RCC Staff

Mike Holba

Lead Pastor
Mike was born and raised in Milwaukee. After graduating from UWM, he began his teaching career in downtown Milwaukee and married Janet. Together they moved to Oshkosh where they both taught for 12 years. While teaching full-time Mike attended seminary at night. Eventually, he felt led by God to move to Ripon and start a new church. Mike, Janet, and the kids moved to Ripon in 2002. Scuba diving, fishing, and anything "new and adventurous" is where you can find Mike when he is not at RCC

Sam Prellwitz

Managing Pastor
Sam grew up on a strawberry farm just north of Ripon. After attending Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN he moved back to Ripon and married his High School sweetheart, Meg. Together they have 3 boys (Ramsey, Archer, and Silas) and a dog named Stella. Sam enjoys running (especially on trails), working in the dirt, reading, good coffee, and exploring new towns, restaurants, or trails with Meg and his family.

Arica Leonard

Outreach and Connections Pastor
Arica has a bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies with a Religious Studies Minor. She is a mother and pastor trying her best to be extraordinary for God in all aspects of her existence! She has a desire to help people live out their faith in practical ways by simply being their authentic self, loving God and loving others. As Pastor of Connections and Care she has a passion for connecting God's people in such a way that they become better together in carrying out His mission here on Earth. She has four kids: Grace, Landen, Lola, and Edison. She has a passion for God, Sunday naps, good food, and has an addiction to sparkling water. Please introduce yourself to Arica- you won't regret it!

Kathy Rollin

Program Director
Kathy Rollin has been married to Bob for 38 years, is a mom of 3 and Nana of 5 wonderful grandbabies who she loves to spend time with. She loves to read books in her hammock, yoga on her deck in the mornings and feels the deepest connection to God doing most anything on the water. As RCC’s Program Director, she sets up all things media for Sunday mornings to enhance the environment and deepen the worship experience. She also does her best to make sure things run smoothly without distractions during the services. So, if you can catch her on a Sunday morning, be sure to say hi!

Daniel Clark

Student Pastor
Danny was born and raised in Racine. He graduated from UW-Oshkosh and is currently attending Moody Bible Seminary online. He is passionate about loving students the way Jesus loves us and showing them that being a Christian can be FUN and EXCITING. He’s an avid outdoorsmen and loves taking his wife on crazy adventures as they explore God’s creation together!

Natasha Padilla

Children's Ministry and Communications Director

Natasha was born and raised in South Florida. She moved to Ripon, WI in 2016 and is absolutely in love with this town. She has a deep desire for travel and having new experiences. She enjoys all things "social media", coffee, good books, Netflix, and meeting people. Natasha manages the social media platforms here at RCC. Along with being our social media guru, she leads RCC Kids as our Children's Ministry Director. She enjoys watching your kids learn and know how loved they are by God and how they can represent Jesus daily. If you see her around be sure to say hello.

Shawn Clauson

Worship Pastor
Shawn has been married to his wife, Elizabeth, for 17 years. They have one daughter, Priscilla, who is 13. Shawn was born into a musical family and started playing guitar at age 5. Early on, he would often play guitar in church for his mother who is a professional lead vocalist. He started his first band at age 13 and moved to Los Angeles at age 22 to pursue a career in music. During that journey, He came to realize that something was missing, so Shawn returned to Wisconsin. One night Shawn prayed to the Lord, " I surrender to you Lord, please lead me as I desire to follow you. Please help me find my way and your purpose for me."  Suddenly, Shawn started to feel full of life and direction. He finished college and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Management from UW Stout. He and his wife started to attend RCC and Shawn began to use his talents as part of the Worship team. During the last 15 years, Shawn has been leading Worship while studying the Bible and Theology in more depth. He is thankful the Lord has called him to be RCC's Worship Director. "I am excited and ready for the opportunity to help develop, facilitate, and grow the Worship at RCC  through the Holy Spirit!"
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