The Rock's Leadership Team

  • Tim Olof, Lead Pastor

    Pastor Tim followed God's call in 2005 and moved his family from California to Sahuarita, Arizona to start a church. He most enjoys seeing lives transformed, and he is falling in love with Jesus more and more. Tim loves spending time with his family, whether it's going to the park, taking his wife to dinner, playing catch with the football, or walking around the lake in Sahuarita. 


    Email: timolof@therockofsahuarita.com

  • Gary Bivins, Elder

    Gary was called to be an elder at The Rock Church to help shepherd the congregation to a deeper relationship in Christ and to help the congregation recognize their authority in Christ in dealing with issues in their own lives. He enjoys coming alongside people and helping them grow in serving the Lord. Gary has been bowling since he was 16, and still enjoys the competition. 


    Email: gary@therockofsahuarita.com

  • Michael Harris, Elder

    Michael and his wife Laurie spent 4 years as leaders in Marriage Ministries International, and they spent 15 years on the ministry team of Gary Zamora Ministries. They enjoy serving people and getting to know them on a deeper level. Michael enjoys hunting, fishing, gardening, and raising chickens.


    Email: michael@therockofsahuarita.com

  • Jacob Pinkerton, Elder

    Jacob was called to be an elder and step into leadership in the church to utilize his business and finance experience for the Kingdom. He enjoys analyzing problems and looking for solutions, and believes that God's economy is not always easy to explain in the natural. Jacob loves cycling, spending time with his wife and kids, and running his business.


    Email: jacob@therockofsahuarita.com

  • Rob Maple, Pastor

    Rob oversees all operations within the church, as well as our Children's, Student, and Adult Ministries. He has been responsible for the hands-on operations for a number of businesses and organizations, and he has an aptitude for getting things done. He enjoys seeing things run well, particularly when they represent the Father. Rob enjoys the beach, golfing, and working around the house.


    Email: rob@therockofsahuarita.com

  • Kevin King, Teaching Pastor

    Kevin has been teaching for many years, and enjoys teaching with the purpose of removing confusion and enlightening people to something they didn't know before. He believes the Lord motivated the opportunity for him to teach at The Rock, and he sees teaching as directing someone to a destination. Kevin enjoys taking his family out and watching the kids enjoy themselves and each other while he and his wife take it all in.


    Email: kevin@therockofsahuarita.com

  • Shemalya King, Teaching Pastor & Rha director

    Shemalya loves the opportunity to teach because it allows her to help people transition from one place to another. She says it's the joy of a teacher to see "the light turned on" in a mind, and teaching truth to enable accurate transition is the goal! Shemalya is happy doing what God has called her to do, whether that's being a teaching pastor, a director, a mother, or simply loving people! Shemalya and her family have a fun tradition every Friday: Family Night. On family nights, they play games, watch movies, talk, and all sleep in the living room!


    Email: shemalya@therockofsahuarita.com

  • Cristy Olof, Worship Pastor

    Even before Cristy followed God’s lead to start this church with Pastor Tim, God called her to lead others in worship. She feels honored to be the worship pastor and loves watching people worship God. She enjoys her various roles as wife and mom of 6, in leadership responsibilities, and being a Realtor and Notary. She says she is still learning to live a life of balance and grace, and she wants others to know we are on this journey together.


    Email: cristyolof@therockofsahuarita.com

  • Heidi Demorest, Children's Pastor

    Heidi loves working with children because they are eager to learn, and so much fun. She’s worked in childcare in the past, and has three beautiful children. She most enjoys her role as a teacher, and loves watching kids gain a deeper understanding of God. Heidi spends a lot of time with her family and loves being outdoors. 


    Email: heididemorest@therockofsahuarita.com

  • general & stephanie mills, student ministry leads

    Before God called General and Stephanie to Student Ministry, they spent a combined 25 years working in the nonprofit industry, dedicated to serving those in need. Their commitment to servant leadership is long-standing and they are truly passionate in helping all students learn how to think, love and live like Jesus. General and Stephanie enjoy the "simple moments" of life. Whether a quiet evening alone or out camping with their kids; they cherish each moment recognizing the simple beauty of what God has provided! 


    Email: students@therockofsahuarita.com


  • Jim demorest, men's ministry lead

    Jim has spent many years mentoring guys as he himself received life-changing mentorship! Jim is passionate about seeing men transformed into the likeness of Jesus and he will walk beside men to show them how. He enjoys boating trips, jeep runs, dirt bikes, and anything that involves quality time with his family. 


    Email: jiimdemorest@therockofsahuarita.com

  • Maureen gerard-bennett, Women's Ministry Lead

    After retiring from careers in higher education and social services, Maureen has been called to come alongside women as they raise families, pursue careers, and follow after Jesus. Maureen and her husband, David, arrived at the Rock Church in February 2020 and immediately felt at home in this family of believers. They are renovating their retirement home in Green Valley and enjoying southern Arizona immensely. 


    Email: maureen@therockofsahuarita.com

  • Desiree Peace, welcome lead

    Desiree is a military spouse who understands the intimidation of moving and walking into a new church, unfamiliar with the surroundings. Her heart is to welcome everyone who enters The Rock and help them feel comfortable and seen. Desiree counts it a huge blessing when she gets to watch someone get set free because the Holy Spirit had an encounter with them! She loves date nights with her husband and cooking with her daughters. Desiree also enjoys reading and chatting about theology!


    Email: desiree@therockofsahuarita.com

  • Ashleigh Pinkerton, Cafe Lead

    Ashleigh enjoys her role as the cafe team lead because she is a big fan of good coffee and serving others. Her family has been at The Rock since early 2014. Ashleigh loves spending time with her husband and three children, visiting local coffee shops, reading, and freelance writing.


    Email: ashleigh@therockofsahuarita.com

  • NATHAN PEACE, SECURITY/MEDICAL LEAD

    Nathan enjoys ensuring others feel safe and comfortable in their setting. He is a member of our Armed Forces, so he is naturally vigilant and aware of his surroundings. His heart is to be like Michael, a warrior for Jesus. Nathan loves to go hiking, off-roading with his two daughters and wife and is very adventurous. He also has a strong mechanical ability and enjoys wood working and electronics.


    Email: security@therockofsahuarita.com

  • Shelly Kearns, Event Coordinator

    Shelly enjoys people and serving others, and she loves the opportunity to help people feel connected. This is the ministry that drew Shelly into church, so it is dear to her heart. As Shelly puts it, "The Bible says that God creates beauty from ashes, and that is the story of my life!" Shelly likes spending time with her dogs, being with friends, cooking, gardening, and anything outdoors!


    Email: shellykearns@therockofsahuarita.com

  • Morgan King, finance lead

    Morgan enjoys a bookkeeping internship and being a part-time barista. She is happy as long as she knows that she is in the will of God and she loves helping and seeing people find real solutions. She enjoys singing, walking, reading, cooking, baking, planning (with a passion), and quality conversation.


    Email: finance@therockofsahuarita.com

  • John Malozsak, Build to Build Lead

    John has owned several businesses and demonstrates how to allow God to be first in the business world. John is a broker in real estate and owns a property management company. His experience with business, construction, and leadership puts him in a solid position to lead our Build to Build project. John enjoys cars, traveling with his family, and spending time outdoors camping with motor sports.


    Email: johnmalozsak@therockofsahuarita.com