Rev. John Asher, Pastor

John discovered the depths of God's love when he was in the youth group at Columbia Presbyterian Church in Vancouver, WA.  Through the gift of caring mentorship, he was instilled with a passion for ministry.  He believes deeply in helping remove the barriers that separate us from our true identity in Christ. To serve that purpose, he holds a Master of Counseling from Fordham University and a Master of Divinity from Fuller Seminary.  Prior to professional ministry, he served as a head of staff for a technology education company.  He now lives in Puyallup with his wife and two sons.



Erin-CalataErin Calata, Choir Director

Erin has been the choir director at Shepherd of the Hill Presbyterian Church since January of 2013. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Pacific Lutheran University and completed her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance at Arizona State University. She is a seasoned soloist, recitalist and chorister, singing professionally with music organizations locally and nationally.  She is an active voice teacher in the area, instructing at Pierce College in Puyallup. She and her family are members of the church, and love living in the Pacific Northwest where they enjoy the outdoors and spending time with friends and family.


Liam Monaghan, Children & Youth Event Coordinator

Liam found God's love and his passion for service when he was in the youth group at Shepherd of the Hill Presbyterian Church. As a member since 2010, he maintained his passion for youth activities during his time as a student at the University of Puget Sound. Now as our Children and Youth Event Coordinator, Liam's heart and joy is building relationships with the youth and growing together with them in the body of Christ. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar, running and going on adventures in the Puyallup area.



Brittain Southwell, Intergenerational Events Coordinator







Gina Sharp, Office Manager

Ken Emly, Financial Secretary

Sheri Martin, Pianist

Sharilyn Brown, Interim Custodian