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.
Jillian serves as the Spiritual Development Admin. Her desire to serve God and her love for people are what called her to work in ministry. Bible studies, growth groups and genuine fellowship have been very important in her own spiritual growth, and have helped deepen her relationship with God; in turn, her passion is to help others further and strengthen their own walk with Christ. Jillian has been attending Shoreline since 2006 and has been on staff since 2010. Jillian and her husband, Stephen, married in October 2010. They had their first child, Ella, in December 2012, and they are expecting their second child, Miles, in May 2014. They love their life together and their new roles as parents!
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.
Heather was born and raised in Hollywood CA, and moved to the Monterey area in July 2011. Her passion to serve God and to be of service to others is what led her to Shoreline Community Church in September 2011. Heather serves as the assistant to Women’s Ministry Director, Kim McDonald, Strategic Leadership Development Director, Sherry Harney and Operations Pastor, Keith Krueger.
Heather is a volunteer for several ministries including the Women’s Ministry Leadership Team, the Benevolence and Hope Team, and as a Women’s Bible Study facilitator. Heather’s focus for over 28 years has been mentoring women who are suffering from alcoholism and addiction.
Heather has worn many hats in her professional career. For the past 17 years, her roles have been in company management, being the executive assistant to various CEO’s and presidents, project coordinating, and working as an associate producer in the entertainment industry.
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.
Kim McDonald is the Women’s Ministry Director for Shoreline Community Church. She is responsible for giving leadership and vision to the Women’s Leadership Team. Kim serves these women as they each use their gifts to lead their teams in each ministry area. Kim began attending Shoreline Community Church in 2002. She has been a part of the Women’s Leadership Team serving as the leader of Women’s Bible Study. She also enjoys serving as a Sunday morning usher. After graduating from San Diego State University with a degree in Business in 1990 she moved to Salinas where she married her husband Mike. They have two adult children: Ashley Thompson, Son-in-law Garner Thompson and Zach McDonald. Kim enjoys hiking, reading, cooking, walking her dog and kickboxing.
Cole oversees Shoreline’s Young Adult Program. With his team of volunteers, he leads a service designed for 18-25 year olds seeking spiritual fulfillment through fellowship and worship. He constantly seeks new and fresh ways to create community among this age group all over the peninsula. Growing up in San Diego, Cole has been playing and leading worship since 6th grade, and has since heard his calling to do whatever possible to aid people in worship through music and art. During Cole’s spare time, he love anything outdoors: camping, fishing, hiking and backpacking.