The Harbor Team
At The Harbor, we believe God has called us to equip the Body of Christ to do the work of the ministry. We are largely volunteer led, with a few key staff to help us most efficiently reach our mission of making and maturing disciples through serving and carrying out the ministry of the local church.
Senior Pastor: Shannon Estell
Shannon Estell joined The Harbor church family as Senior Pastor in 2014. Shannon loves people, is passionate about God’s word, expository teaching, reaching the lost with a clear Gospel, and seeing the people of The Harbor grow to maturity in their faith. Shannon and his wife Julie served in the Chicago area for several years, and are excited to now serve in sunny California!
Worship & Student Ministries Pastor: Matt Patterson
Matt Patterson leads our Worship and Student Ministries, and is passionate about authentic worship, disciple-making, and seeing youth put their faith into action. Matt has served in full-time ministry for over 15 years and loves seeing God’s word and love take root in the lives of those around him.
HarborKids: Kristen Pruett
Kristen Pruett leads a team of volunteers that love on our children each week at The Harbor through Children’s Ministry activities. We want to partner with parents to raise up godly children who grow into godly adults who are grounded in the Gospel, love God, love others, and serve their community.
Royal Family KIDS: Jan Holford, Eric and Diane Rae
Jan, Eric, and Diane lead an incredible team that hosts annual summer camps for at-risk foster children in North Santa Barbara county. Royal Family KIDS camps pour love into abused and neglected kids, and can alter the course of a child’s life. The Harbor launched the Santa Maria chapter of Royal Family KIDS in 2010, and partners with local businesses and churches in the community to provide camps, mentoring, and after-school clubs to meet the deep needs of these children. See Our Website
Additional Ministry Staff and Leaders
Elder Board: Lance Saeli, Shannon Estell, Kevin Brennan, Jeff Pruett
Church Administration/Treasurer: Lori Lindsey
Financial Secretary: Carol Lambert
Missions Team Lead: Doug Brown
Hospitality Team Lead: Carol Lambert
Ushers/Greeters: Lance Saeli