Pastors & Staff

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!

Su Paulsen

Associate Pastor of Children and Families

Su Paulsen has served on staff at College Ave for over 10 years. It was at this church she received her call into ministry and she was ordained in May 2021. Su has a passion for our neighborhood and leads a ministry at a local Memory Care facility.  In her spare time she enjoys painting, cooking and going on spontaneous adventures with friends and family.

Eric Hendrickson

Worship Minister

Eric has been directing worship for 30 years. He’s worked professionally in a wide range of musical styles and genres, but his passion is encountering and worshiping God through music and the arts, both in his personal life and with others. He has a music degree from CSU Fullerton. In his spare time, he hangs out with his loving wife Julie, his six teenage and adult children, his awesome dogs, and he reads. 

Dawn Maliff

Toddler Director

Dawn Maliff has served as part-time staff at College Ave. Church of the Nazarene for over 20 years.  She also works full time as a Clinical Director for PIH  Home Health.  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.