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John Cassetto serves as the Global Worship Pastor at Saddleback Church. As the Global Worship Pastor, John has the privilege of leading, shepherding and shaping the worship community and experience at twenty Saddleback campuses across four different continents. Together, he and his wife Stefanie have been serving the local church for more than twenty years; fourteen years in the town of Manchester, New Hampshire, and the most recent seven with Saddleback Church in Southern California. They are the proud parents of two boys, Noah and Hayden, and a furrier third, their golden doodle, Boston. When John’s not at Saddleback, he can likely be found enjoying family  time, adventuring through one of the country’s fifty-eight national parks, or scouring the shores for sea glass.



David grew up at Saddleback Church and was involved in Cluster of Students throughout his junior high and high school years. He is currently the Youth Worship Leader at Pacific Coast Church in San Clemente and leads at College Ministry at Saddleback on Thursday nights. During his internship at Harvest Bible Chapel, David received hands-on training from Vertical Worship and served at multiple churches in the Chicago area. He's a total gear head and brings a whole new meaning to All-You-Can-Eat Sushi.





Shelby grew up in COS, graduating from Mission Viejo High School. She went to Chapman University and interned with Taffy doing student ministry worship throughout college. After college, she was the Worship Leader of our Saddleback South Bay Campus for two years and now is on staff at Saddleback Lake Forest helping oversee the vocal team. When not doing church stuff, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé in whom she met through COS ;)



Socrates has had the privilege of serving the local church in worship ministry since he joined his youth worship team in his hometown of Orlando, Florida. Currently, he is one of the worship leaders at Saddleback Church’s Lake Forest Campus. Socrates works alongside the Saddleback Worship team to oversee worship experiences for weekend services and special events. Socrates most loves doing life with his wife, Sarah, and two young children Cora and Miles.



Dom started as a drummer for COS and and quickly made the switch to the dark side (production team) after realizing he wasn’t any good… It was probably for the best because now he’s the coolest sound dude around. Dom spent the last two years in Florida as a freelance audio engineer and production consultant to local churches. He also just graduated from Full Sail University and is now back home in California!