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Pastors & Staff

  • Hal Seed

    Hal Seed

    Lead Pastor

    In 1992, God called Hal and his family to Oceanside, California to plant New Song Community Church. For the past 21+ years, Hal has served as the Lead Pastor, teaching, shepherding, and leading New Song’s staff and congregation. Hal’s educational background includes a Master’s of Divinity from Denver Seminary in Denver, Colorado and a Doctorate of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.

  • Susan Bogus

    Susan Bogus

    PromiseLand Director
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    Susan joined New Song in 1998 and began volunteering in PromiseLand, our children's ministry, that same year. She has served in rooms from birth through 5th grade. Susan joined our staff in 2001 as a room leader in preschool and later went on to elementary where she led our Scream Team and large group environment. In 2016, Susan became our PromiseLand Director.

  • Keith Brown

    Keith Brown

    Oceanside Campus Pastor
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    Keith, his wife Jen, and their four children moved from Dallas, TX in 2012 to join the New Song Pastoral Staff. Keith is originally from Louisiana. He has had the opportunity to serve several different large ministries around the country. He is committed to helping unchurched people become fully devoted followers of Christ. Keith holds a Masters of Divinity from Christian Leadership University.

  • Wes Coddington

    Wes Coddington

    Leadership Development Pastor
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    Wes and his family joined New Song in 2012, after moving to Oceanside from Philadelphia, PA. In September 2013, Wes, his family, and his launch team pioneered New Song’s multi-site launch process and planted our Seaside location at the Regal Cinemas Oceanside. Wes has a masters in Organizational Leadership from Carin University.

  • Joe Cole

    Joe Cole

    Carlsbad Campus Pastor

    Joe, his wife, and his four boys moved to Oceanside in January 2015 to serve as the lead pastor of New Song Carlsbad. Joe is dedicated to proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ to those who don't know him yet. He enjoys surfing on a regular basis and is searching for the best breakfast burrito in San Diego county. Joe has been a pastor for over 20 years and received his Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary in 2004. 

  • Carol DeGraff

    Carol DeGraff

    CFO/Treasurer/Business Administrator

    Carol and her family started coming to New Song in 2001. She started as the New Song bookkeeper in 2003 and became CFO in 2012. She has over 30 years' experience in accounting, specializing in non-profit work. She became a Christian in 1978, during the Jesus Movement and has been involved in ministry work since.

  • Cyrus Greene

    Cyrus Greene

    Facilities Director/NDM Outreach
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    Cyrus and his three children live and play in Oceanside. Cyrus has been with the NS family a total of 6 years, since 2011 taking on the role of Facilities director as well as being blessed to lead NDM outreach.

  • Heather Johnson

    Heather Johnson

    Carlsbad Worship Leader

    Heather has been on staff with New Song since 2010, where she served as the High School Resident, programming services and spending time with students full time. In May 2015, she and her husband, Andy, joined the church planting force, and she became the Worship Leader for our Carlsbad Campus.

  • Mark Kuhn

    Mark Kuhn

    Pastor of Pastoral Care

    Mark joined New Song in1999 and is currently the Pastor of Pastoral Care overseeing shepherding through prayer, hospital visits, celebrations of life, baptism, marriage, and counseling. Mark currently serves on the Leadership Board and was the Leadership Board Chairman from 2004 until 2011. In 2005 he was licensed as a Pastor. Mark is a retired Marine and currently works as a Civil Servant for the Navy & Marine Corps. Mark and his wife Carol reside in Oceanside, Ca.

  • Almena Lowe Mozon

    Almena Lowe Mozon

    Women's Ministry Director
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    A native of Greensboro, NC, Almena and her husband, Ollis, have been at New Song since August 2006. She became director of our Women’s Ministries last year and is passionate about helping women to find healing in Christ and to align their life passions with their purpose to accomplish their dreams. She is happily married to Ollis Mozon, retired Navy chaplain, currently serving with Dynamic Church Planting International, with two children, Orin and Maya, who both serve in worship ministries.

  • Munyoki Mulwa

    Munyoki Mulwa

    Youth Pastor
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    Munyoki was born in Kenya but lived in Pennsylvania for 20 years before joining New Song in 2016. He received his degree from Toccoa Falls College in Georgia and enjoys discovering amazing food from around the world, as well as music and active sports.

  • Dey Padilla

    Dey Padilla

    Spanish Campus Pastor

    Dey became a member of New Song in 2009 and in January 2011 started our Spanish speaking congregation.


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Hope from Despair

Brian's Story

Despite seeming to having it all—a wife, a house, and a son—Brian struggled to fill the void he felt in his life. When a tough military deployment caused him to abandon his Catholic faith, he spiraled out of control, turning to drugs to ease the pain. Fortunately for Brian, God met him at rock bottom.

Brian joined the military at age 18, desiring to serve his country after the 9/11 attacks. During his deployment, he saw things he never thought he would see—and then lost a friend close enough to call his brother. Already skeptical of the Catholic church, he decided that God was not real and struggled to figure out what was still missing in his life. “I didn’t have happiness. I didn’t have fulfillment,” Brian says. He turned …

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