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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 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 The U-Turn Church, Organic Outreach for Ordinary People, and Leadership from the Inside Out. Kevin and Sherry have been married for 26 years. Their 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. His primary responsibility is to manage day-to-day church operations, including human resources. Dennis is a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 28 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 and his programming team coordinate our Sunday morning services and events at the church. Ben has worked with businesses and churches as a production and planning consultant, and has run multimedia presentations for many organizations and events. For the past 10 years, he and his family have been involved in full-time ministry. Ben and his wife Lacy have been married for 10 years, and live in Seaside with their three children, Ian, Kaiya, and Elyse.

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Keith Krueger Operations Pastor Pastor

Keith manages Shoreline’s finance and facilities. These responsibilities include safety, security, and upkeep of our church building and grounds. Keith began with us as our middle school director, moved on to be student ministries pastor and now serves as our Operations Pastor. While Keith enjoys working behind the scenes, he also loves relational ministry. Therefore he also works with Shoreline’s mens, preschool and bookstore ministries. He feels blessed to be a part of what God is doing in and through Shoreline. Keith lives in Seaside 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 and are adapting to the role of grandparents for Crystal Catherine and Naomi Grace, both born in 2008.

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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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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 first visited Shoreline in the Fall of 2006. After experiencing a warm and welcome environment, a loving church body, free donuts/coffee and tea, and inspiring messages, the Houseman’s decided to join Shoreline Community Church. John is married to his beautiful wife, Shelly and they have been blessed with three great children – Austin, Connor and Madyson. John has volunteered at Shoreline in Children’s Ministry, Community Outreach, Junior High Ministry and High School Ministry. In 2009, John became the 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 and Honduras.
As the Pastor of Connections and Care, John will connect God’s people to the many wonderful ministries, education and community groups offered on our campus. He will also develop and expand the delivery of constant and meaningful care to those who are members of or connected to the church. John will continue to oversee Global Outreach as a volunteer ministry. When not working on the Shoreline campus, visiting with the hospitalized or home bound or hanging out with his family, John can be found mountain biking, swimming, running, kayaking, road biking or at the gym.

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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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