RA Leadership

Pastors & Staff

Mike Stehr

Lead Pastor

Pastor Mike is an anointed preacher, teacher and leader.  As a recipient of God’s grace, Mike is passionate about “sowing grace” and 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. They have 3 young adult children and 1 high school age child.

Jorden Johnson

Executive Pastor

Pastor Jorden is known for his huge heart for reaching people with the message of the Gospel, 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

Community & Engagement 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.

Reed Cape

Kids 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.

Joshua Kackley

Young Adults Pastor

Joshua has a bachelor’s degree in biblical theology and pastoral ministry.  He has a passion to see people come into a deep and real relationship with Jesus. Josh and Robyn are an incredible gift to our young adults community. If you are looking for ways to get connected and serve here at Rochester Assembly Pastor Josh would love to connect with you! He has been married to his wife, Robyn, for 3 years now. They both love coffee, food and traveling!

Tyler Grant

Seniors Pastor

Pastor Tyler desires to help people live wholehearted daily lives. He endeavors to help senior adults live from a place of love, know they are loved by God, and use this knowledge to put love into daily action towards others. He has a passion to help others be who God created them to be, encouraging them to be comfortable in their own skin as an expression of who God has called them to be. Pastor Tyler and his wife Melodee have two adult sons and two grandchildren.

Caleb Simerson

Students Pastor

Pastor Caleb was called into the ministry at the age of 17 and has developed a passion to love the next generation and preach the good news of the gospel message.  He grew up in Austin, Minnesota, where he met and married his wife, Alysa.   Caleb studied at Global University and is now a Licensed Minister with the Assemblies of God.

Julie Call

Discipleship Pastor

After a successful career outside of vocational ministry, Pastor Julie answered God’s call to ministry in 2018 and earned her ministerial license from the Minnesota District of the Assembly of God in 2022. She is passionate about learning, teaching, and passing on the gift of discipleship to others. She is married to Tim and has 3 bonus sons, Ben, Erik, and Matt. They have blessed Tim and Pastor Julie with 3 grandchildren, Zach, Naomi, and Collins.

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 and his wife Kendra have a daughter, Ava.

Kelli Smith

Littles Coordinator

Kelli has a heart for children and serving. She is purposeful about bringing rich gospel truths into our littles lives through scripture memory, prayer, and activities. Kelli and her husband Andy have four children Jesalyn, Olivia, Mitchell and Judah.

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.

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.