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

Dinah Garcia

Accounts Payable Clerk

Carla Winters

Accounting Clerk

Administration

Jeremy Hoff

Administrative Pastor

Scott Urata

Assistant to Jeremy Hoff

Jeff Walling

Teaching Pastor

McKenna Winters

Assistant to Leadership Team

Agua Dulce

Jose Gonzalez

Pastor

Birth - Pre-Kinder Ministries

Jessica Cravens

Volunteer Coordinator

Melinda Hill

Volunteer Coordinator

Raven Jamison

Nursery/Pre-School Coordinator

Dawna Kendrick

Assistant

Yvette Lopez

Administrative Assistant/Weekend Lead

Mike Williams

Children's Pastor

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

Ron Neubauer

Maintenance Worker

Gary Norris

Maintenance Director

Martin Rivera

Maintenance Lead

Robert Robledo

Maintenance Worker

Quintin Sanchez

Maintenance Worker

Katie Striegel

Buildings and Grounds Director

Richard Villeda

Maintenance Worker

Whitney Watkins

Facilities Coordinator

Communications

Andrew Adams

Print Shop Operator

Louie Bookout III

Graphic Designer

Lisa McGloiry

Communications Director

Ryan O'Donoghue

Communications Coordinator

Development

Paula Cracium

Development Director

Jim Dawson

Development Coordinator

Evangelism

Kay Norris

Assistant

Shawn Walden

Outreach Pastor

Executive Staff

Tim Winters

Executive Pastor

Financial Ministries

Rick Kasel Jr.

Stewardship Pastor

Global Outreach

Charlotte Kassis

Global Outreach Mobilizer

Linda Kohn

Global Outreach Director

Guest Services

Diana Garcia

Guest Services Coordinator

Darryl Hill

Transportation Coordinator

Josh Kyle

Assistant

Mabel Lopez

Volunteer Coordinator

Mark Sweeney

Guest Services Director

Human Resources

Alberta Nisperos

Human Resources Director

Chloe O'Donoghue

Payroll/Benefits Administrator

Shian Samuel

Assistant

Information Systems

Stephen Cracium

Technical Support Specialist

Matt Fichera

I.S. Helpdesk Assistant

Daniel Hazelbaker

Information Systems Developer

Jeremy Czarnecki

Information Systems Director

Life Groups

Abe Anaya

Life Groups Pastor

Lori Lewis

Assistant

Brian Marston

Life Groups Pastor

Victor Pena

Life Groups Pastor

Media Arts

Christine Bullard

Weekend Media Operator

Kevin Campbell

Content Creator

Christian Cheock

Content Creator

Lee Cua

Media Tech Operator

Shaughnessy Dixson

Volunteer Coordinator (Alternate)

Steve Durham

Media Arts Sound Technician

Thienan Nguyen

Media Integrator

Raul Pineda

Media Arts Support Assistant

Kiethan Smith

Media Arts Tech Support Assistant

Melody Sweeney

Media Arts Administrator

Curtis Taylor

Media Arts Director's Assistant

Kristina Urbano

Project Coordinator

Stephanie Wiseman

Media Director

Pastoral Care

Charlene Aust

Assistant

Jane Kasel

Prayer Director

Rick Robledo

Community Care Pastor

Fred Sadaba

Hospital Visitation Pastor

Pillars Cafe

Lyan Amaro

Barista/Sales Associate

Isamar Camacho

Barista/Sales Associate

Rhonda Durham

Barista/Sales Associate

Helen Garcia

Barista/Sales Associate

Sydney Graf

Barista/Sales Associate

Farra Harless

Cafe/Bookstore Manager

Mario Ledesma

Executive Chef

Isaiah Lopez

Barista/Sales Associate

Cayla Nisperos

Barista/Sales Associate

Keily Parra

Dishwasher/Line Cook

Carl Ramos

Line Cook

Ray Rivera IV

Dishwasher

Hannah Shirk

Barista/Sales Associate

Marcello Vispi

Barista/Sales Associate

Roxanne Wilson

Sous Chef

Senior Pastor's Office

Carla Keefrider

Executive Assistant

Kyle Welch

Pastor & Research

Shepherd Children's Ministry

Anthony Digenova

Children's Director

Jazmine Mejia

Assistant

Jeannie Musnicky

Volunteer Coordinator

Lu Williams

Family Theatre Director

Mike Williams

Children's Pastor

Candice Yoon

Administrative Assistant

Shepherd Young Adults

Brianne Bookout

Creative Director

Adrianna Cervantes

Programming Coordinator

Jeff Cravens

Worship Pastor

Dusty Frizzell

Youth/Young Adults Pastor

Shaina McNeely

Administrative Assistant

Mike Woodward

Media Coordinator

Shepherd Youth Staff

Brianne Bookout

Creative Director

Adrianna Cervantes

Programming Coordinator

Jeff Cravens

Worship Pastor

Dusty Frizzell

Youth/Young Adults Pastor

Shaina McNeely

Administrative Assistant

Sean O'Donoghue

Youth Pastor

Rachel Taylor

Shepherd Youth Coordinator

Mike Woodward

Media Coordinator

Special Events Team

Grace Ancheta

Special Events Coordinator

Paula Cracium

Development Director

Katrina Gomez

Assistant Special Events Coordinator

Mario Hall

Special Events Assistant Coordinator

Ursula Medrano

Special Events Assisant Coordinator

Sports

Josh Merrill

Sports Pastor

Josue Navarro

Sports Coordinator

Vintage Ministries

Renee Rutherford

Vintage Ministry Director

West Valley

Brandon Aram

Worship Leader

Fred Blattner

Pastoral Care/Vintage Ministries

Alex Hollander IV

Associate Minister

Leyla Hoyle-Guerrero

Worship Leader

Chester Nisperos

Campus Pastor

Angelo Perez

West Valley Facilities Assistant

Emily Shirk

Ministry Intern

Josh Vergara

Media Assistant

Kim Wynott

Children's Director

Westside

Lya Botello

Campus Administrator

Daniel Cracium

Ministry Pastor

Kayla Francis

Campus Director

Nikko Lowe

Worship Leader

Brian Waller

Community Care Pastor

Worship Arts

Maxi Anderson

Susana Colón

Assistant

Christine Miller

Worship Leader

Michael North

Worship Leader

Susanne Walden

Worship/Productions Director