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Max Herr

Business Services Team

Max Herr is Ministry Specialist for Human Resources and Church Compliance for the California Southern Baptist Convention. His primary responsibilities are to provide consultations/assessments for churches, pastors, staff, and leaders in matters involving church bylaws and governance, finance, budgeting and accounting, insurance, and strategic planning.

Max travels the state working with churches to help them remain compliant and up to date with state and federal laws including corporate responsibilities, labor and employment issues, tax regulations and compliance, and the Affordable Care Act, and also is responsible for CSBC staff HR and personnel matters. With more than 20 years of experience in insurance and financial services, Max is available to assist churches, and their pastors and staff with retirement planning and a variety of insurance matters.

Max joined the Convention in 2016, after three years of service on the CSBC Executive Board finance committee. He is a 1985 graduate of California Baptist University, a 1988 graduate of California State University, Fullerton, and is married and has one son and two granddaughters.

Ministry Specialties

  • Human Resources and Church Compliance
  • Labor and Employment
  • Church Finance, Budgeting and Accounting, Strategic Planning
  • Insurance

Previous Experience

  • Life Agent, Property & Casualty Broker-Agent, Max Herr Insurance Services (1997-Present)
  • Life & Disability Insurance Analyst, Max Herr Insurance Services (2012-Present)
  • Treasurer, First Baptist Church of Walnut Valley (2008-Present)
  • Member, California Department of Insurance Curriculum Board (2013-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.