Before embracing a call to ministry the Rev. Ian Macdonald was an award-winning Creative Director and copywriter, who for over 20 years worked for numerous national and international advertising agencies; including Saatchi and Saatchi, Rubin Postaer and Assoc., and Ogilvy and Mather. His clients included such brands as ACLU, American Express, Disney, Honda, Samsung, and Toyota.
His love for world travel and passion for meeting people became the genesis for his blog Jesus, not Jesús: my daily struggle to find God in our midst. He is an amateur guitar player who also enjoys writing short stories, sardonic poems, and songs that will never be heard on the radio.
Rev. Ian earned his Masters of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from California State University, Fullerton.
He currently he serves as the Sr. Minister of New Church Sherman Oaks, an Internet/House church hybrid he began in 2017 to promote and encourage people of all walks of life to explore the world of faith as a means to love others and live life.