Pastors & Staff

Meet the team

Mike Maiolo

Lead Pastor 
Mike Maiolo has a passion to lead people into relationship with Jesus Christ. He grew up in Mission Viejo and earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Hope International University (HIU). He has been married to his wife Laura for 37 years. Mike loves leading Mission Viejo Christian Church, spending time with his family, and playing tennis. Life’s greatest adventure is seeing God transform lives. 

Brian Eaves 

Executive Pastor
Brian Eaves has been at MVCC since 2009. In 1999, he received his bachelors degree in Human Development from Hope International University.  He has been leading ministries for over 20 years and is passionate about helping people find God, grow their faith, and discover their purpose.  He and his wife Aimee have three children- Heather, Hannah and Gavin.  Brian loves to cheer for the Chicago Bears and Cubs.

Scott Kilpatrick

Discipleship Pastor
Scott Kilpatrick joined the MVCC team in 2020. He holds a BA in English Literature from ORU and a MA in Biblical Studies from Vanguard University. He has been in pastoral ministry since 1990. He loves introducing people to Jesus and helping them grow in their faith. He and his wife Rochelle have been married for 29 years. They have a son and daughter, both of whom are married.  Scott loves sports and competition, as well as great food with close friends.

Vito Vasquez

Worship & Creative Arts Director
Vito Vasquez joined the team at MVCC in 2022. Originally from New York City, Vito was born into a Christian household and has been leading Worship for over 20 years. He is very passionate about being a bridge between the presence of God and His people. Over the last 12 years Vito has also written songs of hope and healing aimed at connecting people to the overwhelming love of God. Besides his love of creating, Vito also enjoys playing and watching the sport of basketball.

Robert Jenkins

Connections Pastor 
Robert joined the MVCC team in 2019. He is blessed to oversee the First Impressions and Connection Point teams and it’s his desire to help people find where they fit in with the church. Robert was a Youth Pastor for 13 years as well as an Elder at his previous church. Robert is a sports fan, he supports all the LA teams, he has been married to his wife Danette for 27 years, they have three grown children and one grandson.

Becky Downs 

Family Life Pastor
Becky Downs joined the MVCC team in 2022. She holds a BA in Christian Education from Biola University and an MA from Talbot School of Theology. She has been leading children and family ministry for 25 years. She’s passionate about partnering with parents to raise children who know Jesus and choose to serve Him with their lives. In addition, she loves seeing families serve in ministry together. Becky and her husband Tom have been married for 26 years and have one adult son, TJ. Becky loves traveling, reading, listening to podcasts, coffee dates, and time with friends and family.

Kaycie Adams

Elementary Director
Kaycie Adams joined the MVCC team in 2022. One of her favorite verses is Matthew 19:14, and she is passionate about helping kids come to know and love Jesus. She has served in ministry with children since she was in Junior High and loves to watch students grow into servants of the Lord. A senior at Hope International University studying Elementary Education, Kaycie loves to spend her free time at the beach.

Zach fox

Student Ministry Pastor
Zach Fox joined the MVCC team in 2020.  He is a graduate of Hope International University and has been serving in student ministry since 2014.  He has a passion to see students hearts transformed to love Jesus.  He is a big Laker fan and enjoys attempting to play golf.

Crystal Miro

Preschool Principal
Crystal Miro has been at Mission Viejo Christian Preschool since 2007. She worked as a preschool teacher aide for 8 years, kindergarten aide for 2 years and an administrator's assistant for 3 years before becoming principal. She is passionate about discipling families through the preschool years, and sharing Jesus' love with children and her staff. She and her husband Andy have 2 children at Mission Viejo Christian Elementary- Drew and Claire.

Kari Hollerbach

MVCS Elementary Principal
Kari Hollerbach joined the MVCC ministry in 2012. She has been joyfully serving in Christian education over two decades combining her deep love for Jesus with her enthusiasm for educating children. It is truly an honor for her to have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of not only students, but also the school families by helping to build a dynamic school community. Kari is married with two adult daughters and enjoys spending her free time with family and friends, traveling, playing tennis or walking on the beach. One of her favorite Bible verses is: Philippians 2:3-4.

Sherry Winblad

Sherry has attended MVCC since moving to California in 1986.  She has served at MVCC since 1988 in numerous capacities including children's ministry and business administration.  She has her bachelors degree in accounting and certificate in Early Childhood.  Sherry and her husband, David, have 2 sons, 2 daughter-in-laws and 3 granddaughters and loves visiting and spending time with them.

Jonathan Maiolo

Junior High Ministry Director
Jonathan graduated from Cal State Fullerton in May of 2021 and has been serving in youth ministry since 2016. His heart is to share the good news of Jesus with the youth of today. He is very adventurous and loves the outdoors, but he also knows when it's time to take a seat and play some video games.

Kelly Doyle

Administrative Assistant
Kelly Doyle has attended MVCC for more than 20 years, beginning when she was only four years old! She grew up at MVCC, attending children's, student, and young adult ministry. Kelly served in children's ministry for ten years, worked at Kids Club for six years, and is currently serving in student ministry and sound production. She has a huge heart for Jesus, Dodgers baseball, and Golden Retrievers!

Michael Hamner

Maintenance Supervisor
Michael Hamner has attended MVCC since 1983.  Michael operated a construction company for 35 years which well equipped him to maintain the beautiful facilities at the church.  His desire to help make MVCC feel like home.  He enjoys spending time with his wife Jennifer, their three daughters and six grandchildren.

Michael J. Maiolo

Social Media Director
Michael J. Maiolo is the Media Coordinator at MVCC. In addition to capturing beautiful moments around church campus and maintaining the MVCC social media accounts, he is also currently attending law school at Chapman University. In his free time he likes to play pickle ball and watch Steelers football.

Johnny Sweetser

Kids Club Pastor
Johnny Sweetser has been the Kids Club Director since 2013. He was ordained as a pastor at MVCC in January 2019 and has been attending here since he was in high school. He loves working with children and is dedicated to helping them learn about God and serve Him. Johnny and his wife Alora, have 4 children and love serving together as a family here at MVCC.

Julio Milano

Spanish Ministry Pastor
Julio and his family have been a part of the MVCC family for the past 12 years. He and his wife Carmina have one daughter and it is his desire to see others come to relationship with Jesus Christ. He loves playing soccer and spending time with his family. Julio is committed to empowering our Spanish Ministry to serve others and reach the world for Christ. He received his bachelor of arts degree from Inter American University in liberal arts.