Contact Us

  • Phone: (858) 461-8329
  • Email:
  • Meeting Address:
    3950 Berino Court, San Diego, CA 92122
  • Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 927154
    San Diego, CA 92192-7154

Service Times

  • Sundays: 10:00am


Every member of Ethnos is an essential part of the life and mission of the community; a true spiritual community has everyone contributing their God given gifts and passions. Some are called to organize, lead, and oversee particular areas of life and ministry - at Ethnos, this is the Staff & Elder Team.

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Scott Eng

Pastor, Elder (Staff)

Scott grew up as a 5th generation Chinese American in the church that his father led. There he met his wife Lydia, who is also Chinese American. Scott is a native southern Californian, and his search for a church that embraced both his cultures led him & Lydia to Ethnos Church, where Scott served first as a resident intern and now as a Pastor.

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Mariah Bliss


Mariah was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She received her Bachelor’s Degree with a minor in Biblical Studies at Hope International University in Fullerton and received her Masters of Divinity with an emphasis in youth, family, and culture at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena. Mariah was also ordained in 2019. When the pandemic hit, God led Mariah to the San Diego area where she discovered Ethnos and was drawn to how Ethnos represents Jesus, such as inclusivity and multicultural embrace.

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Jared Baumgartner

Worship Director

Jared grew up in Garlic Town, USA (Gilroy, CA) before moving to San Diego in 2015 to pursue his academic career in clinical psychology. That same year, he found Ethnos and has been going ever since! Being an Autistic individual, Jared was overjoyed to find a community that was composed of all different types of people embracing and celebrating each other's differences. In serving the community as Worship Director, Jared hopes to extend the same attitude of inclusivity, affirmation, and encouragement that he first encountered when finding Ethnos to all peoples and usher them into experiencing God's love, joy, peace, and character through worship.

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Joy Nishii

Administrator (Staff)

Joy is Filipino-American and a California native. In the 1980s, her parents immigrated to the U.S. from the Philippines; her dad recruited to serve in the U.S. Navy. Two decades and multiple duty stations later, their family decided to settledown in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. It was there she met her husband Reyn, who also joined the Navy, prompting their move to California in 2013. Due to Hawaii's diverse community, it was important for them to find a church that felt like home. They came across Ethnos and have been active members ever since! They’ve since added to their family with the addition of their son, Micah, and dog, Tanooki.

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John Lima


John was born and raised in rural Indiana, where he began to explore a relationship with Jesus Christ at age 16. Before completing his degree in computer science from Purdue University in Indiana, John came to San Diego for a software engineering internship at Qualcomm in 2012. He discovered Ethnos and found an accepting community that welcomes how each person chooses to worship. When he began his first full-time job at Qualcomm in 2013, John joined the children's ministry and loved meeting and caring for people of all ages in the church. He continued to serve the Ethnos community until 2017 when he moved to Taiwan to study Mandarin for a year and a half. John returned to his software engineering position at Qualcomm and his service at Ethnos in 2019. In 2021, he completed elder training with a desire to always ask the hard questions and keep the church true to its vision and God's will.