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.
Jillian serves on the Spiritual Development team. Her desire to serve God and her love for people are what called her to work in ministry. Bible studies, small 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 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.
Sherry Harney serves as the Volunteer Women’s Ministry Director at Shoreline Community Church and is responsible for giving leadership and vision to the Women’s Leadership Team. Sherry seeks to equip, support, and encourage these women as they use their gifts to lead their teams in each ministry area. She desires to partner with these leaders to encourage all women to grow in their faith and to create an atmosphere in which women who are disconnected from God can draw near to the Savior who loves them more than they ever imagined. Sherry was born and raised in Holland, Michigan. She graduated from Calvin College and received a Masters of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. She served as the Children’s Director for eight years at Corinth Reformed Church in Byron Center, Michigan. Sherry is married to Kevin Harney, the lead pastor of Shoreline. She has a speaking and writing ministry through her work with Zondervan for the past twenty years, primarily co-authoring with Kevin over sixty small group study guides. Kevin and Sherry have three adult sons, Zach, Josh, and Nate who bring great joy to their lives and are all presently involved in ministry. Sherry loves to hike, ski, read, cook and hang out with family and friends.
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, Sherry Harney. She is grateful for the opportunity to assist with the women’s ministry, as she is passionate about women growing in their faith and deepening their relationship with Christ.
Heather is a volunteer for several ministries including the Women’s Ministry Leadership Team, the Benevolence and Hope Team, and the Community Outreach Ministry. She also attends one of our “The Story” small groups. Heather’s focus for over 25 years has been mentoring women who are suffering from alcoholism. Her hope is that by sharing about her own past and recovery as well as God’s love, they may obtain freedom from their addictions.
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 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.