Jeremy Oldenburger

Lead Pastor


Jeremy began transitioning to the role of Lead Pastor of Shelter Cove in 2013, after serving for 9 years as pastor of Student Ministries.

He and his wife Kelli have three children: Jake, Drew, and Hallie.

Jeremy has a degree in Communication Studies from Sacramento State University and received his Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary.

Bobby Fisher

Executive Pastor


Giving his life to Christ at the age of 35, Bobby knew he had been called to ministry. After years of working in a variety of roles to gain experience, he believes he is uniquely gifted to be an Executive Pastor.  He enjoys working in a local church body and sees it as God’s instrument to bringing the Good News to the lost.  Bobby and his wife, Jill, have been married 36 years and have three children and seven grandchildren.

Garth Aderholt

Pastor of Equipping & Care


Garth was raised in Modesto and attended Stanislaus State University before answering the call to ministry. After finishing his  Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, he returned home to marry the love of his life Beverly Pack in 1989. Together they have been blessed with two children, Taylor and Summer. Garth has served 23 years in ministry locally, loves to study and teach the Bible, and to see people know and grow in the Lord.

Scott Grimm

Lead Worship Pastor


Scott is a graduate of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.  He has a big heart for people and values the Word of God. He is a seasoned Worship Leader and pastor with experience in preaching, missions, and small groups. Scott has been married to Deanna for 10 years and have three children – Hayden, Delaney, Greyson.

Ryan Loche

Worship Pastor


Ryan works closely with and coordinates the worship leaders and teams for the various venues at Shelter Cove.  He also oversees worship throughout the young adult and student ministries.  He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Music at California State University, Stanislaus in 2008.  He and his wife Charity have 3 children; Judah, Phoebe & Levi.

Chad Blackman

Pastor of Student Ministries


Born and raised in southern California, went to the university of Arizona and studied Communication. Currently working on masters in Theology at Liberty Theological Seminary. Married in July 2013 to the love of my life, Rachel. I love to golf, swim, cycle, waterski, and snowboard. I love Jesus and the Bible because they have forever changed my life; perhaps the greatest blessing is to see them change others.

John Harter



John and his wife Juanita serve as Marriage Ministry leaders at Shelter Cove.  The Harters received their degrees in education from the King’s Bible College and Seminary. Before coming to Shelter Cove, the Harter’s served as Home Church coordinators/trainers which added to their life experience. Their shepherd’s hearts for the leaders of these groups and their members kept them in close touch. Occasionally, a couple that was struggling in their marriage would come to them for encouragement and soon it was clear that God was leading them in the direction of marriage ministry.

Ministry Directors

Matt Hertwig

Jr. High Ministry


Jeremy Thiessen

Director of Sending Ministries


Sandy Van Vliet

Director of Women's Ministry


Tina Spears

Nursery Director


Cliff Harper

Children's Ministry Director


Support Staff

Anja Suratt Director of Communications 209.567.3200 x308
Amy McPeak Administrative Assistant to Sending Ministry 209.567.3200 x333
Lisa Green Administrative Assistant 209.567.3200 x344
Fox Watterson Production Manager 209.567.3200 x335
Paul Britton Men's Ministry
Karen Bradford Office Manager 209.567.3200 x334
Jami Grover Executive Assistant 209.567.3200 x306
Jo Ann Jennings Receptionist 209.567.3200 x300
Candy Lewis Accounting Supervisor 209.567.3200 x318
Susanna Harper Bookkeeper 209.567.3200 x314
Trisha Envia Care & Equipping Assistant 209.567.3200 x309
Donna Michaelis Youth Administrative Assistant 209.567.3200 x340
Ben Borman Webmaster & Creative Graphic Designer 209.567.3200 x302
Paul Bahn Director of Broadcast Productions 209.567.3200 x307
Jessica Paradiso Administrative Assistant 209.567.3200 x345
Steve Head Faciliteis Manager 209.567.3200 x362