Senior Pastor

Dudley Rutherford

Senior Pastor

Dudley Rutherford is the author of Walls Fall Down ( and the senior pastor of Shepherd Church, a 12,000-member congregation that has been called “the most racially diverse church in Los Angeles” by the city’s mayor.

Dudley is passionate about boldly sharing the truth, hope, and salvation that is found in Jesus Christ with all people. He is the founder of Dream of, a ministry designed to foster ethnic diversity within the Christian Church. He has had the distinction of speaking for several professional sports teams and has been a featured chapel speaker for the World Series.

Dudley earned his bachelor’s degree from Ozark Christian College and his Master’s Degree in Church Growth from Hope International University. He also obtained an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from St. Charles University.

On occasion, Dudley has been known to compromise his preaching voice by cheering for his beloved sports teams: the Oklahoma University Sooners, Los Angeles Lakers, UCLA Bruins, and St. Louis Cardinals. It is in those times he believes in the soothing power of ice cream, golf, road cycling, and Mexican food—not necessarily in that order. Dudley and his beautiful wife, Renee, have three children and reside in Porter Ranch (Los Angeles). His other published works are God Has an App for That, Unleashed: The Church Turning the World Upside Down, Romancing Royalty, and Proverbs in a Haystack.

Senior Pastor's Office

Carla Keefrider

Executive Assistant

Kyle Welch

Pastor & Research

Executive Staff

Tim Winters

Executive Pastor


Jeremy Hoff

Administrative Pastor

Scott Urata

Assistant to Jeremy Hoff

Jeff Walling

Teaching Pastor

McKenna Winters

Assistant to Leadership Team


Sade Aderibigbe

Staff Accountant

Dinah Garcia

Accounts Payable Clerk

Kay Lovegren

Data Clerk

Carla Winters

Accounting Clerk

Agua Dulce

Jose Gonzalez-Fonseca


Birth - Pre-Kinder Ministries

Jeanne Bateman

Curriculum Coordinator

Jessica Cravens

Volunteer Coordinator

Courtney Edwards

Pre-K Director

Maria Fichera

Nursery/Pre-School Coordinator

Raven Jamison

Nursery/Pre-School Coordinator

Dawna Kendrick


Yvette Lopez

Administrative Assistant/Weekend Lead

Mike Williams

Children's Pastor

Buildings and Grounds

Michael Camarena Jr.

Assistant to Katie Striegel

Junel Castillo

Maintenance Lead

Jose Ceja

Maintenance Worker

Nico Cipriano

Maintenance Worker

Roy Corbita

Maintenance Specialist

Alfonso Garcia

Maintenance Supervisor

Cris Garvida

Maintenance Lead

Ron Neubauer

Maintenance Worker

Gary Norris

Maintenance Director

Martin Rivera

Maintenance Lead

Quintin Sanchez

Maintenance Worker

Katie Striegel

Buildings and Grounds Director

Whitney Watkins

Facilities Coordinator


Andrew Adams

Print Shop Operator

Louie Bookout III

Graphic Designer

Janice Erickson


Lisa McGloiry

Communications Director

Ryan O'Donoghue

Communications Intern


Paula Cracium

Development Director

Jim Dawson

Development Coordinator


Kay Norris


Shawn Walden

Outreach Pastor

Financial Ministries

Rick Kasel Jr.

Stewardship Pastor

Global Outreach

Charlotte Kassis

Global Outreach Mobilizer

Linda Kohn

Global Outreach Director

Guest Services

Darryl Hill

Transportation Coordinator

Toni Jensen

Aimee Lenhert


Mabel Lopez

Volunteer Coordinator

Lorie Padilla

Guest Services Assistant Director

Mark Sweeney

Guest Services Director

Human Resources

Alberta Nisperos

Human Resources Director

Chloe O'Donoghue

Payroll/Benefits Administrator

Shian Samuel


Information Systems

Jeremy Czarnecki

Information Systems Director

Stephen Cracium

Technical Support Specialist

Matt Fichera

I.S. Helpdesk Assistant

Daniel Hazelbaker

Information Systems Developer

Life Groups

Abe Anaya

Life Groups Pastor

Lori Lewis


Brian Marston

Life Groups Pastor

Victor Pena

Life Groups Pastor

Media Arts

Kevin Campbell

Content Creator

Christian Cheock

Creative Assistant

Lee Cua

Media Tech Operator

Shaughnessy Dixson

Volunteer Coordinator (Alternate)

Steve Durham

Media Arts Sound Technician

Kevin Jones

Content Creator

Tim Philben

Broadcast Ministry Producer

Raul Pineda

Media Arts Support Assistant

Kiethan Smith

Media Arts Tech Support Assistant

Calvin Smith

LUJ Broadcast Ministry Advancement Coordinator

Melody Sweeney

Media Arts Administrator

Curtis Taylor

Media Arts Director's Assistant

Stephanie Wiseman

Weekend Service Director

Miracle in the Making

Margo Ugalde

Stewardship Coordinator

Pastoral Care

Charlene Aust


Jane Kasel

Prayer Director

Rick Robledo

Pastoral Care Pastor

Fred Sadaba

Hospital Visitation Pastor

Pillars Cafe

Lyan Amaro

Barista/Sales Associate

Damian Barajas


Jason Bock


Rebecca Bogray

Barista/Sales Associate

Isamar Camacho

Barista/Sales Associate

Ana Delgado

Assistant Chef

Rhonda Durham

Barista/Sales Associate

Farra Harless

Cafe/Bookstore Manager

Mario Ledesma

Executive Chef

Isaiah Lopez

Barista/Sales Associate

Briza Navarro


Robin Neiman

Line/Prep Cook

Cayla Nisperos

Barista/Sales Associate

John Serna

Line Cook/Dishwasher

Kaitlen Somosa

Barista/Sales Associate

Justin Taylor


Sarah Villagra

Barista/Sales Associate

Roxanne Wilson

Line/Prep Cook

Janessa Yancy

Barista/Sales Associate

Shepherd Children's Ministry

Anthony Digenova

Children's Director

Jazmine Mejia


Jeannie Musnicky

Volunteer Coordinator

Lu Williams

Family Theatre Director

Mike Williams

Children's Pastor

Shepherd Young Adults

Brianne Bookout

Creative Director

Adrianna Cervantes

Programming Coordinator

Jeff Cravens

Worship Director

Dusty Frizzell

Youth/Young Adults Pastor

Shaina McNeely

Administrative Assistant

Mike Woodward

Media Coordinator

Shepherd Youth

Brianne Bookout

Creative Director

Adrianna Cervantes

Programming Coordinator

Jeff Cravens

Worship Director

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

Kayla Gream

Special Events Assistant

Mario Hall

Special Events Assistant Coordinator

Ursula Medrano

Special Events Assisant Coordinator


Ann Boettcher

Sports Assistant

Charles Bogray

Associate Sports Pastor

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

Cristina Bradford

SCM Nursery/Pre-K Director

Alex Hollander

Associate Minister

Leyla Hoyle-Guerrero

Worship Leader

Phil Kohn

Coordinator Specialist

Thienan Nguyen

Ministry/Weekend Service Coordinator

Chester Nisperos

Campus Pastor

Angelo Perez


Nathan Son

Facilities Assistant

Kim Wynott

SCM K-5th Director


Lya Botello

Campus Administrator

Daniel Cracium

Ministry Pastor

Kayla Francis

Campus Director

Larry Greene

Guest Services Director

Tara Reeves

SCM Director (Birth-5th)

B.K. Waller

Community Care Pastor

Worship Arts

Maxi Anderson

Susana Colon


Nikko Lowe

Worship Leader

Christine Miller

Worship Leader

Michael North

Worship Leader

Susanne Walden

Worship/Productions Director