JASON DAY • LEAD PASTOR
Hey everyone, my name is Jason Day and I am the Lead Pastor here at The Mission. I was born in Kentucky, raised in Ohio and lived in New York for 6 years. My wife Kim and I have two amazing sons named Dylan (born Oct. 2006) and Owen (born July 2009). We moved to Redlands in Sept of 2012. We are so excited to be a part of the The Mission church family and the Redlands community. We enjoy spending time with friends, watching movies, going to the beach and talking to telemarketers...nope.
We have been in the ministry for over 15 years now and God keeps calling, so we keep answering. Nothing excites me more than being part of a community that is fired up about being in the presence of God. The Mission is a growing community living out God's radical love and we would love to have you join us.
KAREN WHILES • ADVENTURE CLUB DIRECTOR
Hello! I was born and raised in a Christian home in Riverside. If the doors to our church were open, my family was likely there. I love bring part of the Mission and being the Adventure Club director! It combines the love for the Body of Christ that was fostered in my youth with the deeper desire to connect with kids and their families for God’s purposes that has grown in my adult years. Plus, we just plain have fun at Awana!,
I’ve been married to my terrific husband Bob since 1984 and we have four sons: Ryan (‘91), Matthew (‘96), Andrew (‘99), and Nathan (‘03). We also have two large dogs, a cockatiel, a leopard gecko, and a bearded dragon. Besides the blessing of being a wife and mom, I have my own re-upholstery business. I enjoy walking, running, hiking, camping, gardening, reading, jigsaw puzzles, and a good thrift store on a 50% off day.
SARA KOCSIS • CHILDREN'S MINISTRY DIRECTOR
Hi Friends, my name is Sara Kocsis and I am the Interim Children’s Director here at The Mission. I am a born and raised southern Californian but I am still somewhat new to the Redlands area. My husband, Edward and I have been married for 14 months and have 2 fur babies Duchess and Dixon, both cats. We enjoy going camping, traveling and spending time with friends and Family. We began going to The Mission about 1 ½ years ago because it was close to home but we stayed for the amazing people that took them time to get to know us, I’m proud to call them family.
I am new to children’s ministries but I have 7 years of experience volunteering and working with children. I currently work for the Chaffey Joint Union High School District as an Instructional Aide in a special ed. classroom. As well I have a Bachelors Degree in Communicative Disorders from Cal State Fullerton and I am working towards my credential to teach special ed. in the high school level. I am so excited to be serving the awesome kids of The Mission family and helping them build a strong foundation in the Lord.
CHERI PECK • MINISTRY INTERN
Hello everyone! My name is Cherilynn Peck, but you can call me Cheri for short. I am a student at California Baptist University and also the Intern here at the Mission. This is my second year as a Theology Major and my first semester Interning. I grew up in a small town in central North Carolina where adventurous childhood memories were made. After High School, I left home and moved to Lakeside, Montana to work with a non-profit Missions organization called YWAM. That is when my love for Jesus sky rocketed! God told me to study his word for a while and that's when I heard about the Theology program at CBU. I made the move to Southern California and also found the Mission Church! It's a great community to be apart of and I am excited to see growth in the church and God's redemption in the city of Redlands!