Clergy

Rev. Vincent Mesi, OFM : Pastor

Rev. Vincent Mesi, OFM

Pastor

(760) 547-0723
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Rev. Vincent Mesi, OFM

Pastor
Rev. Francisco Alejo, OFM : Associate Pastor

Rev. Francisco Alejo, OFM

Associate Pastor

760-547-0740
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Rev. Francisco Alejo, OFM

Associate Pastor
Rev. Oscar Mendez, OFM : Associate Pastor

Rev. Oscar Mendez, OFM

Associate Pastor

760-547-0714
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Rev. Oscar Mendez, OFM

Associate Pastor
Rev. Anthony Garibaldi, OFM : Canon Law Consultant

Rev. Anthony Garibaldi, OFM

Canon Law Consultant

(760) 757-3250 x128
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Rev. Anthony Garibaldi, OFM

Canon Law Consultant

Faith Formation

Erica Garcia : RE Administrative Assistant

Erica Garcia

RE Administrative Assistant

(760) 547‐0716|
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Erica Garcia

RE Administrative Assistant
Natalie Ibarra : Coordinator of Youth / Young Adult Ministry

Natalie Ibarra

Coordinator of Youth / Young Adult Ministry

(760) 547-0702
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Natalie Ibarra

Coordinator of Youth / Young Adult Ministry
Elena Zavala, MDiv : Director of Faith Formation

Elena Zavala, MDiv

Director of Faith Formation

(760) 547-0715
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Liturgy and Music

Kerey Quaid : Music Director

Kerey Quaid

Music Director

(760) 547-0709
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Kerey Quaid

Music Director

Kerey Quaid was born and raised in Fremont, California. He studied Creative Arts and music at San Jose State University. He has been a music minister since 1982, and that has been his vocation for twenty-five years. The organ is his fourth instrument (after piano, block flute, and percussion) but he is always happy to play the organ when it is the best instrument for the song at hand, or for the mood desired in the liturgy. Kerey has an MTS from the Franciscan School of Theology. He and his wife, Randi, moved to Oceanside four years ago.

Emma Whitten : Associate Music Director

Emma Whitten

Associate Music Director

(760) 547-0731
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Emma Whitten

Associate Music Director
Born in Oak Ridge, TN, Dr. Emma Whitten is an accomplished organist and church musician specializing in early Baroque and contemporary organ repertoire. Emma recently moved to Oceanside from Phoenix, Arizona, where she lived for five years. She has studied at the University of Notre Dame, University of Kansas, and Arizona State University, where she received her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Organ Performance in 2014. Emma has studied and performed on historic organs in Germany, Spain, Hungary, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. In addition to music, she loves to hike, watch tennis, and solve cryptic crosswords. She has two older sisters, and her parents live in east Tennessee – her mother is a botanical gardener, and her father is a physicist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. For more information about Emma, or to sign up for news updates about her organ performances, please visit her website at www.emmawhitten.com.

Social Outreach

Administrative Services

Gwyn Grimes : Chief Operating Officer

Gwyn Grimes

Chief Operating Officer

760-757-3651 x175
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Gwyn Grimes

Chief Operating Officer
I’m originally from Ohio but moved to California with my family after high school graduation.  I have a degree in Accounting from Chapman University.  My background had been working in the medical manufacturing field, but after volunteering for several non-profit organizations I realized that working at a non-profit was what I really wanted to do.  I’ve been working at the Mission for the past eight years as the Director of Finance.  I’ve lived in Oceanside for about 20 years where my husband and I raised our two children.  They’re now grown and planning a wedding and graduating from University.  I love to read, go to the movies, hike, play board games, and card games and bake.  
Don Chadwick : Facilities Manager

Don Chadwick

Facilities Manager

760-547-0755
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Don Chadwick

Facilities Manager
Shirley González : Pastoral Associate/ Asistente Pastoral

Shirley González

Pastoral Associate/ Asistente Pastoral

(760) 547-0706
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Shirley González

Pastoral Associate/ Asistente Pastoral
Christie Herrera : Receptionist & Scheduler/Calendario

Christie Herrera

Receptionist & Scheduler/Calendario

(760) 547-0734
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Christie Herrera

Receptionist & Scheduler/Calendario
Maricela Rivadeneyra : Receptionist/Recepcionista

Maricela Rivadeneyra

Receptionist/Recepcionista

(760) 547-0735
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Maricela Rivadeneyra

Receptionist/Recepcionista
Elizabeth Rose : Bookkeeper/Contadora

Elizabeth Rose

Bookkeeper/Contadora

(760) 547-0705
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Elizabeth Rose

Bookkeeper/Contadora
Karen Willson : Director of IT/Communications

Karen Willson

Director of IT/Communications

(760) 547-0701
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Karen Willson

Director of IT/Communications