Our Pastors and Staff


  • Rob Miller
    Senior Pastor

    Rob has been part of the ministry here at CCMV since 1999. Rob is passionate to teach the Word of God and help people grow in their walk with Jesus Christ. As Senior Pastor, Rob is the main teaching pastor and is responsible for vision and direction of the church. Rob grew up in Riverside, CA where he met his wife Karen. He graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications and Talbot Theological Seminary in La Mirada, CA where he received a Master's Degree in Theology.  In his free time Rob enjoys working out, reading and spending time with his family and friends.

    Rob is married to his lovely wife Karen. They have 3 children; Matthew, David and Emily and three  grandchildren, Dalton, Owen  and Levi. He currently resides in Lake Forest with his wife. You can listen to Pastor Rob's sermons here.

  • Brian Dagen

    Associate Pastor

    Brian joined the CCMV staff in August 2016. Before coming to CCMV, Brian and his wife, Jill, along with their two daughters served the Lord as missionaries in the Czech Republic for sixteen years. They returned to the States in 2013. Prior to coming to CCMV, Brian served as the interim pastor of a church in Anaheim. Brian has a Master's Degree in Biblical and Theological Studies from Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, CA. Brian enjoys sports, the beach, books, Mexican food (actually, most types of food!) and copious amounts of coffee.

  • Stan Markowski
    Youth and College Pastor

    Stan joined the CCMV staff in July 2016. He previously served the Lord as a College and Youth pastor for the past seven years. Stan is passionate to teach God's Word and help his students understand and apply sound doctrine to their lives. Stan received his Bachelor's Degree from Biola University and his Master's from Talbot Seminary in La Mirada, CA. On any given day you can find Stan and his wife Rosie meeting new people and blessing them with their wry wit.

  • Neil Travisano
    Pastor Emeritus

    Neil has been on full time at the church since 1982 and was the Senior Pastor from 1987 - February 2015.  Neil stepped down from being Senior pastor and now serves part time overseeing the Men's Ministry and various other ministries as pastor emeritus.  Neil is a graduate of Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, CA and Talbot Theological Seminary in La Mirada, CA.  In his spare time Neil enjoys surfing, fishing and digging in his vegetable garden. Neil and his wife Nancy have six children between them and ten grandchildren. They currently reside in Mission Viejo.

  • Karen Miller
    Women's Ministry Director

    Karen oversees the women’s ministry at CCMV with the assistance of seven other women.  Under the umbrella of the women’s ministry is the Care Ministry, Meals Ministry, and Daughters of the King. Karen also assists her husband, Pastor Rob with administrative tasks, counseling when needed, and special events. Karen is married to her husband Rob and they have three grown children and three grandchildren. In her spare time she likes to spend time with family and friends and also enjoys sewing handmade quilts.

  • Katie Hernandez
    Children's Ministry Director

    Katie serves as the Children's Ministry Director (overseeing nursery through sixth grade). She has her master's degree in Biblical and Theological Studies from Talbot Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Biola University. Katie's passion for Jesus and the Word of God has been used in a number of different ministries at CCMV, but she is especially excited to be working with the families of this church and their children to see God's name glorified. While there are any number of activities you could find Katie doing (hiking, reading, but unfortunately not cooking), she always prefers to do them with other people--especially people she can laugh with. Katie enjoys living in Rancho Santa Margarita--far enough to enjoy some solitude in nature, but still close enough to bother her family in Mission Viejo.

  • Melinda Woods
    Nursery Supervisor

    Melinda supervises the nursery ministry and has been doing so since 1996.  She has a heart for babies and their parents and has led parenting Bible studies and parenting support groups over the years.  She accepted the Lord in college and graduated from Smith College with a degree in psychology. She and her husband, Eric, reside in Mission Viejo and have seven children and one grandchild. When she's not homeschooling her two youngest, you can find Melinda enjoying conversation with the ladies at CCMV.

  • Brooke Lambkin
    Music & Communications Director

    After prodigal living and subsequently reaffirming her faith in Christ as a young adult, Brooke started attending Calvary Chapel Mission Viejo and has been a member since 2001. She currently oversees the worship teams and helps the staff with ministry communications. When she's not in front of her laptop or behind a microphone, you can find Brooke having fun with her husband, Chris, and their daughter, Livi. If you ask her, she'll gladly show you a picture of the family's Ragdoll cat, Max.

  • Larey Naughton
    Facilities Manager

    Prior to being called to serve at our church, Larey owned his own business in building and construction and has worked here in Orange County for over 35 years. He now applies his professional expertise and passion for giving glory to God to our church building and facilities. Larey and his wife Joan have two daughters Charlene and Brooke, sons-in-law Will and Chris, and precious granddaughters Serenity, Brooke, and Olivia. In his spare time, you will see Larey studying to teach his Home Fellowship group, raising his voice in praise on our worship teams, and occasionally playing golf.

  • Debora Holbrook
    Church Secretary

    Debora sees the Lord working in her life as she is called to serve Him as the church administrator. From a young age she has loved the Lord and has always sought opportunities to serve the body of Christ. Debora and her husband Scott live in Trabuco Canyon. In her spare time Debora enjoys baking, being outdoors (especially walking on the beach), and photo-journaling all that she sees God doing in her life!

  • Nadia Akbarpour

    Youth Intern

    Nadia has been serving in our church for the past ten years, most recently as the youth & children's ministry intern. Since coming to the Lord at the age of 9, Nadia has volunteered and faithfully served in the children's ministry, youth ministry, Anchored (young adults) ministry and is a member of the Women’s Council. Nadia is currently a Junior in college, majoring in software engineering. When not at church Nadia can be found volunteering for the Persian church, studying for her classes, or on another road trip adventure.

  • Chloe Dingwall

    Youth Worship Leader

    Chloe has been serving the Lord with her musical talents for years. After giving her life to the Lord at an early age, Chloe’s faith became her own when she was in junior high. From VBS to being part of the youth worship team in high school Chloe has always been singing for the Lord. Chloe is a freshman in college, majoring in elementary education at Vanguard University. When not at church, Chloe can be found on another outdoor adventure, studying for her classes, or spending time with her friends and family.