Melissa Tucker, M.A.


Melissa is the associate pastor at San Diego First Church of the Nazarene. Her vocational path has involved teaching elementary school in Costa Rica and central San Diego and serving as campus pastor and México Programs coordinator at Point Loma Nazarene University. Her work overall has encouraged her passion for teaching, compassionate ministry, spiritual direction, mediating cross-cultural relationships and experiences, and organizational theory. In 2014, she completed a masters in nonprofit leadership and management from University of San Diego and in 2015, she earned a masters in theology from Point Loma Nazarene University. Melissa adores San Diego - the place of perpetual sun, so many cultures, proximity to the Mexico border, and a big net of family and friends. At all times, you will find her involved in one or more of the following: humming a funk tune, eating popcorn, or making ridiculous puns/combo words.


  • B.A., Liberal Studies, Point Loma Nazarene University
  • Teaching Credential, Multiple Subject & Spanish Supplemental, San Diego State University
  • M.A., Nonprofit Leadership & Management, University of San Diego
  • M.A., Theology, Point Loma Nazarene University

Courses Taught

  • Life of Holiness – THE 306
  • Christian Formation and Ministry – CMI 155

Experience in Field

  • Campus Pastor & Associate Director of International Ministries/Mexico Programs, Point Loma Nazarene University
  • Associate Pastor, San Diego First Church of the Nazarene