Tim Johnson – SENIOR PASTOR
Pastor Tim is married to Kathryn and they have three children. He is ordained with the Evangelical Free Church of America and taught Old Testament and Hebrew at Nashotah House Theological Seminary. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, earned his Masters in Biblical Studies at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul and holds a doctorate in Biblical Studies from Marquette University.
He grew up in the Midwest living in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin. He served the U.S. Army in Operations Desert Shield and Storm, spent some time briefly in politics and has served as an Executive Pastor. He enjoys reading, playing golf, hiking and traveling. A favorite verse is Proverbs 3:5-6.
Kathryn is a busy Mom who works part-time at Beloit College, is fluent in French, conversant in Spanish, has a heart for international missions and enjoys praising the Lord through song on the worship team and has recently led the Women’s Bible Study. Their children are active in sports, drama, choir and band in the Beloit Turner School District as well as the worship team at Rock Valley Chapel.
Aaron Andries – WORSHIP LEADER
Aaron is a graduate from Judson University in Elgin, Illinois where he earned his Bachelors degree in Worship Arts. Aaron is passionate about worship and music and his goal is to create a space that whether you’re in the congregation or serving on the worship team, you can have the opportunity and freedom to encounter God. Aaron believes that worship should be an essential part in everyday life, not just inside the walls of the church. God has given us all unique gifts in talents and they should be used as joyful offerings back to God. One of Aaron’s favorite passages of scripture is taken from Romans 8: 28-30.
Tessa Schultz- ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Tess is a recent graduate of Hope College in Holland, Michigan where she received a Bachelor of Arts in both Studio Art and Theatre. She grew up in Iowa, walking the fields, and spending as much time outdoors- or with her nose in a book. On top of working as the administrative assistant at RVC, she can also be found freelancing in the area- both in theatre or the arts. One of her favorite passages from the Bible is Matthew 6.
Angela Hoekman – CUSTODIAL MINISTRY
Angie is married to Keith Hoekman and has two daughters, Amy ( Aaron) Grabowski and Karen Hoekman. She grew up in DeForest Wis. but has lived in Beloit since 1980. She had a daycare in her home when her daughters were little and then worked for the foodservice in the Beloit School District for 20 years. She was hired at RVC while her daughters attended college and currently works for mealmagic. Angie leads the Women’s bible study; “Becoming a Woman of Prayer” and has a Revival prayer meeting at RVC every Wed. Night at 6:00 p.m. She loves the book of Psalms, especially verse 118:24 and the verse II Corinthians 1:3-5. “I love to sing and pray while working at RVC.”
Dr. Scott Lownsdale – CHRISTIAN COUNSELOR
Dr. Scott Lownsdale, Ed.D. is a licensed counselor in private practice in Rockford, Illinois with over a quarter century of experience in counseling Christians. For more information on his practice, check out ScottLownsdale.com. Scott and his wife Joni, who is completing her work on her master’s degree in counseling, have been married since 1991 and have two daughters.