Current Staff


Stephen & tess Holecheck

Stephen joined staff with the Navigators in 2008 at the University of California, San Diego. Within two years, Tess joined him as his wife and partner in ministry. Currently serving as the Campus Director at UCSD, Stephen also serves as an area leader in the Sunland Region. Stephen and Tess have two children and love living in the city of San Diego while making disciples on the college campus.


Stephanie arellano

My name is Stephanie Arellano and I met the Navigators while attending college at UC Davis. I’ve been on staff with them for the past two years and I’m really passionate about helping women understand how loved and valued they are by the Lord. I’m looking forward to seeing how God moves at UC San Diego this year!


caitie compton

Caitie Compton is new to UCSD after spending the past 2 years on staff with The Navigators at Utah State University. She has a Masters in Biblical Counseling and spent time working with a missions organization in Cameroon before starting Campus Ministry stateside. Things that bring her joy are Chick-fil-A, sand volleyball, and new friends! 

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john crossman

John Crossman met The Navigators his first day of college at the University of Arizona. While at UofA, he discovered the great treasure of following Jesus is not about doing enough things for God, but about all He has done for us. Since joining staff with the Navigators in 2016, he has been delighted to help others experience this same freedom in their own lives.

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tilon pervenecki

Tilon Pervenecki grew up in south Florida and came to Christ through the Navigators while in college at the University of Arizona. He joined staff with the Navigators after graduating in 2016, and is passionate about equipping students to know Christ and make Him known not just in college, but in their families and careers after they graduate.