Staff and Leadership

Essential Rock is an evangelical, non-denominational church. This simply means that the center of our faith is in the person of Jesus Christ, and that we do not have a larger denominational affiliation.


Essential Rock's staff and leadership oversee implementation of the mission and goals of the church. They are the key contacts for each ministry where individuals can obtain ministry services or find ways to get connected in meaningful opportunities to serve.

To contact any member of our team, simply click on their photo.

  • Pastor John Slotten

    Senior Pastor

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  • Jess Burg

    Administrative Assistant and Webmaster

  • Brenda Slotten

    Women's Ministry Leader

    Kid's Church Ministry Leader

  • Todd Vahlsing

    Tech Team and Communications Leader

  • Caitlin Schumacher

    Worship Leader

  • Ed Antkowiak

    Men's Ministry Leader

  • Tina Pfeiffer

    Nursery Care Leader

  • Kay Walsh

    Children's Ministry and Kid's Church