John and his family visited Shoreline Community Church for the first time in the fall of 2006. They were immediately attracted to the warm, welcoming environment, great worship music and inspiring Bible-based messages. After a few weeks of visiting and interacting with a loving church body, the Houseman’s decided to join Shoreline and 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 in that role for three years as a volunteer staff member. 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, Outreach Events and special projects. John continues to oversee Shoreline’s Global Outreach Ministry and has had the honor of leading 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 on the Shoreline campus, serving in the local community, leading a missions trip or hanging out with his family, John can be found mountain biking, swimming, running, kayaking, road biking, at the gym, or training for an upcoming event. John is married to his beautiful wife, Shelly and they have been blessed with three wonderful children – Austin, Connor and Madyson.