Our Staff

  • rev. Dr. Seth Britton

    Senior pastor, Ext. 110

    Pastor Seth has been ordained since 1998. Prior to being called as Senior Pastor of Red Hill Lutheran Church in 2010, Pastor Seth served as Associate Pastor at Red Hill for over 10 years. Pastor Seth has a Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fullerton and received his Master of Divinity from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, California. He received his Doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Pastor Seth is married to Julie and has three children and two grandchildren. Contact Pastor Seth at sbritton@redhillchurch.org. 

  • Pastor Joel Kelly

    Executive Pastor, Ext. 109

    Pastor Joel has served at Red Hill for over 20 years in virtually every ministry capacity imaginable. Pastor Joel received his Master’s of Divinity degree from The Master's Institute in St. Paul, MN. He is married to Heather and has two teen-aged children. Contact Pastor Joel at jkelly@redhillchurch.org.

  • Dr. Paul Marquardt

    Principal, Ext. 114

    Dr. Paul Marquardt has worked in education for 25 years, having served as an elementary school teacher and principal, as well as a college professor and assistant dean at Concordia University, Irvine. Dr. Marquardt has a Master of Arts Degree in Educational Administration and a doctorate in Organizational Leadership. He enjoys working with students, parents, and faculty to bring education and learning to life. Dr. Marquardt is married and has two grown children. Contact Dr. Marquardt at pmarquardt@redhillchurch.org

  • shelli Haynes

    Director of Youth & family ministries, Ext. 203

    Shelli is a 21 year veteran Lifespan Educator who has served in Lutheran churches throughout southern CA. She holds a BA from Concordia Irvine, and a MA from Concordia Seward in Family Life and is continuing her education to become a Ministry Coach Mentor through the Center for US Missions. Shelli and husband Travis have been married for 21 years and have two high school daughters. The Haynes family currently lives in Anaheim and loves to travel and be involved in the community. Contact Shelli at shaynes@redhillchurch.org.

  • Beth Stoffregen

    Children's ministry coordinator, ext. 103

    Beth was born and raised in Herscher, Illinois, and has lived in Southern California for the last 28 years. As a life-long Lutheran, Beth has been an active church member her entire life. Beth has volunteered in many ministries since she was a teenager, including Music Ministry, Contemporary Worship, Small Group Ministry, Women's Ministry, Cursillo and Children's Ministry. Prior to coming to Red Hill, Beth served as the Children's Ministry Assistant at Mount of Olives Lutheran Church in Mission Viejo for the last five years. Beth is married to Bill and they have two children. Contact Beth at beths@redhillchurch.org.

  • Phil gaylor

    Middle School Coordinator

    Phil has been serving as a Youth and Family Minister for the last 28 years here in Southern California. Phil holds a Bachelor's Degree in Youth and Evangelism from Concordia University Irvine. Phil and Tracy have been married since 2016, love to travel together, and have five adult children and one grand daughter. Contact Phil at pgaylor@redhillschool.org.

  • carmen gogosha

    PreSchool & nursery coordinator, ext. 103

    Carmen is a life-long Lutheran who has served with Sunday School, VBS and sang in Contemporary Worship. She and her husband, Stefan, have been members of Red Hill since 1998. Their two children were baptized at Red Hill and have participated in our children's ministries for years. Contact Carmen at cgogosha@redhillchurch.org.

  • james martin schaefer

    Arts & worship director, ext. 102

    Marty, as many people know him, has a thriving career as a professional singer in genres ranging from opera to classical concert. He has received wide acclaim in numerous Operatic roles and has appeared as a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops Esplanade! Orchestra, the Pacific Chorale, the Long Beach Symphony, and many others. He attended California State University, Fullerton, graduating with a B.A. in Music Education, and he was a member of Opera Pacific's O.P.E.R.A. resident artist program. Contact Marty at mschaefer@redhillchurch.org.

  • isaiah coughran

    Director of contemporary worship, ext. 108

    Isaiah's musical gifts are vast, and his incredible talents are shared every week as he leads the Praise Band during Sunday morning's Contemporary Worship Service and on Wednesday mornings, throughout the school year, at the 8:45 am School Chapel service. Isaiah was signed to a record label and has toured the United States, Canada, Japan and the Philippines. He has also been featured on several local radio stations. Isaiah has four children and is married to Andrea. Contact Isaiah at icoughran@redhillchurch.org.

  • donna kunz

    Executive assistant to the Senior pastor, ext. 100

    Donna has been a member of Red Hill Lutheran Church for 20 years. Previously, Donna served on the RHLC Public Relations Committee and was subsequently appointed Chairman of the Public Relations Committee and a member of the Church Council. She has also been a Communion server and an usher. Donna graduated from California State University, Fullerton, with a B.A. in Communications. Contact Donna at dkunz@redhillchurch.org.

  • heather bullock

    Church & school administrator, ext. 107

    Heather, a Southern California native, grew up Lutheran in Orange County. After marrying, she relocated to North Carolina where she began her family. She and her family returned to Orange County in 1997. Heather is married to Buddy and has two children. Both attended Preschool through Grade 8 and graduated from RHLS. Contact Heather at hbullock@redhillchurch.org.

  • angela calderon

    Director of Biblical community

    Angela and her family are long time members of Red Hill, serving the church in a variety of capacities over the years. Husband Bill heads up the RHL Street Team, which feeds and ministers to our town's less fortunate. Angela is well-suited for her role in developing small group opportunities enabling members to grow in their faith and connect with one another. Contact Angela at acalderon@redhillchurch.org.

  • lis fortner

    Church & school accountant, ext. 101

    Lis and her family became members of Red Hill in 1995 through the school. Lis enjoys her volunteer activities - Assistance League of Santa Ana and the Tustin Community Foundation Partners in Parks program. Lis joined the Red Hill staff in 2001. Contact Lis at lfortner@redhillschool.org.

  • jason harney

    director of music/principal conductor

    A native of Orange County, Jason received his degree in choral conducting at Chapman University, and Master of Arts in Worship Leadership at Azusa Pacific University. Jason is highly sought after as a clinician and Honor Choir director in Southern California. He directs the Chancel choir, Special Music, and classical music concerts. Jason and his wife Mindy have six children and are happy to call Red Hill Lutheran their church home. Contact Jason at jharney@redhillchurch.org.

  • dr. Linda Brown

    Organist & Resident keyboardist

    Dr. Brown is a renowned organist throughout the region and an Associate Professor of Music at Rio Hondo College where she currently teaches the Vocal Arts Ensembles (Music 120 and 139) the Rio Hondo College Singers, an auditioned choral group (Music 134) and Music Fundamentals (Music 101). Additionally she is the Advisor for the Vocal Arts Alliance Club, and works with non-credit musical ensembles such as Rio Voce and the Handbell Ensemble. She is the resident organist at Red Hill Lutheran Church. Contact Dr. Brown at lindabrown@redhillchurch.org.