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Pastor Art & his wife, Rhonda

Senior Pastor

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Art is an elder and Lead Pastor of the|rock church.  His teaching style is relaxed, but always reflective, as he teaches in a way that brings people into a deeper understanding of what it means to have a relationship with a personal God.  He has a great passion and vision for the Truckee Meadows and feels honored to be pastoring a church that leads people into an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.  He and his wife Rhonda have been married for 32 years, have 5 wonderful grandchildren, and are enjoying life to the fullest!

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Pastor Andy & his wife, Donielle

Executive Pastor

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Andy is an elder and Executive Pastor at the|rock church.  He is a graduate of Sacramento State University with a degree in Finance and Economics, overseeing the business and financial affairs of the church and Pebbles Christian school.  Andy has a great heart for music and is passionate about seeing people draw closer to God through worship.  Andy considers it a privilege to serve as the Worship Leader with such an amazingly gifted Worship Team.  He also serves in the Studentrock Ministry (6th - 12th grade).

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Pastor Brett & his wife, Maria

Associate Pastor

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Brett is an elder and Associate Pastor at the Rock Church. He and his wife Maria have been involved in ministry in the Reno/Sparks area for over 20 years, caring for people both inside and outside of the church. Brett has a Civil Engineering degree from the University of Nevada, has taught high school math and science, and is currently pursuing a degree in Marriage and Family Counseling. Maria teaches Kindergarten in Sparks and has a passion for helping people connect spiritually with God. And Brett loves to help things grow, both in his garden and in people who are pursuing Jesus.

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Sean Moore

Elder

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Sean serves as an elder of the|rock church and owner and stylist of ‘SHEARZ’ Salon.  He has the opportunity to get the pulse of the community which gives him a great understanding of spiritual needs.  Sean and his wife Linda have been citizens of the|rock for 13 years.  He also leads a Men's LIFEteam on Wednesday evenings.  His wife Linda has fulfilled many volunteer roles over the years and is often called upon to assist teams in project planning and processes.

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Nicki Perkins

Executive Assistant

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Nicki Perkins is the Executive Assistant to Pastor Art.  In addition to those responsibilities, she is also the Producer of Sunday Services and Director of Connecting.  Her high energy and enthusiasm for ministry has helped formulate a process for getting people connected at the|rock.  Before coming on board with the|rock staff she was an elementary school teacher for eleven years.  She earned her Bachelor of Education degree at Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota.  Nicki and her husband Robert have been married for 19 years and love spending time with their children.

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Lauren Martelle

Business Manager

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Lauren is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno with a degree in Business Management. She is the Business Manager, overseeing Pebbles Preschool and the church. She feels honored using her education and her passion to see the ministry thrive! She and her husband Cody have been citizens of the|rock church for 10 years and are looking forward to the many exciting plans ahead. Cody also plays drums on the music team. Both Lauren and Cody are involved in various ministries within the church.

Lauren loves to cook, and Cody loves to eat her cooking!  They love to camp and spend time with family and friends.

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Erica Miller

The Rock Thrift Store Manager

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Erica serves as The Rock Thrift Store Manager. She came to the rock in 2003 and has served on the|rock's Worship Team since July of 2005. Erica and her husband Jay blended a family in 2012, and now have a total of 7 amazing kids -- she calls that "extreme motherhood!" Jay enjoys being a part of the Security Team on Sundays while Erica serves on the Worship Team. Erica is also a licensed cosmetologist. When she is "off the clock" from serving, parenting, and working, she loves to cook up some new recipes, and enjoys finding new music & movies!

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Token Barnthouse

StudentRock Leader

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Token has been at the|rock since 2012 and considers it a great honor to lead this very important area of ministry of kidzrock by assisting Kidzrock Director Miss Shanda. He oversees the Kidzrock Bible Bucks Store as well as the Check-In Counter. You'll find him diligently loving and caring for each and every volunteer and child -- and always with a huge smile! Token comes with great experience in ministry, as well his experience as a civilian employee for the US Navy for more than 14 years.

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Chris Coville

Custodian

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Chris works in the Custodian and Maintenance Department at the|rock and has always served in many different capacities, including serving in the Studentrock Ministry (6th - 12th grade). He makes the facility shine with great pride, and is always there to lend someone a hand, no matter what. Not only does the facility shine, Chris' personality and smile shines. In his spare time Chris loves to fish, read, ride his bike, and play video games. He will oftentimes be the first one to greet people as they enter the building, and he'll always do so with a warm smile and a big welcome!

Steve Zimmer

Audio Engineer

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Steve Zimmer came to the|rock in 2005 as an Audio Engineer after working many years as a wildland firefighter. His love for the arts and technology, along with his heart for God, gives him the opportunity to use his gifts and talents in a way that brings excellence to Sunday morning services. When he isn't behind the sound board or in the lighting booth, you'll find him snowboarding, camping, hiking, biking or fishing!

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Terry Alexander

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Terry & his wife ArDean have been citizens of the church for 13 years and have served in various ministries, including Pebbles Preschool.  They currently lead a co-ed LIFEteam on Tuesday evenings. Terry also has a heart and passion to lead people through Financial Peace University, and does so periodically.  Terry is also on the Custodian & Landscape Team and uses his training and education from the University of Georgia in landscaping and irrigation design to maintain the rock facility.  He also received his training from the University of Nevada, Reno as an Irrigation Specialist.  You'll always see him diligently working, but never without a smile and a story to tell!