Kevin Harney is the Visionary Leader and Founder of Organic Outreach International. He also serves as the Lead Pastor at Shoreline Community Church in Monterey, California. Through writing, speaking, and coaching, Kevin loves to serve denominations, Christian movements, and local churches both nationally and internationally. Kevin and Sherry have written the Organic Outreach series of books. They have also published many other books and small group studies in partnership with other Christian leaders. These resources can be found on his website at kevingharney.com. Kevin and Sherry have been married for 32 years and have three adult sons and two daughter-in-laws: Zach & Christine, Josh & Taylor, and Nate. Kevin is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University (B.A.), Fuller Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity), and Western Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry). In warm weather he loves to unwind by walking on the golf course with friends. When he can get near snow and a decent hill, Kevin loves to snowboard.
Walt Bennett is the Executive Pastor for Organic Outreach International. He also serves as a pastor at Shoreline Community Church and Outreach Influence Team Leader for their Pacific Grove Campus. Walt has enjoyed a broad career path including roles as a chef, submariner, woodworker, physics teacher, and insurance company executive and is a nationally certified EMT. He left the corporate world to join the Shoreline team in 2016. Walt received a B.S. in Math, Engineering, Physics and Psychology from Regents College and an MA in Teaching from Seattle Pacific University. He feels blessed to be in a position where he can bring all of his past experiences to bear in growing God’s kingdom. In his free time, Walt enjoys kayaking in Monterey Bay, cooking for friends and family and crossword puzzles. Walt and his wife Liz have three children, Hannah and Will who live with them on the Monterey Peninsula, and an adult son, Stefan, living with his wife Katie in Seattle.
Tom Green is a trainer and coach for Organic Outreach International, primarily working with Outreach Influence Leaders all over the world. He is also the Outreach Influence Pastor at the Monterey campus of Shoreline Community Church. He has experience in church planting, has led high school ministry and previously served as a young adult pastor. Tom infuses the vision of reaching outside of the church walls by using the Organic Outreach strategy to make sure that God’s heart for reaching the lost is part of everything we do as a church. He and his wife Jill have been married for 40 years and have sought to bring the love of Jesus to many parts of the world. With extensive ministry in India they have started an orphanage in the city of Agra and Tom has traveled to the Northern part of the country on 12 occasions. They have also done ministry in parts of Europe, Africa, Mexico, the Republic of Georgia and the Ukraine. Their two children Robby and Rebekah are both married and have joined them in missions. Tom and Jill very much enjoy time with their kids and their 5 grandchildren and the family enjoys mountain biking, motocross, and just being together.
Sherry Harney is the co-founder of Organic Outreach International and does teaching and training in the U.S. and internationally. She teaches and trains in all aspects of Organic Outreach and has a deep passion for evangelism in and through the family. Sherry helped develop the content for the Organic Outreach series of books and co-wrote Organic Outreach for Families. She also serves as the Leadership Development Director at Shoreline Community Church. Sherry graduated from Calvin College with a degree in education and special education. She received a Masters of Theology with an emphasis in Christian Formation and Discipleship from Fuller Theological Seminary. She speaks for local, national, and international women’s groups and events. In addition, she has a writing ministry in partnership with Zondervan, Baker, and Thomas Nelson Publishing. Sherry has written or co-written many small group study guides. She and Kevin have been married for 32 years and have three adult sons and two daughter-in-laws: Zach & Christine, Josh & Taylor, and Nate. Sherry loves to hike, read, cook and spend time with family and friends. More about Sherry can be found at sherryharney.co.
Steve Murray is the national Organic Outreach leader and trainer for the country of New Zealand and leads intensive training in Organic Outreach for congregations around the country. He is also a Certified Cohort Leader and member of the Organic Outreach International Teaching Team. He has been a pastor for close to two decades and is the Lead Pastor of Lifezone Church, an energized and outreach-focused congregation in the city of Tauranga, in New Zealand. Steve is also on the board of Pathways Bible College. He has a contagious enthusiasm for life and faith. He and his wife Carlene are parents of three daughters and one son. They serve together in ministry in the church and in their community. Steve enjoys Mountain Biking, Surfing, and an occasional run. His other interests include reading and he is a bit of a wannabe barista. Steve says, “My heartbeat for the church is that we would not forget the lost. I would love to be able to join the Apostle Paul in Acts 20:24 where he said ‘But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus-the work of telling others the good news about the wonderful grace of God.’”
Jeff Ludington is a Certified Cohort Leader, Organic Outreach International Teaching Team member and lead pastor of Generations Church, a generationally and ethnically diverse church intentionally city-focused. He leads breakout sessions at the annual Organic Outreach Conferences, is an adjunct member of the Organic Outreach Intensive Training Team, and is a certified Organic Outreach Cohort Leader. He also helps coach, train, and send pastors and church planters throughout Southern California, and enjoys national participation in denominational and network roles. Jeff’s unique giftings include helping declining churches become vital, healthy churches that reclaim the powerful message of the gospel and reach the lost in their community. He is pursuing a Doctorate in Ministry focused on Church-Based Theological Education, and has recently published his first book, Frustrated: How the Bible Resolves Life’s Tough Questions (Lucid Books) . Jeff and his wife and high school sweetheart, Lisa, live in Huntington Beach, California, and enjoy riding along the coast on his Harley Davidson.