At FUMC Escondido, 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.


William DeBos | Pastor

Pastor William came to the Escondido UMC in July 2015 after eleven years at the First UMC in Upland, CA. Prior to that he served two appointments in the Hawaii District, spanning 17 years. He is committed to relational and collaborative ministry, and strives to reflect the beautiful diversity of the Kingdom of God announced and modeled by Jesus. Pastor William is married to Betsy, they have two grown and married children, and when he is not with family or playing with the grandchildren, you will find him outside gardening, golfing, or looking up to see what portrait the sky has to offer.

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.

Benjamin Peck | Worship Leader

Benjamin has been involved with the music at FUMC Escondido for over 25 years, serving as soloist, choir section leader, youth and young adult choir director, and now Worship Leader for the Sanctuary. Benjamin sees music as an extension of worship. Whether singing in the choir, ringing bells, or clapping our hands, it is to make a joyful noise unto the Lord.

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.

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341 S Kalmia St. Escondido, CA 92025

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