Ministry Staff

Rev. Tom Cook - Senior Adult Ministries

Rev. Tom Cook was born and raised right here in La Mesa and attended CCC as a child. After a stint in the Navy as a chaplain, and short time at General Dynamics, Rev. Tom went on to obtain a Masters of Divinity from Bethel Seminary. After a serving as an associate and senior pastor at a couple of churches, Rev. Tom sought further education and eventually became a Clinical Chaplain and Nurse's Assistant, serving in the Scripps organization for 25 years. In addition to caring for our Senior Adults, Rev. Tom leads a weekly Bible study and, along with his wife, Judy, is an important part of our church choir. Tom and Judy have two adult children and live in Alpine. Rev. Tom is also a racecar driver, and when he's not on the track, you might see Judy and him motoring around in their red, Mazda Miata. You can reach Rev. Tom directly at tom@ccclamesa.com.

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Steve Duff - Worship Leader

Steve is a lifetime resident of La Mesa, attending Lemon Ave. Elementary, La Mesa Middle School and graduating as valedictorian of Helix High School, where he also was an excellent soccer player. Steve is a very talented musician and composer, having produced several musical projects over the years. Steve does an excellent job conducting our worship team and leading the congregation in worship. Steve, along with his teenaged daughter, now resides in Lemon Grove. Steve's day job is overseeing the campus Audio Visual department at Point Loma Nazarene University. You can contact Steve directly at steve@ccclamesa.com.

Arabela Duff - Youth Ministries

Arablea (Bela) Duff is a native San Diegan, who grew up primarily in the La Mesa and Lemon Grove areas of the county. Bela is currently a freshman at Point Loma Nazarene University working towards a degree in psychology with a minor in child development. In addition to her studies and working for the church, Bela is the administrative assistant for Women in Business - a networking organization for female executives. Bela loves to read and enjoys the outdoors and is excited for the opportunity to work with the youth and families of CCC. You can contact Bela directly at bela@ccclamesa.com. 

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Jaycie Hall - Children's Ministries

Jaycie is from a Navy family and was fortunate to spend the majority of her life right here in San Diego. Jaycie's parents and her younger sister are all actively involved at CCC. Jaycie has BA in English, and is working toward a teaching credential. During the day, Jaycie works as a pre-school teacher, and in the evenings and on weekends loves to be out and about with friends enjoying the various attractions of San Diego. Jaycie loves photography, her cat named Keeper, and music, especially vinyl records! Jaycie oversees our Children's Ministries which includes providing Sunday morning classes for the kids, and occasional events at other times. You can contact Jaycie directly at jaycie@ccclamesa.com.

Joan Rollins - Organist

Born in Massachusetts, Joan recently discovered that two of her eleventh great-grandfathers were on the Mayflower. When she was six, the family moved to Vermont where her mother was organist at a Congregational church. After college, followed by a year of organ study in Vienna, Joan visited a friend in La Jolla and decided to settle in this beautiful area. Joan has served as organist for the Methodist church in Escondido, as well as organist/choir director for Episcopal churches in San Diego, Lemon Grove and El Cajon. Now Joan has returned to her roots as organist at Central Congregational Church in La Mesa. You can contact Joan directly at jrsdsu2011@gmail.com.

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