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


Sade Aderibigbe

Staff Accountant

Bailee Doerbecker

Accounts Payable Processor

Carla Winters

Accounting Clerk


Phil Kohn

Front Desk Coordinator

McKenna Winters

Assistant to Leadership Team

Agua Dulce

Jose Gonzalez



Bryce Durham

Asset Producer

Tim Philben

Broadcast Ministry Producer

Calvin Smith

LUJ Advancement Coordinator

Buildings and Grounds

Junel Castillo

Maintenance Lead

Jose Ceja

Maintenance Worker

Roy Corbita

Maintenance Specialist

Alfonso Garcia

Maintenance Supervisor

Cris Garvida

Maintenance Lead

Luis Hernandez

Maintenance Worker

Josh Kyle


Ron Neubauer

Maintenance Worker

Gary Norris

Maintenance Director

Martin Rivera

Maintenance Lead

Robert Robledo

Maintenance Worker

Richard Villeda

Maintenance Worker

Whitney Watkins

Facilities Coordinator

Elizabeth Wozniak


Katie Striegel

Buildings and Grounds Director


Andrew Adams

Print Shop Manager

Kristina Barajas

Project Coordinator

Louie Bookout III

Graphic Designer

Kevin Campbell

Content Creator

Christian Cheock

Content Creator

Ryan O'Donoghue

Communications Coordinator

Community Care

Charlene Aust


Jane Kasel

Prayer Director

David Kendrick

Pastoral Care Pastor

Rick Robledo

Community Care Pastor

Fred Sadaba

Hospital Visitation Pastor

Brian Waller

Pastoral Care Pastor

Dream of Destiny

Lisa McGloiry

Executive Director of Dream of Destiny

Executive Staff

Alberta Nisperos

Executive Director of Staffing

Sean O'Donoghue

Executive Director of Ministries

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

Mark Sweeney

Guest Services Director

Human Resources

Chloe O'Donoghue

Payroll/Benefits Administrator

Information Systems

Stephen Cracium

Technical Support Specialist

Daniel Hazelbaker

Information Systems Developer

Jeremy Czarnecki

Information Systems Director

Life Groups

Abe Anaya

Life Groups Pastor

Lori Lewis


Brian Marston

Life Groups Pastor

Victor Pena

Life Groups Pastor

Media Arts

Christine Bullard

Weekend Media Operator

Lee Cua

Support Assistant

Steve Durham

Sound Technician

Thienan Nguyen

Media Integrator

Raul Pineda

Support Assistant

Melody Sweeney

Media Arts Administrator

Curtis Taylor

Media Arts Director's Assistant

Stephanie Wiseman

Media Director


Ruby Kedney

Connections Intern

Kay Norris


Shawn Walden

Outreach Pastor

Senior Pastor's Office

Carla Keefrider

Executive Assistant

Jeff Walling

Teaching Pastor

Kyle Welch

Pastor & Research

Shepherd Kids

Jessica Cravens

Events Coordinator

Anthony Di Genova

Elementary Kids Director

Jisell Espinoza

Kids Intern

Kayla Gream

Ministry Intern

Cole Kedney

Ministry Intern

Micah Martenson

Elementary Ministry Coordinator

Jazmine Mejia

Elementary Assistant

Pamela Raghu

Preschool Volunteer Coordinator

Mike Williams

Elementary Kids Pastor

Shepherd Young Adults

Adrianna Cervantes

Programming Coordinator

Jeff Cravens

Worship Pastor

Lya Dauphin

Administrative Assistant

Dusty Frizzell

Youth/Young Adults Pastor

Shepherd Youth

Brianne Bookout

Shepherd Youth Director

Adrianna Cervantes

Programming Coordinator

Jeff Cravens

Worship Pastor

Lya Dauphin

Administrative Assistant

Dusty Frizzell

Youth/Young Adults Pastor

Rachel Taylor

Logistics Coordinator

Caleb Walden

Pastoral Assistant

Special Events Team

Paula Cracium

Special Events Director

Kawika Keliikuli

Special Events Assistant Coordinator

Ursula Medrano

Special Events Assisant Coordinator


Ethan Cottrell

Sports Coordinator

Louis Fernando

Sports Coordinator

Justin Flint

Sports Coordinator

Josh Merrill

Sports Pastor

Josue Navarro

Sports Coordinator

Vintage Ministries

Keith Lewis

Vintage Ministry Pastor

Renee Rutherford

Vintage Ministry Director

Woodland Hills

Brandon Aram

Worship Leader

Greg Bebejian

Guest Services Director

Fred Blattner

Pastoral Care/Vintage Ministries

Leyla Hoyle-Guerrero

Worship Leader

Lorie Padilla

Administrative Assistant

Deejay Tesoro

Ministry Coordinator

Chester Nisperos

Campus Pastor

Worship Arts

Maxi Anderson

Choir Director

Susana Garcia Colón


Nikko Lowe Dumas

Worship Leader

Lianne Martel

Productions Coordinator

Christine Miller

Worship Leader

Michael North

Worship Leader

Mandie Pinto-Czarnecki

Worship Leader

Susanne Walden

Worship/Productions Director