Leadership

Pastors & Staff

John Beeman

Senior Pastor 
John has been our Senior Pastor since 2012. He and Melissa have been married for 27 years and they have two sons, Cayman & Grayson. The Beemans have lived in the RSM/Mission Viejo area for the past 20 years. John served as the Family Life Minister at a church in La Mesa, CA. He has also served as a Senior Pastor for two other churches. Most recently he was the founding pastor of Cornerstone Christian Church in Mission Viejo, CA as the Senior Pastor at Stonecreek, John’s primary role is to provide transformational Scripture-based teaching every Sunday. He grew up in Mexico as a child of missionary parents. John graduated from Abilene Christian University with a B.A. and holds a Masters degree in marriage and family therapy. He has been in ministry for 27 years and has a passion to help teens own and live out their faith. John also serves as the chaplain for Saddleback Valley Christian schools in San Juan Capistrano.Although ministry keeps John pretty busy, he still finds time to weave some of his favorite past-times into the fabric of everyday life. John loves people and he enjoys good food. So, if you know of a great little place or want to grab a bite, give him a call — or better yet, meet him there!

Rob Sackett

Associate Pastor
Rob answered an altar call, repented and received Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and Lord when he was 9 years old at the Free Methodist Church of Warren, Ohio.

 Lisa answered an altar call, repented and received Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior when she was 23 years old. Rob earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Akron and then served as a United States Air Force Officer from 1991 – 1999.  He also earned his M.S. in Engineering and Environmental
Management while in the USAF. In 1999, he joined Johnson & Johnson and worked for them for almost 20 years before joining Edwards Lifesciences in Irvine, CA where he is currently the VP of Engineering for the Global Supply Chain. Rob earned his M.A. of Theology in Biblical Studies from Liberty University in 2015 and served for several years as the Discipleship and Outreach Pastor for a church plant in Cincinnati, OH.  
Lisa has her B.A. in Elementary Education from Walsh University and M.S. in Marriage,  Family and Child Counseling from the University of Phoenix. She has taught elementary school and had a private practice in marriage and family counseling since 2008. Lisa and Rob have been married for almost 30 years and they have three adult children: Lauren (married to Brandon Harker), Liv Sackett and Joe Sackett. They are grandparents to three wonderful young men: Roman, River and Beckham Harker.

Darrin Smith

Executive Pastor 
Darrin serves as Executive Pastor over administration and finance. He and his wife, Edie, joined the Stonecreek family in the Spring of 2020. Darrin and Edie have been married for 30 years and live in Dana Point, CA. They have one daughter, Emily, who is 26 years old. Darrin  previously served 2 congregations as Executive Pastor here in Orange County.
 Darrin was born and raised just outside of Pittsburgh, PA, and is a die-hard Steelers Fan! He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in  Business Administration from Waynesburg University, an MBA from the University of Phoenix, and a Master's degree in Ministry from the  London Institute Graduate School of ministry/Hope International  University. In addition to serving in the ministry, Darrin owns his own consulting company specializing in packaging. Darrin has a deep love for his family, the gift of leadership, and in connecting others to the saving grace of Jesus Christ. If you want to find him, he is probably at the gym. If you’re looking for a great workout partner, give him a call, he would love that!

Nicole Adams

Children's Ministry
Nicole and her husband Tim, a Deacon at Stonecreek, have been married for 25 years and have two great kids, Kaycie 16 and Brayden 12, and have been a part of the Stonecreek family since 2006. Nicole’s favorite things to do always involve her kids, whether it is going to the beach, camping, going to Legoland, or doing arts and crafts. During football season, the Adam’s motto is Go Chiefs!  
Her love for children extends far beyond her own family. Nicole is a Site Coordinator for The Learning Connection (before and after school daycare program) for Saddleback Valley Unified School District and has worked for them since 1988. She was also our former Children’s Ministry Leader’s assistant and was eager to take on the leadership role when Julie and her family moved to Oregon in the summer of 2015. Nicole has also served as an AWANA leader, as a Sunday school teacher, and on the Women’s Ministry team.
Nicole is constantly working to improve our programs and to assist her Sunday school teachers. “I love seeing kids smile and laugh. I love seeing them open their hearts to God”, says Nicole. Her favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13. Feel confident to “check in” your children at the Kid’s kiosk on Sunday morning with Nicole at the helm!

Randy Kellerman

Worship leader
Randy has an extensive musical background and has worked with some of the best of local church worship bands and we are thrilled to have him as our worship leader!  He hasn’t much interest in having a web presence at all, so we are going to respect that by keeping this bio free of personal info.  Just one more reason I dig him so much.  We are indeed blessed to have him leading our music, not only because of his excellent musical expression and talent, but mostly because he is committed to staying in tune with what the Lord wants from him and helping others to do the same.  Highly approachable and always excited to meet potential worship team participants or anyone who wants to say hello!

Melissa Beeman

Church Administrator
Melissa Beeman is married to Pastor John Beeman and that is full time ministry.  She is also mom to Cayman (24) Grayson (21).  She and her two boys have a love for food, movies and their two Weimaraner dogs!  As administrator, her role and responsibilities include managing and overseeing facility use and maintenance and supporting various church administrative needs.

Elders

Mike Gonzalez
Tim Jalowiec
John Beeman

Trustees

Chris Messerman
Chris Abe

Deacons

Tim Adams
Jared DePhillips
Gary Winn