Meet Our Staff

The Rev. Elizabeth Aguilar 

Meet our new Senior Pastor, Rev. Elizabeth (Liz) Aguilar. Pastor Liz was born and raised in Chicago, IL. She is the first Mexican-American woman to be ordained in the United Church of Christ and is a 4th generation clergy person in her family. She grew up in Chicago where her father was a UCC pastor. After graduating from North Park University where she majored in Speech Communications and in Spanish Literature, she moved to Massachusetts to pursue a Master of Divinity degree at Andover Newton Theological School.  She was ordained in 1998.

Rev. Aguilar has served as an Associate Pastor for the last 16 years, in four very diverse UCC congregations, in Massachusetts and in Southern California. She also has much training and 8 years of experience working as a hospital and hospice chaplain. She has much experience serving on many national committees and boards of the UCC. She has enjoyed using her gifts in Spanish and English and working with people in all areas of faith traditions. When she is not working she is spending time with her family, discovering the greater San Diego area, hiking, biking, taking dance lessons, and reading. Feel free to reach out to Pastor Liz by phone at (619) 422-9263 or email at pastorliz@chulavistachurch.com.

Rev. Victoria Freiheit is our Associate for Senior Ministry

Rev. Freiheit is a graduate of Lancaster Theological Seminary, an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, a past Moderator of the Southern Association of the Southern California Nevada Conference of the United Church of Christ.  Her ministry is with senior in our congregation and she is a part of our Visitation Team. Her email is:  qvfreiheit@sbcglobal.net

 

Amber AshfordAmber Ashford, Director of Administrative Ministries 

Amber works with members of the congregation to develop programs for community outreach.  She also serves as our church secretary.  You can reach her through the church office at (619) 422-9263 or through her email: ambereashford@aol.com.

 

jimdonahooJim Donahoo, Minister of Visitation

Pastor Jim is a long-time member of Community Congregational Church. He heads up our visitation team that calls on the homebound, those in the hospital or nursing homes, and other members of the congregation. Pastor Jim is also the first contact for those who wish to have a loved one or friend placed on our Prayer Chain. He is in the church office everyday and can be reached by calling (619) 422-9263

 Pelito CapistranoPelito Capistrano, Building Maintenance

Pelito maintains all of the church properties. He does an exceptional job and is willing to help anyone with room setups and other building needs. He may be contacted through the church office at (619) 422-9263.

Sylvia Campbell is our Memorial Service and Wedding Coordinator.  See further information under the Building Use tab. 

The Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries provides leadership, organization, and spiritual guidance to the participants in the Youth and Young Adults Group (ages 13-25) of Community Congregational Church of Chula Vista, including leading meetings, activities, Bible study, and service projects.

Welcome Rev. Dr. Jamall Calloway as our new Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries!  Jamall and his wife, Alexis, recently moved to San Diego for Jamall to become an Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at University of San Diego.  His dual passion for ministry and education brings him to CCCCV.  Jamall will work with our church’s youth and young adults as their teacher and mentor.

Parish Nurse Luz Barrera.