Role: Director of Adult Ministries

Email: saona@malibupacific.church 

Social Media: @ummalibu 

On MPC Staff Since: August 2016 

Describe your primary responsibilities at Malibu Pacific Church: I oversee our Adult Ministries (University Ministries, UpperRoom Ministry, Women’s Ministry, Seasoned Saints Ministry, and Life Groups) ensuring that every college student and adult has a place to grow and belong in the family of God and through that equiping them to share the good news that Jesus is Lord to our surrounding community. I preach adn teach on a consistent basis, offer pastoral care, and help wherever is needed. 

Tell us about your family: I’ve been married to the amazing Drew Jackson since 2007 and we have four young children who are growing up way too fast. Our oldest daughter was born in Texas, our middle daughter was born in Virginia, and our twins were born here in California. We also love to have people live with us and to have our family and friends from out of town in our home as often as possible. 

What do you like to do for fun? I love hiking, playing games, cooking and reading. As a family we love having dance parties, adventuring around the local area, and having people over to our home. 

Why are you excited to be a part of Malibu Pacific Church? I am filled with joy when I hear and see how Jesus is moving in the hearts and lives of the people at MPC. I am excited that the Lord is alive and active in both the long time members as well as in a whole host of new people. I see God using us to reveal his Kingdom in this place. 

What are you passionate about? I am passionate about the local church, specifically discipling and shepherding Christians as we seek to follow Jesus and live in a loving, just, and Spirit-filled community that gives the world a taste of the Kingdom of God right here in this specific place to which God has called us spread his good news.