MEET OUR TEAM
Meet Our Team
Pastor Bailey (she/her) comes to us from Alaska, where she was born and raised. She received a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Montana Western, and received her Masters of Divinity from Boston University School of Theology. As a member of the queer community, she is passionate about creating spiritual spaces for those who have experienced religious trauma, especially her LGBTQIA+ siblings.
Pastor Bailey enjoys being active with her mini Aussiedoodle, Oakley, and enjoying the San Diego sun!
You can connect with Pastor Bailey via email or on social media (@baileynbrawner).
Associate Minister, Minister of Families and Children
Rev. Jeanette is an ordained Deacon and climate activist. She has joyfully served over the last 15 years in the areas of families and children's ministry, small group ministry, pastoral care, and served congregations at Foothills UMC and St. Marks UMC. Prior to ministry, she worked in the PR/Marketing field, and as a manager in the cellular industry. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Northern Arizona University and a Masters in Christian Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. She is passionate about building healthy teams and community and has certificates in Total Quality Management Facilitation and Public Dialogue from the Public Conversations Project. She is married to Charlie and mom to college students, Bella, Austin and their dog, Coconut. Her favorite things - spending time with friends/family, music, nature, exploring new places and serving together.
Sidewalk Play Stop Coordinator
Erich (he/him/his) joined our team September of 2018. He has dedicated ten years towards children and youth ministries serving in various areas throughout the South District. Erich is passionate in using his skills to provide leadership to youth and young adults through advocacy and internship opportunities.
He is pursuing his Bachelors degree in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience at UCSD, and is currently discerning his call in being an Elder for the United Methodist Church.
Erich dreams of owning a pack of Great Danes and loves his Siamese fur-babies, Ash and Misty. If Erich lived a double-life he would own a wildlife sanctuary for all animals.
Sunday School Leader
Amilkar Alonso is currently our Office Manager here at Mission Hills UMC. He has been a long time member of the United Methodist Church and grew up within the church community. Although Amilkar went to school for a Degree in Visual Communications and graphic design, he has worked for several other Methodist church offices including El Buen Pastor UMC, Calexico UMC, and Walnut UMC.