SCS STAFF LISTING

JENNIFER S. EWING MLIS, M.A.

Library Director

Jennifer S. Ewing has been the Library Director at Southern California Seminary (SCS) since 1998. She is active in the Association of Christian Librarians (ACL) where she served as a board member from 2012-2015 and in the Southern California Theological Library Association (SCATLA) where she served as president in 2007. She spent 16 years working as a reference librarian at the San Diego Public Library’s downtown Central Library and a few years working in the library at the Institute for Creation Research in Lakeside, CA. Prior to working at SCS, she worked a map librarian for Navigation Technologies (digital maps for in-vehicle navigation) in Sunnyvale, CA…. SEE FULL BIO & EDUCATION

J. HACK III, M.B.A., D.MIN.

DMin Program Coordinator, Professor of Applied Ministry

Dr. Joseph Hack is the Doctor of Ministry Program Coordinator at Southern California Seminary.  He also serves as Professor of Applied Ministry, specializing in stewardship and leadership. Dr. Hack retired from active duty with the United States Navy after 21 years of commissioned service and currently serves as the Executive Pastor of Westside Community Church in Chula Vista, California. Dr. Hack has served as an educator for more than 20 years since military retirement in both the public and private sectors. His first instructional appointment was as an adjunct instructor of management at the University of California San Diego Extension College.  In 2004 Dr. Hack entered private Christian higher education and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in biblical studies, systematic theology, and applied/practical ministry before accepting the appointment as the Doctor of Ministry Program Coordinator at Southern California Seminary… SEE FULL BIO & EDUCATION

LEROY HILL

Admissions Officer

Leroy A. Hill is a Pastor and currently a Seminarian. He is a full time graduate student who is finishing a Th.M degree in Spring 2020. Leroy grew up in inner-city Philadelphia, Pa. and always wondered why life was the way that it was. He didn’t find any answers in the Church and found few answers in society but always believed that there were answers to the big questions of life. … SEE FULL BIO & EDUCATION

Madelyn Jacobs

Admissions Representative &
Assistant to the Registrar

Madelyn Jacobs holds the position of Admissions Representative and Assistant to the Registrar at Southern California Seminary. Currently, she is on track to complete her dual Master’s degrees in Counseling Psychology and Christian Counseling from the institution, with an expected graduation in Spring 2024… SEE FULL BIO & EDUCATION

ERIN NEILL

Student Accounts/Military Benefits

Erin Neill is the Student Accounts Manager at Southern California Seminary (SCS). Prior to working at SCS, Erin had 8 years’ experience in Financial Aid at San Diego Christian College (SDCC). Erin is also a 2004 graduate of SDCC with a BS in Business Administration. She has a heart for helping students navigate the fiscal side of enrollment so they can flourish in the classroom….. SEE FULL BIO & EDUCATION

LISA PACHECO

Director of Student Services and Assistant to the Provost/CAO

Lisa Pacheco began serving here at Southern California Seminary the summer of 2019. She is now Director of Student Services and assistant to the Provost/CAO. Prior to joining SCS, Lisa served at Calvary Chapel Oceanside as the Women’s Ministry Director for over 12 years. Ministry has always been a part of her life and she enjoys the challenges and blessings of equipping others for leadership both in the community and their churches. Lisa is very enthusiastic about SCS and has expressed great joy as she ministers alongside of faith-filled people who love kingdom work… SEE FULL BIO & EDUCATION

Kathleen Russell

Library Assistant

Kathleen Russell has been assisting in the Seminary Library for about twenty years. She helps with patron needs and collection maintenance. Previously, Kathleen served in a local church librarySEE FULL BIO & EDUCATION

JESSICA THOMAS

Financial Aid Advisor

Jessica is the Financial Aid Advisor at Southern California Seminary (SCS) where she is also pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Bible Studies. Prior to moving from Virginia to California she spent 10 years with emergency dispatch in the training coordinator role. Her desire at SCS is to provide knowledgeable guidance to fellow students regarding their financial aid options so they can accomplish their education goals… SEE FULL BIO & EDUCATION

TOM VARALLO, M.A.

REGISTRAR

Raised in Maryland, Tom came to San Diego mid-way through a 25-year Navy career.  Following active-duty retirement, he served on a senior Navy staff as a program manager for aviation training systems. During that time Tom began attending SCS, eventually leaving civil service to take the Registrar position in 2022… SEE FULL BIO & EDUCATION

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