Meet our staff


John Rose
Lead Pastor 

John and Stephanie founded Rancho Vista in 2002 with a group of twenty-five friends. John enjoys coaching youth sports, traveling, and studying history.  John and Stephanie have two children Jake and Michaela. 

John is highly involved in cross border ministries including anti-trafficking efforts, new church planting, and in the housebuilding ministry "Baja Bound". 


Nicole Soares
Director of Assimilation

Nicole enjoys seeing new people warmly greeted and involved in the life of Rancho Vista Church.  She is passionate about empowering volunteers to serve God's Kingdom in a way that gives meaning and texture to life.  

Nicole and her husband Marvin are natives of San Diego, and proud new parents of Brielle.  







Michelle Jones - Director of RVC KIDS

Michelle is a Chula Vista native and graduate of San Diego State University where she studied child development.  Go Aztecs!  She is married to Zach and has two children, Faith and Isaiah.  

Michelle is known for her creativity and compassion and loves to create infectious environments for children to discover and love Jesus. 



Howard Bannister
Interim Worship Leader 

Along with serving as worship leader at Rancho Vista Church, Howard is also head varsity football coach for Chula Vista High School.  Though God has gifted Howard with an amazing, he is most satisfied when others are drawn into worship participation together.  






Jasmine Mixon
Director of Admin

Jasmine provides administrative leadership for Rancho Vista Church.   She is a Navy spouse (Matt), and considers parenting Melody and Matt to be the joy of her life.  

Jasmine graduated from Troy State Univsrsity and is currently studying to receive her Masters in Management.  She also is an unapologetic Auburn Tigers fan, and can often be heard saying "War Eagle".