Mark, along with his wife Kerstin and sons Titus and Seth are a tremendous blessing to church family. Mark is serving as our lead Teaching Pastor and loves spending time with people especially his family. Mark relaxes by being outdoors fishing and hunting.
"In college I was running after the world and as this world was falling apart, I began to understand the grace that is found in a relationship with Jesus. In February 1994, I finally surrendered and Jesus took my broken life and gave me a new life, the abundant life that stretches into eternity."
Associate Pastor: Lou Jenkins
Lou is married to Veronica and they have two kids: Leland and Morgan. The Jenkins have lived in Gillette since 2008. Lou is serving as our Associate Pastor and he loves hanging out with his family, going for a hike and he loves to read.
"I grew up in church, I knew the rules, and I knew how to act the part. I even made a profession of faith at a very early age, but it wasn't until some years later that I truly understood my sinfulness and need of a Savior. I embraced the truth of the Gospel and Jesus as my Lord and Savior. He's changed everything!
Elder: Timothy Young
Personal Testimony: Commitment Story
I was raised in a church-going family, heard the gospel many times as a youth, and attended summer camps. I found out later in life that I had never really taken the gospel to heart evidenced by my lascivious lifestyle including partying and self-indulgence in many forms of sin. I committed my life to Christ around January 2003. It was then that Christ began to do amazing work in my heart. The bondage to sin and the flesh was broken by the love of God in Christ. It is by grace that I have been saved through faith, not of myself, but a gift of God, I have naught to boast in save Christ. Thank you, Lord of Lords and King of Kings.
Elder: Brad Powell
Brad and his wife Melissa have called Gillette home since 1999, and Living Rock has been their church home since 2008. They have three adult children: Kolten and his wife Katie (along with granddaughter Elise and grandson Jack) in Laramie, daughter Brenna also in Laramie, and son Mason who’s currently a student at MSU in Billings. Brad loves to spend time with family and chasing grandkids. Brad is a veterinarian who enjoys reading, learning, baseball, and the outdoors in his free time.
Personal Testimony: “I grew up in a very religious family who faithfully served and attended our local church. However, I learned our motivation was trying to please God by our good deeds, rather than living for Him out of gratitude. Then I discovered GRACE and the real good news of the Gospel at the age of 30- life has never been the same. I have never lost the amazement of what God has done for me, and I have committed my life to studying the Word, living a life of worshipful response, and sharing this GOOD NEWS with others.”
Children's Coordinator & Office Administrator:
EmmaJulia and her husband Spencer have one son, Simon. They have lived in Gillette since 2018. EmmaJulia serves as both the Children’s Coordinator and Office Administrator. She enjoys spending time with her growing family, playing board games, and camping.
Personal Testimony: I grew up going to church but always felt something was missing in my relationship with God. It was only when I started to study the Bible that God’s love captivated and changed me. For the first time I felt the joy and hope of the Holy Spirit. The Lord has given me new life and it is my daily prayer that He will use me to bring Him glory.
Facilities Manager: Cara Rodgers
Testimony: From the time I was a little girl, I have been taught about the Lord. However, my faith was founded on rules and fears.
Not until my adult years did I genuinely understand God’s love and grace, and the gravity of what He did for me on the cross.
My desire is for God to use me to bring honor to His name.