Meet Our Staff


Reverend Zachary Kintner

Senior Pastor
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As Pastor and Head of Staff, Zac sets the vision and establishes priorities for ministry at SOPC.  In his first role leading a congregation, Zac is committed to following the Word of God while pursuing the life transforming power of the Holy Spirit in the lives of his congregants.  His passion for the pulpit reveals his call to preach God’s word with zeal.

Zac received his Masters of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary after graduating from Pepperdine University.  Prior to joining Sherman Oaks Presbyterian Church, Zac served six years as Youth Minister at Village Presbyterian Church in Arcadia.  Originally from La Jolla, Zac lives in Sherman Oaks with his wife, Beth, and his three children Kayla, Ethan, and Hailey. Email Zac at


Mary Lou Gilliland

Church Administrator
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Mary Lou combines her private sector and public sector experience to manage operations and church administration at SOPC.  Her background in entertainment marketing and corporate communications focused on strategic business planning, having worked as SVP West Coast Entertainment and New Media for Bender/Helper Impact with clients such as, Brilliant Digital Entertainment, and Scholastic before transitioning to the non-profit sector.

Her passion for the homeless and those at-risk led her to the Outreach department at Bel Air Presbyterian Church.  She went on to serve as Chief Development Officer for Union Rescue Mission and Executive Director for Family Rescue Center.  A graduate of UCLA, Mary Lou is the mother of a beautiful daughter and brings a desire to see the Lord’s work fulfilled at SOPC. Email Mary Lou at


Diana Dentino

Choir Leader/Accompanist
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Diana is an acclaimed music industry pianist.  She is currently lead keyboardist for two-time Grammy Award winning vocalist Peabo Bryson, as well as Grammy and Golden Globe Award winner Kitaro.

Diana earned a degree in music from UCLA, having studied piano since the age of five.  Although trained in the classics, she also loves all forms of pop music.


Bobbie Putnam

Bobbie is a long time member of Sherman Oaks Presbyterian Church having moved with her family to Los Angeles from northern Indiana in the late 1950s. She has served as an Elder on the Personnel, Publicity and Mission committees and currently serves as the SOPC Historian.

After majoring in Journalism in college, Bobbie pursed successful careers in both the property management investment field and magazine travel and sports writing. Currently her editorials appear in the monthly Presbytery newsletter. She’s also currently serving as vice-President of the San Fernando Presbytery Board of Trustees.