Jonathan Walker is the Lead Pastor of Church on the Rock. He and his wife Kitri have experienced the life-changing impact of Jesus’ love in their own lives and are compelled to love and serve others in response. They consider it one of life’s greatest privileges to extend that same love and offer of transformation to others. Jonathan first moved to Alaska over twenty-five years ago and, to put it mildly, fell in love with this place and its people. Over the years, the Walkers have taught at Alaska Bible Institute, hosted conferences for parents and teens throughout the state, served as youth pastors and most recently planted and pastored Church on the Rock in Homer, AK. They and their four amazing children are honored to call the Mat-Su Valley home and to lead the passionate and gifted team of people at Church on The Rock!

 PASTOR Luke Epperson


Pastor Luke Epperson is part of the Central Leadership Team at COTR. He loves hiking mountains with his wife Cindy and their three energetic kids, who currently have no fear of heights. At home, you will find him surrounded by books, tools, and nearly-finished projects. Through the years, he has participated in worship ministry, youth ministry, missions, board governance, leadership training, and teaching at Alaska Bible Institute. Having spent most of his life attending church, Luke loves helping people discover that they were created for a life of courage and significance, rather than a life of simply following traditions. He is particularly good at organizing ideas and particularly bad at organizing his desk.



Pastor Juan “Juampa” Martinez is our Wasilla Campus Pastor. He was born and raised in Colombia and moved to the U.S. when he was sixteen years old. He and his wife Rachel met and fell in love in the subways of New York City while attending college and graduate school. They have been married since 2005 and have three wonderful girls. They have had the privilege of serving as Youth and Lead pastors in Long Island, New York, as well as working for World Vision USA. In 2013, they traded life in the NYC urban jungle for life in the Last Frontier, not once looking back. Juampa is an Ironman athlete, who enjoys the outdoors with his wife and family. They are always up for a good adventure!

 PASTOR Chris Miller


Chris Miller is our Palmer Campus Pastor. Chris and Laurie have three decades of full time ministry experience. They are passionate about reaching people for God and encouraging them to develop their full potential in Christ. They both lead a very active and healthy lifestyle and also enjoy watching a good movie with a bowl of popcorn together. They have two daughters, Carrie and Robin, and five grandchildren.

 PASTOR John Tuohy


John Tuohy is our Talkeetna Campus Pastor. John and Beth met in the military where John served until God radically transformed their lives and called them into ministry. Having experienced the overwhelming love and grace of God, John and Beth have a passion for seeing broken people find their hope and strength in Jesus, usually with a healthy dose of humor involved! John and Beth have two wonderful daughters and love to experience everything Alaska has to offer, often from behind either a rifle or a fly rod.


“THE DOC”    

Pastor Mike Michaud is our Knik campus pastor. Mike and Jenna met at Nyack College in New York. Mike studied Pastoral Ministries and Missions and Jenna studied Missions and Counseling. They married in 2000 and have 4 children. In 2007, Mike felt called to go back to school to finish his education, getting his Physician Assistant degree to have practical skills for short or long-term missions opportunities. They moved to Alaska in 2014, moving to work at Southcentral Foundation and plugged into Church on the Rock Wasilla. Jenna served in Children's Ministry for over a year when they were called to pray through planting the Knik Campus. The Knik Campus officially launched in April of 2017 and Mike and Jenna are passionate about serving their community, which meets at Redington Jr/Sr High. They can often be found at the coffee hut at the top of the hill in Settlers Bay getting their Americanos. Mike continues to serve in a bi-vocational role as pastor and as a PA-C at the local urgent care.



Kelly Sandstrom

Office Manager

Central Office Administrator

Monica Rissew

Central Admin


Annie Bradley

Social Media & Livestream Coordinator


Hannah Nyreen

Lead Pastor Assistant


Julia Bolles

Community Development Coordinator


Pastor Jonathan Walker

Lead Pastor

Church on the Rock, Wasilla, Alaska

Joey Legg

The "IT" Man


Josh O'Donnell

Band of Brothers Director


Pastor Luke Epperson

Director of Operations

COTR Wasilla Campus


Pastor Juampa Martinez

Campus Pastor


Kelly Holmberg

Worship Director

Church on the Rock, Wasilla, Alaska

Joey Legg

Executive Pastor


Paul Sliwa

Youth Pastor


Rick Bonnette

Visitation & Counseling

Annie A

Annie Angaiak

Media Director & Receptionist


Trudy Bonnette

Events coordinator


Dawn Harris

KOTR Admin  Ministry Lead


Joelle Sanchez

KOTR Executive Director & Women's Ministry Director


Chelsea Munn

Elementary K-5th Ministry Lead


Heather Miller

1-3 Year Olds Ministry Lead


Ashley Miller

Childcare Director


Robyn Middleton

Pre-K 4&5  Year Olds Ministry Lead

Kids on the Rock Director

Jaci Marley

Janitorial Director


Mark Mayer

Security Team Lead

David “D.J" Angaiak

David “D.J" Angaiak


COTR Palmer Campus


Chris Miller

Campus Pastor


Fidencio Rodriguez

Worship Pastor


Christine Rodriguez

Children, Youth
& Young Adult Pastor


Sonja Engle

Children's Director


Daniel Echols

Media Director


Kara Guggenmos

Office Administrator

COTR Knik Campus


Mike Michaud

Campus Pastor


Keenen Brown

Worship Director


Josh O’Donnell

Set Up Team Coordinator

COTR Talkeetna Campus

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Renee Thomason

Facilities Director


John Tuohy

Campus Pastor

Church on the Rock, Wasilla, Alaska

Beth Tuohy

Kids on the Rock Director

COTR Willow Campus

Pastor Hank Herlotz, Church on the Rock Willow

Pastor Hank Herglotz

Campus Pastor

worship director Willow

Tyson Dasko

Worship Director


3571 W. Machen Dr
(Mile 45.5 Parks Highway)
Wasilla, Alaska 99654
619 E. Scott Road
Palmer, Alaska 99645
Mile 99 Parks Highway
Talkeetna, Alaska 99676
10015 Redington Road
Wasilla, Alaska 99654
1301 Century Circle
Wasilla, Alaska 99654
31616 W Parks Hwy
Willow, Alaska 99688

Central Offices
PO Box 874693
Wasilla, Alaska 99687