Staff

STAFF

Office Administrator

Executive Pastor

Accounting Supervisor

Lead Pastor

An Indiana native, Austin has worked at churches in the...

Preschool & Elementary School Director

Associate Pastor I CrossFit

Facility Director

Rose Johnson

Position: Office Administrator

Dakota Kildoo

Position: Executive Pastor

Janet Clark

Position: Accounting Supervisor

Austin Martin

Position: Lead Pastor

An Indiana native, Austin has worked at churches in the Phoenix, Detroit, and Chicago areas. Austin is passionate about helping everyone discover God’s work in their life, regardless of where they’ve been or what they’ve done. Austin also holds strong opinions about baseball, basketball, queso dip, and daylight savings time.

When not hanging with his family, Austin is the Lead Pastor at Chaparral Christian Church in Scottsdale, AZ. He holds a Bachelors in Biblical Literature from Ozark Christian College, an MA in Church History/Historical Theology and an MA in Theology from Lincoln Christian Seminary.

Austin is married to Rachel with 3 kids, a pretentious dog, and an old off-brand Toyota.

Sara Perrine

Position: Preschool & Elementary School Director

Don Ritter

Position: CFO

Cory Rocha

Position: Associate Pastor I CrossFit

Michael Statler

Position: Facility Director

 

Elders

Lead Pastor

An Indiana native, Austin has worked at churches in the...

My husband Gary and I joined Chaparral when we moved...

Brad is a native Arizonan and a graduate of Camelback...

Steve and his family have attended Chaparral Christian Church for...

Elder Board Chair

I have been a part of Chaparral since 2008. I...

I was born and raised in Michigan, where I married...

Treasurer

Keith is a retired Lieutenant Colonel who served more than...

Austin Martin

Position: Lead Pastor

An Indiana native, Austin has worked at churches in the Phoenix, Detroit, and Chicago areas. Austin is passionate about helping everyone discover God’s work in their life, regardless of where they’ve been or what they’ve done. Austin also holds strong opinions about baseball, basketball, queso dip, and daylight savings time.

When not hanging with his family, Austin is the Lead Pastor at Chaparral Christian Church in Scottsdale, AZ. He holds a Bachelors in Biblical Literature from Ozark Christian College, an MA in Church History/Historical Theology and an MA in Theology from Lincoln Christian Seminary.

Austin is married to Rachel with 3 kids, a pretentious dog, and an old off-brand Toyota.

Dr.Rhonda Anderson

My husband Gary and I joined Chaparral when we moved to Arizona in 1982. Married for 55 years, we travel with our family, enjoy Santa Fe Opera and the Scottsdale Arts, Jazz in Vail in the summer and on the Jazz cruises. We both volunteer for charities and we like sports and love being with our grandchildren and children. I am a nurse and professionally in “preferment” after retiring from my Cardon Children’s Medical Center CEO position. I have been a nurse for over 50 years caring for adults, children, and behavioral health patients and teaching at universities in Nursing and Healthcare Administration programs. I have held CEO, COO, and CNO positions in Illinois, Connecticut and Arizona. I currently consult for health systems and also accredit Medical Travel programs internationally and domestically. My volunteer work incudes being a board member and/or chairing AZ Nurses Foundation, AONL Nurses Foundation, Ryan House, Feeding Matters, Healing the Children, Make a Wish, GCU International Nursing Advisory Council, Chamberlain University, Banyan, Cymedica, Prolucent, Honor Health Quality Committee, and I am President of American Nurses Credentialing Center. I am a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, American College of Healthcare Executives and American College of Healthcare Trustee.

Brad Auten

Brad is a native Arizonan and a graduate of Camelback High School (Phoenix), Pacific Christian College (Fullerton, CA), and Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, CA) with an MA in Theology. He was a commercial beekeeper for 26 years in Arizona and 6 other Western States. He did his chaplain training through the Clinical Pastoral Education program at Banner Thunderbird Hospital (72 weeks of direct spiritual care). Shortly after this training, he was hired as a chaplain by Christian Care/Fellowship Square in 2004. He has worked there for fifteen years.

He lives in North Phoenix and is married to Marianne who is a counselor for Paradise Valley Community College. Brad and Marianne have two children Bethany an innovator for ASU (Tempe), and Andrew who works for McKesson (Phoenix). Brad enjoys travel, white water rafting, history, gardening, playing guitar, and of course the study of scriptures

Steve Streich

Steve and his family have attended Chaparral Christian Church for 27 years. He has served and participated in church leadership roles since 2002. His wife Rebecca has worked in the childcare rooms over that same time.  Steve is a national sales and marketing manager for ErgonArmor, an industrial protective coatings and linings manufacturer, and a student of leadership principles and development. He is currently attending Northern Arizona University pursuing a master’s in organizational leadership. Steve loves all kinds of music and has an eclectic selection of music from old time jazz to country, blue grass, and heavy metal. Steve loves to cook and constantly tries new recipes both in his home kitchen and out on his smoker.

Steve and Rebecca have three grown children three grandchildren and will soon welcome a fourth grandchild.

Dr. Marty Rozelle

Position: Elder Board Chair

I have been a part of Chaparral since 2008. I love to ride horses, travel, volunteer, and spend time with my two dogs. Professionally, I develop and facilitate strategies to integrate public values into technical decisions by thoughtfully engaging stakeholders in complex projects that affect their jurisdictions and their lives. Examples include the siting of municipal landfills, dams and reservoirs, high and low-level nuclear waste repositories, highways, high voltage transmis­sion lines, power plants, and other energy-related projects. In Arizona, I do a lot of work with water resources including consensus on the best way to manage the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon or gaining agreement from 80 stakeholder entities on how to share and pay for the additional water needed by the State of Arizona to support the next 4 million people. I’m also a founder and past President of the International Association for Public Participation.

Jim Langdal

I was born and raised in Michigan, where I married Penny and where our 2 children, Julia and Andrew, were born. We moved to Arizona in 1994, bought a house just a few blocks from Chaparral, and started attending shortly thereafter. I retired in 2016 after 40 years in the industrial computer industry working various jobs including software engineering, marketing, sales and tech support. I have a Danish heritage and was raised in the Lutheran church but after being part of a Christian community in Detroit during the 70’s Jesus movement I came to understand that being a Christian is all about having a personal relationship with Jesus. I have been active at Chaparral in the Men’s Ministry, small groups, Sunday School, mission trips, choir, sound booth and working on numerous construction projects around campus as an avid do-it-yourselfer and I am now humbled and blessed to serve as an elder.

Keith Blakeman

Position: Treasurer

Keith is a retired Lieutenant Colonel who served more than 20
years in the U.S. Army. Keith was commissioned as an Armor
Officer (commanding M-1 Tanks) and later in his military career
he was trained and served as a Department of Defense
Comptroller.
Keith owned and operated a financial planning practice in
Scottsdale for more than 20 years after his military career.
Keith’s firm served more than 600 households throughout the
U.S. Keith has earned a BSBA in Finance and an MBA.
Keith and Mary, his wife of 38 years, have been members of
Chapparal Christian Church since 1997. They have two adult
children and two beautiful Granddaughters.

 
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