Pastors & Staff


Matthew Schlesinger

Lead Pastor
Matthew and Sabrina were married in 2000 and served as pastors alongside Matthew’s parents for ten years in Oregon. The dream God placed in their hearts years earlier unfolded and in December of 2012 they joined the Grace team as Lead Pastors in their favorite city, San Diego. Matthew is fun and authentic. He loves God’s Word, places priority on His Presence, and believes that the local church is the hope of the world. Matthew & Sabrina are the proud parents of three beautiful daughters and one amazing son. Their family mission is to populate heaven and plunder hell.

Sabrina Schlesinger

Lead Pastor
Sabrina is a wife, mother, pastor, speaker and podcast host. Sabrina and Matthew host two podcasts, Parenting on the Go and Marriage on the Go. Both podcasts offer Biblical and practical advice on parenting and marriage. Every episode is brief so you can listen to them in the carpool lane, at the gym, grocery shopping, and anywhere you are "on the go!" You can subscribe and listen to them every week on iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify. Sabrina also wrote a book for moms called, What Other Moms Never Told Me. It is available on Amazon as paperback or Kindle.

Maria Castaneda

Children's Director

Amber Linger

Children's Director Assistant

Steven Sutherland

Anthem Youth Director

Raquel Miller

Connections Director & Staff Development

Gina Sutherland

Events Director & Grace Valor Hub Director

Debra Tobias

Outreach Director

Dianne Ellison

Office Manager

Enoc Vasquez

Media Director

Jamar Hendrix

Worship Director

Erik Middlestead

Young Adults Director

Marie Goetz

Prayer Pastor

Jessica Hamdi

Finance Manager