Leadership

Pastors and Staff

Hal Seed

Hal Seed

Lead Pastor

halseed@newsongchurch.com

In 1992, God called Hal and his family to Oceanside, California to plant New Song Community Church. For the past 28+ 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

susan@newsongchurch.com

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.

Jessica Candelaria

Jessica Candelaria

Assistant Director for Youth

jessica@newsongchurch.com

Jessica became the Assistant Director for MOSAIC in January of 2019 after having the role of administrator. She was born in Oceanside and spent many of her years at New Song, first as a student and then as a LIFEgroup leader. Jessica loves one-on-one conversations, coffee at all times of the day, and expressing herself through art.

Karen Coddington

Karen Coddington

Director of Finance

karen@newsongchurch.com

Karen joined New Song in 2012 when she and her family moved here from Philadelphia.  In 2013 she helped plant New Song’s Seaside campus in downtown Oceanside.  She has served as a volunteer, an administrative assistant and currently serves as Director of Finance.  Karen enjoys working behind the scenes, puzzles and hanging out with her crazy family.

Cyrus Greene

Cyrus Greene

Facilities Director / Next-Door Pastor

cyrus@newsongchurch.com

Cyrus and his three children live in Oceanside. He’s been with the New Song family since 2003 and has taken on the role of Facilities Director as well as being our Next-Door Pastor of outreach since 2011.

Justin Haag

Justin Haag

Life Groups & Young Adults Pastor

justin@newsongchurch.com

Justin grew up in Oceanside and came to know the Lord within the youth group here at New Song. He studied Christian Studies with an emphasis in Biblical Literature at Grand Canyon University and was a youth pastor for 5 years in Arizona. Justin moved here in September 2018 with his wife Kimberly and he loves all things food, sports, and nerdom.

Heather Johnson

Heather Johnson

Communications Director

heather@newsongchurch.com

Heather has been on staff with New Song since 2010. She has worn many hats over the years: High School Resident, Carlsbad Campus Worship Pastor, and now Communications and Special Events Director. Fun fact, she met her husband, Andy, here at New Song, and together they lead and care for our Military Ministry.

Andy Johnson

Military Ministry Director

andy@newsongchurch.com

Andy joined New Song in 2009 when he returned home from his first deployment during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Over the years he has served in youth ministry, young adult ministry and hospitality. In 2019 he and his wife, Heather, began leading and caring for our Military Ministry. He still serves in the military (U.S. Air Force) and plans to stay in until retirement.

Mark Kuhn

Mark Kuhn

Executive Pastor

mark@newsongchurch.com

Mark joined New Song in 1999 and is currently the Executive Pastor. He also heads up Pastoral Care, and is a member of the New Song Leadership Board, of which he was the Board Chairman from 2004 to 2011. Mark was licensed as a pastor in 2005 and has a combined 45 years of government service as a Marine and civil servant. Mark and his wife Carol reside in Oceanside, California.

Munyoki Mulwa

Munyoki Mulwa

Youth & Missions Pastor

munyoki@newsongchurch.com

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.

Nancy Prato

Nancy Prato

Front Desk Supervisor

nancy@newsongchurch.com

Before coming on staff in 2012 Nancy and her husband Mike served as pastors in the Vineyard movement in Bend, Oregon and Grandview, Washington. She can often be seen at the front desk ministering in prayer and prophetic words to anyone in need.

Dee Schrey

Dee Schrey

Executive Assistant

dee@newsongchurch.com

Dee and her husband became members of New Song Church in 2000. They’ve been volunteers in several ministries and Dee is currently a Bible study leader. She joined the staff in 2019 as the Executive Assistant to lead pastor Dr. Hal Seed.

Bryan Seed

Bryan Seed

Oceanside Campus Worship Pastor

bryan@newsongchurch.com

Bryan is obsessed with helping people see God’s character, know him as their God, and worship him with every thought and action of their lives. He’s been leading worship since 6th grade and has a Bachelor’s in Music and Worship, and a Master’s in Worship Studies. Bryan’s primary ministry is to his family: wife Alyssa, son Adam and baby girl Kadyn. They love to go for walks around the park by their house, and play with Adam’s cars.

Mara Stevens

Mara Stevens

Director of Women’s Ministries

mara@newsongchurch.com

Mara and her daughter came to New Song in 2001. She served in Promiseland and Youth ministry for 12 years and continues to lead the Hope Fund and Blessing Tree. In August of 2018 she became the Director of Women’s Ministries.

Debbie Waller

Debbie Waller

Executive Assistant & Human Resource Director

debbie@newsongchurch.com

Debbie and her husband, David, began attending New Song in February of 2016.  That same year, she began serving in PromiseLand 2’s Class as a teacher and room lead.  Debbie came on staff in June 2018 as Mark Kuhn’s Executive Assistant and Life Group Coordinator.  She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, cooking, scuba diving and traveling.

Board

Chuck Donalson

Chuck Donalson

Board Chairman

Chuck joined the Leadership Board in November 2012. He was voted to the role of Chairman of the Board in 2018. Chuck was born and raised in Dallas, Tx and accepted Christ as his personal Savior at the age of 12. His proudest accomplishment is his family. He has been married to his wife, Eleata, since 1988. They have two sons, Marcus and Nicholas (Nick). In addition to being a worship leader at New Song, Chuck also sings with a local gospel group. Tri-City Ministers for Christ, or 3MC.

Neil Henderson

Neil Henderson

 

Neil and his wife Maria joined New Song in 1994. Areas of service at our church involve; Life group co-leader, prayer group co-leader, member of service teams such as Hospitality, Communion set-up, Prayer Partner and Count Group. After graduating from Rocky Mountain College in Billings Montana he joined the Navy, which sent him to California. After leaving the Navy he became a Director of Food Service at various Southern California Education facilities, ending his 45 year career serving Marines at Camp Pendleton. Neil and Maria have lived in Oceanside since joining the church.

Pat Kimbrel

Pat Kimbrel

 

…Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant.  Matthew 21:26

In Pat’s life those words from Jesus have been a guidepost for his faith and his work.  Pat is married to Glenda; they have a son Beau, who is married to Tiffany (Molifua) and two grandchildren, Mariah and Luke.  His family means the world to him and spends much of his time these days loving and caring for them.  Pat taught at Oceanside High School for 33 years and coached wrestling and football, the last 20 years he was the Athletic Director.  Pat joined the board June 2018.

Mark Kuhn

Mark Kuhn

Secretary / Treasurer

Mark joined New Song in 1999 and is currently the Executive Pastor. He also serves as Small Groups Pastor, heads up Pastoral Care, and is a member of the New Song Leadership Board, of which he was the Board Chairman from 2004 to 2011. Mark was licensed as a pastor in 2005 and has a combined 45 years of government service as a Marine and civil servant. Mark and his wife Carol reside in Oceanside, California.

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 28+ 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.

Michelle Tressler

Michelle Tressler

 

Michelle and her husband joined New Song in 2009. They have two boys that are currently active in Mosaic. She has served as a small group leader, the co-lead  for the FORWARD fund raising campaign and on the New Song business committee.  Michelle joined the New Song Leadership Board in 2019.  Professionally she has spent the last 25 years organizational  consulting, executive coaching, strategic planning and execution primarily in the healthcare space.  She resides with her husband and children in Oceanside, CA.

Michael Walsh

 

Michael is a North San Diego County native and began attending New Song as a high school student in 2005.  He joined NSLB in 2015.  During the day, he works at Viasat Inc.