Pastor Karl Stuckenberg began serving as the Lead Pastor of Shepherd of the Hills in July of 2013. In his 25 years as an ordained United Methodist pastor, he has served churches throughout Southern California. Pastor Karl loves to preach and teach with the goal of connecting people with the living Word found in the scriptures. Creating space for people to experience God is at the foundation of his calling in ministry.
A Southern California native, Pastor Karl grew up in Anaheim, CA and was a part of the Anaheim United Methodist church throughout those years. He is a graduate of Cal State Fullerton with a degree in Economics and completed his Master of Divinity degree at Claremont School of Theology.
He is married to Kristen who teaches Kindergarten. They have two daughters, Kayla and Kendal. When he isn’t at church, Pastor Karl loves to play the drums, experience great stories through film and TV, stand-up-paddleboard, read, and spend time with his family.