Rev. Bill Mugford is a Pastor on Staff at Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, California, and is primarily responsible for Saddleback's outreach to people living with HIV&AIDS and their families and friends in both local and national contexts.
Bill has served as a Senior and Associate Pastor in multi-denominational settings as both a church planter and senior leader in larger churches in the United States and Canada, radio and television speaker/host, adjunct college educator, liaison to government, conference and special events speaker, journal author and substantive editor of the Encyclopedia of Christian Worship, and founder of the Philip Aziz Centre for Hospice and Palliative Care and Emily's House, Toronto, Canada. In occasional roles as church consultant and seminar speaker, Bill has broadened his experience and served the larger church.
Over and above all, Bill's life has been and is dedicated to presenting Jesus Christ, the Hope of the World.
Bill and Rose live in Southern California and have two married children in Boston and Nashville. Check out more details in his on-line Resumé.
Rose Mugford was born in Southern Italy and raised in Toronto, Canada. Living in the inner city, she learned to love and appreciate diversity and many cultures. This experience shaped much of Rose's love for peoples around the world. She and Bill have served together much of their ministry lives.
A profound love of learning and deep passion for spiritual transformation for all ages have occasioned a unique life journey in education. As a professional educator, Rose has taught at the High School level; initiated a unique Children's Ministry program for urban kids for Church In The City, a new church that Bill and Rose planted in downtown Toronto; ministered part-time in Adult Education at Christ Church of Oak Brook; authored children's curriculum; represented Health Promotion Network, Worldwide as a Corporate Trainer; and served as Children's Ministries Director for High Point Church, Madison, Wisconsin. Rose is an exceptional Bible teacher and occasional conference/seminar speaker.
Rose has her B.A. from Tyndale College, Toronto, and a M.A. from Wheaton College, Illinois.
When she is not teaching/educating, Rose is exploring the world with Bill.