While serving as the interim pastor at Tiburon, Dr. Shouse made it perfectly clear that he was the interim and that the pastor search committee should seek the Lord's leadership in the selection of the next pastor of TBC. In 2008, after several months of work, the committee returned to John and indicated that God had led them to him. John restated that he was the interim and that they should get back to work. A couple of months later, they returned asking John to pray about becoming TBC's sixth pastor. John prayed and the Lord opened the door to his being called to serve as lead pastor while continuing his full-time role as professor of Christian Theology at Golden Gate. John is married to Stephanie and they live in Novato.
John is the author of An Introduction to Christian Worship and is active in the professional theater, most recently in Equity productions of William Shakespeare. Dr. Shouse is also a performing illusionist and a member of the Fellowship of Christian Magicians. He has written numerous professional papers and publications, been featured speaker at conferences throughout the country, and has regularly been involved in pulpit supply and interim pastorates.
John is a native of Washington, D.C. and has served churches in Texas, Kentucky, Connecticut, and the District of Columbia. Dr. Shouse has also been an adjunct professor at Austin Presbyterian Seminary; adjunct professor of religion at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas; Garret Fellow in Systematic Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky; guest lecturer for the Bible Chair at the University of Texas; and a Visiting Scholar at Fuller Seminary, St. Andrews University, and the Graduate Theological Union.
John's academic history includes a B.A. from Oberlin College, M.Div. & S.T.M. from Yale University and Ph.D. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Beth is the Minister of Music at TBC and has served the church for over 30 years. Her responsibilities include leading the youth worship team, directing children & adult handbell ensembles, coordinating the children & preschool choirs and leading the adult choir. Beth enjoys composing and arranging and frequently writes music for the congregation and choirs of TBC. She also teaches private organ, piano and voice lessons.
She is married to Craig and has two sons and a daughter-in-law; Mark lives in Connecticut and Will & Devyn live in the East Bay. A native of Alabama, she holds the Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Samford University in Alabama and the Master of Church Music from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kentucky. In addition, she has done graduate work at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.
Brice became Pastor to Families and Young Adults in November 2008. His great joy is helping people deeply connect and live in a daily way with Jesus Christ. He deeply desires for people to find a place of belonging during their sojourn in Marin County. His other great joy is his family – he married Susan in 1998 and has two boys, Owen and Jake. Brice loves movies, history, and college football.
Before coming to TBC, Brice served as lead pastor of Strawberry Community Church in Mill Valley for nearly 9 years. Brice ministered in several places before arriving in Marin. Among them was serving youth in Enid, OK in the early 1990s and coaching football in France while helping launch a new church from 1994 to 1996. Most recently he has traveled with 2 ministry teams to Uganda.
Brice was born in Alva, OK and graduated with a BA in Communications from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO. In 2000, he received the Master of Divinity from Golden Gate Seminary in Mill Valley.
Pashia joined the Tiburon Baptist staff in February, 2015.