Andrew Garland|Lead Pastor
Andrew has been a part of ShoreLife Church since September of 2007. He and his wife, Gina are blessed with their son Jordan and daughter, Sofie. 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.
MANNY GALLEGOS Jr.|Youth Ministry Pastor
Manny joined ShoreLife leadership in March of 2021. He is a Theology Major at Vanguard University and has been serving in youth ministry for 7 years. Manny has a heart for helping the next generation develop a personal relationship with Jesus, leading them into his presence, and equipping them to be leaders of their own. He has traveled the world sharing the gospel to young people through speaking, spoken word poetry, and Hip Hop music. He is so excited to be part of the SLC family and is joined by his fiancé, Alex, his daughter Kiarah, and step daughter Addie.
KATHLEEN ALVARADO|Children's Ministry Director
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. Kat and her husband, Brian, have 3 lovely daughters, Serena, Chloe and Hannah. “Helping kids discover something new about the wonderful God we serve is something I adore."
BRYAN KURODA|Worship Leader
Bryan, his wife Jennalyn and daughters, Evelyn, Kaylee (and baby girl on the way) joined the SLC family in March of 2021. The Kuroda family comes to us by way of the Southbay area where Bryan served in ministry for over 10 years. "Our family is extremely excited and blessed in our calling to be a part of the Shorelife family! We look forward to experiencing what God has in store for all of us as we enter in to a new season together."
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 soon ventured into graphic design with the Marketing Ministry. Now, 14 years and two younglings later (Lucas and Matthew), he is our Facility and Office Manager.
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.