Jason Tippitt, Lead Pastor

Pastor Jason is a lover of Jesus, a husband (wife: Carrie) and a father of 3 daughters (Faith, Audrey and Rachel). Jason came to College Ave. Church as a graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University in 1999 as the Youth Pastor and served in that capacity until 2011 when the Church called him to the Lead Pastor role.

Pastor Jason is passionate about seeing lives transformed through the power of the Gospel! He loves to fish, play golf and hang out with friends over a good meal!



Dawn Maliff, Toddler Director

Dawn Maliff has served as part-time staff at College Ave. Church of the Nazarene for over 15 years.  She also works full time as a Clinical Supervisor at PIH Home Health Agency. Dawn grew up in the Wesleyan Church with her Father as the only Pastor she ever knew until he retired and they found their new church home at College Ave.




Su Paulsen, Associate Pastor of Children & Families

Su has served on staff as the Elementary Pastor at College Avenue since 2012. She grew up in La Habra, attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (the ‘REAL’ Cal Poly according to her), and returned in 2011 to the Whittier area where she began attending College Ave. Church of the Nazarene. Su Has a heart and passion for the children in our neighborhood.





Josh Grossman, Associate Pastor of Youth & Families

Pastor Josh, Alyssia and Kaylee are the newest addition to the CACNaz Family and staff. Pastor Josh has served on staff as a Children’s Pastor and is finishing up his BA in Youth Ministry at BIOLA University.