Clara Morales – Preschool Director
Clara Morales has been working at DRCCC since April 2006. After attending Del Rey Church, Clara says she felt a renewed called to work in ministry. This desire, combined with her life-long passion to work with children inspired her to accept a position as lead teacher in the 3-year-old classroom (also known as the “Froggie” class). Clara received her teaching credentials from El Camino College. She hopes to one day go back and receive her A.A. in early childhood education. Clara displays her love for her favorite activity - music - and is our Jesus Time teacher. She also enjoys movement and outside activities such as duck-duck goose. Clara is such an inspiration to new teachers, and she mentors many of them. Clara is married to Mario, who also works on staff at Del Rey Church, and they have two adult children, Illiana and Mario. When Clara is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family.
Nancy Barbosa – Assistant Director
Nancy earned her degree in Early Childhood Education from Santa Monica College. One of Nancy's many strengths is her extraordinary patience while interacting with kids. She enjoys doing messy projects with her students, and experimenting with new mediums in which to cultivate learning. Outside, Nancy enjoys gathering a group together for story time. Nancy is really close with her family and enjoys spending time with them. She also loves to read and watch movies.
Mike Dolan – DRCCC Superintendent
Mike Dolan oversees the Del Rey Christian Chidlren's Center as our superintendent. He is passionate about the school and knows personally the amazing impact our program has on kids. All seven of Mike's kids have attended DRCCC. In addition to his role over the school, Mike is an administrator at the Del Rey Church, handling a wide variety of administrative functions on our campus. Mike is available to meet with the families of our school for help and prayer any time. If you need help with anything, please don't hesitate to approach Mike. He is a happily married man of over 25 years to his high school sweetheart, Joy. As an active member of the Westchester / Playa community, Mike volunteers in everything from neighborhood watch programs to coaching little league teams. In fact, he has been coaching little league for over 20 years and has taken kids all the way to the Little League World Series. On a personal note, Mike's favorite food is ketchup (he puts it on everything) and he enjoys playing golf, beach volleyball, shooting guns, and beating his brother-in-law on his X-Box console. Mike is also an avid reader and fantasy football devotee, so if you want to get in on the action just let him know.
Dr. Matt Jones, Lead Pastor
Dr. Matt Jones has a passion for God and instructing people from His word, the Bible. He has been pastoring in the Del Rey Church for over 24 years and currently serves as our lead pastor (primus inter pares). Even more importantly, he has been happily married for over 21 years to Erika and the proud father of seven children. The Jones family is a certified foster home with Los Angeles County, always ready to shelter the orphaned and kids in need. Pastor Matt has taught the Bible and served in a variety of places around the world, including Mexico, Africa, Israel, Germany, Dubai, and the United Kingdom. He's a student of the Bible himself, having completed a bachelor’s degree in biblical studies at the Moody Bible Institute, a master’s degree in apologetics at Biola University, and a second master’s degree in theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. He completed his doctorate (DMin) in 2013 at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University and in 2021 he finished his second doctorate (PhD) at the prestigious London School of Theology in collaboration with the School of Law at Middlesex University in England, engaging Postwar evangelical history, racism, and theology. As our lead pastor, Matt is focused on teaching people how to live life and upholding sound doctrine for the church. In his teaching, Matt contextually brings the message of Christ to the church in a way that is very personal, intellectual, and passionate. When he’s not at church, overseas working, or at home with his family, Matt and his wife like to spend time together in the outdoors (although they proudly confess that they are homebodies) and take road trips. For fun, Matt enjoys playing with his kids, walking his massive German security dogs, reading (lots of reading!), writing, exercise, basketball, marksmanship, and watching movies (when time permits).