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Pastor Kevin Austin

Senior Pastor

Pastor Kevin Austin is the primary preacher at Shepherd of the Hills. He works with the church staff and leaders to provide overall leadership and direction for the ministry at Shepherd of the Hills. He and his wife, Aldebaran, have two kids Hannah and George. Pastor Kevin did his undergraduate work at Concordia University River Forest, before heading to Concordia Seminary St. Louis, Missouri. He recently graduated with a Doctor of Ministry from Talbot School of Theology focusing on Discipleship in the 21st Century (how do we as God's people seek to live out our faith in Jesus everyday).

Favorite Aspect of Ministry: Sharing the good news of the Gospel with people in fun and creative ways as we seek to make the Bible to come to life for people that they may see the relevance of this great book in their lives today. As a part of this I love getting to know new people and journeying through life together with them.

Currently Reading: "To Live Is Christ, To Die Is Gain" by Matt Chandler, "When You Pray" by Philip Graham Ryken, and books on discipleship for school.

Favorite Movies: Field of Dreams, Fever Pitch, and Most Baseball movies

Random Fact: One thing you will quickly learn about me is that I am a huge baseball fan.

Current iPod favorites: Coldplay, U2, One Republic, Train, Chris Tomlin, Fernando Ortega

Pastor Kevin's email: kaustin@soth.org


Pastor Tom King

Pastoral Assistant - Care Ministries

Pastor Tom King serves SOTH by providing pastoral care to our seniors and shut-ins. In addition, he preaches several times throughout the year, serves as liturgist, and leads the Stephen Ministry. He is also the campus pastor and religion teacher at Lutheran High School in La Verne. He and his wife Tami have eight children: Thomas, Josiah, Jeremiah, Grace, Faith, Jonathan, Hope, and Joy.

Pastor Tom's email: tking@soth.org


Pastor Harry Wang was called to Shepherd of the Hills on January 18, 2015, to minister to the growing Chinese population of Rancho Cucamonga. He leads a worship service in Mandarin at 11:45am on Sunday mornings. Harry has been married for 22 years to Carol and they have two children, Isaac and Rachel. Pastor Harry likes to travel and loves to go fishing. Click here to go to the Chinese website.

Pastor Harry's email: hwang@soth.org


Lauren Lewan

Connections Team Leader

Lauren Lewan connects people within the church to different ministries, Bible studies or just gets them familiar with what goes on here at Shepherd of the Hills. She has been married to her husband since 1993, they have been together since 1988. Her husband, Mark, is a firefighter/paramedic in Riverside County. They have 3 children: twin boys, Mark and Patrick, and a daughter, Rebekah.

Favorite Aspect of Ministry: Lauren really enjoys knowing that a phone call she made helped someone feel connected here or let someone know that they have someone to talk to, that we at SOTH are here for you.

Currently Reading: "Boundaries" by Cloud & Townsend, it is a great book - especially if you have a hard time saying "no."

Random Fact: Besides working for SOTH, Lauren works as a substitute proctor and health clerk with the Alta Loma School District. She is involved with the Carnelian PTA and JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).

Current iPod favorites: "I love music and have so many different types of music - my daughter and I love to listen to Andrew Peterson and the soundtrack to 'Hairspray' the movie."

Lauren's email: llewan@soth.org


Nathaniel Hoffmann

Worship Team Leader

Nathaniel Hoffmann joined the staff at SOTH during the summer of 2010. He directs the worship band and singers and plans the music for our worship services. Despite the demands of being parents to beautiful Joshua, Caleb, and Lucas, he and his wife, Ferrin, are also very active at SOTH.

Nathaniel's email: worship@soth.org


Josie Cannis

Ministry Coordinator

Josie Cannis manages communications, publicity, facility scheduling, volunteer engagement, supports ministries/events and oversees the office staff. She's been married to her husband, Nick, for 15 years and they have a 13-year old daughter, Chloe. When she married Nick, she was blessed to gain two great kids - a daughter, Dana, and a son, also named Nick. Daughter-in-law, Elizabeth, and three adorable grandsons, Andrew, Matthew, and James are wonderful additions to her family!!

Josie's email: jcannis@soth.org


Linda McMichael

Office Administrator

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