Who is working at JCC?

Gary Musser

Senior Pastor 

“I joined the staff at Jamul Community Church in 1987 and became the lead pastor in 1990. Prior to that I served nearly 20 years as a youth pastor at several churches. My wife Esther and I have been married for over 40 years, we have 5 children and 8 grandchildren. Having a built-in desire to know people, I’m energized by watching people come to put their faith in Christ and grow in their faith.”

Danny Long

Administrative and Generations Pastor

“September 1995 was a great month, Nikki and I got married, and I started serving at JCC as the youth pastor. Whether it’s teaching on Sundays, leading Thrive midweeks, hanging out with students at an amusement park or wherever I am, I love watching God come alive in the lives of students. When I’m not doing church stuff I enjoy being with Nikki and our three kids, Keri, Bobby, and Elli doing just about anything!”

Vic Murphy

Missions & Outreach Pastor

“I love JCC! Since 1979 this group of people have been committed to sharing the love of Jesus around the world. I am honored to serve them as we continue to develop our outreach and missions programs.
My passion is to live out the call of Christ to share His message of redemption locally and around the world through service, outreach, partnerships and proclamation and JCC is the perfect place to do that!”
Alongside serving JCC as Outreach pastor Vic also oversees Action Sports Outreach a non profit using action sports as a tool to reach the world with the gospel.
Vic and his wife Shelly live in Jamul with their 3 children.

Byron Musser

Adult Ministry Pastor

Raised in San Diego, I started attending Jamul Community Church in 1987. After working in youth ministry for many years and graduating from Bethel Seminary, my wife and I served in Asia for 3 years. We have 3 children. I oversee Adult Ministries at JCC and am eager to journey together with the members of JCC as we apply scripture to our lives.

Ryan Murphy

Worship Pastor

“I grew up in Pennsylvania with a loving family but also a lot of heartache. Moving to San Diego seemed like a way to escape the pain, but fortunately for me, the end of road (literally, in Ocean Beach at the end of the 8 freeway!) was where God broke through. God channeled my love for youth and for words into teaching high school English, for four years at Grossmont and then for fourteen years at Rift Valley Academy in Kenya, East Africa. I have been leading worship music for over twenty years and recently graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary. I’m super excited to pastor here in Jamul—not just musically on Sunday mornings but also through our ‘whole life’ worship to God every day of the week!”

Nancy VanRooy

Finance/HR Director

“My husband, Dave and I moved to Jamul in 1994. We have two grown daughters and we started attending Jamul Community Church in 2001. I’ve served alongside so many wonderful people here at JCC and now the Lord has given me an opportunity to serve with the staff. It is a true blessing to call JCC my home!”

Diane Sitton

Elementary Director

“It is a joy to serve at Jamul Community Church as the Elementary Children’s Director. I am thankful for the opportunity to partner with other families as they teach their children about God’s great love. It is also a privilege to share the good news of Christ with the kids of our community through Sonshine Club, Adventure Week, and other ministries.
On a personal note, I grew up here in Jamul. I left when I was nineteen to attend Biola University as a Christian Education major. While studying there I married my high school sweetheart, Grant Sitton. After graduation we started our family. While raising our three kids, God has given me various opportunities to serve him. Usually, these opportunities have focused on children. My most important ministry over all the years has been to daily seek Him with all my heart.”

Jennifer Stinnett

Pre-School Director

“JCC has been like a second home to me since I was in fifth grade. I truly love the people of this church, and especially the kids! I am honored that God has called me to serve our preschoolers and their families. It is my fervent prayer that every child at JCC will grow up to love Jesus, like I did……and like my own kids are doing now. God is so good! Along with this wonderful church family, He has blessed me with the best husband and two children who are growing up way too fast! Ryan and I love spending our time at the pool, theater, and baseball field cheering them on. Even though we live in El Cajon now, I will always be a Jamulian at heart.”

Melissa Hester

Thrive & KidsWorld Administrator

“I started attending Jamul Community Church in 2005. I began serving in student ministry then became an intern in 2006. And now God has brought me back to work here, what could be better. I love the people of this church! It has been a wonderful blessing to me and my family. When I’m not working I craft…a lot. My husband Nathan and I were married in 2010 and have two kids, Reed & Claire. We live in Lemon Grove but hope one day to call Jamul home.”

Nadja Pretty

Media and Web Designer

“I have a passion for webdesign and graphic design and love to serve at Jamul Community Church. JCC became my home church in 2012 and I can’t imagine a better place for me to be: my home is where my church is! Coming from Rancho San Diego my husband, my three daughters and I moved to Jamul in 2014. God has brought me here and I will be forever grateful that He not only called and saved me, but that He also blessed me with this church. I am excited to be plugged into a loving church like JCC and to be surrounded by God’s people on a daily basis. I hope to lead people to Christ and to change lives.”

Olivia Linstad

Office Administrative Assistant

"Technically, I have been attending JCC before I was born! This has been my home church since my family moved to Jamul in 1998. I appreciate how this church has encouraged my growth in Christ starting in the nursery, KidsWorld, Thrive, and now as a staff member! It's a joy to continue to serve this church body in new ways and experience how God is using the ministry at Jamul Community Church."