Josh Nelson - Lead Pastor
After waiting on the Lord for 8 years, Josh and his wife Tara heard from God that now is the time to plant the church that He had given them the vision for. Back in 2003, Josh studied at Hillsong’s International Leadership College in Sydney, Australia and it was there he was first appointed as a pastor and given a vision to plant a vibrant, relevant and life-giving church. Since then, he obtained a degree from Biola University in organizational leadership with a minor in Biblical Studies and served in the local church in leadership over many areas. Josh is married to Tara and they are planning on having children soon! He is passionate about reaching his generation so that they can experience a life in Christ and truly make a difference. Both Josh and Tara are absolutely in love with the local church and can’t wait to partner with people to change the world for Jesus Christ.
Tara Nelson - Children’s Director/Lead Pastor
Tara truly is the better half of this couple. Everyone that knows her knows how she exudes God’s love and brings joy to every room she walks into. She has such a heart and passion for children. It is her desire to create a safe and fun children’s environment where they can be taught the love of God in an exciting and memorable way. She is an absolute kid magnet. There has never been a child that hasn’t fallen in love with her. Her vision for kids church is fully interactive, high energy, and dramatic delivery of who God is and why that matters to our precious little ones! Tara also works as a hair stylist and cosmetologist and loves making people look and feel beautiful!
Dave Clark - Associate Pastor
Dave puts the thunder in the term “thunder from down under.” Every church needs a funny Australian and he is ours! Dave grew up in Sydney attending the acclaimed Hillsong Church. He has years of leadership experience and brings an extremely healthy perspective to our leadership team. As the Associate Pastor of The Station Church, Dave has an extraordinary heart for loving on and caring for people. He heads up the pastoral care at The Station as well as all things logistical. Feel free to drop Dave a hearty “g’day mate” and you’ll be crooned back in a lovely Australian accent.
Evelyn Sell - Administrator/Event Coordinator
Evelyn is a San Diego native who is gifted in administration and has an amazing eye for detail. She loves using her gifts to build the church. She also owns and operates her own wedding planning business called Evelyn Francesca Events & Design, and she brings all that experience into making The Station events awesome. Her and her amazing husband Aaron live in Oceanside and have two incredible cats!