Andrew Garland|Lead Pastor
Andrew has been a part of ShoreLife Church since September of 2007. He and his wife, Gina (married in 1996), are blessed with their son, Jordan (born 2006), and their daughter, Sofie (born 2007). Andrew came to us with 17 years of ministry in the local church, a drama degree from Biola, and a Master’s degree from Talbot. God led Andrew and his family to ShoreLife as the Associate Pastor and in 2012 The Pacific Church Network ordained Andrew, recognizing God’s call in his life for full time ministry. In March of 2014, ShoreLife voted and placed Andrew as the Lead Pastor. It is Andrew’s joy to communicate God’s Word and apply it to our lives. He believes this is the greatest story and God’s message of love to us.
JOSHUA CASE|Associate Pastor
Josh has been serving at ShoreLife since 2004 as the Pastor of Youth Ministries and in 2014, he became our Associate Pastor. Josh and wife Nicole have been married since 2001 and together have four boys, Zeke, Eli, Titus and Matthew. When Josh and his family are not building Lego creations or enjoying God’s epic playground called Earth, you can find them encouraging families to passionately pursue God to the best of their abilities.
JUSTIN MILLER|Worship & Youth Pastor
Justin is originally from Auburn, Washington. Growing up there, he attended Grace Community Church, where his dad was on staff as a pastor. Justin moved to California to attend Biola University, where he graduated with a degree in Music in Worship. While at Biola, he also met his wife Kirsten who is a full time Registered Nurse. Justin & Kirsten got married in 2016 and have been serving at ShoreLife since early 2017. They have a desire to worship God with an unhindered and contagious passion as well as to see ShoreLife’s youth on fire for the Lord. In their free time, you are likely to find the two of them rock climbing.
KATHLEEN ALVARADO|Director of Childrens Ministry
Kat (Kathleen) first felt the love of Jesus in 1996 and shortly after gave Him her heart and became a follower. Kat grew up in Huntington Beach and because of her love for children, she has been happily serving in Children’s ministry at ShoreLife ever since. “Helping kids discover something new about the wonderful God we serve is something I adore. I am also passionate about teaching them to live their faith out loud by serving others in Jesus name.” Kat and her husband, Brian, have 3 lovely daughters, Serena, Chloe and Hannah. “Having such a wide span of age’s means that my house is usually messy, I am often tired and I drink too much coffee, but my heart is full and therefore, I am blessed!” Feel free to contact Kat any time regarding Children’s Ministry or questions about Mom’s Inc.
DANIEL BUGARIN|Facility & Office Manager
Daniel (aka Danny) grew up in church and has loved serving ever since he was a boy. Whether he was working in the sound booth or singing in a choir, His passion for God and using his talents has always been at the forefront of all he does. Danny joined ShoreLife in 2007, just a year after marrying his wife Stacy who has been a member of SLC since her teen years. He joined the Worship Team as a drummer and percussionist and soon ventured into graphic design with the Marketing Ministry. Now, 10 years and two younglings later (Lucas and Matthew), he is our Facility and Office Manager. Aside from managing ShoreLife, he's a super dad/husband, master Lego builder and has a great passion for graphic design and photography.
DONNA MARTIN|Financial Administrator
Donna has been attending ShoreLife Church since 2012. She and her husband, David, have been married for nine years and have two children, Brendan and Haley. Donna has a heart for ministry and for 2 year, served as the director of our MOMS group. She is a dedicated leader who loves serving the Lord. She has been blessed with a mind for business administration as has her own bookkeeping business and we are so happy and blessed to have her on our team! If you have any questions for Donna regarding the church financials, you can reach her by email any time.