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.
JENIPHER HUERTA • CHILDREN"S MINISTRY DIRECTOR
Hi, I'm Jenipher, I am the Children's Ministry Director. I was born & raised in the Inland Empire area. After 15 years as a full time teacher for young children, I decided to take the plunge, retire and become a stay at home mom to my own 2 little girls. I enjoy spending time with my husband of 10 years & children, hanging out with family and friends, movie nights, board games, going to the beach, mountains and wandering through antique shops. In becoming a member of The Mission, I have found a passion for being of service, a strength in my faith and a bond with my home church that has surpassed all I could ask for. Welcome to our church, I hope that you feel as at home here as I do.
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.