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Pastor Bill Halter

I am Pastor Bill Halter and am excited to be the Pastor at Rockford UMC and to welcome everyone to join our family to grow in our faith journey together. My wife Sharon and I have been married for 40 years. Our children are our two dogs Gabby and Ace. Sharon is a home based Multimedia IT Educator at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine, Ohio.

I retired after 30 years as a middle school/high school social studies teacher and coach. 26 of the 30 years teaching were at Riverside Local Schools in DeGraff, Ohio. I am a seminary graduate of Methodist Theological School in Ohio and was ordained as Elder in 2017. I first served at Maplewood UMC and Lockington UMC in Shelby County and at Aley UMC in Beavercreek.

I enjoy cooking food, eating food and sharing food, playing golf, The Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland professional sports. I also enjoy spending quality time with friends. I love all people. I accept people where they are on their faith journey and encourage myself and others to seek god first in all things.

He has told you, human one, what is good and what the Lord requires from you: to do justice, embrace faithful love, and walk humbly with your God.- Micah 6:8



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.



Kim Trisel
Office Manager Kim Trisel

KIMBERLY TRISEL joined RUMC as the office manager in June 2019.  She is a graduate of Huntington University with a degree in music education.  She also is a Certified Christian Educator through the Presbyterian Church USA.  Kim has been married to Don since 1991 and they have three children.


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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