Pastor Dave Madsen, prior to coming to El Cajon, was on The Welcome Church of Philadelphia clergy team and served Ecclesia Ministries of New York for four years. Father Dave says, “My favorite thing about my involvement with the Welcome Church of El Cajon is that we have clergy and lay leaders of multiple housed congregations that share this passion. It gives me great joy to see, both ‘housed’ and ‘unhoused’ adopting the Welcome Church as their ministry and experiencing first-hand that all God’s gifts are to be experienced and enjoyed by all God’s people wherever they may be.”
Pastor Andy Welch is a retired United Methodist pastor who served 17 years at First United Methodist Church El Cajon (now the Good Shepherd Ministry Center of Foothills UMC). He learned through his work in El Cajon that even though the El Cajon Valley can be considered a suburb of San Diego that successful outreach in the city must be urban ministry.
Pastor Richard Vevia Jr. concurrently serves as Pastor at Calvary Lutheran Church in San Diego and St. John’s Lutheran Church of El Cajon (both of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America).
Deacon Phil Loveless is a Deacon of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego who was ordained in 2015 after graduating from the diocesan School for Ministry in San Diego. He has worked in homelessness and refugee ministries in City Heights, Chula Vista, and is currently assigned to St. Alban’s parish in El Cajon.