John Rinehart

Founder & CEO

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

John is the leader of Gospel Patrons. He started his career in business, pivoted to seminary, and took his greatest step of faith to write the book "Gospel Patrons." Since then, God has used John's books and speaking to help many business leaders and professional people find their unique calling within God's kingdom. He and his wife Renée have a son and a daughter and they love traveling the world.

Renée Rinehart

VP of Fun

B.S. in Business, Biola University

Renée is the secret ingredient behind Gospel Patrons. Her big faith, buoyant laughter, generous friendship, and creative ideas have been bedrock from the beginning. Dinners, events, connections, hospitality, and team-building have all been her sweet spot. She also homeschools two delightful children.

Brian Petersen


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 Manager

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 our communities on Instagram and Facebook. She is passionate about relationships, most of all being a mom to her two wonderful kids.

Erin Riddell

Email Marketing Specialist

B.A. is Business Administration, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Erin is the marketer behind Gospel Patrons. She loves email and serving the global audience of leaders who connect with Gospel Patrons. Erin and her husband Scott love the outdoors and their one year-old daughter.