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Kevin Harney Lead Pastor Pastor
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Kevin Harney serves as the lead pastor at Shoreline Community Church and is responsible for preaching, visionary leadership, and the development of our church’s focus on Organic Outreach. Kevin is a native Californian who grew up in Orange County. Through writing and speaking, he and his wife Sherry love to serve the local church as well as churches around the nation and the world. They have published numerous books, small group guides, and curriculum resources. Kevin’s most recent books are Reckless Faith and Organic Outreach for Families: Turning Your Home into a Lighthouse.  He has written many other books and resources that can be found on his website at: kevingharney.com. Kevin and Sherry have been married for 29 years. They have three adult sons: Zach, Josh, and Nate. Kevin is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University (B.A.), Fuller Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity), and Western Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry). In warm weather he loves to unwind by walking a golf course with friends. When he can get near snow and a decent hill, Kevin loves to snowboard.

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Howie Hugo Founding Pastor Pastor

Pastor Howie knows what it is like on both sides of the pulpit, and brings a unique blend of business and ministry experience to Shoreline. Prior to Shoreline, for 14 years, he had maintained a dual career both speaking at churches and Christian conferences, and building a successful real estate brokerage and development business. Before real estate, Howie served on several pastoral staffs and directed the largest Campus Life ministry in the nation. He is a California native, earned a B.A. degree at Santa Clara University, and has also attended both Western Conservative Baptist and Talbot Seminaries. He was ordained in 1979. Howie and his wife Linda have been married for over 28 years and have seven children and one grandchild: Jenny and Kenny Hogan, Thomas and Shannon Hugo, Monica and Mike Schweene, Heather and Tyler Ruddock with baby Ryland, Katie, Jonathan and David.


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Dennis McFadden Executive Pastor Pastor

As Executive Pastor, Dennis McFadden works closely with the Lead Pastor in vision and strategic development. He serves in the personnel side of HR as the chief of staff, focusing on their well being, healthy functioning and positive person to person interactions. In addition he oversees Men’s Ministry and teaches Men’s Bible Studies weekly. Dennis is a licensed marriage and family therapist  32 years of clinical experience. Prior to joining Shoreline, Dennis was in private practice at Community Christian Counseling of Pleasanton for over 13 years. He has taught and trained staffs and audiences in a wide variety of churches throughout central and northern California since 1981. His experience also includes more than twelve years in program management and administration of human service programs, including mental health, drug, and alcohol programs in three California counties and two states.

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Ben Spangler Ministry Development Pastor Pastor

Ben Spangler works with Developing Ministries at Shoreline.  He has spent most of his life in a darkroom with the eerie glow of a computer.  Ben’s first position in a church was his senior year of High School when he coordinated a summer program for 4-6th graders.  That same year he also worked in a computer store repairing machines.  Since that time he has had two simultaneous careers in technology and ministry.  Ben loves to learn and help others to fulfill a calling and passion in ministry.  He has worked at Shoreline since 2003 when we moved into a circus tent.   Ben thrives in the innovative environment at Shoreline. He lives in Monterey with his wife Lacy and kids, Ian, Kaiya, Elyse, and Juliette.

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Keith Krueger Operations Pastor Pastor

As Operations Pastor, Keith is primarily responsible for managing Shoreline’s finances and facilities. These responsibilities include safety, security, and upkeep of our church building and grounds.  He also oversees preschool operations at our two sites and human resource systems, including payroll and benefits. Keith began with us as our middle school director, moved on to student ministries pastor before becoming our Operations Pastor. He received his B.S. in Finance from San Jose State and his Masters in Church Leadership from Liberty University. Keith feels blessed to be a part of what God is doing in and through Shoreline. Keith lives with his bride Shannon, and three daughters, Hannah, Alexandra, and Elliyah.

 

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Roy Piña Children's Ministry Pastor Pastor

Roy comes to Shoreline with 14 years of children’s ministry experience. A product of Bethany College and Global University, he is also a veteran Awana commander, Rorheim Institute trainer, Certified Church Consultant, and Charter Member of The Society for Church Consulting. Roy is committed to growing healthy families through strong church-family partnerships, and providing a fun, safe atmosphere where children can grow in the grace of God. A Monterey native, Roy married his wife Barb in 1974. Roy and Barb have successfully survived the raising and launching of their three children; Cory, Robin and Stacy, and are relishing the role of grandparents for Crystal Catherine, Naomi Grace, Samuel Allen, James Allen and Marian Carol. Roy can occasionally be spotted cycling around the Monterey area.

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Tom Green Outreach Pastor Pastor

As outreach pastor, Tom infuses outreach focus into every ministry at Shoreline. He has experience in church planting, has led high school ministry, and was a Shoreline young adults pastor. In his 13 years at Shoreline, he has served as missions chairman, small group coordinator, and member of Shoreline’s leadership team. In addition to pastoring, Tom runs a successful construction business. He and his wife Jill have been married for 35 years and have sought to bring the love of Jesus to many parts of the world including Africa, India, Mexico and the Republic of Georgia. Their two children Robby and Rebekah have joined them in missions, and the whole family enjoys mountain biking, motocross, and just being together.

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Jonathan Ryan Worship Director

Jonathan is Shoreline’s worship leader, and continues to develop the creative and logistical vision for the Music Ministry. He works alongside Shoreline’s talented teams of volunteer musicians, to prepare and present authentic and powerful congregational worship times, and has a passion for using music to reach people both inside and outside the church. A native of central California, Jonathan has been involved with various worship teams for over a decade. He has had the privilege of playing music throughout the country, and studied Music and Biblical Studies at Southeastern University and Liberty University. Jonathan is currently working on his M.A. in Theological Studies, and his continued goal is to help people of all ages and background connect with God through relevant expressions of art and music. In his spare time, he loves cooking, painting, and songwriting. Jonathan lives in Monterey with his wife Bethany.

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Zach Harney Adult Spiritual Development Director

Zach is the Young Adult Ministries Coordinator at Shoreline. He is responsible for leading worship for the young adult ministry. In the past, Zach has been involved with his church’s leadership team, led worship at multiple churches, and been involved with student ministry through youth groups and camping ministries for many years. He graduated from Grand Valley State University in Michigan with a undergraduate degree in education, and is currently pursuing a master’s in divinity at Fuller Seminary. To love God and love people are his ultimate goals. This love can be shown through a persistent pursuit of God through His word, and a goal of showing God’s unfailing mercies to all people without condition through service. For now he is moving back in with his parents, whom he loves and respects more than anyone alive, but he hopes to regain the lofty goal of independence in the near future. He has two brothers that he is unwaveringly proud of, and he loves them more than they even know. In his free time he likes listening to and playing various types of music, hiking and climbing outdoors, reading all kinds of literature, and continuing to learn and study.

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Nate Tibbs Student Ministries Pastor

Nate serves as our high school pastor. He has 12 years of youth ministry experience, and has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and theology, with a minor in biblical counseling. Nate and his wife Cady were married in July 2005 and joined the Shoreline family in March 2011. They have an incredible story of how God brought them together in Jamaica, even though Nate is a native of San Diego and Cady was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. They both enjoy all forms of athletic competition; however, Cady is much better at basketball.

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Steve Young Military Multi-Site Pastor

Steve is responsible for helping develop the military multi-site vision, recruiting and training leaders for this ministry, and acting as the liaison and primary contact person with all multi-sites and their leaders. Steve is a retired U.S. Army Chaplain who was active duty for 25 years, first as an enlisted soldier then later as a chaplain. Steve was ordained in 1983. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Central Bible College, a Master of Divinity at the AG Theological Seminary and a Master of Arts at Wheaton College. Steve also works at the U.S. Army Garrison, Presidio of Monterey, as the Chief of Plans, Analysis, and Integration. Steve and Anne have been married for 30 years. They have three adult children: Robert and Danielle Povelones, Matthew Young and Chelsea Young. They also have a one-year old grandson, Ethan. Steve loves to golf, play racquetball and other sports, and go on morning walks with Anne.

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John Houseman Care Pastor Pastor

John and his family visited Shoreline Community Church for the first time in the Fall of 2006. They were immediately attracted to the warm, welcoming environment, great worship sessions and inspiring Bible based messages. After a few weeks of visiting and interacting with a loving church body, the Houseman’s decided to join Shoreline and began to volunteer in various ministries. John has volunteered in Shoreline’s Children’s Ministry, Community Outreach Ministry, Junior High Ministry, Men’s Ministry, High School Ministry and Global Outreach Ministry.

In 2009, while employed full time in the Monterey Bay area outside of the church, John was offered the position of Director of Global Outreach – an unpaid staff position. In that role, he has led and participated in mission trips to share the love of Christ in Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Kenya, South Sudan and the Philippines. Then, in 2012, John was hired as a FT pastor. He is currently serving as Shoreline’s Care Pastor. In that role, he works with a team of volunteers to serve people and/or their families who are in the hospital, in hospice care or at home due to medical conditions.  He also manages and executes Celebration of Life/Memorial services for the church.  In addition to the Care Ministry, John continue to oversee the Global Outreach Ministry and also directs the First Impressions Ministry (Parking, Greeters, Hopitality, Ushers and Sign Language teams).

When not working on the Shoreline campus, visiting with the hospitalized or home bound, leading a missions trip or hanging out with his family, John can be found mountain biking, swimming, running, kayaking, road biking, at the gym or training for an upcoming event. John is married to his beautiful wife, Shelly and they have been blessed with three wonderful children – Austin, Connor and Madyson.

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Dave Phillips Connections Pastor Pastor

Dave Phillips is responsible for connecting people with God throughout the body of Christ here at Shoreline. Dave has served churches in a variety of positions around the world during his tenure in the military. Ordained as a Presbyterian Elder ages ago he’s become actively involved in non-denominational Christian churches since 2002 where he’s served as Middle School Pastor, Director for Contemporary Worship, Worship Leader and various leadership positions all focused on ministering to the body of Christ and reaching out to those who have yet to accept His grace. Dave and his amazing wife Zoë Hale celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in 2013. Together they have four daughters: Miranda, Katrina, Alyssa and Cynthia.

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