RA Leadership

Pastors & Staff

John Skipworth

Lead Pastor

Pastor John Skipworth has a tremendous anointing and calling on his life to shepherd the people of God and to lead. He is also a strong family man who loves spending time with his wife, Brooke, and their three children; Finley, Fisher, and Foster. Pastor John is a seasoned leader and is highly skilled in organizational structure and leadership. He is also a passionate and gifted communicator of the gospel who preaches the Bible. His passion to reach the lost and change this city for the glory of God is evident to all who know him.

Mike Stehr

Executive Pastor

Pastor Mike is an anointed preacher, teacher and leader who is passionate about helping people mature into their God-ordained destiny.  An avid learner, Pastor Mike holds a bachelor's degree in Christian Education and two master's degrees in leadership.  He is also highly active within the Assemblies of God MN District, serving as Presbyter of the SE Section, Board Member and Instructor for the MN School of Ministry and is a member of the MN Men’s Ministry advisory team.  He and his wife, Heidi, have been married since 1999 and have 2 adult children and 2 high school age children.

Crystal Creed

Connection & Women's Pastor

Pastor Crystal has a passion for encouraging women to walk boldly in all that God has for them. She graduated from SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary with a degree in Biblical studies. She and her husband, Jacob, have one daughter, Ryker.

Jorden Johnson

Young Adult's & Missions Pastor

Pastor Jorden is known for his huge heart for missions, his love for sharing God’s word, his servant attitude, and his multifaceted abilities in drama and theatrical production. He has graduated from North Central University with a degree in Intercultural Studies.  Jorden and his wife, Bri, together have two sons, Ezekiel and Simon.

Rachelle Bernard

Family Life Pastor

Pastor Rachelle loves to connect people to each other and to a God who is always faithful. She loves seeing Jesus transform lives through teaching, preaching and training.  Rachelle and her husband, Bob, have 3 sons: Pauley, Payton, and Jackson.

Chad Parker

Worship Pastor

Raised in a pastor’s home, Pastor Chad has always had a heart for the local church; he desires to see people go to a deeper place of worship and experience God like never before. He and his wife, Casi, have 6 children and 3 grandchildren.

Jono Gates

Students Pastor

Pastor Jono received his degree in Youth Ministry from North Central University. Known for his dynamic preaching and relational leadership approach, Pastor Jono is passionate about seeing young people realize their God-given full potential.

Reed Cape

Kid's Pastor

As a leader, Pastor Reed has a passion for building strong Christian families and is known for his ability to relate to children with a father’s heart. Reed studied through  AG Global University and is ordained with the Assemblies of God.  He has been in full-time kids ministry for over 25 years. He and his wife, Shari, have four children: McKenna, Samiah, Asa, and Briellah.

Gregory Jacob III

Media Director

Greg received his Bachelor's Degree in Communications with a concentration on Digital Media Production. He has a servant leader's heart and takes pride in keeping everyone connected through social media and our online worship experiences. He is married to his wife, Kendra.

Joshua Kackley

Production Director

Joshua has a bachelor’s degree in biblical theology and pastoral ministry. He found his love for media and production in college where he then began learning and growing in audio and visual design. He has been married to his wife, Robyn, for 3 years now. They both love coffee, food and traveling!

Mark Johnson

Facilities Director

Mark considers it an honor to take care of our facility, which is a little over 88,000 square feet in size, as we strive to provide a place that people can come to know and grow in their walk with Jesus. He and his wife, Julie, have been married 35+ years and have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.

Cathy Lorenzen

Events Coordinator

Cathy has served as the Events Coordinator since March of 2020, assisting with church events, weddings and funerals. She and her husband, Jeff, have 1 son, Andrew, 1 granddaughter, Brooklynn, and 5 fur babies.

Sara Rudquist

Financial Administrator

Sara has served as the Financial Administrator since March of 2012.  She and her husband, Rick, are proud parents to 4 young adult sons.  The Rudquists have served as Chi Alpha Missionaries, pastors, and in other ministry capacities across the country prior to their move to Rochester in 2010.

Sherrie Walker

Office Administrator

Sherrie has served as the Office Administrator since 2001. Sherrie has been a central part of the Rochester Assembly ministry team and the office experience.  She is married to her husband, Dave, and they are very proud parents of two daughters, Katelyn and Mikayla, and grandparents to five grandchildren.

Karyssa Shoemaker

Littles Coordinator

Karyssa had volunteered at a camp for kids with special needs for 10 years, and enjoyed learning and growing with the campers each year. In September of 2019, God called her into the Littles Ministry at Rochester Assembly. She is married to Tyler, and they have 2 children: Hayden and Ananiah.