Our Leadership

Our full-time ministry staff consists of men and women who love, care, and pray specifically for people. They are characterized by their love for God and a genuine call to ministry. If you have any questions or would like to speak to any of our staff, feel free to contact them directly. 

  • Joe Collins - Minister

    Joe grew up in the San Fernando Valley where he worked in social work for ten years before going into the full-time ministry. He earned his MA in Psychology in 2008. After ministering at The Valley Church for seventeen years, he and his wife Lynnette planted Simi Church in 2015.  

  • Lynnette Collins - Women's Ministry

    Originally from Westchester, CA, Lynnette graduated Cal-State Northridge in 1990 with a degree in Finance and Real Estate. She became a Christian in 1992 and married Joe two years later. They have three kids, Kelly, Hunter, Sofia, and have served in the full-time ministry for nineteen years.

  • Geo Garces - Minister 

    Born in the San Gabriel Valley, Geo enlisted in the US Army at seventeen and served for six years. He graduated Cal Poly Pomona with a BS in Geographic Information Systems and played collegiate soccer. He married Karen in 2000 and together they have served in the full-time ministry for eighteen years.

  • Karen Garces - Women's Ministry 

    Karen also grew up in the San Gabriel Valley and became a Christian while attending UC Irvine. She earned a BS in Biological Sciences with a minor in Spanish. Karen and Geo were married in 2000 and have two children, Julianna and Jaden. They have a passion for the next generation and oversee our annual Youth Camp.

Want to Help?

There's a lot to do at Shoreline Church. We need qualified people to help with our stage crew, audio / visual teams, ushers, and more. If you feel called to leadership or just want to help out, let us know. We are always looking for good people willing to serve.