John and his family visited Shoreline Community Church for the first time in the fall of 2006. They were immediately attracted to the warm hospitality, great worship music, friendly people and inspiring Bible-based messages. After a few weeks of interacting with a loving church body, the Houseman’s decided to join Shoreline and they began to volunteer in various ministries. John has volunteered in Shoreline’s Children’s Ministry, Community Outreach Ministry, Middle School Ministry, Men’s Ministry, Women’s Ministry, Hospitality Ministry, High School Ministry and Global Outreach Ministry.
In 2009, while employed full time in the Monterey Bay area outside of the church, John was offered the position of Director of Global Outreach – an unpaid staff position. John served as a volunteer in that role for three years. Then, in 2012, John was hired as a full-time pastor. He is currently serving as Shoreline’s Outreach Pastor. In that role, he oversees a team of staff and volunteers in the areas of Community Outreach, Global Outreach, Outreach Events and special projects. John has had the honor of leading Missions teams and sharing the love of Christ in Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Kenya, South Sudan, Uganda, India, Nepal, Vietnam, Thailand, Sri Lanka and the Philippines.
When not working at one of the Shoreline campuses, serving in the local community, leading a missions trip or hanging out with his family, John can be found running roads or trails, mountain biking, swimming, kayaking, road biking, working out at the gym or training for an upcoming race or adventure. John is married to his beautiful wife, Shelly and they have been blessed with three wonderful children – Austin, Connor and Madyson.