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 has been in church and non-profit administration for over 13 years.  She covers a variety of roles at the church. 

She 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 parents to Brielle and Liam.   







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. 



Ashley Collins
Worship Leader 

Ashley has a long history of serving in church worship ministries around San Diego. Her heart is to exemplify authentic, passionate worship and to guide others into meaningful experiences with God. She loves developing worship teams of people who work together in unity and community in the common goal of serving the church.

Ashley and her husband Kevin have two rambunctious boys, Kaden and Asher. Teaching music is her job and being a self-taught Spanish learner is her hobby. ¡Bienvenidos!