Shoreline Church Staff

Interim Worship Leader

Matt Newmyer

Matt and his wife Kim are excited to be a part of what God is doing at Shoreline.  Matt completed a Bachelor of Music degree from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL in 2006 and has been leading worship in some capacity for the past 12 years.  With a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy he practices as a Marriage Family Therapist Intern at Pacific Coast Psychological Associates in Fullerton working with adults, children, and families.  You can learn more about Matt at www.newmyercounseling.com .  In his free time, Matt enjoys surfing, soccer, Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu, and cheering for the Detroit Lions.

children's ministry coordinator & Church Secretary

Kim Newmyer

Kim has been married to Matt since January 30, 2010 and has 2 daughters, Sophie (Born 3/30/2012) & Aria (Born 10/26/13). She has over 15 years of experience in working with children including writing and developing curriculum, writing and performing music and events for kids, families, schools, and churches at Forever kids with Tony & Kathy Salerno, creators of "Bullfrogs and Butterflies" and "Music Machine". Kim holds a degree in Psychology from BIOLA University. In her free time you might find her working on her songwriting and singing skills.

Pastor of the Philippine Congregation

Pastoral Care

Paster Rico Almiranez

Rico is very blessed to work with Shoreline ministering to members and reaching out to others. Married to beautiful Lety since 1985 and blessed with four talented children. Jericho's married to Jessika, both graduated from BIOLA and are actively involved in Cypress Church.  Ryan Joel is a guitarist in the Pilipino church and a college student attending Cal State Long Beach.  Danelle is a freshman at Ocean View playing Varsity basketball. Erica Grace is at Shoreline middle school playing basketball, and volleyball.  Pilipino Church meets at Shoreline Cafe every Sunday 10:30am. Rico also works as a Chaplain in Gerinet Healthcare a Hospice company in Orange County.  He holds a Doctor of Theology from Asia Baptist Graduate Theological Seminary, Baguio Philippines.  He has been pastor of Filipino churches for 27 years.

teaching, youth & Young adult Pastor

Sam Welbaum

Sam currently serves as our Young Adults Director and was the Youth Director for nearly 8 years, the last 3 of which have been here at Shoreline Baptist Church. He holds a BA in Christian Studies from California Baptist University, an MA in Christian Apologetics from Biola University and is finishing his Masters of Theological Studies from Golden Gate Seminary in January. He will be starting his PhD in Philosophy of Religion at Claremont Graduate University in the Spring of 2011. Aside from philosophy and theology his interests include history, comic books, humor, cultural engagement...oh, and C.S. Lewis. 

sports and children's ministry director

Pastor Dan Willard

Dan has been married to Jacki for twenty nine years and they have two adult daughters, Danielle and Breanna. Dan has been serving at Shoreline Christian School for eighteen years and has been a part of the church staff for seven years. He is the director of Shoreline Sports leagues and the founder of Shoreline Sports camps, and is also the athletic director of Shoreline Christian School. His interests include bicycling, walking, watching the Raiders struggle but watching the Lakers dominate, shopping at Target, and spending time with his family.

Church and School Administrator 

Ed. D.   Institutional Management Education
       Administration, Pepperdine University, 2000
MA  Education Administration,
       Azusa Pacific University, 1994
BA  Communications, Southern California College, 1986

Dr. Rogers comes to Shoreline with an extensive background in schools and churches. He has worked in a variety of school settings for over 20 years as a teacher, coach, and administrator while also teaching in graduate education programs for Pepperdine and other universities supervising and training more than one thousand teacher candidates. As a Pastor, Dr. Rogers has served in a variety of roles more ...