Ministry Staff

Our Ministry Staff lead the day to day operations across our two Grace Central Coast campuses, under the leadership of our Elder Team.  We value and celebrate the plurality of our leadership, both for making decisions and enjoying ministry together.  

Miles Nelson

Pastor of College & Growth Groups- GraceSLO

Miles was born and raised in the Northern California. God grabbed him and saved him at the age of 17 while attending Mt. Gilead Bible Camp. After receiving his B.S. in Marketing from Sonoma State, he and his wife Hannah moved to SLO in August 2008. After almost moving to Oregon, twice, God called the Nelsons to stay in SLO and called Miles to be the GraceYouth Pastor in March 2014.

After serving GraceYouth for 3 years, Miles began serving Grace Central Coast as the College and Growth Groups Pastor in May 2017. As the College Pastor, Miles gets to hang out with college students, teach them the Bible, and help them navigate their college years in light of God's Word. As the Growth Groups Pastor, Miles runs our all church small group ministry, training leaders who open their homes weekly to discuss God's Word, care for one another, and serve our communities. 

Miles has been married to Hannah since June 2008 and they have 3 boys, Luke, Caleb, and Seth. He loves short walks on the beach as he heads out to surf or watch his sons boogie board. He also loves anything outdoors, skateboarding, board games, playing music and eating good Mexican food.