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Derrick Miller // Lead Pastor // Navigator

About Derrick

Derrick is both a full-time San Diego firefighter and full-time pastor. Before moving to San Diego, he and his wife Laurel served for a number years at MOSAIC LA. Their passion to create a community like MOSAIC LA compelled them to move to San Diego and bring MOSAIC this city.

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.

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Mark Bell // Pastor // Navigator

 

About Mark

Mark serves at MosaicSD as Derrick’s co-pilot and is part of the Navigator Team. He is passionate about helping unleash the creative potential in people.

Outside of Mosaic, Mark is the Executive Director of TWELVE – a nine month discipleship experience; co-founder of Proj25 – a youth driven community service initiative, and on the board of several nonprofits making global impact.  He loves surfing, biking, sports, 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.”

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Rick Dunn // Executive Pastor // Navigator

About Rick

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.

 

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Marc Wallis // Pastor // Navigator // ServeSD & Outreach

About Marc

Originally from Northern California, Marc has lived in San Diego since 2007 and has been a part of MosaicSD from the beginning. Marc oversees our Outreach Team, which includes ministries like ServeSD and Missions and which exists to live out Christ’s command to love our neighbors and communicate His hope, grace and new life.

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. 

 

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Cindy Stallo // Connections

About Cindy

As the Connections Leader and a member of ServeSD and the Care Team, Cindy brings people together and makes them feel like a part of the pack. With a passion for at-risk youth, Cindy is a high school teacher with the Juvenile Court Schools.

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.

 

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Cori Dunton // Children’s Ministry

About Cori

Cori has the exciting task of building up the next generation and teaching them the Word of God on a weekly basis. Her passion for children and social justice has led her all over the globe. Her latest adventures took her to New York City, where she spent four years working with inner city families and youth.

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.

 

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Ariane Fries // Volunteer Development

About Ariane

Ariane was born and raised here in San Diego. As a downtown resident she was excited to drive by MOSAIC and find a church in her neighborhood.  Ariane has always felt compelled to serve God’s people.  Ariane and her husband Brandon were fortunate to be part of a couple church plants where they developed a passion for empowering, encouraging and equipping leaders to fulfill God’s purpose in their lives.

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.

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Ryan Sisson // Design Team // Navigator

About Ryan

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.

 

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Jayme Fancher // Communications & Marketing

About Jayme

Jayme serves MosaicSD as the Communication’s director, taking charge of all external communications – from the website to any print material to those weekly email newsletters. Jayme first moved to San Diego, in 2008, to attend Point Loma Nazarene University. After falling in love with the beautiful weather and the view, Jayme and her husband Danny decided to make the city home.

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.

 

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Kristen Jones // Finance

About Kristen

Kristen is MosaicSD Finance and Administrative Director. She takes care of making sure the bills are paid to shorting out our tax church status – a huge undertaking. Originally from Boulder Colorado, Kristen move to San Diego in 2003 – right out of college.

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.

 

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Chalese Dunton // Worship Team Leader

About Chalese

Chalese Dunton has been a part of Mosaic since day one and has never looked back.  In addition to being the worship leader, she also serves as a small group leader, a mentor, the production team coordinator, and guest speaker on Sundays.

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! 

 

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Jason Poynter-Lausch // Logistics

About Jason

Jason heads up Logistics at Mosaic. The team’s purpose is to help make the space welcoming, clean and prepared for our services and events. While he’s not working with Mosaic, Jason teaches English to international students, a job that has allowed him to live in Japan and Dubai.

He is currently pursuing his English teaching credential. Outside of work, Jason loves to travel and enjoys beach volleyball.