At Rise, we live out Christ’s love in our community. Our mission is to embody his teachings of love, justice, and acceptance, being sources of grace and hope. Through meaningful action, we serve and impact our community, fostering positive change and creating a more inclusive society.


Broghan Hunt | Pastor

Pastor Broghan became part of the community in 2021. Often seen with a cup of coffee or occasionally indulging in local craft brews, she’s a passionate advocate for guiding people’s faithful steps. When not discussing matters of faith, she can be found at the gym, leisurely strolling through town, or seeking friendly dogs to pet. Grateful for the journey together, Pastor Broghan looks forward to helping others discover their next faithful steps.

Ben Camp | Pastor

Pastor Ben is deeply invested in guiding individuals through their spiritual journey. Raised in Southern California, he pursued academic pursuits at Biola University, Fuller Seminary, and Claremont School of Theology. Starting as a Youth Worker, Ben has been rooted in Escondido since his ordination in 2017. Apart from preaching, he cherishes moments with his wife and three kids. Spare time is often spent reading, swimming, managing household projects, or enjoying craft beer. He’s open to connecting over a drink and hearing your story.

Paul Wilson | Children and Families Ministry Intern

Paul grew up in the UMC, inspired by his grandparent’s service to the church. When he isn’t volunteering or participating in church life, you can find Paul building models, playing video games, or hanging with his community. Paul continues to seek new avenues to grow deeper in his faith and share that faith with others. He’s excited to join the team and offer support to our children and families this year as they journey in faith together.

Tim Palmer | Rise Worship Collective Coordinator

Tim’s passion for worship music stems from its power to draw people to church and foster a deeper connection with God, keeping His word close to heart between Sundays. He believes everyone can find a way to enrich their faith through worship music, regardless of musical experience. When he’s not playing music, writing original songs, or learning about and experimenting with AI, he’s spending time with his family. Connect with Tim to share your own love for music or discuss how to get involved with the Rise Worship Collective.