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Brian Hays - Lead Pastor
Brian Hays and his family moved to Colorado in 2015 to become the 3rd Lead Pastor of Rock Creek Church. He is married to his wife Sandy and has four kids (Naomi, Luke, Seth and Max). Brian loves all things outdoors, family, sports, history, politics, and preaching the scriptures! He enjoys a good cup of coffee or a pint along with a great conversation.
Alex Rowan - Associate Pastor (Sunday & Discipleship Ministries)
Alex Rowan joined the Rock Creek Church Leadership Team in 2017. He now serves as the Associate Pastor, overseeing Sunday Mornings and Adult Discipleship Ministries. He is married to his wife Amanda and has two young boys (Teddy and Henry).
Mark Popenhagen - Children's Pastor
Mark "The Pope" Popenhagen joined the Rock Creek Church Leadership Team in 2015. He oversees all of our Basecamp Ministries (0-6th grade) during our Sunday services. He has three kids, a granddaughter, and unfortunately likes to root for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Tanner Kaler - Worship/Technology Assistant
Tanner Kaler is a Colorado native and joined the Rock Creek Church staff in January 2021. An avid reader and musician who loves teaching and learning about everything, he married his beloved Amy in May and is enjoying life as a newlywed.
Ethan Arnett - Worship Intern
Ethan Arnett recently returned to Colorado after spending a year at Montana Bible College, where his knowledge and passion for God grew immensely. He loves all things outdoors and cars.
HOW WE LEAD
Rock Creek Church is an Elder led church. Elders are nominated and elected by the congregation to oversee the ministries and operations of the church. The pastoral staff submits to the Elder Board and are responsible for the day-to-day life of the church. The Lead Team is comprised of volunteers who are responsible for specific ministries.