Meet the Staff

Our staff is available to serve you. If you have a question about any of the ministries at NHCC or would simply like to speak to someone, please feel free to call or email one of our staff members.

Brian Craig

Lead PastorBrianCraig sq2
(619) 448-1622 xt 280

Brian is a teacher whose passion is to build a Biblically competent and Spirit-led church of men, women, and youth who are fully engaged in obeying Jesus' commission to be and to develop others into fully-devoted followers of the Lord...locally, globally, and personally.  Ephesians 3:16-19

Brian earned his Bachelor's degree from CSU Fresno and his Master of Divinity degree from Azusa Pacific University.  He is an experienced mountaineer, a wanna-be photographer, (gentle) off-roader, and an avid cyclist.  Brian has been married to Eileen for 35 years. Their three children are all engaged in Christian ministry. 

Bob Arii

Assistant Pastor
Senior Ministry Pastor and Pastoral Care

(619) 448-1622 xt 204

Bob earned his Bachelor's degree from Point Loma Nazarene University in Liberal Arts holding a Multiple Subjects Teaching credential with a Science Supplementary Authorization for nearly two decades. Bob has a passion for caring for and investing in others expressed in many different ways. He was ordinated, receiving his call in 2015.   Ephesians 3:16-19

He has also been a licensed contractor and is a journeyman finish carpenter.  He enjoys writing music and plays multiple instruments, stringed and woodwinds, and also is a passionate nature photographer.  Bob has been married to Carrie for over three and a half decades. They have two grown boys, and two adorable grandchildren.

Jen Galvin

Business Manager/Director of Children's Ministryjen
East County Christian Preschool Bookkeeper
619-448-1622 x 201

Jen has been attending New Heights since September of 2007. She has been the Business Manager for the past 8 years and Director of Children's Ministry for the past 4 years. 

Jen has a passion for teaching the Word to children as well as adults. She has been married to Sean for 16 amazing years and has two beautiful kids, both of whom are active in our Awana program.

Lauri O'Neil

LauriONeil sqEast County Christian Preschool Director
(619) 258-2029

Lauri has been going to this church over quite the span of years. She has been in the preschool field for 20 years. She has a degree in Child Development. She just absolutely loves what she does and cannot imagine anything different. Teaching the kids about God's love is the most important thing to Lauri.

She has three daughters and 7 lovely grandchildren.

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