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Pastor Jim Filbeck has been the lead pastor at Rochester Assembly since 2002. As a leader, Jim is known for his gifted biblical preaching, his financial stewardship, and his very personal approach to ministry. Jim has a degree in pastoral ministry from North Central University and served in England and Seattle before arriving in Rochester. He is married to his beautiful wife Julie and has three daughters: Janelle, Jenna, and Janae.
Pastor Andy Cass has been a staff pastor at Rochester Assembly since 2003. Andy has served as the lead youth pastor since his arrival, and has recently transitioned to the role of executive pastor. As a leader Andy is known for his creative and passionate approach to ministry as well as his ability to relate to the younger generation. He is married to his energetic wife Christy, and has two young daughters: Zion, and Zakiyah.
Worship and Women's Pastor
Kati Dean has been the Worship and Women’s Director since 2012. Kati is very relational and is known for her kind heart, beautiful voice, and contagious joy. Kati graduated from North Central University with a degree in music. She is married to her husband Jonas and together they have three young daughters: Francesca, Inez, and Willa.
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Family Life Pastor
Pastor Mike Stehr has been our Family Life Pastor since early 2016! Mike is a gifted preacher, teacher & administrator with over 16 years ministry experience who is passionate about cultivating spiritual growth in the life of every believer. He holds a Bachelors degree in Christian Education and a Masters degree in Christian Leadership from Shalom Seminary. He and his wife Heidi have been married since 1999 and have four kids: Asher, Isabella, Judah, and Constance.
Pastor Reed Cape has been the children’s pastor at Rochester Assembly since 2005. As a leader, 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 has a ministry certificate through Global University. While on staff at Rochester Assembly, Reed met and married his wife Shari. Together they have four wonderful children: McKenna, Samiah, Asa, Briellah.
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Young Adult Pastor
Pastor Jorden Johnson has been on the Pastoral staff since 2010. He is known for his huge heart for missions, his servant attitude, and his multifaceted abilities in drama and video production. Jorden graduated from North Central University with a degree in missions. Since being on staff at Rochester Assembly, Jorden met and married his compassionate wife Brianna.
Pastor Paula Ellefson has been on staff at Rochester Assembly since 2001. Paula is a phenomenal wife and mother who is passionate about ministry to children, adults, and those who need healing from past abortions and miscarriages. Paula earned a ministry license through Global University and is a certified lay counselor. She is married to her husband Chris and has four manly boys: Mason, Brayden, Austin, and Landyn.
Pastor Jono Gates is our newest pastor on staff. He is a recent youth ministry graduate from North Central University. Pastor Jono is passionate about seeing young people realize their God-given full potential.
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Evangelist and Teacher
Eric Samuel Timm serves as Rochester Assembly’s Itinerant Evangelist and a Teaching Pastor. As a leader, Eric is a gifted and engaging speaker and is known for his creative approach and artistry. Eric graduated with a ministry degree from North Central University and is currently pursuing his a Master’s degree. While at North Central Eric met his wife Danielle and now they have three young children: Xavier, Zander, and Zayda.
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Sherrie Walker has served as the church secretary 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 four grandchildren.
Sara Rudquist has served as the church bookkeeper since March of 2012. She and her husband, Rick, are proud parents to 4 sons, Eric, Brian, Justin and Kevin.
Tom is our gifted media specialist. He brings a wide range of video and media experience to Rochester Assembly. He lives in Rochester with his wife, Kristin, and their daughter Shaniya.