Senior Staff

Harold Brown – CEO

Harold Brown has been involved with the Discipleship Ministries since 2002, and became CEO of the East County Transitional Living Center in 2009. He was previously with the San Diego Rescue Mission, both as a graduate and later as a member of their staff. There he met and married his wife Jacky, who works in management with Goodwill Industries. Harold has 3 sons and a daughter, and is active in the community of El Cajon and beyond. He is also the senior pastor at Christian Fellowship of El Cajon, which is adjacent to ECTLC. work 619-442-0457 ext. 1000 cell 619-977-0633.

James Merino – Director of Family Services

James has more than 20 years of experience in pastoral and leadership ministry. Previously the Director of the San Diego Dream Center, an affiliate of the Dream Center in Los Angeles. Over 23 years of finance, real estate, networking, and non-profit development. Focus in family restoration, discipleship, outreach and recovery work 619-5442-0457 ext. 1169.

Jonathon Heuberger – Director of Discipleship Ministries

Jonathon Heuberger is responsible for all curriculum, policies and protocols that affect the Men’s and Women’s Discipleship Ministries. Jonathon graduated the Discipleship Ministry in 2005. He is married to his wife Erinn and are raising 4 children.

Miles Johnson – Director of Ministries Case Management

Miles Johnson is responsible for meeting and advising individuals in the Men’s and Women’s Discipleship Ministries. He graduated from the Discipleship Ministry in 2001, and has been married to his wife Teresa since 2003. Miles was born and raised in San Diego, and is familiar with addiction, prison, and street life. He is currently the Associate Pastor at Christian Fellowship of El Cajon. Email: ,work 619-442-0457 ext. 1168, cell 619-212-2989.

Ivan Andujar – Director of Operations

Ivan Andujar's responsibilities include all ECTLC properties, buildings, insurance, lease agreements, transportation, operations staff, and myriad other concerns. He graduated the Discipleship Ministry in 2004, and is a former municipal employee from Monrovia, CA. serving as a Recreation Coordinator for (14) years. Email:, work 619-442-0457 ext 1118

Robert Webb – Director of Food Services

Robert Webb oversees the kitchen staff, prepares the menus, interacts with food banks and agencies, and still finds time to cook. The kitchen’s he directs for ECTLC, in 4 locations, serve more than 300,000 meals a year. He graduated the Discipleship Ministry in 2000, met and married his wife Jacky, and took a position with the Hyatt Companies (which he left to come back here and serve in our kitchens). Robert was ordained in 2002, and is a teaching Pastor at Christian Fellowship of El Cajon. Emai:, work 619-442-0457, cell 619-847-9349

Helen Zamora – Director of Community Development and Human Resources

Helen Zamora assists Community Relations in procurement, speaking engagements, and resource events. Helen and her husband David oversee the evangelism team at Christian Fellowship of El Cajon. They also teach guitar & keyboards to the youth. Email:, work 619-442-0457ext. 1113, cell 619-415-5513