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.

  • Jessica Candelaria

    Jessica Candelaria

    Assistant Director for Youth
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    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.

  • Cyrus Greene

    Cyrus Greene

    Facilities Director / Next-Door Pastor
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    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
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    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 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

    Executive Pastor

    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.

  • Munyoki Mulwa

    Munyoki Mulwa

    Youth & Missions 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.

  • Bryan Seed

    Bryan Seed

    Oceanside Campus Worship Pastor

    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 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.

In 1991, Hal and Lori Seed came to Oceanside to open a new church – one that would welcome people from all walks of life, no matter their spiritual depth or background. Since that time, New Song has seen many lives changed by the Spirit of Jesus and the love and friendships of members of the church.

New Song is a welcoming place. We’re a multi-ethnic, multi-generational church where people find hope and love every week. We worship together on weekends, meet together in Life Groups during the week, serve our city by partnering with local missions and ministries, and train church planters all over the world.

New Song Community Church - Oceanside Christian Church