Ministry Development

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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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Lynn Zwagerman Ministry Process Development Director

Lynn serves in the area of ministry development, with a goal of helping to create more ministry capacity by improving efficiencies in Shoreline’s many processes, such as those related to church information solutions, launching new ministries, and to equipping ministry leaders, staff, and volunteers. Lynn was a computer software and services entrepreneur for many years. She also has had the joy and privilege of serving in and leading in many different areas of ministry prior to coming to Shoreline in 2010:  community outreach, inter-cultural missions, computer technology/information management, divorce recovery, organizational and leadership development, and major event planning. Lynn led Missions and Outreach ministries as a volunteer leader at a San Jose Church for a number of years before joining that church’s senior pastoral staff team as its Executive Director of Ministries.  Lynn’s and her husband Jay were married in 1990 forming a blended family which now includes 6 grandchildren in addition to Lynn’s son and Jay’s son and daughter.  Her hobbies include golf, plein-air painting, hiking, and kayaking

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Jay Zwagerman Ministry Systems Development Director

Jay serves in the ministry development area of Shoreline, helping in the creation and execution of new and enhanced mission/ministry strategies and initiatives to support the mission of Shoreline.  Jay has been blessed by having been able to serve in many ways at multiple churches.  He served on the boards of 3 different churches in different leadership positions.  Jay led various teams including a Long Range Planning Team, a Senior Pastor Transition Team, and work teams in “Beyond the Walls” outreach events.  Jay also served in strategic planning and leadership roles for the regional denomination level organization.  Jay spent his career as a senior manager in the computer systems industry.  He has also provided business transformation consulting services and led conflict resolution processes for various organizations.  Jay earned engineering degrees from Calvin College and University of Michigan, and his MS degree from the University of Minnesota.  Jay and his wife Lynn have been married over 21 years and live in Monterey.  Between them, they have 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren.  In his free time, Jay enjoys hiking, golf, kayaking, and doing projects in his workshop.

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Lisa Marie Griggs Church Information Systems Coordinator

Born and raised in southern California, Lisa Marie has called Monterey home since 2005. She and her husband, Ken, connected with Shoreline their first year here, and have plugged into rich community through a married’s small group, a parenting small group and currently a growth group. Lisa has loved growing in the Word and building women up through MOPS, Wednesday morning Women’s Bible Studies and the Woman to Woman Mentoring Ministry. She and Ken enjoy raising (and being continually entertained by) their two young daughters, Viviana and Angelina. Their favorite activities are strolling in downtown areas exploring shops and parks during day trips, and traveling (preferably to warm weather). Lisa Marie is excited to be part of Shoreline’s staff, and supporting more people falling in love with Jesus.

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Terri Reeves Ministry Assistant

Terri joined the Shoreline staff in 2014 as the Ministry Assistant to Pastor Ben Spangler, Pastor of Ministry Development. She began attending Shoreline in 1995, when the average weekly attendance was around 50 people. .  Over the years, she has enjoyed watching Shoreline grow and be used by God to impact so many lives. Terri has volunteered in many areas of the church including the leadership team, children’s ministry, women’s ministry and MOPS.  She is excited to now be working in ministry development and enjoys watching God continue to use Shoreline Community Church to reach people for Christ. Terri has been married to her wonderful husband, Mike, since 1990 and is blessed with two great children, Jeff and Kelly.

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Cady Tibbs Events Coordinator Ministry Development

Cady joined the Shoreline staff in 2013 as part of the Ministry Development team.  She is a native of WIchita, Kansas and brings several years of ministry experience. In 2005, 1 month after getting her degree in Health & Physical Education from Tabor College, she packed up the car and headed out to California to marry her best friend. Cady and Nate landed at Shoreline in February 2011 and immediately felt a strong sense of authentic community; it was home away from home.

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