the Rev. Dr. David L. Madsen, Chief Executive Officer and Lead Pastor, is an Episcopal priest who after accepting a call to St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in El Cajon as rector brought The Welcome Church to the west coast. He previously served the parish of Church of St. John the Evangelist in Essington, Pennsylvania.

Jeremy Kaercher, Program Manager, before his semi-retirement was administrator for a San Diego County non-profit grassroots community organization, and previously was church administrator of First Lutheran Church of San Diego. Jeremy is a volunteer for the Going Home outreach of the Third Avenue Charitable Organization in downtown San Diego, an accompaniment ministry to chronically and terminally ill homeless individuals.

Victoria Mayor, Program Coordinator and Communications Director, is a former religious and retired pediatric nurse with a passion for helping people. She has volunteered with Sharp Hospice and the San Diego Library’s Literacy project as well as Welcome Ministry of El Cajon. She is a member of the Vestry and the current Secretary of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church and has served in many leadership roles of the church.