Staff

Senior Pastor

Dudley Rutherford

Senior Pastor



As the lead pastor of Shepherd Church, Dudley Rutherford is passionate about preaching God’s Word without compromise, and lifting up Jesus so that the world might believe. He is a blessed husband and father of three. His sermons are broadcast nationwide on the weekly “Lift Up Jesus” television program through the GEB Network and DirectTV, and his most recently published book is called, “Compelled: The Irresistible Call to Share Your Faith.”

Dudley began his ministry in the Midwest and moved to Northridge, California in 1987 to become the pastor of Hillcrest Christian Church. In 1995, Hillcrest merged with Shepherd of the Hills and became the present-day Shepherd Church. Today, the church has grown to 12,000 people with 10 different worship services each weekend across four locations in the Greater Los Angeles area. Shepherd Church has been called “the most racially diverse church in Los Angeles” by the city’s mayor.

Though he is a Midwesterner by birth, Dudley is a Southern Californian by heart with his love for cycling, the beach, sushi, Mexican food, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the UCLA Bruins. But none of these compare to his love for Jesus and leading people into a deep and personal relationship with Him! To learn more or to connect with Dudley on social media, visit LiftUpJesus.com.


Accounting

Sade Aderibigbe

Staff Accountant

Carla Winters

Accounting Clerk

Elizabeth Wozniak

Accounts Payable

Administration

Phil Kohn

Front Desk Coordinator

Scott Urata

Assistant to Jeremy Hoff

Jeff Walling

Teaching Pastor

McKenna Winters

Assistant to Leadership Team

Jeremy Hoff

Administrative Pastor

Agua Dulce

Jose Gonzalez

Pastor

Birth - Pre-Kinder Ministries

Jessica Cravens

Event Coordinator

Melinda Day

Nursery/Pre-School Coordinator

Jisell Espinoza

Children's Ministry Intern

Dawna Kendrick

Assistant

Elizabeth Lopez

Weekend Assistant

Pamela Raghu

Children’s Staffing Coordinator

Candice Yoon

Children's Ministry Director

Broadcast

Bryce Durham

Asset Producer

Tim Philben

Broadcast Ministry Producer

Calvin Smith

LUJ Broadcast Ministry Advancement Coordinator

Buildings and Grounds

Junel Castillo

Maintenance Lead

Jose Ceja

Maintenance Worker

Nico Cipriano

Maintenance Worker

Roy Corbita

Maintenance Specialist

Saul Espinoza

Maintenance Handyman

Alfonso Garcia

Maintenance Supervisor

Cris Garvida

Maintenance Lead

Luis Hernandez

Maintenance Worker

Josh Kyle

Coordinator

Ron Neubauer

Maintenance Worker

Gary Norris

Maintenance Director

Martin Rivera

Maintenance Lead

Robert Robledo

Maintenance Worker

Richard Villeda

Maintenance Worker

Whitney Watkins

Facilities Coordinator

Katie Striegel

Buildings and Grounds Director

Communications

Andrew Adams

Print Shop Manager

Louie Bookout III

Graphic Designer

Lisa McGloiry

Communications Director

Ryan O'Donoghue

Communications Coordinator

Community Care

Charlene Aust

Assistant

Jane Kasel

Prayer Director

Rick Robledo

Community Care Pastor

Fred Sadaba

Hospital Visitation Pastor

Brian Waller

Pastoral Care Pastor

Development

Paula Cracium

Development Director

Evangelism

Kay Norris

Assistant

Shawn Walden

Outreach Pastor

Executive Staff

Tim Winters

Executive Pastor

Financial Ministries

Rick Kasel Jr.

Stewardship Pastor

Global Outreach

Linda Kohn

Global Outreach Director

Sarah Martenson

Global Outreach Mobilizer

Guest Services

Diana Garcia

Guest Services Coordinator

Darryl Hill

Transportation Coordinator

Deborah Juarez

Guest Services Assistant

Mabel Lopez

Volunteer Coordinator

Mark Sweeney

Guest Services Director

Human Resources

Alberta Nisperos

Human Resources Director

Chloe O'Donoghue

Payroll/Benefits Administrator

Information Systems

Stephen Cracium

Technical Support Specialist

Daniel Hazelbaker

Information Systems Developer

Paula Navea

I.T. Intern

Jeremy Czarnecki

Information Systems Director

Life Groups

Abe Anaya

Life Groups Pastor

Lori Lewis

Assistant

Brian Marston

Life Groups Pastor

Victor Peña

Life Groups Pastor

Media Arts

Christine Bullard

Weekend Media Operator

Kevin Campbell

Content Creator

Christian Cheock

Content Creator

Lee Cua

Support Assistant

Shaughnessy Dixson

Weekend Media Operator

Steve Durham

Sound Technician

Thienan Nguyen

Media Integrator

Raul Pineda

Support Assistant

Kiethan Smith

Tech Support Assistant

Melody Sweeney

Media Arts Administrator

Curtis Taylor

Media Arts Director's Assistant

Kristina Urbano

Project Coordinator

Stephanie Wiseman

Media Director

Pillars Cafe

Ore Aderibigbe

Dishwasher

Lukas Araneta

Line Cook/Dishwasher

Luis Barcenas

Line Prep/Dishwasher

Amber Buenaventura

Barista/Sales Associate

Kaila Buenaventura

Prep Cook/Dishwasher

Sam Casarez

Dishwasher/Line Prep

Ana Delgado

Executive Chef

Rhonda Durham

Barista/Sales Associate

Sydney Graf

Barista/Sales Associate

Nick Manjarres

Barista/Sales Associate

Cayla Nisperos

Lead Barista/Sales Associate

Marcella Splopuko

Barista/Sales Associate

Justin Taylor

Dishwasher

Eduardo Vargas

Line Cook/Dishwasher

Haris Villa

Line Cook/Dishwasher

Lia Walsh

Line Cook/Dishwasher

Roxanne Wilson

Sous Chef

Sarah Wycoski

Barista/Sales Associate

Senior Pastor's Office

Carla Keefrider

Executive Assistant

Kyle Welch

Pastor & Research

Shepherd Children's Ministry

Jessica Cravens

Event Coordinator

Anthony Di Genova

Children's Director

Cole Kedney

Ministry Intern

Micah Martenson

Ministry Coordinator

Jazmine Mejia

Assistant

Pamela Raghu

Children’s Staffing Coordinator

Mike Williams

Children's Pastor

Shepherd Young Adults

Adrianna Cervantes

Programming Coordinator

Jeff Cravens

Worship Pastor

Lya Dauphin

Administrative Assistant

Dusty Frizzell

Youth/Young Adults Pastor

Mike Woodward

Media Coordinator

Shepherd Youth Staff

Brianne Bookout

Creative Director

Adrianna Cervantes

Programming Coordinator

Jeff Cravens

Worship Pastor

Lya Dauphin

Administrative Assistant

Dusty Frizzell

Youth/Young Adults Pastor

Noelani Jones

Intern

Sean O'Donoghue

Youth Pastor

Rachel Taylor

Shepherd Youth Coordinator

Caleb Walden

Youth Minister

Mike Woodward

Media Coordinator

Special Events Team

Grace Ancheta

Special Events Coordinator

Paula Cracium

Development Director

Mario Hall

Special Events Assistant Coordinator

Kawika Keliikuli

Special Events Assistant Coordinator

Ursula Medrano

Special Events Assisant Coordinator

Sports

Ethan Cottrell

Sports Coordinator

Louis Fernando

Sports Coordinator

Justin Flint

Sports Coordinator

Josh Merrill

Sports Pastor

Josue Navarro

Sports Coordinator

Vintage Ministries

Renee Rutherford

Vintage Ministry Director

Woodland Hills

Brandon Aram

Worship Leader

Greg Bebejian

Guest Services Director

Fred Blattner

Pastoral Care/Vintage Ministries

Alex Hollander IV

Associate Minister

Leyla Hoyle-Guerrero

Worship Leader

Ashley McGhee

SCM Director

Thomas Nguyen

Facilities Assistant

Ethan Nisperos

Facilities Assistant

Lorie Padilla

Administrative Assistant

Deejay Tesoro

Ministry Coordinator

Josh Vergara

Media Assistant

Chester Nisperos

Campus Pastor

Worship Arts

Maxi Anderson

Choir Director

Susana Garcia Colón

Assistant

Nikko Lowe Dumas

Worship Leader

Lianne Martel

Productions Coordinator

Christine Miller

Worship Leader

Michael North

Worship Leader

Susanne Walden

Worship/Productions Director