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Pastor Chip
Pastor Chip Steffy

PASTOR ‘CHIP’ STEFFY has served with the people of the Rockford community since July of 2009.  He is a graduate of The Ohio State University and holds two Masters degrees from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio.  He and his wife, Janet, have three daughters and four grandchildren.    



Youth Pastor Nathan Rupp

NATHAN RUPP has been the Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries since July of 2013.  He is a graduate of Huntington University with a double major in Missions and Youth Ministry.  Nathan and his wife Kara have been married since Nov of 2013.  An avid runner, Nathan also works throughout the year with the Parkway Local Schools Jr and Sr High Cross Country and Track Teams.



Office Manager Susan Sheppard

SUSAN SHEPPARD has served as the Office Manager since 2002.  She is also well known locally for her creative gifts that include sewing, and quilting.   She and husband Darrell enjoy supporting the musical and educational efforts of their grandchildren.   She continues to think of herself as a ‘transplanted Hoosier.’



Organist Janice Frederick

JANICE FREDERICK has served more than 50 years as an organist and choir accompanist in the local church.  Janice currently plays the organ for the Traditions worship experience on Sunday mornings at 8:30.   She and her husband Jerry enjoy traveling.

Contemporary Worship Leader Paula Linn

PAULA LINN has served as the lead musician and keyboard player for the ENGAGE Worship experience on Sunday mornings at 10:30 since 2012.  Paula is also in demand as an accompanist for soloists and choirs in the Parkway school system and plays trombone in an area community concert band.   Paula and her husband Randy have three daughters and six grandchildren.

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