Sunday Worship Service, 9:30am
5050 Conrad Avenue, San Diego, CA 92117

Our Staff


Mari Hoffman

Mari Hoffman

Mari is the accountant on staff at the Branch. She is also involved in Embrace Grace, Women’s Ministry, Missions, and Hearts & Hands.


Mari has been married to Dan since December of 1989. They enjoy sharing their lives together and have been blessed with three sons.


Mari has a B.S. in Accounting from SDSU and received her CPA license in 1995.






Matthew Marzec

Matt loves sharing the truth of Christianity with others. At the Branch, he teaches Evangelism Training classes for the adults and apologetics courses for the youth.


In terms of ministry, Matt oversees Sunday Tabernacle (set-up/tear down), as well as A Servant’s Hand and Loving thy Neighbor. He is developing a college ministry on SDSU’s campus and works closely with the Branch Youth Ministry.


Matt’s passion is for teaching. He teaches a course on Christian Apologetics at the Branch College. He also teaches number of classes for the Rock Church (Rock Life and Pastoral Support Training).


Matt was born and raised in Clairemont, San Diego and loves his city and its sports teams.


Matt graduated from BIOLA University with a degree is Business Marketing. He is currently pursuing his Masters degree in Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology.




Johnny Cena

Johnny’s passion is to study, live, and teach God’s Word (Ez. 7:10). He loves to equip, develop, and encourage the next generation of servant leaders to make a real difference for Christ in various contexts such as church, the market place, and academia.  It’s his privilege to serve, oversee, empower, and shepherd what God’s is already doing through the awesome ministries at Branch Church such as young adults,  HUGS (Hosts, Ushers, Greeters, and Security), Café, Coffee, CRV, Communion, and Bridging the Gap.


Johnny worked in the banking industry for five years in sales and customer service. As a Relationship Banker, he helped consumer and business customers accomplish financial goals thru competitive products and services tailored to specific needs. 


Johnny has a B.A in Organizational Leadership from Azusa Pacific University, San Diego Regional Center, and a M.A. in Theological Studies at Bethel Seminary of San Diego.  He was born and raised in Imperial Beach, San Diego. He loves just about anything active and hanging out with friends and family.


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