Leadership & Staff

Robert Rodriguez

Lead Pastor

Pastor Rob has a passion for leading our congregation into a well-balanced ministry including strong Bible-based teaching and missional living.  

Rob is responsible for preaching/teaching, vision, and administration. He is an elder, our main platform speaker, leads the church staff, is over day-to-day operations, and serves on the management board (non-voting).  He has been ordained for 21 years and is also credentialed as a pastor within our denomination, the Fellowship of Evangelical Churches.

He previously served as the lead pastor in the Greater Philadelphia area for 5 years; and before that, he served as a church planter and church planters' pastor/coach in the Metro NYC area for 6 years.

Rob started his career as a youth pastor in Georgia for 3 years, and then served as a pastor for 6 years in Western New Jersey.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Pastoral Ministries and also a Master of Theology (Th.M.) in Systematic Theology.  He also has marketplace skillsets in areas of sales and business systems.

Rob serves on the Board of Trustees at America's Keswick and 628 Ministries (a newly launched marriage and family ministry). He also serves on the advisory boards for both church planting networks he's served.

He has been married to his wife Rebecca for 20 years and have 4 kids - one in middle school, two in high school, and one recent high school graduate who is pursuing job training. 

Tony Cioffi

Next-Gen. Pastor

Tony comes to "the Rock" after serving as a Youth Pastor in New Jersey.  Tony's enthusiastic, genuine love for the next generation is evident in everything he does and teaches. He truly understands what students in today's culture are facing as times change rapidly.

Tony is responsible for ministries beginning at the nursery level and going all the way up to young adults. He is an elder, serves on the Mission Board, and is credentialed as a pastor within the Fellowship of Evangelical Churches.
Tony's hobbies include range shooting, axe throwing (are you sensing a trend here?!), and mowing his yard (well...maybe not.)  

Tony and his wife, Tracy, have two grown children and one recent high school grad. who is starting his career in construction.  The Cioffi's have just become 1st-time grandparents!

Dustin Smith

Worship & Creative Lead

Dustin is our #MidWesternLouisianian!  Dustin was part of a worship/media team in Louisiana after finishing up his education.  He is truly gifted at drawing people into the presence of the Lord through music and worship.  

Dustin is responsible for our worship team, A/V department, and helps with technology and the creative arts (website, app, graphic design, etc.). He is also recently credentialed for entry-level ministry within the Fellowship of Evangelical Churches.

As a self-described "nerd," Dustin's hobbies include travel, music, and anything techie.  He is still awed that Ohio has snow that "just lays on the ground for days"!  

Dustin and his wife, Xaviera, have two children in elementary and middle school.

Sheldon Sutton

Administration / Groups  & Family Coordinator

Sheldon is a veteran of the agricultural world, working in customer service and product development for 29 years.  Sheldon loves to laugh and loves to spend time with and spread joy to others! He has been involved with multiple ministries at "the Rock," including small group leadership and youth ministry.

Sheldon serves as our office manager, communications liaison, serves on the management board as Recorder (non-voting), coordinating the launch of our community groups, and assists Pastor Rob with whatever he needs.  He is credentialed for ministry within the Fellowship of Evangelical Churches.

He is an avid drummer of 37 years, having traveled with a Christian band, as well as ministering for 21 years with his home church praise and worship band.

Sheldon and Gina have been married since 1997 and have been blessed with three children.

Kelly Colon, MSW, LISW


Kelly is a licensed Christian counselor and currently serves as the Patient Experience Director for CHWC Bryan Hospital.  Kelly loves to serve the Church and our surrounding communities. She has been involved with children and women's ministries at "the Rock," including teaching.

Kelly heads up our counseling ministry in partnership with Joy Fruchey, MSW, LISW-S, CTS (Wauseon, OH).

Kelly and Dave have been married for over 10 years and have been blessed with a son, Weston.