Gospel Patrons

John Rinehart

Founder & CEO

M.Div, Talbot School of Theology; B.S. in Business, Biola University

John is the leader of Gospel Patrons. God has used John's books and speaking to inspire tens of thousands of business leaders and professionals. He and his wife Renée have a son and a daughter from Ethiopia and they love traveling the world.

Renée Rinehart


B.S. in Business, Biola University; C.P.A.

Renée is the wise counselor behind Gospel Patrons. From day one she believed in this message and has given strategic input to major decisions. She is passionate about building healthy teams and global partnerships. She and John are raising two delightful children.

Brian Petersen

Director of Photography

B.S. in Organizational Leadership, Biola University

Brian is the cinematographer behind Gospel Patrons. He has shot and edited every Gospel Patrons Film. After experience in film and photography in the LA music industry, Brian joined the Gospel Patrons team because of his passion to do work that promotes the gospel. He is married to Leah and they have six children.

Josh Wilson

Booking Manager

M.S. in Clinical Psychology, Vanguard University; M.A. in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, Talbot School of Theology; B.S. in Kinesiology, Biola University

Josh is the facilitator behind Gospel Patrons. He manages speaking engagements, negotiates contracts, and handles book sales. Josh is passionate about developing people and building relationships. He is happily married to Rachel.

Renee Shaeffer

Partnerships Director

M.A. in Spiritual Formation, Talbot School of Theology; M.A. in Education; B.S. in Math, Biola University

Renee is the connector behind Gospel Patrons. She loves people well and builds relationships with the many leaders, organizations, and churches we partner with. Renee is married to Adam and they have two boys.

Catherine Muthey

Prayer Warrior

M.A. in Public Administration & Business; B.S. in Human Resources & International Business, Wichita State University

Catherine is the intercessor behind Gospel Patrons. She prays and fasts for the faithfulness of our team and the health and growth of our ministry. She has a huge heart for the Lord and generosity and is often known by her story that was captured in a 6-minute video called "I Like Car."

Kelli Trontel

Social Media Specialist

B.A. in Communication Studies, Azusa Pacific University

Kelli is the bridge-builder behind Gospel Patrons. She leads our efforts to meet people online and serve them on Instagram and Facebook. She is passionate about relationships, most of all being a mom to her two wonderful kids.