About
Gospel Patrons

John Rinehart

Founder & Leader

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

John is the messenger behind Gospel Patrons. He is the author of Gospel Patrons and Giving Together, as well as the Producer and storyteller of Gospel Patrons Films. With a background in both business and ministry, John speaks around the world and is passionate about helping people know Jesus and find their part to play in God's kingdom. He and his wife Renée have two children and live in California.

Renée Rinehart

Co-Founder & Strategic Advisor

B.S. in Business, Biola University

Renée is the wise counselor behind Gospel Patrons. From day one she believed in this message and has given strategic input to major decisions and the forward direction of the ministry. Under her leadership, Gospel Patrons began hosting conferences and live events. She is passionate about global partnerships and building healthy teams. She and John are raising two delightful children.

John-Mark Warkentin

Co-Founder & Chief Innovator

B.S. in Art, Biola University

John-Mark is the artist behind Gospel Patrons. He's the creator of gospelpatrons.org as well as the designer and illustrator of Gospel Patrons and Giving Together. He is the Director of Gospel Patrons Films and the architect of Gospel Patron Film Nights. With over a decade of brand management and design experience, he's been involved with Gospel Patrons at a strategic level right from the beginning. John-Mark and his wife Madelyn have four children.

Brian Petersen

Film-Maker & Photographer

B.S. in Organizational Leadership, Biola University

Brian is the cinematographer behind Gospel Patrons. He has shot and edited every Gospel Patrons Film. With vast experience in film and photography in both the LA music industry as well as in local church ministry, Brian joined the Gospel Patrons team because of his friendship with John and John-Mark and his passion to do work that promotes the gospel. He is married to Leah and they have six children.

John Warkentin

Emeritus Film-Maker

M.A. in World Mission, MB Biblical Seminary, B.A. in Liberal Studies, Fresno Pacific University

John was the coach behind the Gospel Patrons Film Team for the first four years. He worked on five Gospel Patrons Films after his experience filming stories in some of the least-traveled places on the planet. John greatly assisted our team in learning to tell authentic and inspiring stories. He is married to Geri and they have three adult children and ten grandchildren.

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."

Josh Wilson

Booking Manager & Project Specialist

M.A. in Spiritual Formation, Talbot School of Theology (2020), B.S. in Kinesiology, Biola University

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

Toni Coloma

Event Planner

B.A. in Psychology, UC Santa Cruz

Toni is the organizer behind Gospel Patrons. She has planned our conferences, film nights and private events. Toni joined Gospel Patrons with several years of event planning experience and is very skilled at putting detailed structure around big vision. She is married to Brian and they have two beautiful daughters.

Dan McKinlay

International Director

B.Div., Moore College, B.S. in Chemistry, University of Glasgow

Dan is the developer behind Gospel Patrons. He is currently advancing the Gospel Patrons movement in Australia, New Zealand, and the UK. With a corporate background in brand management as well as experience in pastoral ministry, Dan is gifted at coming alongside business and ministry leaders as a coach and partner. Dan and his wife Kirsten have one daughter who brings them much joy.

Renee Shaeffer

Public Relations Manager

M.A. in Spiritual Formation, M.A. in Eduation, B.S. in Math, Biola University

Renee is the connector behind Gospel Patrons. She oversees partnerships and communication to the public about our organization. She also manages @gospelpatrons on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Renee is married to Adam and they have two boys.

Kirsten McKinlay

Content Editor

M.A. in History & Theology, St. Andrews, DipMin., Moore College

Kirsten is the grammarian behind Gospel Patrons. She edited the book Giving Together and oversees editorial for our online content. She has written on a number of platforms and has worked in publishing as a book editor. Her passion is for curating, editing and writing content that engages people’s hearts and minds with God’s generous grace. Kirsten is married to Dan and they have one daughter.

Briana Glenn

UK Manager

Bri is the coordinator behind Gospel Patrons. She works behind-the-scenes on all our UK events as well as oversees marketing and UK partnerships. She joined Gospel Patrons after 13 years in corporate marketing. Bri and her husband Matt have two boys and live in London.