Staff

LEADERSHIP

Stephan Bremer

Position: Crossfit

Crossfit

Rose Johnson

Position: Office Manager

Office Manager

Dakota Kildoo

Position: Executive Pastor

Executive Pastor

Penny Langdal

Position: Accounting Supervisor

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. 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. He holds a Bachelors in Biblical Literature from Ozark Christian College and a MA in Church History/Historical Theology from Lincoln Christian Seminary.

​Austin is married to Rachel with 3 kids, no pets, and an old off-brand Toyota.

Lead Pastor

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

Sara Perrine

Position: Associate Pastor

Associate Pastor

Nicole Peterson

Position: Preschool & Elementary School Director

Preschool & Elementary School Director

Don Ritter

Position: CFO

CFO

Cory Rocha

Position: Youth & Outreach Pastor

Youth & Outreach Pastor

Michael Statler

Position: Facility Director

Facility Director

Kim Vehon

Position: Creative Arts

Creative Arts

ELDERS

 

Andy Abbot

Chaparral has been my home church since May of 1999. Phoenix has been home for my family for some time, my dad was born here in 1927, and my mom arrived here when she was three. I am blessed that my three grown children and their families live here in the valley as well. I enjoy my work and for the past 24 years have served as the Assistant Controller for a wholesale distributor in the air conditioning industry. Most of my time outside of work is spent singing with choirs and with a quartet around the valley. I enjoy spending time with family, early morning walks and travel when I get a chance.

Chaparral has been my home church since May of 1999....

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.

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

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

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

Mike Bolar

I have been a part of Chaparral since 2000 and have worked in ministry with Chaparral youth ever since. I have served on the Executive Committee since 2011. I enjoy spending time with my wife Barb and three daughters, reading, long hikes, skiing, and mountain bike riding. I also enjoy volunteering and leading week-long wilderness backpacking trips, serving on the Ballet Arizona Board and the local CFA society as a previous past president. Professionally, I am the Chief Investment Officer for Stoker Ostler Wealth Advisors and work with individuals to manage their investment portfolios and assist with their financial lives.

I have been a part of Chaparral since 2000 and...

Angie Cooper

I have been a member of CCC since 2015, after relocating from Florida as part of a U.S. Navy stationing for my husband, Dan Cooper. Dan is now a civilian urologist, formerly serving in the Navy for 21 years. This commitment has taken our family from San Diego, to Jacksonville, FL, and now, Phoenix, AZ. Professionally, I have worked in biomedical/clinical research for over 15 years. I currently serve as the network director for neuroscience research for HonorHealth, treating disorders such as MS, ALS, stroke, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, brain tumor, traumatic brain injury, and various disorders of the spine. I hold undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of California, San Diego in neuropsychology and advanced clinical research & evidence-based medicine, respectively. Dan and I recently welcomed a most-beloved daughter, Emma Jane, in January of 2020. She is my favorite past time, of all time. I live to humbly serve, personally and professionally. Matthew 11:28-30.

I have been a member of CCC since 2015, after...

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. 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. He holds a Bachelors in Biblical Literature from Ozark Christian College and a MA in Church History/Historical Theology from Lincoln Christian Seminary.

​Austin is married to Rachel with 3 kids, no pets, and an old off-brand Toyota.

Lead Pastor

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

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.

Elder Board Chair

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