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9 AM Bible Study (childcare provided)
10:30 AM Worship
10:30 AM Children’s Sunday School

Liberty High School
Auditorium
925 Jewetta Ave

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Monica Vendsel

Preschool and Children’s Ministry Director
(661) 829-6743

Monica grew up in Southern California. She married a local Bakersfield boy, in 1993. There is never a dull or quiet moment as their home is bursting with love and laughter as they celebrate life with their four fabulous kiddos! Monica was saved, baptized and began her journey as a follower of Christ at age eight.

Monica has been a member of Rock Harbor Church since 2011. She and her family were actively involved in discipleship, Sunday School, and Children’s Ministry, which helped to establish a strong foundation in her walk with God.

Monica’s education includes an Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education from North Idaho University followed by a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Organizational Development from Fresno Pacific University. She has been on staff part-time at RHC since 2012.

Frank Montoya

Evangelism Director
(661) 829-6743

Frank was born and raised in Bakersfield. He married his high school sweetheart, in 1998. They have six children and a Chihuahua. Frank was brought up in the Catholic Church, however, after a deployment from Iraq he began searching for the truth and eventually left the Catholic Church. Frank began listening to Pastor Brandon’s messages online and attended his Sunday Bible Study Class. During a Wednesday night Church service, Frank received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and a month later was baptized.

Frank has been a member of Rock Harbor Church, since 2011. He has served in ministry as an Usher and is the Vice Chairman of Deacons. Frank has taught Adult Bible Studies, and Children’s Sunday School.

Frank holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix and has several units from Liberty University towards his Masters in Divinity.

Rory Franklin

Youth Director
661-829-6743

Rory was born and raised in Bakersfield. He married his wife in 2001. They have two children and two cats. Rory was brought up in a secular family. After a struggle to reconcile his obligations in marriage with his secular upbringing, Rory began searching for the truth in God. In 2003, Rory joined Pastor Brandon’s Sunday school class. Then in October of 2003, Rory accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and was baptized a month later.

Rory has been a member of Rock Harbor Church, since 2012. He has served in the ministry as an Adult Bible Study Teacher, Youth Bible Study Teacher, Deacon and Youth Director.

Peggy Collins

Administrative Coordinator
(661) 829-6743

Peggy was born and raised in Wisconsin. She married her husband, a Bakersfield native, in 2008. They have two sons. Peggy received Christ as her Lord and Savior as a teenager while attending a youth event.

Peggy and her family have been members of Rock Harbor Church since 2012. With her passion to serve the body of Christ, she has assisted in various areas including children’s nursery, worship and sound.

Peggy has an Administrative Assistant degree from Northcentral Technical College.

Melanie Sanders

Administrative Assistant
661-829-6743

Melanie was born and raised in Bakersfield and married her sweetheart, Robert, in 1994.  Although Melanie didn’t grow up in a home where she had any kind of spiritual influence, she was led to Christ at 19 years old, by her “soon to be” husband’s father. Robert and Melanie have two adult children: Emily, a  mechanical engineer, and Mason, who is pursuing an avionics career in the United States Military.  Their family has attended Rock Harbor since 2011, and Melanie has served part-time on staff since 2016.

After a lengthy career in retail, Melanie followed God’s leading into the field of teaching children in a Christian setting. Melanie has been blessed to work with children for the past 16 years and has also served at Rock Harbor with children and youth for the past 7 years.  She is employed part-time at Rock Harbor in an administrative position and enjoys volunteering in many other areas of service.

 

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