Staff

Dudley Rutherford
Lead Pastor

As the lead pastor of Shepherd Church, Dudley Rutherford is passionate about preaching God’s Word without compromise, leading people to a saving relationship with Jesus Christ, and lifting Him up so that the world would believe.

He is the founder of Dream of Destiny, which empowers leaders to cultivate unity and diversity in Christian churches and colleges. Dudley’s sermons are broadcast nationwide on the weekly “Lift Up Jesus” television program through the GEB Network and DirectTV. His most recently published works are, “One Thing: Rediscover a Simpler Faith in Our Complicated World,” and "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 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.

Dudley is a blessed husband and father of three. Though he is a Midwesterner by birth, he is a Southern Californian at 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 others to a personal relationship with Him!

Executive Staff

Tim Winters
Executive Pastor Contact
Sean O'Donoghue
Executive Director of Ministries Contact
Jeremy Czarnecki
Executive Director of Operations Contact

Experience

Mark Sweeney
Guest Services Director Contact
Kawika Keliikuli
Campus Experience Manager Contact
Ruby Kedney
Connections Manager Contact
Rebecca Bell
Campus Experience Team Contact
Amy Frizzell
Connections Team Contact
Darryl Hill
Transportation Coordinator Contact
Matt Matta
Guest Services Team Contact
Ursula Medrano
Experience Project Coordinator Contact
Alma Newell
Experience Coordinator Contact
Ricardo Ortiz Sandoval
Campus Experience Team Contact
Tatiana Phillips
Front Desk Coordinator Contact
Lina Sturla
Campus Experience Team Contact

Care

Dave Page
Director of Care Contact
Andrew Adams
Vintage Ministry & Print Shop Coordinator Contact
Fred Blattner
Care & Vintage Ministry Contact
Neimad Durham
Group Zone Lead & Care Team Contact
Jane Kasel
Prayer Coordinator Contact
David Kendrick
Pastoral Care Contact
Keith Lewis
Vintage Ministry Pastor Contact
Victor Peña
Group Zone Lead & Care Team Contact

Life Groups

Abe Anaya
Life Groups Pastor Contact
Neimad Durham
Group Zone Lead & Care Team Contact
Caleb Kaltenbach
Research Pastor Contact
Brian Marston
Campus Pastor & Group Zone Lead Contact
Victor Peña
Group Zone Lead & Care Team Contact

Young Adults

Adrianna Cervantes
Youth Manager Contact
Dusty Frizzell
Young Adults Pastor Contact
Derieck Lopez
Youth and Young Adults Team Contact

Kids

Brianne Bookout
Kids and Youth Director Contact
Lorie Padilla
Kids Manager (Preschool) Contact
Cole Kedney
Kids Manager (Elementary) Contact
Anthony Di Genova
Kids Team Contact
Gavin Lambert
Kids Intern Contact
Monet Lopez
Kids and Youth Team Contact
Kaylee Toma
Kids Team Intern Contact
Shynna Valencia
Kids Team Contact

Youth

Brianne Bookout
Kids and Youth Director Contact
Adrianna Cervantes
Youth Manager Contact
Derieck Lopez
Youth and Young Adults Team Contact
Monet Lopez
Kids and Youth Team Contact

Woodland Hills

Chester Nisperos
Campus Pastor Contact
Brandon Aram
Worship Leader Contact
Fred Blattner
Care & Vintage Ministry Contact
Amber Buenaventura
Worship Leader Contact
Leyla Hoyle-Guerrero
Worship Leader Contact
Alma Newell
Experience Coordinator Contact
Deejay Tesoro
Ministry Coordinator Contact

Simi Valley

Caleb Walden
Campus Pastor Contact
Scott Kolden
Technical Director Contact
Laura Miller
Campus Coordinator Contact

Agua Dulce

Brian Marston
Campus Pastor & Group Zone Lead Contact
Mandie Pinto-Czarnecki
Worship Leader Contact

Shepherd Sports

Josh Merrill
Sports Pastor Contact
Matt Ireton
Youth Sports Director Contact
Shayne Carpenter
Sports Coordinator Contact
Ethan Cottrell
Sports Coordinator Contact
Josue Navarro
Sports Coordinator Contact

Outreach

Linda Kohn
Outreach Director Contact
Paula Cracium
Director of Community Engagement Contact
Lisa McGloiry
Executive Director of Dream of Destiny Contact
Sarah Oyama
Global Outreach Mobilizer Contact
Mackayla Rodriguez
Outreach Administrator Contact
Shawn Walden
Evangelism Pastor Contact

Worship

Susanne Walden
Worship/Productions Director Contact
Brandon Aram
Worship Leader Contact
Amber Buenaventura
Worship Leader Contact
Nikko Dumas
Worship Leader Contact
Nicole Gines
Worship Arts Coordinator Contact
Leyla Hoyle-Guerrero
Worship Leader Contact
Christine Miller
Worship Leader Contact
Michael North
Worship Leader Contact
Mandie Pinto-Czarnecki
Worship Leader Contact

Media & Broadcast

Stephanie Wiseman
Media Director Contact
Steve Durham
Technical Media Manager Contact
Christine Bullard
Weekend Media Operator Contact
Caeden Cattaneo
Support Assistant Contact
Lee Cua
Production Coordinator Contact
Bryce Durham
LUJ Production Assistant Contact
Gigi Goni
Lighting Designer Contact
Nicholas Grijalva
Support Assistant Contact
Anson Lum
ProPresenter Operator Contact
Thienan Nguyen
Media Integrator Contact
Calvin Smith
LUJ Advancement Coordinator Contact
Melody Sweeney
Media Arts Coordinator Contact
Mark Sweetwood
Support Assistant Contact
Curtis Taylor
Technical Media Specialist Contact

Administration

Chloe O'Donoghue
Payroll & Benefits Contact
Alberta Nisperos
HR Specialist Contact
Stephanie Venturella
Director of People Development Contact
Jeff Walling
Teaching Pastor Contact
Sade Aderibigbe
Accountant Contact
Jennifer Altamirano
HR Generalist Contact
Bailee Doerbecker
Accounts Payable Contact
Michael Johnson
Campus Pastor Contact
McKenna Winters
Assistant Contact
Carla Winters
Accounts Receivables Contact

Communications

Susana Colón
Communications Manager Contact
Kevin Campbell
Content Director Contact
Kristina Barajas
Lead Content Creator Contact
Louie Bookout
Lead Graphic Designer Contact
Baby Augustine
Content Creator Contact
Tucker Cattaneo
Content Creator Contact
Christian Cheock
Content Creator Contact
Madee Garcia
Graphic Designer Contact
Isaiah Lopez
Graphic Design Team Contact

Information Systems

Jeremy Czarnecki
Executive Director of Operations Contact
Andrew Adams
Vintage Ministry & Print Shop Coordinator Contact
Kelly Castillo
IS Helpdesk Assistant Contact
Stephen Cracium
Technical Support Specialist Contact

Buildings & Grounds

Katie Striegel
Buildings and Grounds Director Contact
Junel Castillo
Maintenance Lead Contact
Roy Corbita
Maintenance Specialist Contact
Alfonso Garcia
Maintenance Supervisor Contact
Cris Garvida
Maintenance Lead Contact
Mina Guay
Team Coordinator Contact
Micah Martenson
Maintenance Worker Contact
Ron Neubauer
Maintenance Worker Contact
Andy Ramirez
Maintenance Worker Contact
Martin Rivera
Maintenance Lead Contact
Robert Robledo
Maintenance Worker Contact
Brandon Torres
Maintenance Worker Contact
Richard Villeda
Maintenance Specialist Contact
Whitney Watkins
Facilities Coordinator Contact