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.
Kim has been married to Matt since January 30, 2010 and has 2 daughters, Sophie (Born 2012) & Aria (Born 2013). 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 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.
Pastor Sam Welbaum
Sam currently serves as our Associate Pastor and was a Youth Pastor 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 a Masters of Theological Studies from Golden Gate Seminary. He is currently working on his PhD in Philosophy of Religion at Claremont Graduate University, primarily looking at boredom and secularism. Aside from philosophy and theology his interests include, spending time with his wife Tiffany, history, comic books, humor, cultural engagement...oh, and C.S. Lewis.
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.