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CENTRAL LEADERSHIP TEAM

 PASTOR JONATHAN WALKER

“THE TORCHBEARER”    

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

“THE FIXER”    

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 JUAMPA MARTINEZ

“THE COLOMBIAN”    

Pastor Juan “Juampa” Martinez, our Wasilla Campus Pastor, is a husband, father, runner, and non-coffee drinking Colombian. 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 lively 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 has taken many roles in his time at Church on the Rock, his heart being to serve where God is inviting him and where he is needed.  Juampa is an ultra-runner and Ironman/Alaskaman athlete, who enjoys the outdoors with his wife and family. They are always up for a good adventure!

 PASTOR Chris Miller

“THE GIANT SLAYER”    

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

“THE ADMIRAL”    

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.

COTR Central SERVICES

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Pastor Jonathan Walker

Lead Pastor

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Kelly Sandstrom

Office Manager

Central Office Administrator

Monica Rissew

Central Admin

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Daniel Echols

Assistant to Lead Pastor

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Julia Bolles

Community Partner Development

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Josh O'Donnell

Media and Programming Director

COTR Wasilla Campus

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Pastor Juampa Martinez

Campus Pastor

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Paul Sliwa

Youth Pastor

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Annie Angaiak

Campus Admin & Media Director

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Joelle Sanchez

KOTR Executive Director & Women's Ministry Director

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Dawn Harris

KOTR Admin  Ministry Lead

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Robyn Middleton

Pre-K 4&5  Year Olds Ministry Lead

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Renee Petty

Fresh Start Director

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Chelsea Munn

Elementary K-5th Ministry Lead

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Heather Miller

1-3 Year Olds Ministry Lead

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Ashley Miller

Childcare Director

Mark-Mayer

Mark Mayer

Security Team Lead

Elaine Yadao

Elaine Yadao

Janitorial Director

COTR Palmer Campus

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Chris Miller

Campus Pastor

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Fidencio Rodriguez

Worship Pastor

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Christine Rodriguez

Children, Youth
& Young Adult Pastor

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Sonja Engle

Children's Director

DANIAL

Daniel Echols

Media Director

Kara

Kara Guggenmos

Office Administrator

COTR Talkeetna Campus

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Renee Thomason

Facilities Director

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John Tuohy

Campus Pastor

Church on the Rock, Wasilla, Alaska

Beth Tuohy

Kids on the Rock Director

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Tyson Dasko

Worship Director

COTR Willow Campus

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Pastor John Tuohy

Interim Campus Pastor

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Tyson Dasko

Worship Director

Locations

Wasilla
3571 W. Machen Dr
(Mile 45.5 Parks Highway)
Wasilla, Alaska 99654
Palmer
619 E. Scott Road
Palmer, Alaska 99645
Talkeetna
Mile 99 Parks Highway
Talkeetna, Alaska 99676
Willow
31616 W Parks Hwy
Willow, Alaska 99688
Central Offices
PO Box 874693
Wasilla, Alaska 99687
admin@churchak.org
907-373-7910
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