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.

Adam Smith

Worship Pastor
Adam was born and raised in Upstate New York. He has also lived in Philly, and in the deserts of Arizona before settling here in Ripon. Adam has a blended family consisting of his wife, Jessica, their three kids, a small dog, and two cats which he barely tolerates. He has a real passion for music, and you may see him leading worship from time to time. In his free time, he loves to travel, go out to eat, and watch movies. Adam also dabbles in photography and is learning how to cook. Come say hello if you see him around church. He’d love to talk to you.

Arica Leonard

Outreach and Connections Pastor
Arica is a wife, mother and pastor trying her best to be extraordinary for God in all aspects of her existence! She has been teaching kids about the crazy love of Jesus for over 20 years. She has a ton of fun bringing the Bible to life though worship, Bible teaching, crafts, games, and snacks. She has a passion for helping people live out their faith in authentic and practical ways by simply being themselves, loving Jesus and loving others. She lives in Brandon with her husband Matt and their four kids: Grace, Landen, Lola, and Edison. Her best days are spent with her family boating or just hanging out. She has a passion for Jesus, Sunday naps, good food, and has an addiction to sparkling water. Please introduce yourself to Arica- you won't regret it!

Aaron DeMaster

Associate Pastor
Aaron grew up in Berlin, WI and graduated from UW- Green Bay and Bethel Seminary. Aaron loves spending time with his wife Sidney! Aaron really enjoys teaching karate, running, biking, paddle boarding and doing basically anything active. In his downtime he likes to read, listen to music, play guitar, and enjoy a good cup of coffee!

Danny 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!

Tara Bos

Children's Director
Tara grew up on the west side of Wisconsin. After graduating with a degree in elementary education, she moved to the area and married Jason. She taught in Fond du Lac School District for 5 years before becoming a stay at home mom, and eventually got into photography where she enjoyed documenting children and families. After 5 years of doing that, she closed up shop to join the staff at RCC teaching children about the love of God! Tara lives in Rosendale with her husband and four children. In her free time she enjoys photography, going on dates with her husband, hanging with friends, and doing anything that makes her laugh!

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!

Natasha Padilla

Administrative Assisstant
Natasha was born and raised in South Florida. She moved to Ripon, WI in 2016 and is absolutely in love with this town. She enjoys all things "social media", coffee, good books, being outside and meeting people. Natasha has recently moved out and is living on her own... feel free to email her some pointers. Natasha creates the programs and manages the social media platforms here at RCC. If you see her around be sure to say hello.

Barry Zabel

Chaplain

Barry Zabel is our lead Chaplain here at RCC. If you’ve made it to Church on Sunday or seen him around town, he always has a smile on and is ready to chat and ask how your day is going! Barry loves God, connecting with people and spending time with his loved ones.
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