Kyle has been the only lead pastor Rock Hill has known. In September of 2006, he and his wife Liz moved up to Duluth to begin the work of starting a new church. They partnered with Anchor Point Community Church for a short time and then with their blessing planted Rock Hill Community Church in December of 2007. Kyle attended Northwestern College in St. Paul, MN where he got Bachelors Degree in both History and Bible. After graduating in 2003, he began ministry in Forest Lake, MN at Centennial Evangelical Free Church as their associate pastor. His passions as a pastor are to see people meet Jesus, experience the ongoing transformation of the gospel, plant more churches and develop leaders to fuel an ever-growing movement of churches committed to engaging this current culture with the life-changing message of Jesus
Drew and his wife Jami moved to Duluth in October of 2012 as Drew joined the staff of Rock Hill. Drew grew up in Cincinnati, OH, lived in the nation of Texas for nine years, and then began to make his way up to the colder climates. He lived in Louisville, KY and Minneapolis, MN before getting married and moving to Duluth. Drew has a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Baylor University and a Masters of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Drew also studied at and loves Redeemer Seminary in Dallas, TX. Drew enjoys spending time with his wife, great conversation, travel, people from other cultures and nations, reading, teaching, sports of all kinds, and is a want to be outdoorsman who grew up in the suburbs. Drew loves the local church and longs to see the gospel transform our lives, our city, and the nations of the earth.
Aaron has been part of Rock Hill from the beginning. Born and raised in Duluth, Aaron and his wife Amy returned after living in the twin cities for several years to start and raise a family here in 2004. Almost immediately they plugged in with a group of like minded people to plant Anchor Point Community Church and were very blessed to be a part of the felloswhip there for a little over two years. The Johnson’s liked church planting so much that when Kyle shared his vision for Rock Hill Community Church they decided to join up right away. Aaron attended The University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN where he got Bachelors of Science degree in International Economics. His passions are coaching and developing leaders and seeing the community changed through the Gospel of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit. Aaron enjoys coaching and is an assistant varsity football coach for a local High School. He and his wife Amy have four childeren, Josh, Zach, Emma, and Clara and are excited to see God continue to grow their family.
David and his wife, Angela, arrived in Duluth in 2009. After four years of living in other states, they were happy to be back in a place where David’s Twins hats didn’t look so out of place! Both David and Angela grew up in the Twin Cities area and had long prayed that an opportunity would arise for a move to Minnesota. They attended one service at Rock Hill and knew they had found a home! Now they live near UMD and St. Scholastica and really enjoy being involved with many of Rock Hill’s college students. David also enjoys teaching and occasionally preaching (when Kyle is away). David has a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Minnesota (Go Gophs!). David and Angela have two kids, Jesse and Piper
Luke Olson and his wife Amber both became Christians as students at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. After graduating with a degree in Psychology Luke went on to work for a few years in the secular workforce before answering a call into full time ministry with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. There, Luke served students for two years before transferring to Duluth, MN in 2010 to work at the University of Minnesota – Duluth. Luke has a passion for seeing healthy local churches planted which put Christ on display to a watching city! Luke also enjoys gardening, hunting, fishing, composting, Tolkien mythology, french-pressed coffee, and complex strategy board games. Luke and Amber have 4 children: Ezra – age 5, Elijah – age 3, Gabriel – age 2, and Hannah – age 2 months.