All student ministry staff are church members who have been interviewed, trained, reinterviewed, and background checked.
Jonathan serves as the Pastor of Student Ministry at Kindred and loves to be involved in the discipling of students as they grow in their personal relationship with God. He has a passion for pointing young people to the truth of the Bible and helping them to see how God's Word impacts every aspect of who they are.
Born and raised in Kansas, Jonathan has lived in California since 2003 when he moved to finish his undergraduate degree at the Master's University. After graduating with a Bachelor's of Bible, he continued to the Master's Seminary where he graduated with a Masters of Divinity. Jonathan felt the call to ministry during high school and knew soon after that he wanted to serve specifically in the area of students. He has served in Student Ministry since 2005 and came to Kindred in June of 2017. Jonathan has been married to his wife Kelly since August of 2012.
Dennis has nearly two decades of teaching and administrative experience in public and private Christian high schools, including Brethren Christian High School, Lutheran High School of Orange, and Nova Academy Early College High School. Dennis has also worked as a resident counselor at Concordia University and served as an adjunct at Vanguard University and Biola University during the last ten years. Dennis has a wealth of experiences that make him an interesting and sought-after speaker and teacher.
Reid Scherer is the Junior High Director at Kindred Community Church. Having grown up in Kindred’s youth ministry, Reid understands the importance of solid teaching and leadership during a student’s teenage years and desires to teach and raise young people up who have a passion for serving God and who want to know Christ personally. His greatest desire is for Jesus to be the greatest pleasure and treasure in each student’s life.
Reid has grown up here in Orange County and has been at Kindred since 2008. He graduated Cal State Fullerton in Spring 2018 with a Bachelors in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. Since finishing his bachelors, Reid is furthering his education at the Master's Seminary in pursuit of a masters of divinity degree. He hopes his time in seminary will deepen his love and knowledge of the Lord as well as grow his ability to faithfully shepherd God’s people.
Reid enjoys playing just about every sport, sharing the gospel globally, hiking, wakeboarding, body surfing, hanging out with the youth, spending time with family and friends, and he loves Chick-fil-a.