Shaun and Amanda are a part of the pastoral team of House of God, a new Lutheran Congregation in Mission for Christ, in Redlands, California.
After years of formal education, starting a business, and serving the Church in Texas, Shaun and Amanda became missionaries to Peru. In January 2015, after five intense years of disciple making, church planting, community development, and justice work they felt a strong pull back to the US to plant a church in San Bernardino, CA.
In November 2016, while church planting, they were invited to House of God, as interim leaders, to help the church transition into new leadership. On February 25, 2018 Shaun was installed as the Pastor of House of God. Amanda has been leading the House of God family, since 2017, as our worship leader.
Shaun and Amanda have been married for almost 13 years and have two children, Judah and Titus. Shaun is currently completing his M.A. in Global Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary. Amanda is an executive assistant, and caregiver extraordinaire. They love laughing, movies, sports, and meals with a lot of people.
Their greatest passion, as a family on mission, is making disciples and joining Christ in the renewal of all things.
Pastor (Papa) Joe leads us through our monthly traditional service. Though Papa Joe is quite educated (a Doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary), and widely experienced, it is his loving, joyful heart that blesses the House of God family. Through his time with House of God, we have come to a deeper understanding of joy, belonging, the gift of the indwelling Spirit of God, and the love of the Father. Not only does Papa Joe helps us connect with our historical roots as Lutherans, he helps us see what it means to be followers of Jesus today!