Matt RIENIETS: Lead PASTOR
Matt is a recent graduate of Lutheran Brethren Seminary in Fergus Falls, MN. He grew up in Tioga North Dakota, is married to his wife Julia, and is a father to Thor (5), Phoebe (3), and Amelia (1). Matt loves to tell others about the good news of what Jesus has done for them whether that is on a Sunday morning, in small groups, or out in the community. He is also an avid fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (or just football in general). In his spare time he enjoys all things related to roasting/brewing coffee, woodworking, music, scootering, and most of all - finding new ways to have fun with his kids.
Paul Fauquet: Youth & Young Adult Director, Worship Leader
Paul Fauquet is the director of Youth, Young Adult, and Worship Ministries at Rock of Ages. He has served the church since 2014 and always loves to meet a new face. If you are interested in getting involved in any capacity as a musician, volunteer, or simply looking to plug in, he would love to talk to you.
Pastor Roger Olson: Japanese Ministry Pastor
Pastor Roger served as a missionary to Japan for many years before returning to the PNW with his wife Sue. Together they minister to Japanese exchange students around the Seattle area as well as lead the Japanese congregation at Rock of Ages Church.
Paul fraser: japanese ministry pastoral intern
Paul Fraser graduated from Lutheran Brethren Seminary in 2021. He moved from Minnesota to Washington along with his wife, Alexa, and two boys, Arthur & Oswald, to accept a call at Rock of Ages as a Pastoral Intern focused primarily in working with the Japanese Ministry. He and his wife are both interested in Japanese language and culture and are hoping to one day pursue ministry opportunities in Japan.