Our Ministry Staff

Serving our congregation and community.

OUR PASTOR

Chad Friestad

Chad Friestad

Senior Pastor

Pastor Chad has served as pastor of Good Shepherd since 2018. Chad is a graduate of the Free Lutheran Seminary in Minneapolis, MN, where he earned a Master of Divinity degree. He holds a bachelor's degree in youth ministry from Moody Bible Insitute of Chicago and also holds a diploma in Biblical Studies from the Free Lutheran Bible College in Minneapolis, MN. Chad previously served as youth director and ministry assistant at Good Shepherd from 2007 to 2010, prior to working at the Free Lutheran Bible College as Student Development Director. He and his wife, Christie, a Texas native, have five children and are involved in the homeschool community in Camarillo. They have a passion for discipleship and hospitality.

Youth and Worship Director

Alex Monseth

Alex Monseth

Youth and Worship Director

Alex serves as our Youth and Worship Director. Alex and his wife Erin love living in Camarillo, where they have lived since 2018.  Alex and Erin are both graduates of the Free Lutheran Bible College, where they received training in Biblical studies. Alex holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Northwestern in St. Paul, MN.  Alex and Erin have been married since 2017 and love doing ministry together. They have a passion for leading worship and encouraging young people to seek our Savior Jesus Christ as the one thing that can bring us true joy.

Administrator

Naomi Irons

Naomi Irons

Church Administrator

Naomi has served as Good Shepherd's administrator since 2013. She manages the Good Shepherd office and provides administrative support for ministries, volunteers, and facilities. Naomi holds a diploma in Biblical Studies from the Free Lutheran Bible College in Minneapolis, MN and has a passion for discipleship and enjoys investing her time in women of all ages. She enjoys photography, graphic design, and blog writing. She and her husband Nick live in Camarillo.

Children’s Ministry Coordinator

Sarah Jagt

Sarah Jagt

Children's Ministry Coordinator

Sarah Jagt has a passion to reach the next generation for Christ. She has a heart for community outreach and for bringing our congregation together as we minister through our summer Vacation Bible School and Sunday school programs held in the fall. Sarah received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from California State University-Channel Islands. She is currently working towards a teaching credential in special education from Channel Islands as well. She and her husband Sam live in Camarillo.

Childhood Center Director

Veronica Marin-White

Veronica Marin-White

Childhood Center Director

Veronica has served as Director of the Good Shepherd Early Childhood Center since 2012. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and Teaching from California State University-Channel Islands. Veronica is passionate about running a quality program, focused on providing care to families in our community.

Contact Veronica Marin-White, our preschool director, to schedule a tour. She is more than happy to assist you and your family with any needs or questions you may have. Call us today at 805-482-3411!

Church Council & Officers

Lawrence Choi – Congregation President
Jared Langness – Treasurer
Brad Schaub – Secretary
Bobbie Overgaard – Missions Coordinator
Norm Paniagua – Sunday School Deacon
Rodger Bronner – Preschool Deacon
Richard McLaughlin – Facilities Coordinator
Greg Seeba

Board of Elders

Lawrence Choi
Jared Langness
Greg Seeba