Our founding

On the First Sunday in Advent, November 27, 2005, our faith community was born. 

We share here some of the milestones along the way.

  • November 2005, First Liturgy at Mission Hills Methodist Church
  • March 2006, Articles of Incorporation approved
  • June 2006, Jane Via ordained as priest by Roman Catholic Women Priests
  • June 2006, First Baptism
  • September 2006, Corporate Board established
  • December 2006, Community Council forms
  • August 2006, First Marriage
  • Spring 2008, First Communion Class
  • May 2009, change host church location to Gethsemane Lutheran Church
  • October 2009, Strategic Plan unveiled
  • July 2010, Nancy Corran ordained as priest by the Community
  • January 2017, Kori Pacyniak is hired as the new pastor of MMACC, marking the first time we hired someone from outside the community. 
  • October 2017, Jane Via is consecrated bishop of the Western Region of RCWP. 
  • June 2019, Kori Pacyniak ordained to the diaconate by Bishop Jane Via at MMACC. 
  • February 2020, Kori Pacyniak is ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Jane Via and Bishop Suz Thiel at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral in San Diego. Further coverage of Kori's ordination can be found at Uptown News and the San Diego Union-Tribune. Kori was also featured in a New Yorker article about women and non-binary people called to ordination.
  • March 2020, Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, MMACC begins worshipping exclusively online. 
  • November 2020, MMACC celebrates our 15th anniversary with an online gala, dinner, and celebratory mass. 

  • You can read our co-founder's story of our founding here
  • Tenth anniversary celebration

    In 2015, we celebrated our tenth anniversary as a community. You can watch highlights from our fall fest celebration as well as our anniversary liturgy below. We look forward to our 15th anniversary celebration in 2020!