DEAN HAWK, Lead Pastor


Dean is the founding pastor of Rock.  He has been married to his wife, Kim since 1983 and they have three adult children; Alesha, Allyson, and Preston. Since 1981 Dean has served in the full-time ministry.  Prior to starting the church in 2004, he served as a Youth and Associate Pastor in three different churches.   Along with his current pastoral duties, Dean is also an adjunct professor at Charis Bible College in Woodland Park.

One word that would describe Dean is “creative.”  Through illustrated sermons, stories, and visuals he makes the Bible come alive with his creative communication style to ignite people in their walk with God. His favorite thing about being a pastor is connecting with people.  Every Sunday you will find him hanging out in the lobby before or after services greeting people.   

Dean’s favorite guilty pleasure is Oreo Cookies.  He enjoys most movies based on true stories (but with lots of action) and his favorite chick flick is The Notebook because he hopes when he leaves this earth he goes with Kim.  Dean enjoys working out, skiing, and spending time with his wife.  The ultimate vacation for him is being on a cruise ship in the Caribbean.  A few things on his bucket list are to skydive, scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef, and see a dead person come back to life. The best book Dean has read so far this year is Die Empty.

KIM HAWK, Lead Pastor


Kim has served in the ministry alongside her husband, Dean, since 1983. From kids to teenagers and adults, she enjoys ministering to all ages. Along with her role as CFO for Rock, she manages Dean Hawk Ministries, teaches aerobics, and is a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer in the community--although her favorite role is being married to her best friend.

Her energetic and contagious attitude, in addition to her love for her church family are evident. Kim has served in multiple roles since the inception of the church including Children’s Pastor and Women’s Director. She is affectionately known most around the office for statements such as, “How many bids did you get?” and “Do you have a coupon for that?”
Kim loves date day with her husband, Dean, where they can be found enjoying a movie, going to the mountains, shopping, hiking or reading books. She loves to exercise, hopes to visit Fiji someday, and is ecstatic when the bank statement balances the first time.

AARON PENDLETON, Associate Pastor

BRAD FONTAINE, Worship Pastor

MATT SHERMAN, Youth & Family Pastor


Matt Sherman has been serving in youth ministry since 1999.  Although occupational ministry was not originally his original life’s ambition, he witnessed firsthand the course of a teenager’s life being directed to pursuing a life in Christ and then found the cause and purpose of his own life.  That cause has only been strengthened with an urgency to see teen’s lives transformed to which he will dedicate the rest of his life to fulfill this purpose. Matt is committed to showing teenagers that they are loved, accepted and that they can find their identity, hope, forgiveness, joy, freedom, guidance and encouragement as a follower of Christ.

Besides his love for his beautiful wife, Jeannie, and two amazing daughters, Ruby and Haven, he loves fire and coffee. The book Greater by Steven Furtick is one of his favorites and he hopes to hike the Grand Canyon at some point in his life.  Did we mention he LOVES coffee?

DOUG NOLAN, South Campus Pastor

SARAH GREGOR, Volunteer Coordinator


Having spent most of her life involved in volunteer ministry working with children and youth, Sarah Gregor has invested several years in the corporate world learning organizational structure and management. She is ecstatic to be a part of the Rock Family Church community and to put her life and work experience to use in a way that will foster growth in Christ for herself and in those around her.
Sarah is married to Gary, her high school sweetheart, who shares similar passions for investing in the lives of families for the glory of God. They were both born and raised in sunny Southern California but love their life in Colorado Springs with their son as they enjoy new life adventures.
Sarah loves anything outside including hiking, camping, fishing, shooting (guns and bow), boating and picnics. She is passionate about helping people in any way possible. Sarah hopes to travel overseas someday.

CAREY BLAKE, Office Manager


Carey was born in Orange County, California and raised in the north Denver area.

She is happily married to Dale, her high school sweetheart, for nearly 25 years. They have 2 grown children and a brand new grandbaby!  Carey assists on the financial side of things here at Rock Family Church. She has close to 15 years in the financial industry and enjoys using her time and talents to help others any way she can. 

She spends her time reading, hiking, traveling, game nights with family and repurposing old things to new. 

Carey's passion is to see people transformed by an encounter with the Living God, to know Him and abide in His Love. 

LINETTE HOLLANDSWORTH, Administrative Assistant


Linette was born in Lubbock, TX but grew up “everywhere” as an Air Force brat.  She married her husband, Michael (active duty Air Force) in December of 1991.  They have traveled the world with their children, Nathaniel and Hannah.  They moved to Colorado Springs in October of 2016.  They acquired a daughter-in-love, Paige, in June 2017 and their son (also active duty Air Force) now lives in Florida with her.
Linette loves to be with her family, read, hike, swim, and laugh. Laughing is her favorite.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology.  She loves Rock Family Church and enjoys growing in her relationship with Christ.


CHARISSA SUDBURY, Dare to Care Coordinator


Charissa is a SoCal born girl who traded the beach for the mountains in 2014.  She married her high school sweetheart and best friend, Greg, in 1999 and they have three beautiful children:  Ezra, Jeremiah and Kate.  In addition, they have a spoiled Golden Retriever rescue dog named Finn.  Growing up in church brought many opportunities to volunteer including working with children, youth and missions.  One highlight of her young adult years was being able to live in Mexico City as a missionary.  Before moving to the Springs, she and her husband served as associate pastors at a local church in Ventura, CA.  She believes there is no greater joy than loving children the way Jesus loves them and is excited to be a part of a church family that believes so heartily in reaching their community.
She enjoys reading a good book, being outdoors with her family, cooking and baking (yes, even at this altitude), all things Star Wars and caramel popcorn.

BLYTHE WINKLEMANN, Children's Director



SARAH WILLIAMS, Nursery Coordinator

LINDSAY BUENA, Preschool Coordinator


Lindsay was saved at 6 and has been actively involved in church her entire life.  She served two years in the discipleship program Master's Commission where she met her husband Brent. They have a son Gabriel who is the joy of their life! They moved to Colorado in the summer of 2014 and became apart of Rock Family Church shortly after. Lindsay has been working with children since she was 17 years old and has worked in everything from city and elementary school programs to children's ministry and those with special needs.

She is excited to be a part of the RFC team and enjoy your amazing kids! Lindsay loves baseball, country music, photography, and exploring this beautiful state!

ALISHA OLIVARES, 5K Mining Coordinator

JESSIE GONZALES, Adventure 123 Coordinator



AMANDA PATTEN, Hangar 45 Coordinator

BRENT BUENA, Media Coordinator

MARK SHERMAN, Videography & Photography

TONI SMEDLEY, First Impression of Facilities


Toni has been married to her husband, Rod, since 1994.  She and her husband were foster parents for seven years and were blessed to be able to adopt four children. Toni had the pleasure to be a stay at home mom for 14 years and now she takes great pride in preparing the church for Sundays.

Toni enjoys being involved in the Women's Ministry and her favorite time of the year is fall because she loves watching the colors change on trees, the cooler weather, and burning fall scented candles. Toni also has a great time doing crafts, cooking, reading, and searching Pinterest.

SCOTT MEIER, Facilities & Media



KENN WADDELL, Facilities


DEAN HAWK, President of the Board of Directors
KIM HAWK, Board Member


As Senior Pastor, Pastor Dean serves as President of the Board of Directors. He founded Rock Family Church in 2004 with his wife and three children (who are now adults) Alesha, Allyson and Preston. Pastor Dean has loved every minute of this journey and looks forward each Sunday with anticipation to reaching people for Jesus. His favorite part of every service is the altar call.  Kim serves as CFO of the church and also serves on the Board.


RON GEORGE, Secretary


Ron George and his family have been members of Rock Family Church since the church started in 2004. 
Ron has been a successful businessman working in the high tech industry in the US, Europe, Middle East, and Asia for nearly 30 years.  He retired from HP after 27 years, and is now an executive for a local high tech company based in Colorado Springs.
Ron and his family have served with several church startups, and have enjoyed serving as Rock Family Church has blossomed.  Ron has been married over 25 years, and has three adult children living in Colorado.


KEVIN ORF, Board Member


Kevin Orf is a successful business owner in Colorado Springs and has been with Rock Family Church since inception.  He has two grown sons and has been married to his wife, Janie, for almost 30 years.  Kevin has served in the youth department, ushers and many other areas over the years.


CRAIG TAYLOR, Vice President


Pastor Craig Taylor has been the Senior Pastor at Family Life Church in Lake Jackson, Texas, for over 23 years.   Craig and his wife, Sandy, have been married for more than 30 years and have two grown children and a thriving church.




The Considine family joined Rock Family Church in the summer of 2010 after relocating from Jacksonville, FL. He and his wife Mandie enjoy serving on our Welcome/Greeter Team. They have 3 children: Eli, Emma, & Miles. Craig works in the finance and banking industry and can be seen most every time the doors are open at the church..



Pastor Mark is Senior Pastor of New Creation Church in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.  He served in various capacities there for 10 years before assuming the pastorate in March of 1992.