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Max Herr

Ministry Specialist, HR & Church Compliance

Max Herr is ministry specialist for human resources and church compliance for California Southern Baptist Convention. His primary responsibilities are to provide consultations/assessments for churches, pastors, staff, and leaders in matters involving church bylaws, finance, budgeting, insurance and strategic planning.

He works with churches to help remain compliant and up to date with state and federal laws concerning employment, tax regulations and the Affordable Care Act, and also is responsible for CSBC staff HR and personnel matters. He serves as the state representative for GuideStone Financial Resources and is available to assist churches, pastors and staff with retirement planning and insurance matters.

Max joined the Convention in 2016, following three years of service on the CSBC Executive Board finance committee. He is married and has one son and two granddaughters.

Ministry Specialties

  • Human Resources & Personnel Services
  • Church Compliance
  • Church Finance, Budgeting, Strategic Planning
  • GuideStone Financial Resources (Retirement Planning & Insurance)

Previous Experience

  • Life & Disability Insurance Analyst, Max Herr Insurance Services
  • Life Agent, Property & Casualty Broker-Agent, Max Herr Insurance Services
  • Treasurer, First Baptist Church of Walnut Valley (2008-Present)


  • Master of Arts – California State University, Fullerton
  • Bachelor of Arts – California Baptist University

This Convention serves our culturally diverse congregations as we fulfill the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.