Our Ministry Team

Rev. Caleb J. Lines

Senior Minister 


Vince Romeri

Office Manager




Tom Barich

Director of Music


Larry Morris

Director of Youth

& Family Ministry


Gary Taylor

Office Assistant




Phyllis Roeder

Caring Ministry Coordinator



Celeste Estrada

Nursery Attendant



MaryJane Sales

Nursery Attendant




José Espinoza



--- Other Team Members

Dana Trowbridge, Director of Hillcrest Preschool
Dana Trowbridge serves as the director of Hillcrest Preschool, founded in 1970 by University Christian Church as part of its overall ministry to provide quality childcare at affordable rates to the San Diego community. Dana brings a love and passion for providing the best preschool experience for children from 18 months to 5 years of age.  Find out more about Hillcrest Preschool.
Brenda Ochoa, Bookkeeper 
"I was originally born in New York but moved to San Diego when I was 8 years old.  Looking back, I can't imagine living my life elsewhere.  I graduated San Diego Mesa College in May 2016 with my Associates in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting.  I then received a certificate in record keeping for small business and am currently working to get my Bachelors. I've always loved solving problems, so going into accounting was a clear choice for me. Working for University Christian Church has been nothing but great, everyone is so inviting and so kind.  I love being a part of a team that helps determines the budget.  When I'm not working at the church, I like to play volleyball, and travel."