in Golden Hill for the past five years and is excited to see God move in downtown San Diego in new and exciting ways!
He is currently pursuing his English teaching credential. Outside of work, Jason loves to travel and enjoys beach volleyball.