What Is A Pastor?

We think the idea of ‘pastoring’ is best captured by helping people be known and connected, be cared for, and develop their relationship with Jesus Christ. It means being available to listen to, talk with, and pray for anyone who asks. It means leading groups of people who are seeking truth and transformation. It means being in offices, homes, hospitals, dorms, coffee houses, and anywhere people need help or want to know and follow Jesus.

Pastoring is critical to our church and every person in it. And it’s not supposed to be done by church staff alone. The Bible says every person who has committed his or her life to God is a priest, empowered to care for, support, and reflect God’s holiness to others. We take this responsibility seriously.

Who Are ROCKHARBOR’s Pastors?

While ROCKHARBOR has a small team of staff pastors, the RH community is primarily pastored by two types of volunteers: Community Pastors, who serve alongside the staff pastors in almost every capacity; and trained volunteer leaders of Life Groups and Recovery Groups.

At RH, you’re surrounded by pastors who want to share your journey with you. please don’t hesitate to take us up on it—or to respond if God is prompting you to learn more about how to pastor others.

Staff Pastors
Gary Addeo
Chad Halliburton [Mission Viejo Campus Pastor]
Nick Fox
Todd Proctor [Lead Pastor]
Kit Rae [Costa Mesa Associate Campus Pastor]
Andrew Richards
Andrew Schey [Huntington Beach Campus Pastor]
Shawn Scott
Pete Shambrook [Orange Campus Pastor]
Roger Tirabassi
Brooke Hoehne
Josh Harrison
Kirsten Nielsen
Tommy Larson
Keri Fox
Brian Hill
Nick Kinnier
Brock Snook
Jeff Myers [Fullerton Campus Pastor]
Jeff Bachman
Brian Pouge

Community Pastors
Lucy Addeo (Costa Mesa)
Kellie Berry (Huntington Beach)
Lindsay Donaldson (Costa Mesa)
Robb Hammond (Costa Mesa)
Wood Harter (Mission Viejo)
Trevin Lingren (Fullerton)
Craig Motichko (Costa Mesa)
Jeff Nowlin (Orange)
Ginger Nowlin (Orange)
Lauri Root (Costa Mesa)
Tim Taber (Costa Mesa)
Tracy Taber (Costa Mesa)
Brad Thayer (Fullerton)
Carrie Thayer (Fullerton)
Joel Thompson (Orange)
Lauren Francis (Costa Mesa)
Becky Collins (Huntington Beach)
Ed McGlasson (Costa Mesa)
Elias Hackiman (Huntington Beach)
Kerry Stone (Costa Mesa)
Kirk Stone (Costa Mesa)
Mike Nelson (Huntington Beach)
Mitch Fierro (Fullerton)
Nate Carson (Fullerton)
Robb Collins (Huntington Beach)
Sean Byerly (Mission Viejo)
Stephanie Byerly (Mission Viejo)
Jeff Dunham (Orange)

Find Out More

To talk with or be prayed for by a pastor during the weekend, head to the stage area following any Celebration Service at any campus. During the week, email: Brooke Hoehne, or call 714.384.0914. If your need is urgent and needs immediate attention, please call 714.384.0914 x304.

Interested in finding out more about joining the ROCKHARBOR pastoral team as a Life Group leader? Email Kirsten Nielsen for info on the next leader training.