SCS STAFF LISTING
JENNIFER S. EWING MLIS, M.A.
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
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
Student Accounts/Military Benefits
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
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.
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