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Short Bio

Who is Todd Olthoff? Well, I am a pretty normal guy that God got a hold of when I was 5 years old and has taken me on a journey that has been anything but normal. I got to marry my high school sweetheart because she drew my name out of a hat (too long a story for a short bio), I got to have 3 boys when we thought we would never get pregnant, and recently adopted an adult daughter and have an awesome son in law and two amazing grandkids. I am Pastor of Pastoral Care and our Mental Health Initiative at Saddleback Church where I have attended and served since 2003 and have had the privilege of serving with some of the most incredible pastors on the planet. I am also a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist MFT#98629 at Relationship 180, where I get to help people grow. I also have had the privilege of interacting with others who love Apple Tech through the screencasts I do on my Youtube Channel and other places like ScreenCastsOnline.

I love sitting in my living room with a cup of coffee and my iPad Pro spending time with Jesus. A perfect day off at home consists of playing with tech, a pizza for dinner, a movie or game with the kids, chasing my grandkids and some downtime with my wife. In my spare time I love to write about all kinds of things but mainly about my walk with God and tools to help with their tech and to grow. I love to play around with technology and I am a big Apple fan. That interest in technology started at a young age and today one of my hobbies is doing screencasts to help others learn how to use their Macs. One of main focuses was on
OS X Server which is now no longer in production and helping others to learn the things I had to struggle to learn myself. I love sports of all kinds and, in an effort to increase the discipline of patience, I cheer for the Chicago Cubs and can't believe they actually won the World Series in my lifetime. In ministry both as a pastor and counselor, I love strategy, vision, solving problems, mentoring & counseling others, writing, teaching, developing resources, and being around people. My ultimate interest is learning to love and follow Jesus Christ in every facet of my life and to love and honor people in the same way Jesus has loved and honored me.
Life Roles

Son of a Pastor
Brother of a Police Officer
Grandson of a Farmer
Husband to my high school sweet heart
Father of three boys and one girl
Grandfather to a grandson and grand daughter
Pastor of Pastoral Care & Mental Health
Writer of faith and life
Teacher of faith, growth & tech
Counselor to people
Computer geek
Cubs Fan
Amateur Photographer
Follower of Jesus Christ

California State University, East Bay
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Psychology

California State University, East Bay
Masters of Science in Marriage, Family, & Child Counseling

California State University, East Bay
Certificate in Chemical Dependency Studies

Fuller Seminary
Master of Divinity