Meet our Pastors and Staff
Greg KriegerLead Pastor
Greg and Sharon were among those first men and women hearing God’s whispers inviting them to dive whole heartedly into the waters which would become known as Rock Harbor! After 15 years of pastoral ministry in the mainstream, God seemed to be calling into the oceans deep of everyday life and struggle. Their hearts burn with a passion to help people see God, embrace His love, follow His lead, and know without question that each one of them is in fact God’s favorite child! This would be their prayer not only for their community, but of course for their own two young adult sons as well, as they venture into their own callings of family, community and career, agents of change in God’s spiritual revolution!
Scott BuetzowCollege and Associate Pastor
Scott has served as the Associate Pastor of Rock Harbor since 2012. His passions and areas of focus include: college students, discipleship and community care. Scott has also served part-time as a chaplain at Sutter Roseville Medical Center since 2015. As a product of Northern California, Scott has learned joy, perseverance and suffering through his allegiance to Bay Area sports teams. He also loves water polo, surfing, and guacamole. He is married to his stunning wife Karen of almost 15 years, and together are attempting to raise their two kids (Jared and Audrey) to love Jesus, life, and the San Francisco Giants.
Dave PabalateWorship Pastor
Dave has been serving Rock Harbor for 9 years. He is a part of the pastoral team as a bi-vocational pastor for the last 6 years. When he is not leading the community in worship on Sundays he is leading others through CrossFit workouts during the week and spending time with his wife Krista and 3 kids Ava, Hudson , and Layla. He has a passion not only for worship but also the expansion of the kingdom of God through discipleship and spiritual formation. Favorite authors are Richard Foster, Henri Nouen, and Dallas Willard. Favorite artists are All sons and daughters and Jon foreman.
Kathy StarkFinance Manager
Kathy has been the Business Manager at Rock Harbor since the church started in 2004. Her favorite part of the job is seeing firsthand how God has been faithful with His provision to our church, even during some tough recession years! Kathy and her husband have two grown sons and a Great Pyrenees dog, Lucy, who takes her job as guard dog very seriously. Kathy enjoys reading, traveling, and being part of a Women’s and Couples’ Life Group.
Bob SimmonsOffice Manager
Bob joined the team at the Manager of Rock Harbor after his Retirement from AT&T. Some will say, he’s the glue that holds things together and others will say he runs the Rock Harbor print shop. Not only does he keep the office organized and working at top speed, he leads the Volunteer Teams every Sunday for Set Up, Usher/Greeters and our Hospitality Team. He and his wife have 3 children and 6 grandchildren all who live in the area. If you can’t find him at Rock Harbor, you’ll probably find him on the island of Maui!
Mika StraitChildren’s Pastor
Mika is the Children’s Pastor here at Rock Harbor. She loves goofing around with and teaching kids. She has a God given desire to help children of all ages to understand and live out a relationship with Jesus. Mika works with a team of volunteers who listen to the Holy Spirit’s leading on how to run the Children’s Ministry. She is simply a goofy girl who loves to laugh, and play games with her husband Todd and 3 daughters Taylor, Kierra, and Larsyn. She will never turn down a gift of chocolate or cookies!
Brittney LandJr. High Director
Brittney has served in several ministries at Rock Harbor she she began attending in 2003, but was specifically called to become the Director of Jr. High Ministries in 2013. She is dedicated to building an environment that allows youth to grow in their relationship with God and His people, through weekly youth groups, Sunday lessons, special events, small group times, and overall discipleship. In addition to facilitating these events and groups times, she also is a wife and mother of 2 little girls; who can be found snagging doughnuts and bouncing around the sanctuary with may of the teens after the Sunday service! Many people tell the JH team that they are “brave” for working with this age group, but each and every one of the team members have something special to offer in transitioning each kid from childhood to their teen years.
Jared ShelbySr. High Director
Jared is going into year three as the Director of High School Ministries for Rock Harbor. He is in charge of leading youth group (called Lighthouse) every Tuesday night as well as leading the high school groups many events and trips including Mexico Outreach, Disneyland, Winter Retreat and many others. Jared loves sports, especially basketball, breakfast food, country music and being outdoors. He and his wife Laeya have a beautiful new baby girl, Grace, and love going on long walks with her and learning about how God views us as His children through her.
Heather TomscakMission’s Director
Heather has been attending Rock Harbor since 2012 and became the Director of Missions in 2016. After graduating from William Jessup University, she worked as the student ministries director and missions director at her old church in El Dorado Hills. Heather has lead mission trips to over 10 countries and loves to introduce people to local and global ways of serving others. Heather has spearheaded our Covenant Kids Congo campaign and keeps the church updated on the missionaries we support as well as local and global service opportunities. In addition to doing ministry with her husband and raising two young daughters, Heather works part time for Youth For Christ and part time for the Pacific Southwest Conference of the Covenant Denomination.
Judy SchostagWomen’s Ministry Director
Judy began attending Rock Harbor in 2012. She joined the Women’s Ministry Team in 2014 and became Director of Women’s Ministry in August of 2015. Judy and her husband Alan both graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University. They have been married for 36 years and have three children. Judy leads a ladies life group and she and Alan are also involved in a couple’s life group. As a cancer survivor, Judy has a passion for helping others find God’s Healing Peace during difficult times. Alan and Judy enjoy their empty nest in the country and taking their yellow lab and golden retriever for walks on their property. Judy loves gardening, boating, cooking, traveling and spending time with her family.
Kevin WellsfryMen’s Ministry Director
Kevin came to Rock Harbor 5 years ago. He has always had a passion to grow as a husband, father and friend and so he jumped right in to help with Men’s Ministry when he and his family started attending Rock Harbor. He enjoys organizing events and creating opportunities for men to connect and “sharpen iron with iron”! He also helps out on the first Sunday of every month on the set-up team. He and his wife have 3 children (one in college and two at Del Oro) and he also went to Del Oro way back in the 80s! He enjoys coaching Special Olympics, as well as getting together with friends and family for a good game of cards, cornhole, ping pong, tennis or fishing.