July 31 | Westbury Campus will have a single service at 10 AM
Manhasset and Syosset services are 9 AM, 10:30 AM, 12 PM

Our Vision —

To reach NYC and Long Island with the gospel and join God in the renewal of all things.

Mission & Values

Our mission is to lead people into a transforming relationship with Jesus by committing to the following values.

Love God

At Shelter Rock Church, we love God and our ultimate purpose is to know Him and worship Him.

Love People

We love people, all people, with the same love, grace, and kindness that we ourselves have received from God.

Make Disciples

We make disciples, which means we help people learn and live the way of Jesus in the world.

Our Beliefs

We are a church deeply committed to sharing the gospel, the good news that when there was nothing that we could do to reach God, He reached for us. Through the person and work of Jesus Christ, God fully accomplished salvation for us, rescuing and restoring us, along with all creation so we can enjoy our new life together with Him forever.

The gospel of Jesus is proclaimed throughout the Bible, which we believe is God’s Inspired Word to us and serves as our primary source of authority.

Our Mentality

More than 75 years later, though our community has grown, this ‘missional mentality’ has not gone away. Like the first leaders who planted Shelter Rock Church, we will always seek to reach those who are unreached, focusing on an incarnational life more than a comfortable one. We will follow God’s leading into new communities with the renewing power of the gospel.

Our History

Our story begins in 1943 when a team of people from Flushing Baptist Church was sent to start a new church to reach Long Island. Leaving the comfort and familiarity of their church home behind, this small group of Christians stepped out in faith and began worshipping at the historic Onderdonk House on Northern Boulevard in Manhasset.

Our Team

Our Team —

Henry Fuhrman

Senior Pastor

Helen Tay

Strategy & Operations

Leslie Stols

Family Ministries Pastor

Jamie Lammering

Worship Director

Chris Rivera

Production Director

Josh Olivares

Digital Content Creator

Jenny Jeng

Director of Leadership Dev.

Darlene Benz

Central Office

Jennifer Yee

Central Office

Katrina Uy-Roh

Central Office Lead

Chrystina Orlando

Communications Lead

Mary Ma-Tse

Central Office

Adriana Diaz

Central Office

Elba Ramirez

Kids Ministry Administrator

Josh Shondelmyer

Facilities Manager

Jennifer Yee

Finance

Manhasset Campus —

Jim Owens

Campus Pastor

Blake Henderson

Teaching Pastor

Nathan Gasaway

Associate Pastor

Joshua Martinez

Worship Leader

Jackie Kang

Pastoral Resident

Daniel Bartucci

Pastoral Intern

Shawn Rajan

Student Ministry Pastor

Tony Rypka

Facilities Coordinator

Nancy Henriquez

Kids Ministry

Chris Yang

Room Setup Coordinator

Karen Rypka

Kids Ministry

Syosset Campus —

Jerry O’Sullivan

Campus Pastor

Jack Crabtree

Teaching Pastor

Jonathan Cruz

Associate Pastor

CJ Quartlbaum

Student Ministry Pastor

Lety Anez

Kids Ministry

Jamie Nicholas

Campus Operations

Jonathan Brumit

Production Tech

John Cardoso

Production Tech

Christy Bordes

Worship Leader

Westbury Campus —

Corey Johnson

Campus Pastor

David Mera

Worship Leader

Liz Tillinghast

Kids Ministry

AJ Orellana

Production Tech

Elders and Deacons—

Jonathan Brumit
Production Tech
Jonathan was born in Long Island and raised in Southern California. He received a degree in audio recording and production from the Institute of Audio Research, where he still contributes in his passion for learning. Over his career, he has gained valuable experience, all the while  continuing an education in communications media. At Shelter Rock, Jonathan serves as our part-time audio technical coordinator. In this role, he ensures that the technical portions of our services and events are executed smoothly without a hitch. Jonathan also works as a radio personality, hosting The Art of Heaven Show at 90.3 WHPC. He is a father to his beautiful daughter Alysha. In his spare time, Jonathan loves the arts, reading books, and graphic design.
Jonathan Brumit
Production Tech
Jonathan was born in Long Island and raised in Southern California. He received a degree in audio recording and production from the Institute of Audio Research, where he still contributes in his passion for learning. Over his career, he has gained valuable experience, all the while  continuing an education in communications media. At Shelter Rock, Jonathan serves as our part-time audio technical coordinator. In this role, he ensures that the technical portions of our services and events are executed smoothly without a hitch. Jonathan also works as a radio personality, hosting The Art of Heaven Show at 90.3 WHPC. He is a father to his beautiful daughter Alysha. In his spare time, Jonathan loves the arts, reading books, and graphic design.
Jonathan Brumit
Production Tech
Jonathan was born in Long Island and raised in Southern California. He received a degree in audio recording and production from the Institute of Audio Research, where he still contributes in his passion for learning. Over his career, he has gained valuable experience, all the while  continuing an education in communications media. At Shelter Rock, Jonathan serves as our part-time audio technical coordinator. In this role, he ensures that the technical portions of our services and events are executed smoothly without a hitch. Jonathan also works as a radio personality, hosting The Art of Heaven Show at 90.3 WHPC. He is a father to his beautiful daughter Alysha. In his spare time, Jonathan loves the arts, reading books, and graphic design.
Jonathan Brumit
Production Tech
Jonathan was born in Long Island and raised in Southern California. He received a degree in audio recording and production from the Institute of Audio Research, where he still contributes in his passion for learning. Over his career, he has gained valuable experience, all the while  continuing an education in communications media. At Shelter Rock, Jonathan serves as our part-time audio technical coordinator. In this role, he ensures that the technical portions of our services and events are executed smoothly without a hitch. Jonathan also works as a radio personality, hosting The Art of Heaven Show at 90.3 WHPC. He is a father to his beautiful daughter Alysha. In his spare time, Jonathan loves the arts, reading books, and graphic design.
Jonathan Brumit
Production Tech
Jonathan was born in Long Island and raised in Southern California. He received a degree in audio recording and production from the Institute of Audio Research, where he still contributes in his passion for learning. Over his career, he has gained valuable experience, all the while  continuing an education in communications media. At Shelter Rock, Jonathan serves as our part-time audio technical coordinator. In this role, he ensures that the technical portions of our services and events are executed smoothly without a hitch. Jonathan also works as a radio personality, hosting The Art of Heaven Show at 90.3 WHPC. He is a father to his beautiful daughter Alysha. In his spare time, Jonathan loves the arts, reading books, and graphic design.
Jonathan Brumit
Production Tech
Jonathan was born in Long Island and raised in Southern California. He received a degree in audio recording and production from the Institute of Audio Research, where he still contributes in his passion for learning. Over his career, he has gained valuable experience, all the while  continuing an education in communications media. At Shelter Rock, Jonathan serves as our part-time audio technical coordinator. In this role, he ensures that the technical portions of our services and events are executed smoothly without a hitch. Jonathan also works as a radio personality, hosting The Art of Heaven Show at 90.3 WHPC. He is a father to his beautiful daughter Alysha. In his spare time, Jonathan loves the arts, reading books, and graphic design.
Jonathan Brumit
Production Tech
Jonathan was born in Long Island and raised in Southern California. He received a degree in audio recording and production from the Institute of Audio Research, where he still contributes in his passion for learning. Over his career, he has gained valuable experience, all the while  continuing an education in communications media. At Shelter Rock, Jonathan serves as our part-time audio technical coordinator. In this role, he ensures that the technical portions of our services and events are executed smoothly without a hitch. Jonathan also works as a radio personality, hosting The Art of Heaven Show at 90.3 WHPC. He is a father to his beautiful daughter Alysha. In his spare time, Jonathan loves the arts, reading books, and graphic design.

Tracey Edouard

Communications Coordinator

Helena Nagel

Director of Operations

Jen Schrage

Student Ministry Leader

Online Campus —

Our Network

We are committed to directly supporting missionaries around the globe, and we proudly partner with organizations that share our passion for bringing the gospel to the world.

Henry Fuhrman
Senior Pastor
Henry was born and raised in Staten Island. He holds two undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Biblical Studies from Cairn University, and a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Henry served as Executive Pastor of Ministries at CenterPoint Church. He’s passionate about preaching and teaching, holistic discipleship, and leadership development. Henry and his wife Samantha have four beautiful children: Grace, Henry, Cameron, and Dalio. He is an avid Mets fan (please pray for him!) and enjoys reading, fishing, and playing with his kids.
Helen Tay
Strategy & Operations
Helen was born in Seoul, South Korea and grew up in Long Island, NY. She graduated with a degree in Computer Science and worked in Finance Technology for more than 20 years, and co-founded a non-profit organization that works with aged out foster youth in NYC. Helen joined the Shelter Rock staff as part of her faith journey following Jesus wherever He leads, and is joyfully serving as Strategy & Operations Lead. She lives in Manhasset with her husband and two kids and enjoys eating good food with friends, reading good books, and dreaming up big ideas.
Leslie Stols
Family Ministries Pastor
Leslie grew up in Williamsburg, Virginia. She graduated from Cedarville University with an undergraduate degree in Christian Education. She earned her Master’s degree in Children and Family Ministry from Bethel Seminary. She’s been on staff since 2006 as our Kids Ministry Pastor. In 2020, Leslie's role evolved and she became our Family Ministry Pastor and is now responsible for the development of spiritual programs that invest in the lives of kids and their parents. Leslie has been married to Shaun since 2014 and have two children: Kate and Sam. She enjoys listening to podcasts on her morning runs, traveling, spending time with family, and baking big batches of chocolate chip cookies.
Jamie Lammering
Worship Director
Jamie is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Queens, NY. She grew up in a musical family that was embedded in ministry wherever they had the opportunity to serve. At the age of 11, Jamie began leading worship in youth ministry and eventually adult ministry. Having a ministry background as well as corporate in Operations and Human Resources, Jamie studied Music Business at Belmont University, ultimately graduating from Nyack College with a degree in Organizational Management. As Shelter Rock’s Worship Director, Jamie serves our community by facilitating worship services across our campuses that highlight the wonderful Gospel of Jesus as well as develop the teams that lead worship both in-person and online weekly. In her spare time, she loves to write music, bake, and craft. Jamie is married to her husband Jonathan and is the mother of two children, Madison and Jackson. 
Chris Rivera
Production Director
Chris Rivera was born in Chicago IL and raised in Guatemala City for 11 years. Chris has lived on Long Island Since 1998. Chris has 15 years of experience in Ministry and has served in multiple areas as a leader (Youth, Worship, Missions, & Technology). Since 2011, Christopher has built a career in Production as a Director of Event Technologies at the Hyatt Regency Long Island. Chris’s passion for Technology started as a way to be a voice to the voiceless and develop content that could engage the church and teach others about injustices around the world. In 2009, Chris merged both passions for ministry and technology and funded Live To Worship, Inc. which is a Non-Profit that brings people together through concerts to teach how to make an impact in the lives of children through education, health and food programs. Chris has organized missionary trips to different parts of Central America so that people can see the need as well as the result of their contributions.
Josh Olivares
Digital Content Creator
Jenny Jeng
Director of Leadership Development
Jenny grew up in the beautiful city of Montreal, Quebec. She graduated from McGill University with an undergraduate degree in Commerce. For the majority of her career, Jenny worked at a global financial services firm in Manhattan. She worked as a Vice President in the Finance division and led a team within financial reporting. She is passionate about investing into the lives of leaders in order to help them discover their unique gifts and maximize their impact. Jenny is married to her husband Kent and have two beautiful young children. She enjoys spending time on the beach, snowboarding, and going to amusement parks with her family.
Darlene Benz
Central Office
Darlene grew up on Long Island. She worked for Estée Lauder for 31 years, then joined Shelter Rock Church staff in 2019 to serve the church that she loves! In her spare time, Darlene loves to read, take walks with her husband Jeff, and spend time with her grown kids Dan, Annalisa, Steven and Fionna.
Jennifer Yee
Central Office
Jen joined the Shelter Rock Church staff in April of 2022. After graduating from Cornell University in 2000, she spent a decade working in the healthcare consulting industry before transitioning to full-time parenting for 10 years. She feels privileged to serve the Lord in this church and is praying that God will use her in some small way to further His kingdom. She lives in Garden City with her husband and son and in her spare time enjoys reading, baking, and hiking with her family.
Katrina Uy-Roh
Central Office Lead
Katrina was born in the Philippines but grew up in the Bay Area (California). She graduated with a degree in Communications-TV & Radio but found she had a natural inclination for administrative work. She currently has 25+ years of experience in office administration in various industries - including public relations, advertising, media and publishing. When a role in the central office at Shelter Rock Church became available, she felt God's call to use her gifts and talents to help further His kingdom, and build her relationship with the Lord. Katrina has served in several ministries throughout her life, such as the choir, events team, kids ministry classrooms and operations. She currently lives in Long Island with her husband and three children. She enjoys watching movies and tv shows with her husband, singing in the car and at home with her kids, editing her youngest daughter's soccer team videos, communicating with her siblings through Instagram memes, and taking vacations with her extended family.
Chrystina Orlando
Communications Lead
Chrystina is a Long Island native who is passionate about studying & spreading the Gospel, connecting with people, and communicating ideas through writing. She earned her undergraduate degree at Hofstra University, and has an eclectic work background ranging in both creative and corporate environments. Her hobbies include singing, fitness, fashion, and travel.
Mary Ma-Tse
Central Office
Mary was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Queens, NY since the age of 7. She graduated from New York University with an undergraduate degree in Finance and Management & Organizational Behavior. She worked in Penguin Publishing as an Operations Manager for seven years before leaving the corporate world to be a full time stay-at-home mom. God called her to Shelter Rock Church in 2017 to be part of the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) ministry where she served for 6 years, building up a community of moms who encourage and support one another through the joys and challenges of motherhood. She is married to Kenny and they live in Syosset with their two children. Mary enjoys connecting with God through worship, playing piano & ukulele, reading, traveling, learning new things and seeing the world through her children's eyes.
Adriana Diaz
Central Office
Adriana was born and raised in Queens, New York. She earned her Master’s Degree in Human Services Counseling with a concentration in Life Coach from Liberty University. She recently finished a Certification Program with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a Health Coach. She has over 15+ years of office administrative experience including 10 years working in Early Intervention in NYC. Adriana grew up serving in the church and has served in different ministries including the main office, children’s and youth ministry, and worship. She has felt God’s calling on her heart to journey with people because the journey is not for lone wolves, it takes a community. Adriana loves the Lord - her favorite book in the Bible is Esther and her favorite verse is Psalm 139. Adriana loves to travel, be with family, read, be out in nature, eat good food, and exercise.
Elba Ramirez
Kids Ministry Administrator
Elba was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to the U.S. (Queens, New York) when she was 10 years old. She studied business administration and worked in the investment banking industry. When God called her to work in kids ministry, she was amazed to discover all the Bible verses that teach about God’s love for kids. Knowing this truth fueled her passion for pursuing God’s purpose and ultimately led her to being our Kids Central Director. Elba is married to Jose and have four wonderful children: Crystal, Kiara, Gabby, and Brian along with the newest addition to their family, their dog, Jax. Elba loves reading, spending quality time with her family and working out, as it’s an opportunity to refresh her mind and body while worshiping God.
Josh Shondelmyer
Facilities Manager
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Helen Tay
Strategy & Operations
Helen was born in Seoul, South Korea and grew up in Long Island, NY. She graduated with a degree in Computer Science and worked in Finance Technology for more than 20 years, and co-founded a non-profit organization that works with aged out foster youth in NYC. Helen joined the Shelter Rock staff as part of her faith journey following Jesus wherever He leads, and is joyfully serving as Strategy & Operations Lead. She lives in Manhasset with her husband and two kids and enjoys eating good food with friends, reading good books, and dreaming up big ideas.
Leslie Stols
Family Ministries Pastor
Leslie grew up in Williamsburg, Virginia. She graduated from Cedarville University with an undergraduate degree in Christian Education. She earned her Master’s degree in Children and Family Ministry from Bethel Seminary. She’s been on staff since 2006 as our Kids Ministry Pastor. In 2020, Leslie's role evolved and she became our Family Ministry Pastor and is now responsible for the development of spiritual programs that invest in the lives of kids and their parents. Leslie has been married to Shaun since 2014 and have two children: Kate and Sam. She enjoys listening to podcasts on her morning runs, traveling, spending time with family, and baking big batches of chocolate chip cookies.
Jamie Lammering
Worship Director
Jamie is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Queens, NY. She grew up in a musical family that was embedded in ministry wherever they had the opportunity to serve. At the age of 11, Jamie began leading worship in youth ministry and eventually adult ministry. Having a ministry background as well as corporate in Operations and Human Resources, Jamie studied Music Business at Belmont University, ultimately graduating from Nyack College with a degree in Organizational Management. As Shelter Rock’s Worship Director, Jamie serves our community by facilitating worship services across our campuses that highlight the wonderful Gospel of Jesus as well as develop the teams that lead worship both in-person and online weekly. In her spare time, she loves to write music, bake, and craft. Jamie is married to her husband Jonathan and is the mother of two children, Madison and Jackson. 
Chris Rivera
Production Director
Chris Rivera was born in Chicago IL and raised in Guatemala City for 11 years. Chris has lived on Long Island Since 1998. Chris has 15 years of experience in Ministry and has served in multiple areas as a leader (Youth, Worship, Missions, & Technology). Since 2011, Christopher has built a career in Production as a Director of Event Technologies at the Hyatt Regency Long Island. Chris’s passion for Technology started as a way to be a voice to the voiceless and develop content that could engage the church and teach others about injustices around the world. In 2009, Chris merged both passions for ministry and technology and funded Live To Worship, Inc. which is a Non-Profit that brings people together through concerts to teach how to make an impact in the lives of children through education, health and food programs. Chris has organized missionary trips to different parts of Central America so that people can see the need as well as the result of their contributions.
Josh Olivares
Digital Content Creator
Jenny Jeng
Director of Leadership Development
Jenny grew up in the beautiful city of Montreal, Quebec. She graduated from McGill University with an undergraduate degree in Commerce. For the majority of her career, Jenny worked at a global financial services firm in Manhattan. She worked as a Vice President in the Finance division and led a team within financial reporting. She is passionate about investing into the lives of leaders in order to help them discover their unique gifts and maximize their impact. Jenny is married to her husband Kent and have two beautiful young children. She enjoys spending time on the beach, snowboarding, and going to amusement parks with her family.
Darlene Benz
Central Office
Darlene grew up on Long Island. She worked for Estée Lauder for 31 years, then joined Shelter Rock Church staff in 2019 to serve the church that she loves! In her spare time, Darlene loves to read, take walks with her husband Jeff, and spend time with her grown kids Dan, Annalisa, Steven and Fionna.
Jennifer Yee
Central Office
Jen joined the Shelter Rock Church staff in April of 2022. After graduating from Cornell University in 2000, she spent a decade working in the healthcare consulting industry before transitioning to full-time parenting for 10 years. She feels privileged to serve the Lord in this church and is praying that God will use her in some small way to further His kingdom. She lives in Garden City with her husband and son and in her spare time enjoys reading, baking, and hiking with her family.
Katrina Uy-Roh
Central Office Lead
Katrina was born in the Philippines but grew up in the Bay Area (California). She graduated with a degree in Communications-TV & Radio but found she had a natural inclination for administrative work. She currently has 25+ years of experience in office administration in various industries - including public relations, advertising, media and publishing. When a role in the central office at Shelter Rock Church became available, she felt God's call to use her gifts and talents to help further His kingdom, and build her relationship with the Lord. Katrina has served in several ministries throughout her life, such as the choir, events team, kids ministry classrooms and operations. She currently lives in Long Island with her husband and three children. She enjoys watching movies and tv shows with her husband, singing in the car and at home with her kids, editing her youngest daughter's soccer team videos, communicating with her siblings through Instagram memes, and taking vacations with her extended family.
Chrystina Orlando
Communications Lead
Chrystina is a Long Island native who is passionate about studying & spreading the Gospel, connecting with people, and communicating ideas through writing. She earned her undergraduate degree at Hofstra University, and has an eclectic work background ranging in both creative and corporate environments. Her hobbies include singing, fitness, fashion, and travel.
Mary Ma-Tse
Central Office
Mary was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Queens, NY since the age of 7. She graduated from New York University with an undergraduate degree in Finance and Management & Organizational Behavior. She worked in Penguin Publishing as an Operations Manager for seven years before leaving the corporate world to be a full time stay-at-home mom. God called her to Shelter Rock Church in 2017 to be part of the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) ministry where she served for 6 years, building up a community of moms who encourage and support one another through the joys and challenges of motherhood. She is married to Kenny and they live in Syosset with their two children. Mary enjoys connecting with God through worship, playing piano & ukulele, reading, traveling, learning new things and seeing the world through her children's eyes.
Adriana Diaz
Central Office
Adriana was born and raised in Queens, New York. She earned her Master’s Degree in Human Services Counseling with a concentration in Life Coach from Liberty University. She recently finished a Certification Program with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a Health Coach. She has over 15+ years of office administrative experience including 10 years working in Early Intervention in NYC. Adriana grew up serving in the church and has served in different ministries including the main office, children’s and youth ministry, and worship. She has felt God’s calling on her heart to journey with people because the journey is not for lone wolves, it takes a community. Adriana loves the Lord - her favorite book in the Bible is Esther and her favorite verse is Psalm 139. Adriana loves to travel, be with family, read, be out in nature, eat good food, and exercise.
Elba Ramirez
Kids Ministry Administrator
Elba was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to the U.S. (Queens, New York) when she was 10 years old. She studied business administration and worked in the investment banking industry. When God called her to work in kids ministry, she was amazed to discover all the Bible verses that teach about God’s love for kids. Knowing this truth fueled her passion for pursuing God’s purpose and ultimately led her to being our Kids Central Director. Elba is married to Jose and have four wonderful children: Crystal, Kiara, Gabby, and Brian along with the newest addition to their family, their dog, Jax. Elba loves reading, spending quality time with her family and working out, as it’s an opportunity to refresh her mind and body while worshiping God.
Josh Shondelmyer
Facilities Manager
Josh was born in Hickory, North Carolina, but moved to Long Island in 2009. Growing up Josh spent a lot of time outdoors, playing sports, riding bikes and building random club houses in the woods. At an early age Josh would help his grandfather do work around the house, where he developed a love and passion for using his hands to build and create. Josh has spent years learning different skills and working to gain as much knowledge and experience as he could. In 2018 Josh married Kristen, the Love of his life. They enjoy spending time together watching tv, walking on the beach and even serving together at the church. They have 1 dog “Kila” who is 3 years old. Josh’s Love for God and his passion for his craft combined, paved way for his opportunity to showcase his skills and to bring glory to God Through the walls of “HIS CHURCH”.
Henry Fuhrman
Senior Pastor
Henry was born and raised in Staten Island. He holds two undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Biblical Studies from Cairn University, and a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Henry served as Executive Pastor of Ministries at CenterPoint Church. He’s passionate about preaching and teaching, holistic discipleship, and leadership development. Henry and his wife Samantha have four beautiful children: Grace, Henry, Cameron, and Dalio. He is an avid Mets fan (please pray for him!) and enjoys reading, fishing, and playing with his kids.
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Leslie Stols
Family Ministries Pastor
Leslie grew up in Williamsburg, Virginia. She graduated from Cedarville University with an undergraduate degree in Christian Education. She earned her Master’s degree in Children and Family Ministry from Bethel Seminary. She’s been on staff since 2006 as our Kids Ministry Pastor. In 2020, Leslie's role evolved and she became our Family Ministry Pastor and is now responsible for the development of spiritual programs that invest in the lives of kids and their parents. Leslie has been married to Shaun since 2014 and have two children: Kate and Sam. She enjoys listening to podcasts on her morning runs, traveling, spending time with family, and baking big batches of chocolate chip cookies.
Jamie Lammering
Worship Director
Jamie is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Queens, NY. She grew up in a musical family that was embedded in ministry wherever they had the opportunity to serve. At the age of 11, Jamie began leading worship in youth ministry and eventually adult ministry. Having a ministry background as well as corporate in Operations and Human Resources, Jamie studied Music Business at Belmont University, ultimately graduating from Nyack College with a degree in Organizational Management. As Shelter Rock’s Worship Director, Jamie serves our community by facilitating worship services across our campuses that highlight the wonderful Gospel of Jesus as well as develop the teams that lead worship both in-person and online weekly. In her spare time, she loves to write music, bake, and craft. Jamie is married to her husband Jonathan and is the mother of two children, Madison and Jackson. 
Chris Rivera
Production Director
Chris Rivera was born in Chicago IL and raised in Guatemala City for 11 years. Chris has lived on Long Island Since 1998. Chris has 15 years of experience in Ministry and has served in multiple areas as a leader (Youth, Worship, Missions, & Technology). Since 2011, Christopher has built a career in Production as a Director of Event Technologies at the Hyatt Regency Long Island. Chris’s passion for Technology started as a way to be a voice to the voiceless and develop content that could engage the church and teach others about injustices around the world. In 2009, Chris merged both passions for ministry and technology and funded Live To Worship, Inc. which is a Non-Profit that brings people together through concerts to teach how to make an impact in the lives of children through education, health and food programs. Chris has organized missionary trips to different parts of Central America so that people can see the need as well as the result of their contributions.
Josh Olivares
Digital Content Creator
Jenny Jeng
Director of Leadership Development
Jenny grew up in the beautiful city of Montreal, Quebec. She graduated from McGill University with an undergraduate degree in Commerce. For the majority of her career, Jenny worked at a global financial services firm in Manhattan. She worked as a Vice President in the Finance division and led a team within financial reporting. She is passionate about investing into the lives of leaders in order to help them discover their unique gifts and maximize their impact. Jenny is married to her husband Kent and have two beautiful young children. She enjoys spending time on the beach, snowboarding, and going to amusement parks with her family.
Darlene Benz
Central Office
Darlene grew up on Long Island. She worked for Estée Lauder for 31 years, then joined Shelter Rock Church staff in 2019 to serve the church that she loves! In her spare time, Darlene loves to read, take walks with her husband Jeff, and spend time with her grown kids Dan, Annalisa, Steven and Fionna.
Jennifer Yee
Central Office
Jen joined the Shelter Rock Church staff in April of 2022. After graduating from Cornell University in 2000, she spent a decade working in the healthcare consulting industry before transitioning to full-time parenting for 10 years. She feels privileged to serve the Lord in this church and is praying that God will use her in some small way to further His kingdom. She lives in Garden City with her husband and son and in her spare time enjoys reading, baking, and hiking with her family.
Katrina Uy-Roh
Central Office Lead
Katrina was born in the Philippines but grew up in the Bay Area (California). She graduated with a degree in Communications-TV & Radio but found she had a natural inclination for administrative work. She currently has 25+ years of experience in office administration in various industries - including public relations, advertising, media and publishing. When a role in the central office at Shelter Rock Church became available, she felt God's call to use her gifts and talents to help further His kingdom, and build her relationship with the Lord. Katrina has served in several ministries throughout her life, such as the choir, events team, kids ministry classrooms and operations. She currently lives in Long Island with her husband and three children. She enjoys watching movies and tv shows with her husband, singing in the car and at home with her kids, editing her youngest daughter's soccer team videos, communicating with her siblings through Instagram memes, and taking vacations with her extended family.
Chrystina Orlando
Communications Lead
Chrystina is a Long Island native who is passionate about studying & spreading the Gospel, connecting with people, and communicating ideas through writing. She earned her undergraduate degree at Hofstra University, and has an eclectic work background ranging in both creative and corporate environments. Her hobbies include singing, fitness, fashion, and travel.
Mary Ma-Tse
Central Office
Mary was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Queens, NY since the age of 7. She graduated from New York University with an undergraduate degree in Finance and Management & Organizational Behavior. She worked in Penguin Publishing as an Operations Manager for seven years before leaving the corporate world to be a full time stay-at-home mom. God called her to Shelter Rock Church in 2017 to be part of the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) ministry where she served for 6 years, building up a community of moms who encourage and support one another through the joys and challenges of motherhood. She is married to Kenny and they live in Syosset with their two children. Mary enjoys connecting with God through worship, playing piano & ukulele, reading, traveling, learning new things and seeing the world through her children's eyes.
Adriana Diaz
Central Office
Adriana was born and raised in Queens, New York. She earned her Master’s Degree in Human Services Counseling with a concentration in Life Coach from Liberty University. She recently finished a Certification Program with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a Health Coach. She has over 15+ years of office administrative experience including 10 years working in Early Intervention in NYC. Adriana grew up serving in the church and has served in different ministries including the main office, children’s and youth ministry, and worship. She has felt God’s calling on her heart to journey with people because the journey is not for lone wolves, it takes a community. Adriana loves the Lord - her favorite book in the Bible is Esther and her favorite verse is Psalm 139. Adriana loves to travel, be with family, read, be out in nature, eat good food, and exercise.
Elba Ramirez
Kids Ministry Administrator
Elba was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to the U.S. (Queens, New York) when she was 10 years old. She studied business administration and worked in the investment banking industry. When God called her to work in kids ministry, she was amazed to discover all the Bible verses that teach about God’s love for kids. Knowing this truth fueled her passion for pursuing God’s purpose and ultimately led her to being our Kids Central Director. Elba is married to Jose and have four wonderful children: Crystal, Kiara, Gabby, and Brian along with the newest addition to their family, their dog, Jax. Elba loves reading, spending quality time with her family and working out, as it’s an opportunity to refresh her mind and body while worshiping God.
Josh Shondelmyer
Facilities Manager
Josh was born in Hickory, North Carolina, but moved to Long Island in 2009. Growing up Josh spent a lot of time outdoors, playing sports, riding bikes and building random club houses in the woods. At an early age Josh would help his grandfather do work around the house, where he developed a love and passion for using his hands to build and create. Josh has spent years learning different skills and working to gain as much knowledge and experience as he could. In 2018 Josh married Kristen, the Love of his life. They enjoy spending time together watching tv, walking on the beach and even serving together at the church. They have 1 dog “Kila” who is 3 years old. Josh’s Love for God and his passion for his craft combined, paved way for his opportunity to showcase his skills and to bring glory to God Through the walls of “HIS CHURCH”.
Henry Fuhrman
Senior Pastor
Henry was born and raised in Staten Island. He holds two undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Biblical Studies from Cairn University, and a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Henry served as Executive Pastor of Ministries at CenterPoint Church. He’s passionate about preaching and teaching, holistic discipleship, and leadership development. Henry and his wife Samantha have four beautiful children: Grace, Henry, Cameron, and Dalio. He is an avid Mets fan (please pray for him!) and enjoys reading, fishing, and playing with his kids.
Helen Tay
Strategy & Operations
Helen was born in Seoul, South Korea and grew up in Long Island, NY. She graduated with a degree in Computer Science and worked in Finance Technology for more than 20 years, and co-founded a non-profit organization that works with aged out foster youth in NYC. Helen joined the Shelter Rock staff as part of her faith journey following Jesus wherever He leads, and is joyfully serving as Strategy & Operations Lead. She lives in Manhasset with her husband and two kids and enjoys eating good food with friends, reading good books, and dreaming up big ideas.
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Jamie Lammering
Worship Director
Jamie is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Queens, NY. She grew up in a musical family that was embedded in ministry wherever they had the opportunity to serve. At the age of 11, Jamie began leading worship in youth ministry and eventually adult ministry. Having a ministry background as well as corporate in Operations and Human Resources, Jamie studied Music Business at Belmont University, ultimately graduating from Nyack College with a degree in Organizational Management. As Shelter Rock’s Worship Director, Jamie serves our community by facilitating worship services across our campuses that highlight the wonderful Gospel of Jesus as well as develop the teams that lead worship both in-person and online weekly. In her spare time, she loves to write music, bake, and craft. Jamie is married to her husband Jonathan and is the mother of two children, Madison and Jackson. 
Chris Rivera
Production Director
Chris Rivera was born in Chicago IL and raised in Guatemala City for 11 years. Chris has lived on Long Island Since 1998. Chris has 15 years of experience in Ministry and has served in multiple areas as a leader (Youth, Worship, Missions, & Technology). Since 2011, Christopher has built a career in Production as a Director of Event Technologies at the Hyatt Regency Long Island. Chris’s passion for Technology started as a way to be a voice to the voiceless and develop content that could engage the church and teach others about injustices around the world. In 2009, Chris merged both passions for ministry and technology and funded Live To Worship, Inc. which is a Non-Profit that brings people together through concerts to teach how to make an impact in the lives of children through education, health and food programs. Chris has organized missionary trips to different parts of Central America so that people can see the need as well as the result of their contributions.
Josh Olivares
Digital Content Creator
Jenny Jeng
Director of Leadership Development
Jenny grew up in the beautiful city of Montreal, Quebec. She graduated from McGill University with an undergraduate degree in Commerce. For the majority of her career, Jenny worked at a global financial services firm in Manhattan. She worked as a Vice President in the Finance division and led a team within financial reporting. She is passionate about investing into the lives of leaders in order to help them discover their unique gifts and maximize their impact. Jenny is married to her husband Kent and have two beautiful young children. She enjoys spending time on the beach, snowboarding, and going to amusement parks with her family.
Darlene Benz
Central Office
Darlene grew up on Long Island. She worked for Estée Lauder for 31 years, then joined Shelter Rock Church staff in 2019 to serve the church that she loves! In her spare time, Darlene loves to read, take walks with her husband Jeff, and spend time with her grown kids Dan, Annalisa, Steven and Fionna.
Jennifer Yee
Central Office
Jen joined the Shelter Rock Church staff in April of 2022. After graduating from Cornell University in 2000, she spent a decade working in the healthcare consulting industry before transitioning to full-time parenting for 10 years. She feels privileged to serve the Lord in this church and is praying that God will use her in some small way to further His kingdom. She lives in Garden City with her husband and son and in her spare time enjoys reading, baking, and hiking with her family.
Katrina Uy-Roh
Central Office Lead
Katrina was born in the Philippines but grew up in the Bay Area (California). She graduated with a degree in Communications-TV & Radio but found she had a natural inclination for administrative work. She currently has 25+ years of experience in office administration in various industries - including public relations, advertising, media and publishing. When a role in the central office at Shelter Rock Church became available, she felt God's call to use her gifts and talents to help further His kingdom, and build her relationship with the Lord. Katrina has served in several ministries throughout her life, such as the choir, events team, kids ministry classrooms and operations. She currently lives in Long Island with her husband and three children. She enjoys watching movies and tv shows with her husband, singing in the car and at home with her kids, editing her youngest daughter's soccer team videos, communicating with her siblings through Instagram memes, and taking vacations with her extended family.
Chrystina Orlando
Communications Lead
Chrystina is a Long Island native who is passionate about studying & spreading the Gospel, connecting with people, and communicating ideas through writing. She earned her undergraduate degree at Hofstra University, and has an eclectic work background ranging in both creative and corporate environments. Her hobbies include singing, fitness, fashion, and travel.
Mary Ma-Tse
Central Office
Mary was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Queens, NY since the age of 7. She graduated from New York University with an undergraduate degree in Finance and Management & Organizational Behavior. She worked in Penguin Publishing as an Operations Manager for seven years before leaving the corporate world to be a full time stay-at-home mom. God called her to Shelter Rock Church in 2017 to be part of the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) ministry where she served for 6 years, building up a community of moms who encourage and support one another through the joys and challenges of motherhood. She is married to Kenny and they live in Syosset with their two children. Mary enjoys connecting with God through worship, playing piano & ukulele, reading, traveling, learning new things and seeing the world through her children's eyes.
Adriana Diaz
Central Office
Adriana was born and raised in Queens, New York. She earned her Master’s Degree in Human Services Counseling with a concentration in Life Coach from Liberty University. She recently finished a Certification Program with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a Health Coach. She has over 15+ years of office administrative experience including 10 years working in Early Intervention in NYC. Adriana grew up serving in the church and has served in different ministries including the main office, children’s and youth ministry, and worship. She has felt God’s calling on her heart to journey with people because the journey is not for lone wolves, it takes a community. Adriana loves the Lord - her favorite book in the Bible is Esther and her favorite verse is Psalm 139. Adriana loves to travel, be with family, read, be out in nature, eat good food, and exercise.
Elba Ramirez
Kids Ministry Administrator
Elba was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to the U.S. (Queens, New York) when she was 10 years old. She studied business administration and worked in the investment banking industry. When God called her to work in kids ministry, she was amazed to discover all the Bible verses that teach about God’s love for kids. Knowing this truth fueled her passion for pursuing God’s purpose and ultimately led her to being our Kids Central Director. Elba is married to Jose and have four wonderful children: Crystal, Kiara, Gabby, and Brian along with the newest addition to their family, their dog, Jax. Elba loves reading, spending quality time with her family and working out, as it’s an opportunity to refresh her mind and body while worshiping God.
Josh Shondelmyer
Facilities Manager
Josh was born in Hickory, North Carolina, but moved to Long Island in 2009. Growing up Josh spent a lot of time outdoors, playing sports, riding bikes and building random club houses in the woods. At an early age Josh would help his grandfather do work around the house, where he developed a love and passion for using his hands to build and create. Josh has spent years learning different skills and working to gain as much knowledge and experience as he could. In 2018 Josh married Kristen, the Love of his life. They enjoy spending time together watching tv, walking on the beach and even serving together at the church. They have 1 dog “Kila” who is 3 years old. Josh’s Love for God and his passion for his craft combined, paved way for his opportunity to showcase his skills and to bring glory to God Through the walls of “HIS CHURCH”.
Henry Fuhrman
Senior Pastor
Henry was born and raised in Staten Island. He holds two undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Biblical Studies from Cairn University, and a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Henry served as Executive Pastor of Ministries at CenterPoint Church. He’s passionate about preaching and teaching, holistic discipleship, and leadership development. Henry and his wife Samantha have four beautiful children: Grace, Henry, Cameron, and Dalio. He is an avid Mets fan (please pray for him!) and enjoys reading, fishing, and playing with his kids.
Helen Tay
Strategy & Operations
Helen was born in Seoul, South Korea and grew up in Long Island, NY. She graduated with a degree in Computer Science and worked in Finance Technology for more than 20 years, and co-founded a non-profit organization that works with aged out foster youth in NYC. Helen joined the Shelter Rock staff as part of her faith journey following Jesus wherever He leads, and is joyfully serving as Strategy & Operations Lead. She lives in Manhasset with her husband and two kids and enjoys eating good food with friends, reading good books, and dreaming up big ideas.
Leslie Stols
Family Ministries Pastor
Leslie grew up in Williamsburg, Virginia. She graduated from Cedarville University with an undergraduate degree in Christian Education. She earned her Master’s degree in Children and Family Ministry from Bethel Seminary. She’s been on staff since 2006 as our Kids Ministry Pastor. In 2020, Leslie's role evolved and she became our Family Ministry Pastor and is now responsible for the development of spiritual programs that invest in the lives of kids and their parents. Leslie has been married to Shaun since 2014 and have two children: Kate and Sam. She enjoys listening to podcasts on her morning runs, traveling, spending time with family, and baking big batches of chocolate chip cookies.
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Chrystina Orlando
Communications Lead
Chrystina is a Long Island native who is passionate about studying & spreading the Gospel, connecting with people, and communicating ideas through writing. She earned her undergraduate degree at Hofstra University, and has an eclectic work background ranging in both creative and corporate environments. Her hobbies include singing, fitness, fashion, and travel.
Mary Ma-Tse
Central Office
Mary was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Queens, NY since the age of 7. She graduated from New York University with an undergraduate degree in Finance and Management & Organizational Behavior. She worked in Penguin Publishing as an Operations Manager for seven years before leaving the corporate world to be a full time stay-at-home mom. God called her to Shelter Rock Church in 2017 to be part of the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) ministry where she served for 6 years, building up a community of moms who encourage and support one another through the joys and challenges of motherhood. She is married to Kenny and they live in Syosset with their two children. Mary enjoys connecting with God through worship, playing piano & ukulele, reading, traveling, learning new things and seeing the world through her children's eyes.
Adriana Diaz
Central Office
Adriana was born and raised in Queens, New York. She earned her Master’s Degree in Human Services Counseling with a concentration in Life Coach from Liberty University. She recently finished a Certification Program with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a Health Coach. She has over 15+ years of office administrative experience including 10 years working in Early Intervention in NYC. Adriana grew up serving in the church and has served in different ministries including the main office, children’s and youth ministry, and worship. She has felt God’s calling on her heart to journey with people because the journey is not for lone wolves, it takes a community. Adriana loves the Lord - her favorite book in the Bible is Esther and her favorite verse is Psalm 139. Adriana loves to travel, be with family, read, be out in nature, eat good food, and exercise.
Elba Ramirez
Kids Ministry Administrator
Elba was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to the U.S. (Queens, New York) when she was 10 years old. She studied business administration and worked in the investment banking industry. When God called her to work in kids ministry, she was amazed to discover all the Bible verses that teach about God’s love for kids. Knowing this truth fueled her passion for pursuing God’s purpose and ultimately led her to being our Kids Central Director. Elba is married to Jose and have four wonderful children: Crystal, Kiara, Gabby, and Brian along with the newest addition to their family, their dog, Jax. Elba loves reading, spending quality time with her family and working out, as it’s an opportunity to refresh her mind and body while worshiping God.
Josh Shondelmyer
Facilities Manager
Josh was born in Hickory, North Carolina, but moved to Long Island in 2009. Growing up Josh spent a lot of time outdoors, playing sports, riding bikes and building random club houses in the woods. At an early age Josh would help his grandfather do work around the house, where he developed a love and passion for using his hands to build and create. Josh has spent years learning different skills and working to gain as much knowledge and experience as he could. In 2018 Josh married Kristen, the Love of his life. They enjoy spending time together watching tv, walking on the beach and even serving together at the church. They have 1 dog “Kila” who is 3 years old. Josh’s Love for God and his passion for his craft combined, paved way for his opportunity to showcase his skills and to bring glory to God Through the walls of “HIS CHURCH”.
Henry Fuhrman
Senior Pastor
Henry was born and raised in Staten Island. He holds two undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Biblical Studies from Cairn University, and a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Henry served as Executive Pastor of Ministries at CenterPoint Church. He’s passionate about preaching and teaching, holistic discipleship, and leadership development. Henry and his wife Samantha have four beautiful children: Grace, Henry, Cameron, and Dalio. He is an avid Mets fan (please pray for him!) and enjoys reading, fishing, and playing with his kids.
Helen Tay
Strategy & Operations
Helen was born in Seoul, South Korea and grew up in Long Island, NY. She graduated with a degree in Computer Science and worked in Finance Technology for more than 20 years, and co-founded a non-profit organization that works with aged out foster youth in NYC. Helen joined the Shelter Rock staff as part of her faith journey following Jesus wherever He leads, and is joyfully serving as Strategy & Operations Lead. She lives in Manhasset with her husband and two kids and enjoys eating good food with friends, reading good books, and dreaming up big ideas.
Leslie Stols
Family Ministries Pastor
Leslie grew up in Williamsburg, Virginia. She graduated from Cedarville University with an undergraduate degree in Christian Education. She earned her Master’s degree in Children and Family Ministry from Bethel Seminary. She’s been on staff since 2006 as our Kids Ministry Pastor. In 2020, Leslie's role evolved and she became our Family Ministry Pastor and is now responsible for the development of spiritual programs that invest in the lives of kids and their parents. Leslie has been married to Shaun since 2014 and have two children: Kate and Sam. She enjoys listening to podcasts on her morning runs, traveling, spending time with family, and baking big batches of chocolate chip cookies.
Jamie Lammering
Worship Director
Jamie is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Queens, NY. She grew up in a musical family that was embedded in ministry wherever they had the opportunity to serve. At the age of 11, Jamie began leading worship in youth ministry and eventually adult ministry. Having a ministry background as well as corporate in Operations and Human Resources, Jamie studied Music Business at Belmont University, ultimately graduating from Nyack College with a degree in Organizational Management. As Shelter Rock’s Worship Director, Jamie serves our community by facilitating worship services across our campuses that highlight the wonderful Gospel of Jesus as well as develop the teams that lead worship both in-person and online weekly. In her spare time, she loves to write music, bake, and craft. Jamie is married to her husband Jonathan and is the mother of two children, Madison and Jackson. 
Chris Rivera
Production Director
Chris Rivera was born in Chicago IL and raised in Guatemala City for 11 years. Chris has lived on Long Island Since 1998. Chris has 15 years of experience in Ministry and has served in multiple areas as a leader (Youth, Worship, Missions, & Technology). Since 2011, Christopher has built a career in Production as a Director of Event Technologies at the Hyatt Regency Long Island. Chris’s passion for Technology started as a way to be a voice to the voiceless and develop content that could engage the church and teach others about injustices around the world. In 2009, Chris merged both passions for ministry and technology and funded Live To Worship, Inc. which is a Non-Profit that brings people together through concerts to teach how to make an impact in the lives of children through education, health and food programs. Chris has organized missionary trips to different parts of Central America so that people can see the need as well as the result of their contributions.
Josh Olivares
Digital Content Creator
Jenny Jeng
Director of Leadership Development
Jenny grew up in the beautiful city of Montreal, Quebec. She graduated from McGill University with an undergraduate degree in Commerce. For the majority of her career, Jenny worked at a global financial services firm in Manhattan. She worked as a Vice President in the Finance division and led a team within financial reporting. She is passionate about investing into the lives of leaders in order to help them discover their unique gifts and maximize their impact. Jenny is married to her husband Kent and have two beautiful young children. She enjoys spending time on the beach, snowboarding, and going to amusement parks with her family.
Darlene Benz
Central Office
Darlene grew up on Long Island. She worked for Estée Lauder for 31 years, then joined Shelter Rock Church staff in 2019 to serve the church that she loves! In her spare time, Darlene loves to read, take walks with her husband Jeff, and spend time with her grown kids Dan, Annalisa, Steven and Fionna.
Jennifer Yee
Central Office
Jen joined the Shelter Rock Church staff in April of 2022. After graduating from Cornell University in 2000, she spent a decade working in the healthcare consulting industry before transitioning to full-time parenting for 10 years. She feels privileged to serve the Lord in this church and is praying that God will use her in some small way to further His kingdom. She lives in Garden City with her husband and son and in her spare time enjoys reading, baking, and hiking with her family.
Katrina Uy-Roh
Central Office Lead
Katrina was born in the Philippines but grew up in the Bay Area (California). She graduated with a degree in Communications-TV & Radio but found she had a natural inclination for administrative work. She currently has 25+ years of experience in office administration in various industries - including public relations, advertising, media and publishing. When a role in the central office at Shelter Rock Church became available, she felt God's call to use her gifts and talents to help further His kingdom, and build her relationship with the Lord. Katrina has served in several ministries throughout her life, such as the choir, events team, kids ministry classrooms and operations. She currently lives in Long Island with her husband and three children. She enjoys watching movies and tv shows with her husband, singing in the car and at home with her kids, editing her youngest daughter's soccer team videos, communicating with her siblings through Instagram memes, and taking vacations with her extended family.
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Chris Rivera
Production Director
Chris Rivera was born in Chicago IL and raised in Guatemala City for 11 years. Chris has lived on Long Island Since 1998. Chris has 15 years of experience in Ministry and has served in multiple areas as a leader (Youth, Worship, Missions, & Technology). Since 2011, Christopher has built a career in Production as a Director of Event Technologies at the Hyatt Regency Long Island. Chris’s passion for Technology started as a way to be a voice to the voiceless and develop content that could engage the church and teach others about injustices around the world. In 2009, Chris merged both passions for ministry and technology and funded Live To Worship, Inc. which is a Non-Profit that brings people together through concerts to teach how to make an impact in the lives of children through education, health and food programs. Chris has organized missionary trips to different parts of Central America so that people can see the need as well as the result of their contributions.
Josh Olivares
Digital Content Creator
Jenny Jeng
Director of Leadership Development
Jenny grew up in the beautiful city of Montreal, Quebec. She graduated from McGill University with an undergraduate degree in Commerce. For the majority of her career, Jenny worked at a global financial services firm in Manhattan. She worked as a Vice President in the Finance division and led a team within financial reporting. She is passionate about investing into the lives of leaders in order to help them discover their unique gifts and maximize their impact. Jenny is married to her husband Kent and have two beautiful young children. She enjoys spending time on the beach, snowboarding, and going to amusement parks with her family.
Darlene Benz
Central Office
Darlene grew up on Long Island. She worked for Estée Lauder for 31 years, then joined Shelter Rock Church staff in 2019 to serve the church that she loves! In her spare time, Darlene loves to read, take walks with her husband Jeff, and spend time with her grown kids Dan, Annalisa, Steven and Fionna.
Jennifer Yee
Central Office
Jen joined the Shelter Rock Church staff in April of 2022. After graduating from Cornell University in 2000, she spent a decade working in the healthcare consulting industry before transitioning to full-time parenting for 10 years. She feels privileged to serve the Lord in this church and is praying that God will use her in some small way to further His kingdom. She lives in Garden City with her husband and son and in her spare time enjoys reading, baking, and hiking with her family.
Katrina Uy-Roh
Central Office Lead
Katrina was born in the Philippines but grew up in the Bay Area (California). She graduated with a degree in Communications-TV & Radio but found she had a natural inclination for administrative work. She currently has 25+ years of experience in office administration in various industries - including public relations, advertising, media and publishing. When a role in the central office at Shelter Rock Church became available, she felt God's call to use her gifts and talents to help further His kingdom, and build her relationship with the Lord. Katrina has served in several ministries throughout her life, such as the choir, events team, kids ministry classrooms and operations. She currently lives in Long Island with her husband and three children. She enjoys watching movies and tv shows with her husband, singing in the car and at home with her kids, editing her youngest daughter's soccer team videos, communicating with her siblings through Instagram memes, and taking vacations with her extended family.
Chrystina Orlando
Communications Lead
Chrystina is a Long Island native who is passionate about studying & spreading the Gospel, connecting with people, and communicating ideas through writing. She earned her undergraduate degree at Hofstra University, and has an eclectic work background ranging in both creative and corporate environments. Her hobbies include singing, fitness, fashion, and travel.
Mary Ma-Tse
Central Office
Mary was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Queens, NY since the age of 7. She graduated from New York University with an undergraduate degree in Finance and Management & Organizational Behavior. She worked in Penguin Publishing as an Operations Manager for seven years before leaving the corporate world to be a full time stay-at-home mom. God called her to Shelter Rock Church in 2017 to be part of the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) ministry where she served for 6 years, building up a community of moms who encourage and support one another through the joys and challenges of motherhood. She is married to Kenny and they live in Syosset with their two children. Mary enjoys connecting with God through worship, playing piano & ukulele, reading, traveling, learning new things and seeing the world through her children's eyes.
Adriana Diaz
Central Office
Adriana was born and raised in Queens, New York. She earned her Master’s Degree in Human Services Counseling with a concentration in Life Coach from Liberty University. She recently finished a Certification Program with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a Health Coach. She has over 15+ years of office administrative experience including 10 years working in Early Intervention in NYC. Adriana grew up serving in the church and has served in different ministries including the main office, children’s and youth ministry, and worship. She has felt God’s calling on her heart to journey with people because the journey is not for lone wolves, it takes a community. Adriana loves the Lord - her favorite book in the Bible is Esther and her favorite verse is Psalm 139. Adriana loves to travel, be with family, read, be out in nature, eat good food, and exercise.
Elba Ramirez
Kids Ministry Administrator
Elba was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to the U.S. (Queens, New York) when she was 10 years old. She studied business administration and worked in the investment banking industry. When God called her to work in kids ministry, she was amazed to discover all the Bible verses that teach about God’s love for kids. Knowing this truth fueled her passion for pursuing God’s purpose and ultimately led her to being our Kids Central Director. Elba is married to Jose and have four wonderful children: Crystal, Kiara, Gabby, and Brian along with the newest addition to their family, their dog, Jax. Elba loves reading, spending quality time with her family and working out, as it’s an opportunity to refresh her mind and body while worshiping God.
Josh Shondelmyer
Facilities Manager
Josh was born in Hickory, North Carolina, but moved to Long Island in 2009. Growing up Josh spent a lot of time outdoors, playing sports, riding bikes and building random club houses in the woods. At an early age Josh would help his grandfather do work around the house, where he developed a love and passion for using his hands to build and create. Josh has spent years learning different skills and working to gain as much knowledge and experience as he could. In 2018 Josh married Kristen, the Love of his life. They enjoy spending time together watching tv, walking on the beach and even serving together at the church. They have 1 dog “Kila” who is 3 years old. Josh’s Love for God and his passion for his craft combined, paved way for his opportunity to showcase his skills and to bring glory to God Through the walls of “HIS CHURCH”.
Henry Fuhrman
Senior Pastor
Henry was born and raised in Staten Island. He holds two undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Biblical Studies from Cairn University, and a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Henry served as Executive Pastor of Ministries at CenterPoint Church. He’s passionate about preaching and teaching, holistic discipleship, and leadership development. Henry and his wife Samantha have four beautiful children: Grace, Henry, Cameron, and Dalio. He is an avid Mets fan (please pray for him!) and enjoys reading, fishing, and playing with his kids.
Helen Tay
Strategy & Operations
Helen was born in Seoul, South Korea and grew up in Long Island, NY. She graduated with a degree in Computer Science and worked in Finance Technology for more than 20 years, and co-founded a non-profit organization that works with aged out foster youth in NYC. Helen joined the Shelter Rock staff as part of her faith journey following Jesus wherever He leads, and is joyfully serving as Strategy & Operations Lead. She lives in Manhasset with her husband and two kids and enjoys eating good food with friends, reading good books, and dreaming up big ideas.
Leslie Stols
Family Ministries Pastor
Leslie grew up in Williamsburg, Virginia. She graduated from Cedarville University with an undergraduate degree in Christian Education. She earned her Master’s degree in Children and Family Ministry from Bethel Seminary. She’s been on staff since 2006 as our Kids Ministry Pastor. In 2020, Leslie's role evolved and she became our Family Ministry Pastor and is now responsible for the development of spiritual programs that invest in the lives of kids and their parents. Leslie has been married to Shaun since 2014 and have two children: Kate and Sam. She enjoys listening to podcasts on her morning runs, traveling, spending time with family, and baking big batches of chocolate chip cookies.
Jamie Lammering
Worship Director
Jamie is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Queens, NY. She grew up in a musical family that was embedded in ministry wherever they had the opportunity to serve. At the age of 11, Jamie began leading worship in youth ministry and eventually adult ministry. Having a ministry background as well as corporate in Operations and Human Resources, Jamie studied Music Business at Belmont University, ultimately graduating from Nyack College with a degree in Organizational Management. As Shelter Rock’s Worship Director, Jamie serves our community by facilitating worship services across our campuses that highlight the wonderful Gospel of Jesus as well as develop the teams that lead worship both in-person and online weekly. In her spare time, she loves to write music, bake, and craft. Jamie is married to her husband Jonathan and is the mother of two children, Madison and Jackson. 
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Chris Rivera
Production Director
Chris Rivera was born in Chicago IL and raised in Guatemala City for 11 years. Chris has lived on Long Island Since 1998. Chris has 15 years of experience in Ministry and has served in multiple areas as a leader (Youth, Worship, Missions, & Technology). Since 2011, Christopher has built a career in Production as a Director of Event Technologies at the Hyatt Regency Long Island. Chris’s passion for Technology started as a way to be a voice to the voiceless and develop content that could engage the church and teach others about injustices around the world. In 2009, Chris merged both passions for ministry and technology and funded Live To Worship, Inc. which is a Non-Profit that brings people together through concerts to teach how to make an impact in the lives of children through education, health and food programs. Chris has organized missionary trips to different parts of Central America so that people can see the need as well as the result of their contributions.
Elba Ramirez
Kids Ministry Administrator
Elba was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to the U.S. (Queens, New York) when she was 10 years old. She studied business administration and worked in the investment banking industry. When God called her to work in kids ministry, she was amazed to discover all the Bible verses that teach about God’s love for kids. Knowing this truth fueled her passion for pursuing God’s purpose and ultimately led her to being our Kids Central Director. Elba is married to Jose and have four wonderful children: Crystal, Kiara, Gabby, and Brian along with the newest addition to their family, their dog, Jax. Elba loves reading, spending quality time with her family and working out, as it’s an opportunity to refresh her mind and body while worshiping God.
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Josh Olivares
Digital Content Creator
Jenny Jeng
Director of Leadership Development
Jenny grew up in the beautiful city of Montreal, Quebec. She graduated from McGill University with an undergraduate degree in Commerce. For the majority of her career, Jenny worked at a global financial services firm in Manhattan. She worked as a Vice President in the Finance division and led a team within financial reporting. She is passionate about investing into the lives of leaders in order to help them discover their unique gifts and maximize their impact. Jenny is married to her husband Kent and have two beautiful young children. She enjoys spending time on the beach, snowboarding, and going to amusement parks with her family.
Darlene Benz
Central Office
Darlene grew up on Long Island. She worked for Estée Lauder for 31 years, then joined Shelter Rock Church staff in 2019 to serve the church that she loves! In her spare time, Darlene loves to read, take walks with her husband Jeff, and spend time with her grown kids Dan, Annalisa, Steven and Fionna.
Jennifer Yee
Central Office
Jen joined the Shelter Rock Church staff in April of 2022. After graduating from Cornell University in 2000, she spent a decade working in the healthcare consulting industry before transitioning to full-time parenting for 10 years. She feels privileged to serve the Lord in this church and is praying that God will use her in some small way to further His kingdom. She lives in Garden City with her husband and son and in her spare time enjoys reading, baking, and hiking with her family.
Katrina Uy-Roh
Central Office Lead
Katrina was born in the Philippines but grew up in the Bay Area (California). She graduated with a degree in Communications-TV & Radio but found she had a natural inclination for administrative work. She currently has 25+ years of experience in office administration in various industries - including public relations, advertising, media and publishing. When a role in the central office at Shelter Rock Church became available, she felt God's call to use her gifts and talents to help further His kingdom, and build her relationship with the Lord. Katrina has served in several ministries throughout her life, such as the choir, events team, kids ministry classrooms and operations. She currently lives in Long Island with her husband and three children. She enjoys watching movies and tv shows with her husband, singing in the car and at home with her kids, editing her youngest daughter's soccer team videos, communicating with her siblings through Instagram memes, and taking vacations with her extended family.
Chrystina Orlando
Communications Lead
Chrystina is a Long Island native who is passionate about studying & spreading the Gospel, connecting with people, and communicating ideas through writing. She earned her undergraduate degree at Hofstra University, and has an eclectic work background ranging in both creative and corporate environments. Her hobbies include singing, fitness, fashion, and travel.
Mary Ma-Tse
Central Office
Mary was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Queens, NY since the age of 7. She graduated from New York University with an undergraduate degree in Finance and Management & Organizational Behavior. She worked in Penguin Publishing as an Operations Manager for seven years before leaving the corporate world to be a full time stay-at-home mom. God called her to Shelter Rock Church in 2017 to be part of the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) ministry where she served for 6 years, building up a community of moms who encourage and support one another through the joys and challenges of motherhood. She is married to Kenny and they live in Syosset with their two children. Mary enjoys connecting with God through worship, playing piano & ukulele, reading, traveling, learning new things and seeing the world through her children's eyes.
Adriana Diaz
Central Office
Adriana was born and raised in Queens, New York. She earned her Master’s Degree in Human Services Counseling with a concentration in Life Coach from Liberty University. She recently finished a Certification Program with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a Health Coach. She has over 15+ years of office administrative experience including 10 years working in Early Intervention in NYC. Adriana grew up serving in the church and has served in different ministries including the main office, children’s and youth ministry, and worship. She has felt God’s calling on her heart to journey with people because the journey is not for lone wolves, it takes a community. Adriana loves the Lord - her favorite book in the Bible is Esther and her favorite verse is Psalm 139. Adriana loves to travel, be with family, read, be out in nature, eat good food, and exercise.
Elba Ramirez
Kids Ministry Administrator
Elba was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to the U.S. (Queens, New York) when she was 10 years old. She studied business administration and worked in the investment banking industry. When God called her to work in kids ministry, she was amazed to discover all the Bible verses that teach about God’s love for kids. Knowing this truth fueled her passion for pursuing God’s purpose and ultimately led her to being our Kids Central Director. Elba is married to Jose and have four wonderful children: Crystal, Kiara, Gabby, and Brian along with the newest addition to their family, their dog, Jax. Elba loves reading, spending quality time with her family and working out, as it’s an opportunity to refresh her mind and body while worshiping God.
Josh Shondelmyer
Facilities Manager
Josh was born in Hickory, North Carolina, but moved to Long Island in 2009. Growing up Josh spent a lot of time outdoors, playing sports, riding bikes and building random club houses in the woods. At an early age Josh would help his grandfather do work around the house, where he developed a love and passion for using his hands to build and create. Josh has spent years learning different skills and working to gain as much knowledge and experience as he could. In 2018 Josh married Kristen, the Love of his life. They enjoy spending time together watching tv, walking on the beach and even serving together at the church. They have 1 dog “Kila” who is 3 years old. Josh’s Love for God and his passion for his craft combined, paved way for his opportunity to showcase his skills and to bring glory to God Through the walls of “HIS CHURCH”.
Henry Fuhrman
Senior Pastor
Henry was born and raised in Staten Island. He holds two undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Biblical Studies from Cairn University, and a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Henry served as Executive Pastor of Ministries at CenterPoint Church. He’s passionate about preaching and teaching, holistic discipleship, and leadership development. Henry and his wife Samantha have four beautiful children: Grace, Henry, Cameron, and Dalio. He is an avid Mets fan (please pray for him!) and enjoys reading, fishing, and playing with his kids.
Helen Tay
Strategy & Operations
Helen was born in Seoul, South Korea and grew up in Long Island, NY. She graduated with a degree in Computer Science and worked in Finance Technology for more than 20 years, and co-founded a non-profit organization that works with aged out foster youth in NYC. Helen joined the Shelter Rock staff as part of her faith journey following Jesus wherever He leads, and is joyfully serving as Strategy & Operations Lead. She lives in Manhasset with her husband and two kids and enjoys eating good food with friends, reading good books, and dreaming up big ideas.
Leslie Stols
Family Ministries Pastor
Leslie grew up in Williamsburg, Virginia. She graduated from Cedarville University with an undergraduate degree in Christian Education. She earned her Master’s degree in Children and Family Ministry from Bethel Seminary. She’s been on staff since 2006 as our Kids Ministry Pastor. In 2020, Leslie's role evolved and she became our Family Ministry Pastor and is now responsible for the development of spiritual programs that invest in the lives of kids and their parents. Leslie has been married to Shaun since 2014 and have two children: Kate and Sam. She enjoys listening to podcasts on her morning runs, traveling, spending time with family, and baking big batches of chocolate chip cookies.
Jamie Lammering
Worship Director
Jamie is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Queens, NY. She grew up in a musical family that was embedded in ministry wherever they had the opportunity to serve. At the age of 11, Jamie began leading worship in youth ministry and eventually adult ministry. Having a ministry background as well as corporate in Operations and Human Resources, Jamie studied Music Business at Belmont University, ultimately graduating from Nyack College with a degree in Organizational Management. As Shelter Rock’s Worship Director, Jamie serves our community by facilitating worship services across our campuses that highlight the wonderful Gospel of Jesus as well as develop the teams that lead worship both in-person and online weekly. In her spare time, she loves to write music, bake, and craft. Jamie is married to her husband Jonathan and is the mother of two children, Madison and Jackson. 
Chris Rivera
Production Director
Chris Rivera was born in Chicago IL and raised in Guatemala City for 11 years. Chris has lived on Long Island Since 1998. Chris has 15 years of experience in Ministry and has served in multiple areas as a leader (Youth, Worship, Missions, & Technology). Since 2011, Christopher has built a career in Production as a Director of Event Technologies at the Hyatt Regency Long Island. Chris’s passion for Technology started as a way to be a voice to the voiceless and develop content that could engage the church and teach others about injustices around the world. In 2009, Chris merged both passions for ministry and technology and funded Live To Worship, Inc. which is a Non-Profit that brings people together through concerts to teach how to make an impact in the lives of children through education, health and food programs. Chris has organized missionary trips to different parts of Central America so that people can see the need as well as the result of their contributions.
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Jenny Jeng
Director of Leadership Development
Jenny grew up in the beautiful city of Montreal, Quebec. She graduated from McGill University with an undergraduate degree in Commerce. For the majority of her career, Jenny worked at a global financial services firm in Manhattan. She worked as a Vice President in the Finance division and led a team within financial reporting. She is passionate about investing into the lives of leaders in order to help them discover their unique gifts and maximize their impact. Jenny is married to her husband Kent and have two beautiful young children. She enjoys spending time on the beach, snowboarding, and going to amusement parks with her family.
Darlene Benz
Central Office
Darlene grew up on Long Island. She worked for Estée Lauder for 31 years, then joined Shelter Rock Church staff in 2019 to serve the church that she loves! In her spare time, Darlene loves to read, take walks with her husband Jeff, and spend time with her grown kids Dan, Annalisa, Steven and Fionna.
Jennifer Yee
Central Office
Jen joined the Shelter Rock Church staff in April of 2022. After graduating from Cornell University in 2000, she spent a decade working in the healthcare consulting industry before transitioning to full-time parenting for 10 years. She feels privileged to serve the Lord in this church and is praying that God will use her in some small way to further His kingdom. She lives in Garden City with her husband and son and in her spare time enjoys reading, baking, and hiking with her family.
Katrina Uy-Roh
Central Office Lead
Katrina was born in the Philippines but grew up in the Bay Area (California). She graduated with a degree in Communications-TV & Radio but found she had a natural inclination for administrative work. She currently has 25+ years of experience in office administration in various industries - including public relations, advertising, media and publishing. When a role in the central office at Shelter Rock Church became available, she felt God's call to use her gifts and talents to help further His kingdom, and build her relationship with the Lord. Katrina has served in several ministries throughout her life, such as the choir, events team, kids ministry classrooms and operations. She currently lives in Long Island with her husband and three children. She enjoys watching movies and tv shows with her husband, singing in the car and at home with her kids, editing her youngest daughter's soccer team videos, communicating with her siblings through Instagram memes, and taking vacations with her extended family.
Chrystina Orlando
Communications Lead
Chrystina is a Long Island native who is passionate about studying & spreading the Gospel, connecting with people, and communicating ideas through writing. She earned her undergraduate degree at Hofstra University, and has an eclectic work background ranging in both creative and corporate environments. Her hobbies include singing, fitness, fashion, and travel.
Mary Ma-Tse
Central Office
Mary was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Queens, NY since the age of 7. She graduated from New York University with an undergraduate degree in Finance and Management & Organizational Behavior. She worked in Penguin Publishing as an Operations Manager for seven years before leaving the corporate world to be a full time stay-at-home mom. God called her to Shelter Rock Church in 2017 to be part of the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) ministry where she served for 6 years, building up a community of moms who encourage and support one another through the joys and challenges of motherhood. She is married to Kenny and they live in Syosset with their two children. Mary enjoys connecting with God through worship, playing piano & ukulele, reading, traveling, learning new things and seeing the world through her children's eyes.
Adriana Diaz
Central Office
Adriana was born and raised in Queens, New York. She earned her Master’s Degree in Human Services Counseling with a concentration in Life Coach from Liberty University. She recently finished a Certification Program with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a Health Coach. She has over 15+ years of office administrative experience including 10 years working in Early Intervention in NYC. Adriana grew up serving in the church and has served in different ministries including the main office, children’s and youth ministry, and worship. She has felt God’s calling on her heart to journey with people because the journey is not for lone wolves, it takes a community. Adriana loves the Lord - her favorite book in the Bible is Esther and her favorite verse is Psalm 139. Adriana loves to travel, be with family, read, be out in nature, eat good food, and exercise.
Elba Ramirez
Kids Ministry Administrator
Elba was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to the U.S. (Queens, New York) when she was 10 years old. She studied business administration and worked in the investment banking industry. When God called her to work in kids ministry, she was amazed to discover all the Bible verses that teach about God’s love for kids. Knowing this truth fueled her passion for pursuing God’s purpose and ultimately led her to being our Kids Central Director. Elba is married to Jose and have four wonderful children: Crystal, Kiara, Gabby, and Brian along with the newest addition to their family, their dog, Jax. Elba loves reading, spending quality time with her family and working out, as it’s an opportunity to refresh her mind and body while worshiping God.
Josh Shondelmyer
Facilities Manager
Josh was born in Hickory, North Carolina, but moved to Long Island in 2009. Growing up Josh spent a lot of time outdoors, playing sports, riding bikes and building random club houses in the woods. At an early age Josh would help his grandfather do work around the house, where he developed a love and passion for using his hands to build and create. Josh has spent years learning different skills and working to gain as much knowledge and experience as he could. In 2018 Josh married Kristen, the Love of his life. They enjoy spending time together watching tv, walking on the beach and even serving together at the church. They have 1 dog “Kila” who is 3 years old. Josh’s Love for God and his passion for his craft combined, paved way for his opportunity to showcase his skills and to bring glory to God Through the walls of “HIS CHURCH”.
Henry Fuhrman
Senior Pastor
Henry was born and raised in Staten Island. He holds two undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Biblical Studies from Cairn University, and a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Henry served as Executive Pastor of Ministries at CenterPoint Church. He’s passionate about preaching and teaching, holistic discipleship, and leadership development. Henry and his wife Samantha have four beautiful children: Grace, Henry, Cameron, and Dalio. He is an avid Mets fan (please pray for him!) and enjoys reading, fishing, and playing with his kids.
Helen Tay
Strategy & Operations
Helen was born in Seoul, South Korea and grew up in Long Island, NY. She graduated with a degree in Computer Science and worked in Finance Technology for more than 20 years, and co-founded a non-profit organization that works with aged out foster youth in NYC. Helen joined the Shelter Rock staff as part of her faith journey following Jesus wherever He leads, and is joyfully serving as Strategy & Operations Lead. She lives in Manhasset with her husband and two kids and enjoys eating good food with friends, reading good books, and dreaming up big ideas.
Leslie Stols
Family Ministries Pastor
Leslie grew up in Williamsburg, Virginia. She graduated from Cedarville University with an undergraduate degree in Christian Education. She earned her Master’s degree in Children and Family Ministry from Bethel Seminary. She’s been on staff since 2006 as our Kids Ministry Pastor. In 2020, Leslie's role evolved and she became our Family Ministry Pastor and is now responsible for the development of spiritual programs that invest in the lives of kids and their parents. Leslie has been married to Shaun since 2014 and have two children: Kate and Sam. She enjoys listening to podcasts on her morning runs, traveling, spending time with family, and baking big batches of chocolate chip cookies.
Jamie Lammering
Worship Director
Jamie is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Queens, NY. She grew up in a musical family that was embedded in ministry wherever they had the opportunity to serve. At the age of 11, Jamie began leading worship in youth ministry and eventually adult ministry. Having a ministry background as well as corporate in Operations and Human Resources, Jamie studied Music Business at Belmont University, ultimately graduating from Nyack College with a degree in Organizational Management. As Shelter Rock’s Worship Director, Jamie serves our community by facilitating worship services across our campuses that highlight the wonderful Gospel of Jesus as well as develop the teams that lead worship both in-person and online weekly. In her spare time, she loves to write music, bake, and craft. Jamie is married to her husband Jonathan and is the mother of two children, Madison and Jackson. 
Chris Rivera
Production Director
Chris Rivera was born in Chicago IL and raised in Guatemala City for 11 years. Chris has lived on Long Island Since 1998. Chris has 15 years of experience in Ministry and has served in multiple areas as a leader (Youth, Worship, Missions, & Technology). Since 2011, Christopher has built a career in Production as a Director of Event Technologies at the Hyatt Regency Long Island. Chris’s passion for Technology started as a way to be a voice to the voiceless and develop content that could engage the church and teach others about injustices around the world. In 2009, Chris merged both passions for ministry and technology and funded Live To Worship, Inc. which is a Non-Profit that brings people together through concerts to teach how to make an impact in the lives of children through education, health and food programs. Chris has organized missionary trips to different parts of Central America so that people can see the need as well as the result of their contributions.
Josh Olivares
Digital Content Creator
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Darlene Benz
Central Office
Darlene grew up on Long Island. She worked for Estée Lauder for 31 years, then joined Shelter Rock Church staff in 2019 to serve the church that she loves! In her spare time, Darlene loves to read, take walks with her husband Jeff, and spend time with her grown kids Dan, Annalisa, Steven and Fionna.
Jennifer Yee
Central Office
Jen joined the Shelter Rock Church staff in April of 2022. After graduating from Cornell University in 2000, she spent a decade working in the healthcare consulting industry before transitioning to full-time parenting for 10 years. She feels privileged to serve the Lord in this church and is praying that God will use her in some small way to further His kingdom. She lives in Garden City with her husband and son and in her spare time enjoys reading, baking, and hiking with her family.
Katrina Uy-Roh
Central Office Lead
Katrina was born in the Philippines but grew up in the Bay Area (California). She graduated with a degree in Communications-TV & Radio but found she had a natural inclination for administrative work. She currently has 25+ years of experience in office administration in various industries - including public relations, advertising, media and publishing. When a role in the central office at Shelter Rock Church became available, she felt God's call to use her gifts and talents to help further His kingdom, and build her relationship with the Lord. Katrina has served in several ministries throughout her life, such as the choir, events team, kids ministry classrooms and operations. She currently lives in Long Island with her husband and three children. She enjoys watching movies and tv shows with her husband, singing in the car and at home with her kids, editing her youngest daughter's soccer team videos, communicating with her siblings through Instagram memes, and taking vacations with her extended family.
Chrystina Orlando
Communications Lead
Chrystina is a Long Island native who is passionate about studying & spreading the Gospel, connecting with people, and communicating ideas through writing. She earned her undergraduate degree at Hofstra University, and has an eclectic work background ranging in both creative and corporate environments. Her hobbies include singing, fitness, fashion, and travel.
Mary Ma-Tse
Central Office
Mary was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Queens, NY since the age of 7. She graduated from New York University with an undergraduate degree in Finance and Management & Organizational Behavior. She worked in Penguin Publishing as an Operations Manager for seven years before leaving the corporate world to be a full time stay-at-home mom. God called her to Shelter Rock Church in 2017 to be part of the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) ministry where she served for 6 years, building up a community of moms who encourage and support one another through the joys and challenges of motherhood. She is married to Kenny and they live in Syosset with their two children. Mary enjoys connecting with God through worship, playing piano & ukulele, reading, traveling, learning new things and seeing the world through her children's eyes.
Adriana Diaz
Central Office
Adriana was born and raised in Queens, New York. She earned her Master’s Degree in Human Services Counseling with a concentration in Life Coach from Liberty University. She recently finished a Certification Program with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a Health Coach. She has over 15+ years of office administrative experience including 10 years working in Early Intervention in NYC. Adriana grew up serving in the church and has served in different ministries including the main office, children’s and youth ministry, and worship. She has felt God’s calling on her heart to journey with people because the journey is not for lone wolves, it takes a community. Adriana loves the Lord - her favorite book in the Bible is Esther and her favorite verse is Psalm 139. Adriana loves to travel, be with family, read, be out in nature, eat good food, and exercise.
Elba Ramirez
Kids Ministry Administrator
Elba was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to the U.S. (Queens, New York) when she was 10 years old. She studied business administration and worked in the investment banking industry. When God called her to work in kids ministry, she was amazed to discover all the Bible verses that teach about God’s love for kids. Knowing this truth fueled her passion for pursuing God’s purpose and ultimately led her to being our Kids Central Director. Elba is married to Jose and have four wonderful children: Crystal, Kiara, Gabby, and Brian along with the newest addition to their family, their dog, Jax. Elba loves reading, spending quality time with her family and working out, as it’s an opportunity to refresh her mind and body while worshiping God.
Josh Shondelmyer
Facilities Manager
Josh was born in Hickory, North Carolina, but moved to Long Island in 2009. Growing up Josh spent a lot of time outdoors, playing sports, riding bikes and building random club houses in the woods. At an early age Josh would help his grandfather do work around the house, where he developed a love and passion for using his hands to build and create. Josh has spent years learning different skills and working to gain as much knowledge and experience as he could. In 2018 Josh married Kristen, the Love of his life. They enjoy spending time together watching tv, walking on the beach and even serving together at the church. They have 1 dog “Kila” who is 3 years old. Josh’s Love for God and his passion for his craft combined, paved way for his opportunity to showcase his skills and to bring glory to God Through the walls of “HIS CHURCH”.
Henry Fuhrman
Senior Pastor
Henry was born and raised in Staten Island. He holds two undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Biblical Studies from Cairn University, and a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Henry served as Executive Pastor of Ministries at CenterPoint Church. He’s passionate about preaching and teaching, holistic discipleship, and leadership development. Henry and his wife Samantha have four beautiful children: Grace, Henry, Cameron, and Dalio. He is an avid Mets fan (please pray for him!) and enjoys reading, fishing, and playing with his kids.
Helen Tay
Strategy & Operations
Helen was born in Seoul, South Korea and grew up in Long Island, NY. She graduated with a degree in Computer Science and worked in Finance Technology for more than 20 years, and co-founded a non-profit organization that works with aged out foster youth in NYC. Helen joined the Shelter Rock staff as part of her faith journey following Jesus wherever He leads, and is joyfully serving as Strategy & Operations Lead. She lives in Manhasset with her husband and two kids and enjoys eating good food with friends, reading good books, and dreaming up big ideas.
Leslie Stols
Family Ministries Pastor
Leslie grew up in Williamsburg, Virginia. She graduated from Cedarville University with an undergraduate degree in Christian Education. She earned her Master’s degree in Children and Family Ministry from Bethel Seminary. She’s been on staff since 2006 as our Kids Ministry Pastor. In 2020, Leslie's role evolved and she became our Family Ministry Pastor and is now responsible for the development of spiritual programs that invest in the lives of kids and their parents. Leslie has been married to Shaun since 2014 and have two children: Kate and Sam. She enjoys listening to podcasts on her morning runs, traveling, spending time with family, and baking big batches of chocolate chip cookies.
Jamie Lammering
Worship Director
Jamie is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Queens, NY. She grew up in a musical family that was embedded in ministry wherever they had the opportunity to serve. At the age of 11, Jamie began leading worship in youth ministry and eventually adult ministry. Having a ministry background as well as corporate in Operations and Human Resources, Jamie studied Music Business at Belmont University, ultimately graduating from Nyack College with a degree in Organizational Management. As Shelter Rock’s Worship Director, Jamie serves our community by facilitating worship services across our campuses that highlight the wonderful Gospel of Jesus as well as develop the teams that lead worship both in-person and online weekly. In her spare time, she loves to write music, bake, and craft. Jamie is married to her husband Jonathan and is the mother of two children, Madison and Jackson. 
Chris Rivera
Production Director
Chris Rivera was born in Chicago IL and raised in Guatemala City for 11 years. Chris has lived on Long Island Since 1998. Chris has 15 years of experience in Ministry and has served in multiple areas as a leader (Youth, Worship, Missions, & Technology). Since 2011, Christopher has built a career in Production as a Director of Event Technologies at the Hyatt Regency Long Island. Chris’s passion for Technology started as a way to be a voice to the voiceless and develop content that could engage the church and teach others about injustices around the world. In 2009, Chris merged both passions for ministry and technology and funded Live To Worship, Inc. which is a Non-Profit that brings people together through concerts to teach how to make an impact in the lives of children through education, health and food programs. Chris has organized missionary trips to different parts of Central America so that people can see the need as well as the result of their contributions.
Josh Olivares
Digital Content Creator
Jenny Jeng
Director of Leadership Development
Jenny grew up in the beautiful city of Montreal, Quebec. She graduated from McGill University with an undergraduate degree in Commerce. For the majority of her career, Jenny worked at a global financial services firm in Manhattan. She worked as a Vice President in the Finance division and led a team within financial reporting. She is passionate about investing into the lives of leaders in order to help them discover their unique gifts and maximize their impact. Jenny is married to her husband Kent and have two beautiful young children. She enjoys spending time on the beach, snowboarding, and going to amusement parks with her family.
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Jennifer Yee
Central Office
Jen joined the Shelter Rock Church staff in April of 2022. After graduating from Cornell University in 2000, she spent a decade working in the healthcare consulting industry before transitioning to full-time parenting for 10 years. She feels privileged to serve the Lord in this church and is praying that God will use her in some small way to further His kingdom. She lives in Garden City with her husband and son and in her spare time enjoys reading, baking, and hiking with her family.
Katrina Uy-Roh
Central Office Lead
Katrina was born in the Philippines but grew up in the Bay Area (California). She graduated with a degree in Communications-TV & Radio but found she had a natural inclination for administrative work. She currently has 25+ years of experience in office administration in various industries - including public relations, advertising, media and publishing. When a role in the central office at Shelter Rock Church became available, she felt God's call to use her gifts and talents to help further His kingdom, and build her relationship with the Lord. Katrina has served in several ministries throughout her life, such as the choir, events team, kids ministry classrooms and operations. She currently lives in Long Island with her husband and three children. She enjoys watching movies and tv shows with her husband, singing in the car and at home with her kids, editing her youngest daughter's soccer team videos, communicating with her siblings through Instagram memes, and taking vacations with her extended family.
Chrystina Orlando
Communications Lead
Chrystina is a Long Island native who is passionate about studying & spreading the Gospel, connecting with people, and communicating ideas through writing. She earned her undergraduate degree at Hofstra University, and has an eclectic work background ranging in both creative and corporate environments. Her hobbies include singing, fitness, fashion, and travel.
Mary Ma-Tse
Central Office
Mary was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Queens, NY since the age of 7. She graduated from New York University with an undergraduate degree in Finance and Management & Organizational Behavior. She worked in Penguin Publishing as an Operations Manager for seven years before leaving the corporate world to be a full time stay-at-home mom. God called her to Shelter Rock Church in 2017 to be part of the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) ministry where she served for 6 years, building up a community of moms who encourage and support one another through the joys and challenges of motherhood. She is married to Kenny and they live in Syosset with their two children. Mary enjoys connecting with God through worship, playing piano & ukulele, reading, traveling, learning new things and seeing the world through her children's eyes.
Adriana Diaz
Central Office
Adriana was born and raised in Queens, New York. She earned her Master’s Degree in Human Services Counseling with a concentration in Life Coach from Liberty University. She recently finished a Certification Program with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a Health Coach. She has over 15+ years of office administrative experience including 10 years working in Early Intervention in NYC. Adriana grew up serving in the church and has served in different ministries including the main office, children’s and youth ministry, and worship. She has felt God’s calling on her heart to journey with people because the journey is not for lone wolves, it takes a community. Adriana loves the Lord - her favorite book in the Bible is Esther and her favorite verse is Psalm 139. Adriana loves to travel, be with family, read, be out in nature, eat good food, and exercise.
Elba Ramirez
Kids Ministry Administrator
Elba was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to the U.S. (Queens, New York) when she was 10 years old. She studied business administration and worked in the investment banking industry. When God called her to work in kids ministry, she was amazed to discover all the Bible verses that teach about God’s love for kids. Knowing this truth fueled her passion for pursuing God’s purpose and ultimately led her to being our Kids Central Director. Elba is married to Jose and have four wonderful children: Crystal, Kiara, Gabby, and Brian along with the newest addition to their family, their dog, Jax. Elba loves reading, spending quality time with her family and working out, as it’s an opportunity to refresh her mind and body while worshiping God.
Josh Shondelmyer
Facilities Manager
Josh was born in Hickory, North Carolina, but moved to Long Island in 2009. Growing up Josh spent a lot of time outdoors, playing sports, riding bikes and building random club houses in the woods. At an early age Josh would help his grandfather do work around the house, where he developed a love and passion for using his hands to build and create. Josh has spent years learning different skills and working to gain as much knowledge and experience as he could. In 2018 Josh married Kristen, the Love of his life. They enjoy spending time together watching tv, walking on the beach and even serving together at the church. They have 1 dog “Kila” who is 3 years old. Josh’s Love for God and his passion for his craft combined, paved way for his opportunity to showcase his skills and to bring glory to God Through the walls of “HIS CHURCH”.
Henry Fuhrman
Senior Pastor
Henry was born and raised in Staten Island. He holds two undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Biblical Studies from Cairn University, and a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Henry served as Executive Pastor of Ministries at CenterPoint Church. He’s passionate about preaching and teaching, holistic discipleship, and leadership development. Henry and his wife Samantha have four beautiful children: Grace, Henry, Cameron, and Dalio. He is an avid Mets fan (please pray for him!) and enjoys reading, fishing, and playing with his kids.
Helen Tay
Strategy & Operations
Helen was born in Seoul, South Korea and grew up in Long Island, NY. She graduated with a degree in Computer Science and worked in Finance Technology for more than 20 years, and co-founded a non-profit organization that works with aged out foster youth in NYC. Helen joined the Shelter Rock staff as part of her faith journey following Jesus wherever He leads, and is joyfully serving as Strategy & Operations Lead. She lives in Manhasset with her husband and two kids and enjoys eating good food with friends, reading good books, and dreaming up big ideas.
Leslie Stols
Family Ministries Pastor
Leslie grew up in Williamsburg, Virginia. She graduated from Cedarville University with an undergraduate degree in Christian Education. She earned her Master’s degree in Children and Family Ministry from Bethel Seminary. She’s been on staff since 2006 as our Kids Ministry Pastor. In 2020, Leslie's role evolved and she became our Family Ministry Pastor and is now responsible for the development of spiritual programs that invest in the lives of kids and their parents. Leslie has been married to Shaun since 2014 and have two children: Kate and Sam. She enjoys listening to podcasts on her morning runs, traveling, spending time with family, and baking big batches of chocolate chip cookies.
Jamie Lammering
Worship Director
Jamie is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Queens, NY. She grew up in a musical family that was embedded in ministry wherever they had the opportunity to serve. At the age of 11, Jamie began leading worship in youth ministry and eventually adult ministry. Having a ministry background as well as corporate in Operations and Human Resources, Jamie studied Music Business at Belmont University, ultimately graduating from Nyack College with a degree in Organizational Management. As Shelter Rock’s Worship Director, Jamie serves our community by facilitating worship services across our campuses that highlight the wonderful Gospel of Jesus as well as develop the teams that lead worship both in-person and online weekly. In her spare time, she loves to write music, bake, and craft. Jamie is married to her husband Jonathan and is the mother of two children, Madison and Jackson. 
Chris Rivera
Production Director
Chris Rivera was born in Chicago IL and raised in Guatemala City for 11 years. Chris has lived on Long Island Since 1998. Chris has 15 years of experience in Ministry and has served in multiple areas as a leader (Youth, Worship, Missions, & Technology). Since 2011, Christopher has built a career in Production as a Director of Event Technologies at the Hyatt Regency Long Island. Chris’s passion for Technology started as a way to be a voice to the voiceless and develop content that could engage the church and teach others about injustices around the world. In 2009, Chris merged both passions for ministry and technology and funded Live To Worship, Inc. which is a Non-Profit that brings people together through concerts to teach how to make an impact in the lives of children through education, health and food programs. Chris has organized missionary trips to different parts of Central America so that people can see the need as well as the result of their contributions.
Josh Olivares
Digital Content Creator
Jenny Jeng
Director of Leadership Development
Jenny grew up in the beautiful city of Montreal, Quebec. She graduated from McGill University with an undergraduate degree in Commerce. For the majority of her career, Jenny worked at a global financial services firm in Manhattan. She worked as a Vice President in the Finance division and led a team within financial reporting. She is passionate about investing into the lives of leaders in order to help them discover their unique gifts and maximize their impact. Jenny is married to her husband Kent and have two beautiful young children. She enjoys spending time on the beach, snowboarding, and going to amusement parks with her family.
Darlene Benz
Central Office
Darlene grew up on Long Island. She worked for Estée Lauder for 31 years, then joined Shelter Rock Church staff in 2019 to serve the church that she loves! In her spare time, Darlene loves to read, take walks with her husband Jeff, and spend time with her grown kids Dan, Annalisa, Steven and Fionna.
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Katrina Uy-Roh
Central Office Lead
Katrina was born in the Philippines but grew up in the Bay Area (California). She graduated with a degree in Communications-TV & Radio but found she had a natural inclination for administrative work. She currently has 25+ years of experience in office administration in various industries - including public relations, advertising, media and publishing. When a role in the central office at Shelter Rock Church became available, she felt God's call to use her gifts and talents to help further His kingdom, and build her relationship with the Lord. Katrina has served in several ministries throughout her life, such as the choir, events team, kids ministry classrooms and operations. She currently lives in Long Island with her husband and three children. She enjoys watching movies and tv shows with her husband, singing in the car and at home with her kids, editing her youngest daughter's soccer team videos, communicating with her siblings through Instagram memes, and taking vacations with her extended family.
Chrystina Orlando
Communications Lead
Chrystina is a Long Island native who is passionate about studying & spreading the Gospel, connecting with people, and communicating ideas through writing. She earned her undergraduate degree at Hofstra University, and has an eclectic work background ranging in both creative and corporate environments. Her hobbies include singing, fitness, fashion, and travel.
Mary Ma-Tse
Central Office
Mary was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Queens, NY since the age of 7. She graduated from New York University with an undergraduate degree in Finance and Management & Organizational Behavior. She worked in Penguin Publishing as an Operations Manager for seven years before leaving the corporate world to be a full time stay-at-home mom. God called her to Shelter Rock Church in 2017 to be part of the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) ministry where she served for 6 years, building up a community of moms who encourage and support one another through the joys and challenges of motherhood. She is married to Kenny and they live in Syosset with their two children. Mary enjoys connecting with God through worship, playing piano & ukulele, reading, traveling, learning new things and seeing the world through her children's eyes.
Adriana Diaz
Central Office
Adriana was born and raised in Queens, New York. She earned her Master’s Degree in Human Services Counseling with a concentration in Life Coach from Liberty University. She recently finished a Certification Program with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a Health Coach. She has over 15+ years of office administrative experience including 10 years working in Early Intervention in NYC. Adriana grew up serving in the church and has served in different ministries including the main office, children’s and youth ministry, and worship. She has felt God’s calling on her heart to journey with people because the journey is not for lone wolves, it takes a community. Adriana loves the Lord - her favorite book in the Bible is Esther and her favorite verse is Psalm 139. Adriana loves to travel, be with family, read, be out in nature, eat good food, and exercise.
Elba Ramirez
Kids Ministry Administrator
Elba was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to the U.S. (Queens, New York) when she was 10 years old. She studied business administration and worked in the investment banking industry. When God called her to work in kids ministry, she was amazed to discover all the Bible verses that teach about God’s love for kids. Knowing this truth fueled her passion for pursuing God’s purpose and ultimately led her to being our Kids Central Director. Elba is married to Jose and have four wonderful children: Crystal, Kiara, Gabby, and Brian along with the newest addition to their family, their dog, Jax. Elba loves reading, spending quality time with her family and working out, as it’s an opportunity to refresh her mind and body while worshiping God.
Josh Shondelmyer
Facilities Manager
Josh was born in Hickory, North Carolina, but moved to Long Island in 2009. Growing up Josh spent a lot of time outdoors, playing sports, riding bikes and building random club houses in the woods. At an early age Josh would help his grandfather do work around the house, where he developed a love and passion for using his hands to build and create. Josh has spent years learning different skills and working to gain as much knowledge and experience as he could. In 2018 Josh married Kristen, the Love of his life. They enjoy spending time together watching tv, walking on the beach and even serving together at the church. They have 1 dog “Kila” who is 3 years old. Josh’s Love for God and his passion for his craft combined, paved way for his opportunity to showcase his skills and to bring glory to God Through the walls of “HIS CHURCH”.
Henry Fuhrman
Senior Pastor
Henry was born and raised in Staten Island. He holds two undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Biblical Studies from Cairn University, and a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Henry served as Executive Pastor of Ministries at CenterPoint Church. He’s passionate about preaching and teaching, holistic discipleship, and leadership development. Henry and his wife Samantha have four beautiful children: Grace, Henry, Cameron, and Dalio. He is an avid Mets fan (please pray for him!) and enjoys reading, fishing, and playing with his kids.
Helen Tay
Strategy & Operations
Helen was born in Seoul, South Korea and grew up in Long Island, NY. She graduated with a degree in Computer Science and worked in Finance Technology for more than 20 years, and co-founded a non-profit organization that works with aged out foster youth in NYC. Helen joined the Shelter Rock staff as part of her faith journey following Jesus wherever He leads, and is joyfully serving as Strategy & Operations Lead. She lives in Manhasset with her husband and two kids and enjoys eating good food with friends, reading good books, and dreaming up big ideas.
Leslie Stols
Family Ministries Pastor
Leslie grew up in Williamsburg, Virginia. She graduated from Cedarville University with an undergraduate degree in Christian Education. She earned her Master’s degree in Children and Family Ministry from Bethel Seminary. She’s been on staff since 2006 as our Kids Ministry Pastor. In 2020, Leslie's role evolved and she became our Family Ministry Pastor and is now responsible for the development of spiritual programs that invest in the lives of kids and their parents. Leslie has been married to Shaun since 2014 and have two children: Kate and Sam. She enjoys listening to podcasts on her morning runs, traveling, spending time with family, and baking big batches of chocolate chip cookies.
Jamie Lammering
Worship Director
Jamie is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Queens, NY. She grew up in a musical family that was embedded in ministry wherever they had the opportunity to serve. At the age of 11, Jamie began leading worship in youth ministry and eventually adult ministry. Having a ministry background as well as corporate in Operations and Human Resources, Jamie studied Music Business at Belmont University, ultimately graduating from Nyack College with a degree in Organizational Management. As Shelter Rock’s Worship Director, Jamie serves our community by facilitating worship services across our campuses that highlight the wonderful Gospel of Jesus as well as develop the teams that lead worship both in-person and online weekly. In her spare time, she loves to write music, bake, and craft. Jamie is married to her husband Jonathan and is the mother of two children, Madison and Jackson. 
Chris Rivera
Production Director
Chris Rivera was born in Chicago IL and raised in Guatemala City for 11 years. Chris has lived on Long Island Since 1998. Chris has 15 years of experience in Ministry and has served in multiple areas as a leader (Youth, Worship, Missions, & Technology). Since 2011, Christopher has built a career in Production as a Director of Event Technologies at the Hyatt Regency Long Island. Chris’s passion for Technology started as a way to be a voice to the voiceless and develop content that could engage the church and teach others about injustices around the world. In 2009, Chris merged both passions for ministry and technology and funded Live To Worship, Inc. which is a Non-Profit that brings people together through concerts to teach how to make an impact in the lives of children through education, health and food programs. Chris has organized missionary trips to different parts of Central America so that people can see the need as well as the result of their contributions.
Josh Olivares
Digital Content Creator
Jenny Jeng
Director of Leadership Development
Jenny grew up in the beautiful city of Montreal, Quebec. She graduated from McGill University with an undergraduate degree in Commerce. For the majority of her career, Jenny worked at a global financial services firm in Manhattan. She worked as a Vice President in the Finance division and led a team within financial reporting. She is passionate about investing into the lives of leaders in order to help them discover their unique gifts and maximize their impact. Jenny is married to her husband Kent and have two beautiful young children. She enjoys spending time on the beach, snowboarding, and going to amusement parks with her family.
Darlene Benz
Central Office
Darlene grew up on Long Island. She worked for Estée Lauder for 31 years, then joined Shelter Rock Church staff in 2019 to serve the church that she loves! In her spare time, Darlene loves to read, take walks with her husband Jeff, and spend time with her grown kids Dan, Annalisa, Steven and Fionna.
Jennifer Yee
Central Office
Jen joined the Shelter Rock Church staff in April of 2022. After graduating from Cornell University in 2000, she spent a decade working in the healthcare consulting industry before transitioning to full-time parenting for 10 years. She feels privileged to serve the Lord in this church and is praying that God will use her in some small way to further His kingdom. She lives in Garden City with her husband and son and in her spare time enjoys reading, baking, and hiking with her family.
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Mary Ma-Tse
Central Office
Mary was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Queens, NY since the age of 7. She graduated from New York University with an undergraduate degree in Finance and Management & Organizational Behavior. She worked in Penguin Publishing as an Operations Manager for seven years before leaving the corporate world to be a full time stay-at-home mom. God called her to Shelter Rock Church in 2017 to be part of the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) ministry where she served for 6 years, building up a community of moms who encourage and support one another through the joys and challenges of motherhood. She is married to Kenny and they live in Syosset with their two children. Mary enjoys connecting with God through worship, playing piano & ukulele, reading, traveling, learning new things and seeing the world through her children's eyes.
Adriana Diaz
Central Office
Adriana was born and raised in Queens, New York. She earned her Master’s Degree in Human Services Counseling with a concentration in Life Coach from Liberty University. She recently finished a Certification Program with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a Health Coach. She has over 15+ years of office administrative experience including 10 years working in Early Intervention in NYC. Adriana grew up serving in the church and has served in different ministries including the main office, children’s and youth ministry, and worship. She has felt God’s calling on her heart to journey with people because the journey is not for lone wolves, it takes a community. Adriana loves the Lord - her favorite book in the Bible is Esther and her favorite verse is Psalm 139. Adriana loves to travel, be with family, read, be out in nature, eat good food, and exercise.
Elba Ramirez
Kids Ministry Administrator
Elba was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to the U.S. (Queens, New York) when she was 10 years old. She studied business administration and worked in the investment banking industry. When God called her to work in kids ministry, she was amazed to discover all the Bible verses that teach about God’s love for kids. Knowing this truth fueled her passion for pursuing God’s purpose and ultimately led her to being our Kids Central Director. Elba is married to Jose and have four wonderful children: Crystal, Kiara, Gabby, and Brian along with the newest addition to their family, their dog, Jax. Elba loves reading, spending quality time with her family and working out, as it’s an opportunity to refresh her mind and body while worshiping God.
Josh Shondelmyer
Facilities Manager
Josh was born in Hickory, North Carolina, but moved to Long Island in 2009. Growing up Josh spent a lot of time outdoors, playing sports, riding bikes and building random club houses in the woods. At an early age Josh would help his grandfather do work around the house, where he developed a love and passion for using his hands to build and create. Josh has spent years learning different skills and working to gain as much knowledge and experience as he could. In 2018 Josh married Kristen, the Love of his life. They enjoy spending time together watching tv, walking on the beach and even serving together at the church. They have 1 dog “Kila” who is 3 years old. Josh’s Love for God and his passion for his craft combined, paved way for his opportunity to showcase his skills and to bring glory to God Through the walls of “HIS CHURCH”.
Henry Fuhrman
Senior Pastor
Henry was born and raised in Staten Island. He holds two undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Biblical Studies from Cairn University, and a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Henry served as Executive Pastor of Ministries at CenterPoint Church. He’s passionate about preaching and teaching, holistic discipleship, and leadership development. Henry and his wife Samantha have four beautiful children: Grace, Henry, Cameron, and Dalio. He is an avid Mets fan (please pray for him!) and enjoys reading, fishing, and playing with his kids.
Helen Tay
Strategy & Operations
Helen was born in Seoul, South Korea and grew up in Long Island, NY. She graduated with a degree in Computer Science and worked in Finance Technology for more than 20 years, and co-founded a non-profit organization that works with aged out foster youth in NYC. Helen joined the Shelter Rock staff as part of her faith journey following Jesus wherever He leads, and is joyfully serving as Strategy & Operations Lead. She lives in Manhasset with her husband and two kids and enjoys eating good food with friends, reading good books, and dreaming up big ideas.
Leslie Stols
Family Ministries Pastor
Leslie grew up in Williamsburg, Virginia. She graduated from Cedarville University with an undergraduate degree in Christian Education. She earned her Master’s degree in Children and Family Ministry from Bethel Seminary. She’s been on staff since 2006 as our Kids Ministry Pastor. In 2020, Leslie's role evolved and she became our Family Ministry Pastor and is now responsible for the development of spiritual programs that invest in the lives of kids and their parents. Leslie has been married to Shaun since 2014 and have two children: Kate and Sam. She enjoys listening to podcasts on her morning runs, traveling, spending time with family, and baking big batches of chocolate chip cookies.
Jamie Lammering
Worship Director
Jamie is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Queens, NY. She grew up in a musical family that was embedded in ministry wherever they had the opportunity to serve. At the age of 11, Jamie began leading worship in youth ministry and eventually adult ministry. Having a ministry background as well as corporate in Operations and Human Resources, Jamie studied Music Business at Belmont University, ultimately graduating from Nyack College with a degree in Organizational Management. As Shelter Rock’s Worship Director, Jamie serves our community by facilitating worship services across our campuses that highlight the wonderful Gospel of Jesus as well as develop the teams that lead worship both in-person and online weekly. In her spare time, she loves to write music, bake, and craft. Jamie is married to her husband Jonathan and is the mother of two children, Madison and Jackson. 
Chris Rivera
Production Director
Chris Rivera was born in Chicago IL and raised in Guatemala City for 11 years. Chris has lived on Long Island Since 1998. Chris has 15 years of experience in Ministry and has served in multiple areas as a leader (Youth, Worship, Missions, & Technology). Since 2011, Christopher has built a career in Production as a Director of Event Technologies at the Hyatt Regency Long Island. Chris’s passion for Technology started as a way to be a voice to the voiceless and develop content that could engage the church and teach others about injustices around the world. In 2009, Chris merged both passions for ministry and technology and funded Live To Worship, Inc. which is a Non-Profit that brings people together through concerts to teach how to make an impact in the lives of children through education, health and food programs. Chris has organized missionary trips to different parts of Central America so that people can see the need as well as the result of their contributions.
Josh Olivares
Digital Content Creator
Jenny Jeng
Director of Leadership Development
Jenny grew up in the beautiful city of Montreal, Quebec. She graduated from McGill University with an undergraduate degree in Commerce. For the majority of her career, Jenny worked at a global financial services firm in Manhattan. She worked as a Vice President in the Finance division and led a team within financial reporting. She is passionate about investing into the lives of leaders in order to help them discover their unique gifts and maximize their impact. Jenny is married to her husband Kent and have two beautiful young children. She enjoys spending time on the beach, snowboarding, and going to amusement parks with her family.
Darlene Benz
Central Office
Darlene grew up on Long Island. She worked for Estée Lauder for 31 years, then joined Shelter Rock Church staff in 2019 to serve the church that she loves! In her spare time, Darlene loves to read, take walks with her husband Jeff, and spend time with her grown kids Dan, Annalisa, Steven and Fionna.
Jennifer Yee
Central Office
Jen joined the Shelter Rock Church staff in April of 2022. After graduating from Cornell University in 2000, she spent a decade working in the healthcare consulting industry before transitioning to full-time parenting for 10 years. She feels privileged to serve the Lord in this church and is praying that God will use her in some small way to further His kingdom. She lives in Garden City with her husband and son and in her spare time enjoys reading, baking, and hiking with her family.
Katrina Uy-Roh
Central Office Lead
Katrina was born in the Philippines but grew up in the Bay Area (California). She graduated with a degree in Communications-TV & Radio but found she had a natural inclination for administrative work. She currently has 25+ years of experience in office administration in various industries - including public relations, advertising, media and publishing. When a role in the central office at Shelter Rock Church became available, she felt God's call to use her gifts and talents to help further His kingdom, and build her relationship with the Lord. Katrina has served in several ministries throughout her life, such as the choir, events team, kids ministry classrooms and operations. She currently lives in Long Island with her husband and three children. She enjoys watching movies and tv shows with her husband, singing in the car and at home with her kids, editing her youngest daughter's soccer team videos, communicating with her siblings through Instagram memes, and taking vacations with her extended family.
Chrystina Orlando
Communications Lead
Chrystina is a Long Island native who is passionate about studying & spreading the Gospel, connecting with people, and communicating ideas through writing. She earned her undergraduate degree at Hofstra University, and has an eclectic work background ranging in both creative and corporate environments. Her hobbies include singing, fitness, fashion, and travel.
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Adriana Diaz
Central Office
Adriana was born and raised in Queens, New York. She earned her Master’s Degree in Human Services Counseling with a concentration in Life Coach from Liberty University. She recently finished a Certification Program with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a Health Coach. She has over 15+ years of office administrative experience including 10 years working in Early Intervention in NYC. Adriana grew up serving in the church and has served in different ministries including the main office, children’s and youth ministry, and worship. She has felt God’s calling on her heart to journey with people because the journey is not for lone wolves, it takes a community. Adriana loves the Lord - her favorite book in the Bible is Esther and her favorite verse is Psalm 139. Adriana loves to travel, be with family, read, be out in nature, eat good food, and exercise.
Elba Ramirez
Kids Ministry Administrator
Elba was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to the U.S. (Queens, New York) when she was 10 years old. She studied business administration and worked in the investment banking industry. When God called her to work in kids ministry, she was amazed to discover all the Bible verses that teach about God’s love for kids. Knowing this truth fueled her passion for pursuing God’s purpose and ultimately led her to being our Kids Central Director. Elba is married to Jose and have four wonderful children: Crystal, Kiara, Gabby, and Brian along with the newest addition to their family, their dog, Jax. Elba loves reading, spending quality time with her family and working out, as it’s an opportunity to refresh her mind and body while worshiping God.
Josh Shondelmyer
Facilities Manager
Josh was born in Hickory, North Carolina, but moved to Long Island in 2009. Growing up Josh spent a lot of time outdoors, playing sports, riding bikes and building random club houses in the woods. At an early age Josh would help his grandfather do work around the house, where he developed a love and passion for using his hands to build and create. Josh has spent years learning different skills and working to gain as much knowledge and experience as he could. In 2018 Josh married Kristen, the Love of his life. They enjoy spending time together watching tv, walking on the beach and even serving together at the church. They have 1 dog “Kila” who is 3 years old. Josh’s Love for God and his passion for his craft combined, paved way for his opportunity to showcase his skills and to bring glory to God Through the walls of “HIS CHURCH”.
Henry Fuhrman
Senior Pastor
Henry was born and raised in Staten Island. He holds two undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Biblical Studies from Cairn University, and a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Henry served as Executive Pastor of Ministries at CenterPoint Church. He’s passionate about preaching and teaching, holistic discipleship, and leadership development. Henry and his wife Samantha have four beautiful children: Grace, Henry, Cameron, and Dalio. He is an avid Mets fan (please pray for him!) and enjoys reading, fishing, and playing with his kids.
Helen Tay
Strategy & Operations
Helen was born in Seoul, South Korea and grew up in Long Island, NY. She graduated with a degree in Computer Science and worked in Finance Technology for more than 20 years, and co-founded a non-profit organization that works with aged out foster youth in NYC. Helen joined the Shelter Rock staff as part of her faith journey following Jesus wherever He leads, and is joyfully serving as Strategy & Operations Lead. She lives in Manhasset with her husband and two kids and enjoys eating good food with friends, reading good books, and dreaming up big ideas.
Leslie Stols
Family Ministries Pastor
Leslie grew up in Williamsburg, Virginia. She graduated from Cedarville University with an undergraduate degree in Christian Education. She earned her Master’s degree in Children and Family Ministry from Bethel Seminary. She’s been on staff since 2006 as our Kids Ministry Pastor. In 2020, Leslie's role evolved and she became our Family Ministry Pastor and is now responsible for the development of spiritual programs that invest in the lives of kids and their parents. Leslie has been married to Shaun since 2014 and have two children: Kate and Sam. She enjoys listening to podcasts on her morning runs, traveling, spending time with family, and baking big batches of chocolate chip cookies.
Jamie Lammering
Worship Director
Jamie is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Queens, NY. She grew up in a musical family that was embedded in ministry wherever they had the opportunity to serve. At the age of 11, Jamie began leading worship in youth ministry and eventually adult ministry. Having a ministry background as well as corporate in Operations and Human Resources, Jamie studied Music Business at Belmont University, ultimately graduating from Nyack College with a degree in Organizational Management. As Shelter Rock’s Worship Director, Jamie serves our community by facilitating worship services across our campuses that highlight the wonderful Gospel of Jesus as well as develop the teams that lead worship both in-person and online weekly. In her spare time, she loves to write music, bake, and craft. Jamie is married to her husband Jonathan and is the mother of two children, Madison and Jackson. 
Chris Rivera
Production Director
Chris Rivera was born in Chicago IL and raised in Guatemala City for 11 years. Chris has lived on Long Island Since 1998. Chris has 15 years of experience in Ministry and has served in multiple areas as a leader (Youth, Worship, Missions, & Technology). Since 2011, Christopher has built a career in Production as a Director of Event Technologies at the Hyatt Regency Long Island. Chris’s passion for Technology started as a way to be a voice to the voiceless and develop content that could engage the church and teach others about injustices around the world. In 2009, Chris merged both passions for ministry and technology and funded Live To Worship, Inc. which is a Non-Profit that brings people together through concerts to teach how to make an impact in the lives of children through education, health and food programs. Chris has organized missionary trips to different parts of Central America so that people can see the need as well as the result of their contributions.
Josh Olivares
Digital Content Creator
Jenny Jeng
Director of Leadership Development
Jenny grew up in the beautiful city of Montreal, Quebec. She graduated from McGill University with an undergraduate degree in Commerce. For the majority of her career, Jenny worked at a global financial services firm in Manhattan. She worked as a Vice President in the Finance division and led a team within financial reporting. She is passionate about investing into the lives of leaders in order to help them discover their unique gifts and maximize their impact. Jenny is married to her husband Kent and have two beautiful young children. She enjoys spending time on the beach, snowboarding, and going to amusement parks with her family.
Darlene Benz
Central Office
Darlene grew up on Long Island. She worked for Estée Lauder for 31 years, then joined Shelter Rock Church staff in 2019 to serve the church that she loves! In her spare time, Darlene loves to read, take walks with her husband Jeff, and spend time with her grown kids Dan, Annalisa, Steven and Fionna.
Jennifer Yee
Central Office
Jen joined the Shelter Rock Church staff in April of 2022. After graduating from Cornell University in 2000, she spent a decade working in the healthcare consulting industry before transitioning to full-time parenting for 10 years. She feels privileged to serve the Lord in this church and is praying that God will use her in some small way to further His kingdom. She lives in Garden City with her husband and son and in her spare time enjoys reading, baking, and hiking with her family.
Katrina Uy-Roh
Central Office Lead
Katrina was born in the Philippines but grew up in the Bay Area (California). She graduated with a degree in Communications-TV & Radio but found she had a natural inclination for administrative work. She currently has 25+ years of experience in office administration in various industries - including public relations, advertising, media and publishing. When a role in the central office at Shelter Rock Church became available, she felt God's call to use her gifts and talents to help further His kingdom, and build her relationship with the Lord. Katrina has served in several ministries throughout her life, such as the choir, events team, kids ministry classrooms and operations. She currently lives in Long Island with her husband and three children. She enjoys watching movies and tv shows with her husband, singing in the car and at home with her kids, editing her youngest daughter's soccer team videos, communicating with her siblings through Instagram memes, and taking vacations with her extended family.
Chrystina Orlando
Communications Lead
Chrystina is a Long Island native who is passionate about studying & spreading the Gospel, connecting with people, and communicating ideas through writing. She earned her undergraduate degree at Hofstra University, and has an eclectic work background ranging in both creative and corporate environments. Her hobbies include singing, fitness, fashion, and travel.
Mary Ma-Tse
Central Office
Mary was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Queens, NY since the age of 7. She graduated from New York University with an undergraduate degree in Finance and Management & Organizational Behavior. She worked in Penguin Publishing as an Operations Manager for seven years before leaving the corporate world to be a full time stay-at-home mom. God called her to Shelter Rock Church in 2017 to be part of the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) ministry where she served for 6 years, building up a community of moms who encourage and support one another through the joys and challenges of motherhood. She is married to Kenny and they live in Syosset with their two children. Mary enjoys connecting with God through worship, playing piano & ukulele, reading, traveling, learning new things and seeing the world through her children's eyes.
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Elba Ramirez
Kids Ministry Administrator
Elba was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to the U.S. (Queens, New York) when she was 10 years old. She studied business administration and worked in the investment banking industry. When God called her to work in kids ministry, she was amazed to discover all the Bible verses that teach about God’s love for kids. Knowing this truth fueled her passion for pursuing God’s purpose and ultimately led her to being our Kids Central Director. Elba is married to Jose and have four wonderful children: Crystal, Kiara, Gabby, and Brian along with the newest addition to their family, their dog, Jax. Elba loves reading, spending quality time with her family and working out, as it’s an opportunity to refresh her mind and body while worshiping God.
Josh Shondelmyer
Facilities Manager
Josh was born in Hickory, North Carolina, but moved to Long Island in 2009. Growing up Josh spent a lot of time outdoors, playing sports, riding bikes and building random club houses in the woods. At an early age Josh would help his grandfather do work around the house, where he developed a love and passion for using his hands to build and create. Josh has spent years learning different skills and working to gain as much knowledge and experience as he could. In 2018 Josh married Kristen, the Love of his life. They enjoy spending time together watching tv, walking on the beach and even serving together at the church. They have 1 dog “Kila” who is 3 years old. Josh’s Love for God and his passion for his craft combined, paved way for his opportunity to showcase his skills and to bring glory to God Through the walls of “HIS CHURCH”.
Henry Fuhrman
Senior Pastor
Henry was born and raised in Staten Island. He holds two undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Biblical Studies from Cairn University, and a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Henry served as Executive Pastor of Ministries at CenterPoint Church. He’s passionate about preaching and teaching, holistic discipleship, and leadership development. Henry and his wife Samantha have four beautiful children: Grace, Henry, Cameron, and Dalio. He is an avid Mets fan (please pray for him!) and enjoys reading, fishing, and playing with his kids.
Helen Tay
Strategy & Operations
Helen was born in Seoul, South Korea and grew up in Long Island, NY. She graduated with a degree in Computer Science and worked in Finance Technology for more than 20 years, and co-founded a non-profit organization that works with aged out foster youth in NYC. Helen joined the Shelter Rock staff as part of her faith journey following Jesus wherever He leads, and is joyfully serving as Strategy & Operations Lead. She lives in Manhasset with her husband and two kids and enjoys eating good food with friends, reading good books, and dreaming up big ideas.
Leslie Stols
Family Ministries Pastor
Leslie grew up in Williamsburg, Virginia. She graduated from Cedarville University with an undergraduate degree in Christian Education. She earned her Master’s degree in Children and Family Ministry from Bethel Seminary. She’s been on staff since 2006 as our Kids Ministry Pastor. In 2020, Leslie's role evolved and she became our Family Ministry Pastor and is now responsible for the development of spiritual programs that invest in the lives of kids and their parents. Leslie has been married to Shaun since 2014 and have two children: Kate and Sam. She enjoys listening to podcasts on her morning runs, traveling, spending time with family, and baking big batches of chocolate chip cookies.
Jamie Lammering
Worship Director
Jamie is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Queens, NY. She grew up in a musical family that was embedded in ministry wherever they had the opportunity to serve. At the age of 11, Jamie began leading worship in youth ministry and eventually adult ministry. Having a ministry background as well as corporate in Operations and Human Resources, Jamie studied Music Business at Belmont University, ultimately graduating from Nyack College with a degree in Organizational Management. As Shelter Rock’s Worship Director, Jamie serves our community by facilitating worship services across our campuses that highlight the wonderful Gospel of Jesus as well as develop the teams that lead worship both in-person and online weekly. In her spare time, she loves to write music, bake, and craft. Jamie is married to her husband Jonathan and is the mother of two children, Madison and Jackson. 
Chris Rivera
Production Director
Chris Rivera was born in Chicago IL and raised in Guatemala City for 11 years. Chris has lived on Long Island Since 1998. Chris has 15 years of experience in Ministry and has served in multiple areas as a leader (Youth, Worship, Missions, & Technology). Since 2011, Christopher has built a career in Production as a Director of Event Technologies at the Hyatt Regency Long Island. Chris’s passion for Technology started as a way to be a voice to the voiceless and develop content that could engage the church and teach others about injustices around the world. In 2009, Chris merged both passions for ministry and technology and funded Live To Worship, Inc. which is a Non-Profit that brings people together through concerts to teach how to make an impact in the lives of children through education, health and food programs. Chris has organized missionary trips to different parts of Central America so that people can see the need as well as the result of their contributions.
Josh Olivares
Digital Content Creator
Jenny Jeng
Director of Leadership Development
Jenny grew up in the beautiful city of Montreal, Quebec. She graduated from McGill University with an undergraduate degree in Commerce. For the majority of her career, Jenny worked at a global financial services firm in Manhattan. She worked as a Vice President in the Finance division and led a team within financial reporting. She is passionate about investing into the lives of leaders in order to help them discover their unique gifts and maximize their impact. Jenny is married to her husband Kent and have two beautiful young children. She enjoys spending time on the beach, snowboarding, and going to amusement parks with her family.
Darlene Benz
Central Office
Darlene grew up on Long Island. She worked for Estée Lauder for 31 years, then joined Shelter Rock Church staff in 2019 to serve the church that she loves! In her spare time, Darlene loves to read, take walks with her husband Jeff, and spend time with her grown kids Dan, Annalisa, Steven and Fionna.
Jennifer Yee
Central Office
Jen joined the Shelter Rock Church staff in April of 2022. After graduating from Cornell University in 2000, she spent a decade working in the healthcare consulting industry before transitioning to full-time parenting for 10 years. She feels privileged to serve the Lord in this church and is praying that God will use her in some small way to further His kingdom. She lives in Garden City with her husband and son and in her spare time enjoys reading, baking, and hiking with her family.
Katrina Uy-Roh
Central Office Lead
Katrina was born in the Philippines but grew up in the Bay Area (California). She graduated with a degree in Communications-TV & Radio but found she had a natural inclination for administrative work. She currently has 25+ years of experience in office administration in various industries - including public relations, advertising, media and publishing. When a role in the central office at Shelter Rock Church became available, she felt God's call to use her gifts and talents to help further His kingdom, and build her relationship with the Lord. Katrina has served in several ministries throughout her life, such as the choir, events team, kids ministry classrooms and operations. She currently lives in Long Island with her husband and three children. She enjoys watching movies and tv shows with her husband, singing in the car and at home with her kids, editing her youngest daughter's soccer team videos, communicating with her siblings through Instagram memes, and taking vacations with her extended family.
Chrystina Orlando
Communications Lead
Chrystina is a Long Island native who is passionate about studying & spreading the Gospel, connecting with people, and communicating ideas through writing. She earned her undergraduate degree at Hofstra University, and has an eclectic work background ranging in both creative and corporate environments. Her hobbies include singing, fitness, fashion, and travel.
Mary Ma-Tse
Central Office
Mary was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Queens, NY since the age of 7. She graduated from New York University with an undergraduate degree in Finance and Management & Organizational Behavior. She worked in Penguin Publishing as an Operations Manager for seven years before leaving the corporate world to be a full time stay-at-home mom. God called her to Shelter Rock Church in 2017 to be part of the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) ministry where she served for 6 years, building up a community of moms who encourage and support one another through the joys and challenges of motherhood. She is married to Kenny and they live in Syosset with their two children. Mary enjoys connecting with God through worship, playing piano & ukulele, reading, traveling, learning new things and seeing the world through her children's eyes.
Adriana Diaz
Central Office
Adriana was born and raised in Queens, New York. She earned her Master’s Degree in Human Services Counseling with a concentration in Life Coach from Liberty University. She recently finished a Certification Program with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a Health Coach. She has over 15+ years of office administrative experience including 10 years working in Early Intervention in NYC. Adriana grew up serving in the church and has served in different ministries including the main office, children’s and youth ministry, and worship. She has felt God’s calling on her heart to journey with people because the journey is not for lone wolves, it takes a community. Adriana loves the Lord - her favorite book in the Bible is Esther and her favorite verse is Psalm 139. Adriana loves to travel, be with family, read, be out in nature, eat good food, and exercise.
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Josh Shondelmyer
Facilities Manager
Josh was born in Hickory, North Carolina, but moved to Long Island in 2009. Growing up Josh spent a lot of time outdoors, playing sports, riding bikes and building random club houses in the woods. At an early age Josh would help his grandfather do work around the house, where he developed a love and passion for using his hands to build and create. Josh has spent years learning different skills and working to gain as much knowledge and experience as he could. In 2018 Josh married Kristen, the Love of his life. They enjoy spending time together watching tv, walking on the beach and even serving together at the church. They have 1 dog “Kila” who is 3 years old. Josh’s Love for God and his passion for his craft combined, paved way for his opportunity to showcase his skills and to bring glory to God Through the walls of “HIS CHURCH”.
Henry Fuhrman
Senior Pastor
Henry was born and raised in Staten Island. He holds two undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Biblical Studies from Cairn University, and a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Henry served as Executive Pastor of Ministries at CenterPoint Church. He’s passionate about preaching and teaching, holistic discipleship, and leadership development. Henry and his wife Samantha have four beautiful children: Grace, Henry, Cameron, and Dalio. He is an avid Mets fan (please pray for him!) and enjoys reading, fishing, and playing with his kids.
Helen Tay
Strategy & Operations
Helen was born in Seoul, South Korea and grew up in Long Island, NY. She graduated with a degree in Computer Science and worked in Finance Technology for more than 20 years, and co-founded a non-profit organization that works with aged out foster youth in NYC. Helen joined the Shelter Rock staff as part of her faith journey following Jesus wherever He leads, and is joyfully serving as Strategy & Operations Lead. She lives in Manhasset with her husband and two kids and enjoys eating good food with friends, reading good books, and dreaming up big ideas.
Leslie Stols
Family Ministries Pastor
Leslie grew up in Williamsburg, Virginia. She graduated from Cedarville University with an undergraduate degree in Christian Education. She earned her Master’s degree in Children and Family Ministry from Bethel Seminary. She’s been on staff since 2006 as our Kids Ministry Pastor. In 2020, Leslie's role evolved and she became our Family Ministry Pastor and is now responsible for the development of spiritual programs that invest in the lives of kids and their parents. Leslie has been married to Shaun since 2014 and have two children: Kate and Sam. She enjoys listening to podcasts on her morning runs, traveling, spending time with family, and baking big batches of chocolate chip cookies.
Jamie Lammering
Worship Director
Jamie is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Queens, NY. She grew up in a musical family that was embedded in ministry wherever they had the opportunity to serve. At the age of 11, Jamie began leading worship in youth ministry and eventually adult ministry. Having a ministry background as well as corporate in Operations and Human Resources, Jamie studied Music Business at Belmont University, ultimately graduating from Nyack College with a degree in Organizational Management. As Shelter Rock’s Worship Director, Jamie serves our community by facilitating worship services across our campuses that highlight the wonderful Gospel of Jesus as well as develop the teams that lead worship both in-person and online weekly. In her spare time, she loves to write music, bake, and craft. Jamie is married to her husband Jonathan and is the mother of two children, Madison and Jackson. 
Chris Rivera
Production Director
Chris Rivera was born in Chicago IL and raised in Guatemala City for 11 years. Chris has lived on Long Island Since 1998. Chris has 15 years of experience in Ministry and has served in multiple areas as a leader (Youth, Worship, Missions, & Technology). Since 2011, Christopher has built a career in Production as a Director of Event Technologies at the Hyatt Regency Long Island. Chris’s passion for Technology started as a way to be a voice to the voiceless and develop content that could engage the church and teach others about injustices around the world. In 2009, Chris merged both passions for ministry and technology and funded Live To Worship, Inc. which is a Non-Profit that brings people together through concerts to teach how to make an impact in the lives of children through education, health and food programs. Chris has organized missionary trips to different parts of Central America so that people can see the need as well as the result of their contributions.
Josh Olivares
Digital Content Creator
Jenny Jeng
Director of Leadership Development
Jenny grew up in the beautiful city of Montreal, Quebec. She graduated from McGill University with an undergraduate degree in Commerce. For the majority of her career, Jenny worked at a global financial services firm in Manhattan. She worked as a Vice President in the Finance division and led a team within financial reporting. She is passionate about investing into the lives of leaders in order to help them discover their unique gifts and maximize their impact. Jenny is married to her husband Kent and have two beautiful young children. She enjoys spending time on the beach, snowboarding, and going to amusement parks with her family.
Darlene Benz
Central Office
Darlene grew up on Long Island. She worked for Estée Lauder for 31 years, then joined Shelter Rock Church staff in 2019 to serve the church that she loves! In her spare time, Darlene loves to read, take walks with her husband Jeff, and spend time with her grown kids Dan, Annalisa, Steven and Fionna.
Jennifer Yee
Central Office
Jen joined the Shelter Rock Church staff in April of 2022. After graduating from Cornell University in 2000, she spent a decade working in the healthcare consulting industry before transitioning to full-time parenting for 10 years. She feels privileged to serve the Lord in this church and is praying that God will use her in some small way to further His kingdom. She lives in Garden City with her husband and son and in her spare time enjoys reading, baking, and hiking with her family.
Katrina Uy-Roh
Central Office Lead
Katrina was born in the Philippines but grew up in the Bay Area (California). She graduated with a degree in Communications-TV & Radio but found she had a natural inclination for administrative work. She currently has 25+ years of experience in office administration in various industries - including public relations, advertising, media and publishing. When a role in the central office at Shelter Rock Church became available, she felt God's call to use her gifts and talents to help further His kingdom, and build her relationship with the Lord. Katrina has served in several ministries throughout her life, such as the choir, events team, kids ministry classrooms and operations. She currently lives in Long Island with her husband and three children. She enjoys watching movies and tv shows with her husband, singing in the car and at home with her kids, editing her youngest daughter's soccer team videos, communicating with her siblings through Instagram memes, and taking vacations with her extended family.
Chrystina Orlando
Communications Lead
Chrystina is a Long Island native who is passionate about studying & spreading the Gospel, connecting with people, and communicating ideas through writing. She earned her undergraduate degree at Hofstra University, and has an eclectic work background ranging in both creative and corporate environments. Her hobbies include singing, fitness, fashion, and travel.
Mary Ma-Tse
Central Office
Mary was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Queens, NY since the age of 7. She graduated from New York University with an undergraduate degree in Finance and Management & Organizational Behavior. She worked in Penguin Publishing as an Operations Manager for seven years before leaving the corporate world to be a full time stay-at-home mom. God called her to Shelter Rock Church in 2017 to be part of the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) ministry where she served for 6 years, building up a community of moms who encourage and support one another through the joys and challenges of motherhood. She is married to Kenny and they live in Syosset with their two children. Mary enjoys connecting with God through worship, playing piano & ukulele, reading, traveling, learning new things and seeing the world through her children's eyes.
Adriana Diaz
Central Office
Adriana was born and raised in Queens, New York. She earned her Master’s Degree in Human Services Counseling with a concentration in Life Coach from Liberty University. She recently finished a Certification Program with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a Health Coach. She has over 15+ years of office administrative experience including 10 years working in Early Intervention in NYC. Adriana grew up serving in the church and has served in different ministries including the main office, children’s and youth ministry, and worship. She has felt God’s calling on her heart to journey with people because the journey is not for lone wolves, it takes a community. Adriana loves the Lord - her favorite book in the Bible is Esther and her favorite verse is Psalm 139. Adriana loves to travel, be with family, read, be out in nature, eat good food, and exercise.
Elba Ramirez
Kids Ministry Administrator
Elba was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to the U.S. (Queens, New York) when she was 10 years old. She studied business administration and worked in the investment banking industry. When God called her to work in kids ministry, she was amazed to discover all the Bible verses that teach about God’s love for kids. Knowing this truth fueled her passion for pursuing God’s purpose and ultimately led her to being our Kids Central Director. Elba is married to Jose and have four wonderful children: Crystal, Kiara, Gabby, and Brian along with the newest addition to their family, their dog, Jax. Elba loves reading, spending quality time with her family and working out, as it’s an opportunity to refresh her mind and body while worshiping God.
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Jim Owens
Campus Director
Jim was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. After college graduation, Jim moved to New York City in 1983 where he worked as an information systems developer, while simultaneously volunteering at New Life Fellowship in Elmhurst, Queens. After years of volunteering, Jim joined the staff of New Life as an associate pastor, where he served for 10 years. Jim now serves as Shelter Rock’s Manhasset Campus Pastor. He enjoys long walks with his wife Jill, hanging out with his children Brent, Natalie, and Juliette, theatre, concerts, and playing the drums.
Blake Henderson
Teaching Pastor
Blake was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He holds two undergraduate degrees in biblical studies and theology from the Detroit Bible Institute and Newburgh College of the Bible, and a Master of Divinity and Doctorate in Theology from Andersonville Theological Seminary. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Blake served as Senior Pastor of Sola Church in Gulfport, Mississippi. He’s passionate about preaching the gospel, comprehensive discipleship, and helping people to walk in their calling. Blake and his wife Tonya have 5 amazing children: Mario, Blake II, Brooklynn, Bailey, and Benjamin. He is a die hard Michigan football fan and enjoys CrossFit, coaching basketball, exegeting the Bible and culture, and going on dates with his wife.
Nathan Gasaway
Associate Pastor
Nathan was born and raised in Indiana and is one of eight children. He studied Bible and Theology at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee where he lived for 10 years. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Nathan worked as a research medical assistant for a physician and also worked in compliance at a financial firm. Nathan loves to teach the Bible, theology and apologetics. He also enjoys tennis, traveling, and studying the intersection of faith and science.
Joshua Martinez
Worship Leader
Joshua was born and raised in a Christian home in the Bronx, NY (which by default makes him a die-hard Yankee's fan). He's been leading worship in a variety of different churches since the age of 16. He worked as an Emergency Medical Technician in New York City for eight years. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Joshua pastored a congregation in the South Bronx for six years. Joshua has been married to his lovely wife Sara for five years and has a 4-year-old son named Isaac. Outside of ministry, Joshua enjoys writing songs, poetry, taking long road trips with his family, and hiking in nature with no WiFi.
Jackie Kang
Pastoral Resident
Jackie was born and raised in South Korea. She moved to the United States in 1986 to work and study within New York's public school system. Her studies ultimately led her to graduate from Alliance Theological Seminary in 2019 with a Master’s degree in Divinity and currently is in pursuit of her doctoral degree from the same program.

With a deep passion to develop Christian leaders, Jackie founded the JD Network, where she mentors and coaches people to find new direction for their lives, discover biblical self- perception, and be equipped as incarnational leaders in their local and global communities.

Jackie has been married to her husband Steven for 29 years with two grown children, Eric and Rachel. She enjoys traveling with her family to new places, walking, bird-watching, deep-sea fishing, jigsaw puzzles, and watching cooking shows.
Daniel Bartucci
Pastoral Intern
Dan was born and raised in Queens, New York where he first began serving in his local church. A graduate of Archbishop Molloy High School, Dan enjoyed faith-based work in both school and community. Driven by a passion for science and meteorology, Dan ventured to the Midwest, United States during his college years to study and chase tornadoes. Upon returning home, Dan began a career in financial services specializing in cybersecurity. Residing on Long Island with his wife of over 20 years and two children, Dan is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Apologetics and Evangelism from Dallas Theological Seminary. Outside of his bi-vocational work, Dan loves attending concerts, traveling, and engaging in conversations about the wonders of space exploration.
Shawn Rajan
Student Ministry Pastor
Shawn is born and bred in Valley Stream, Long Island. Prior to pastoring youth, Shawn was a high school biology teacher for 7 years in NYC. Although he enjoyed teaching 10th graders biology, he realized one day he wished he was teaching them the Bible. With that conviction, Shawn resigned from his position, packed his car with all his possessions, and drove 3000 miles cross country to California for seminary. While in California, the pandemic hit and Shawn’s wife, Jinsy, an ER Nurse, felt convicted to serve her former hospital in Queens and so they returned home and have been back ever since. Currently, they reside in Jinsy’s hometown of New Hyde Park. When it comes to youth ministry, Shawn is excited and passionate about helping young people navigate as Christians in this new digital age. In his free time, Shawn enjoys hanging out with his wife, playing guitar, and singing.
Nancy Henriquez
Kids Ministry
Nancy Henriquez was born and raised on Long Island, NY. She holds a Bachelor's degree in secondary social studies education and is also bilingual. Nancy has worked in daycare for more than a decade and currently serves as a school director in Lindenhurst, NY. She has always been heavily involved in kid, student, and family ministry since the age of 15. Nancy has been married to her husband Izzy for 12 years and has two children, Isaiah and Mia. On weeknights, Nancy crowns herself as her children's unofficial Uber driver as she transports them to and from baseball, basketball, dance, and acrobatics lessons. In her spare time, she loves reading and spending time with family and friends.
Karen Rypka
Kids Ministry
Karen was born and raised in Port Washington, New York. She graduated from The John Jay College of Criminal Justice with an associate degree in criminal justice and a bachelor's degree in forensic psychology. She started serving at Shelter Rock as a volunteer in 2012 and officially joined staff as our Kids Manhasset Campus Supervisor in 2015. Karen has a son named Elias Emanuel, inspired by Zechariah 13:9 and Matthew 1:23 in the Bible. She loves pandas, watching anime, and reading manga.
Tony Rypka
Facilities Coordinator
Tony was born and raised in Great Neck, NY. Shelter Rock Church is his home away from home. Tony is a member of our facilities team and always brings a heart of gratitude to his work in caring for the Manhasset campus building needs. His steady and quiet faithfulness is a true blessing to the congregation and expresses the love for Jesus that fills his heart. Most recently, Tony is a 2021 50th Anniversary NYC Marathoner finisher - congrats Tony!
Chris Yang
Room Setup Coordinator
Chris was born in Austin, Texas and raised in Princeton, New Jersey. He holds two undergraduate degrees in History and East Asian Studies from Hofstra University. Chris currently serves as the Room Setup Coordinator for our Manhasset campus. When the weather is nice, you can expect to find Chris either hiking, enjoying nature, or perfecting his swing out on the golf course!
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Blake Henderson
Teaching Pastor
Blake was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He holds two undergraduate degrees in biblical studies and theology from the Detroit Bible Institute and Newburgh College of the Bible, and a Master of Divinity and Doctorate in Theology from Andersonville Theological Seminary. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Blake served as Senior Pastor of Sola Church in Gulfport, Mississippi. He’s passionate about preaching the gospel, comprehensive discipleship, and helping people to walk in their calling. Blake and his wife Tonya have 5 amazing children: Mario, Blake II, Brooklynn, Bailey, and Benjamin. He is a die hard Michigan football fan and enjoys CrossFit, coaching basketball, exegeting the Bible and culture, and going on dates with his wife.
Nathan Gasaway
Associate Pastor
Nathan was born and raised in Indiana and is one of eight children. He studied Bible and Theology at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee where he lived for 10 years. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Nathan worked as a research medical assistant for a physician and also worked in compliance at a financial firm. Nathan loves to teach the Bible, theology and apologetics. He also enjoys tennis, traveling, and studying the intersection of faith and science.
Joshua Martinez
Worship Leader
Joshua was born and raised in a Christian home in the Bronx, NY (which by default makes him a die-hard Yankee's fan). He's been leading worship in a variety of different churches since the age of 16. He worked as an Emergency Medical Technician in New York City for eight years. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Joshua pastored a congregation in the South Bronx for six years. Joshua has been married to his lovely wife Sara for five years and has a 4-year-old son named Isaac. Outside of ministry, Joshua enjoys writing songs, poetry, taking long road trips with his family, and hiking in nature with no WiFi.
Jackie Kang
Pastoral Resident
Jackie was born and raised in South Korea. She moved to the United States in 1986 to work and study within New York's public school system. Her studies ultimately led her to graduate from Alliance Theological Seminary in 2019 with a Master’s degree in Divinity and currently is in pursuit of her doctoral degree from the same program.

With a deep passion to develop Christian leaders, Jackie founded the JD Network, where she mentors and coaches people to find new direction for their lives, discover biblical self- perception, and be equipped as incarnational leaders in their local and global communities.

Jackie has been married to her husband Steven for 29 years with two grown children, Eric and Rachel. She enjoys traveling with her family to new places, walking, bird-watching, deep-sea fishing, jigsaw puzzles, and watching cooking shows.
Daniel Bartucci
Pastoral Intern
Dan was born and raised in Queens, New York where he first began serving in his local church. A graduate of Archbishop Molloy High School, Dan enjoyed faith-based work in both school and community. Driven by a passion for science and meteorology, Dan ventured to the Midwest, United States during his college years to study and chase tornadoes. Upon returning home, Dan began a career in financial services specializing in cybersecurity. Residing on Long Island with his wife of over 20 years and two children, Dan is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Apologetics and Evangelism from Dallas Theological Seminary. Outside of his bi-vocational work, Dan loves attending concerts, traveling, and engaging in conversations about the wonders of space exploration.
Shawn Rajan
Student Ministry Pastor
Shawn is born and bred in Valley Stream, Long Island. Prior to pastoring youth, Shawn was a high school biology teacher for 7 years in NYC. Although he enjoyed teaching 10th graders biology, he realized one day he wished he was teaching them the Bible. With that conviction, Shawn resigned from his position, packed his car with all his possessions, and drove 3000 miles cross country to California for seminary. While in California, the pandemic hit and Shawn’s wife, Jinsy, an ER Nurse, felt convicted to serve her former hospital in Queens and so they returned home and have been back ever since. Currently, they reside in Jinsy’s hometown of New Hyde Park. When it comes to youth ministry, Shawn is excited and passionate about helping young people navigate as Christians in this new digital age. In his free time, Shawn enjoys hanging out with his wife, playing guitar, and singing.
Nancy Henriquez
Kids Ministry
Nancy Henriquez was born and raised on Long Island, NY. She holds a Bachelor's degree in secondary social studies education and is also bilingual. Nancy has worked in daycare for more than a decade and currently serves as a school director in Lindenhurst, NY. She has always been heavily involved in kid, student, and family ministry since the age of 15. Nancy has been married to her husband Izzy for 12 years and has two children, Isaiah and Mia. On weeknights, Nancy crowns herself as her children's unofficial Uber driver as she transports them to and from baseball, basketball, dance, and acrobatics lessons. In her spare time, she loves reading and spending time with family and friends.
Karen Rypka
Kids Ministry
Karen was born and raised in Port Washington, New York. She graduated from The John Jay College of Criminal Justice with an associate degree in criminal justice and a bachelor's degree in forensic psychology. She started serving at Shelter Rock as a volunteer in 2012 and officially joined staff as our Kids Manhasset Campus Supervisor in 2015. Karen has a son named Elias Emanuel, inspired by Zechariah 13:9 and Matthew 1:23 in the Bible. She loves pandas, watching anime, and reading manga.
Tony Rypka
Facilities Coordinator
Tony was born and raised in Great Neck, NY. Shelter Rock Church is his home away from home. Tony is a member of our facilities team and always brings a heart of gratitude to his work in caring for the Manhasset campus building needs. His steady and quiet faithfulness is a true blessing to the congregation and expresses the love for Jesus that fills his heart. Most recently, Tony is a 2021 50th Anniversary NYC Marathoner finisher - congrats Tony!
Chris Yang
Room Setup Coordinator
Chris was born in Austin, Texas and raised in Princeton, New Jersey. He holds two undergraduate degrees in History and East Asian Studies from Hofstra University. Chris currently serves as the Room Setup Coordinator for our Manhasset campus. When the weather is nice, you can expect to find Chris either hiking, enjoying nature, or perfecting his swing out on the golf course!
Jim Owens
Campus Director
Jim was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. After college graduation, Jim moved to New York City in 1983 where he worked as an information systems developer, while simultaneously volunteering at New Life Fellowship in Elmhurst, Queens. After years of volunteering, Jim joined the staff of New Life as an associate pastor, where he served for 10 years. Jim now serves as Shelter Rock’s Manhasset Campus Pastor. He enjoys long walks with his wife Jill, hanging out with his children Brent, Natalie, and Juliette, theatre, concerts, and playing the drums.
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Nathan Gasaway
Associate Pastor
Nathan was born and raised in Indiana and is one of eight children. He studied Bible and Theology at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee where he lived for 10 years. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Nathan worked as a research medical assistant for a physician and also worked in compliance at a financial firm. Nathan loves to teach the Bible, theology and apologetics. He also enjoys tennis, traveling, and studying the intersection of faith and science.
Joshua Martinez
Worship Leader
Joshua was born and raised in a Christian home in the Bronx, NY (which by default makes him a die-hard Yankee's fan). He's been leading worship in a variety of different churches since the age of 16. He worked as an Emergency Medical Technician in New York City for eight years. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Joshua pastored a congregation in the South Bronx for six years. Joshua has been married to his lovely wife Sara for five years and has a 4-year-old son named Isaac. Outside of ministry, Joshua enjoys writing songs, poetry, taking long road trips with his family, and hiking in nature with no WiFi.
Jackie Kang
Pastoral Resident
Jackie was born and raised in South Korea. She moved to the United States in 1986 to work and study within New York's public school system. Her studies ultimately led her to graduate from Alliance Theological Seminary in 2019 with a Master’s degree in Divinity and currently is in pursuit of her doctoral degree from the same program.

With a deep passion to develop Christian leaders, Jackie founded the JD Network, where she mentors and coaches people to find new direction for their lives, discover biblical self- perception, and be equipped as incarnational leaders in their local and global communities.

Jackie has been married to her husband Steven for 29 years with two grown children, Eric and Rachel. She enjoys traveling with her family to new places, walking, bird-watching, deep-sea fishing, jigsaw puzzles, and watching cooking shows.
Daniel Bartucci
Pastoral Intern
Dan was born and raised in Queens, New York where he first began serving in his local church. A graduate of Archbishop Molloy High School, Dan enjoyed faith-based work in both school and community. Driven by a passion for science and meteorology, Dan ventured to the Midwest, United States during his college years to study and chase tornadoes. Upon returning home, Dan began a career in financial services specializing in cybersecurity. Residing on Long Island with his wife of over 20 years and two children, Dan is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Apologetics and Evangelism from Dallas Theological Seminary. Outside of his bi-vocational work, Dan loves attending concerts, traveling, and engaging in conversations about the wonders of space exploration.
Shawn Rajan
Student Ministry Pastor
Shawn is born and bred in Valley Stream, Long Island. Prior to pastoring youth, Shawn was a high school biology teacher for 7 years in NYC. Although he enjoyed teaching 10th graders biology, he realized one day he wished he was teaching them the Bible. With that conviction, Shawn resigned from his position, packed his car with all his possessions, and drove 3000 miles cross country to California for seminary. While in California, the pandemic hit and Shawn’s wife, Jinsy, an ER Nurse, felt convicted to serve her former hospital in Queens and so they returned home and have been back ever since. Currently, they reside in Jinsy’s hometown of New Hyde Park. When it comes to youth ministry, Shawn is excited and passionate about helping young people navigate as Christians in this new digital age. In his free time, Shawn enjoys hanging out with his wife, playing guitar, and singing.
Nancy Henriquez
Kids Ministry
Nancy Henriquez was born and raised on Long Island, NY. She holds a Bachelor's degree in secondary social studies education and is also bilingual. Nancy has worked in daycare for more than a decade and currently serves as a school director in Lindenhurst, NY. She has always been heavily involved in kid, student, and family ministry since the age of 15. Nancy has been married to her husband Izzy for 12 years and has two children, Isaiah and Mia. On weeknights, Nancy crowns herself as her children's unofficial Uber driver as she transports them to and from baseball, basketball, dance, and acrobatics lessons. In her spare time, she loves reading and spending time with family and friends.
Karen Rypka
Kids Ministry
Karen was born and raised in Port Washington, New York. She graduated from The John Jay College of Criminal Justice with an associate degree in criminal justice and a bachelor's degree in forensic psychology. She started serving at Shelter Rock as a volunteer in 2012 and officially joined staff as our Kids Manhasset Campus Supervisor in 2015. Karen has a son named Elias Emanuel, inspired by Zechariah 13:9 and Matthew 1:23 in the Bible. She loves pandas, watching anime, and reading manga.
Tony Rypka
Facilities Coordinator
Tony was born and raised in Great Neck, NY. Shelter Rock Church is his home away from home. Tony is a member of our facilities team and always brings a heart of gratitude to his work in caring for the Manhasset campus building needs. His steady and quiet faithfulness is a true blessing to the congregation and expresses the love for Jesus that fills his heart. Most recently, Tony is a 2021 50th Anniversary NYC Marathoner finisher - congrats Tony!
Chris Yang
Room Setup Coordinator
Chris was born in Austin, Texas and raised in Princeton, New Jersey. He holds two undergraduate degrees in History and East Asian Studies from Hofstra University. Chris currently serves as the Room Setup Coordinator for our Manhasset campus. When the weather is nice, you can expect to find Chris either hiking, enjoying nature, or perfecting his swing out on the golf course!
Jim Owens
Campus Director
Jim was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. After college graduation, Jim moved to New York City in 1983 where he worked as an information systems developer, while simultaneously volunteering at New Life Fellowship in Elmhurst, Queens. After years of volunteering, Jim joined the staff of New Life as an associate pastor, where he served for 10 years. Jim now serves as Shelter Rock’s Manhasset Campus Pastor. He enjoys long walks with his wife Jill, hanging out with his children Brent, Natalie, and Juliette, theatre, concerts, and playing the drums.
Blake Henderson
Teaching Pastor
Blake was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He holds two undergraduate degrees in biblical studies and theology from the Detroit Bible Institute and Newburgh College of the Bible, and a Master of Divinity and Doctorate in Theology from Andersonville Theological Seminary. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Blake served as Senior Pastor of Sola Church in Gulfport, Mississippi. He’s passionate about preaching the gospel, comprehensive discipleship, and helping people to walk in their calling. Blake and his wife Tonya have 5 amazing children: Mario, Blake II, Brooklynn, Bailey, and Benjamin. He is a die hard Michigan football fan and enjoys CrossFit, coaching basketball, exegeting the Bible and culture, and going on dates with his wife.
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Joshua Martinez
Worship Leader
Joshua was born and raised in a Christian home in the Bronx, NY (which by default makes him a die-hard Yankee's fan). He's been leading worship in a variety of different churches since the age of 16. He worked as an Emergency Medical Technician in New York City for eight years. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Joshua pastored a congregation in the South Bronx for six years. Joshua has been married to his lovely wife Sara for five years and has a 4-year-old son named Isaac. Outside of ministry, Joshua enjoys writing songs, poetry, taking long road trips with his family, and hiking in nature with no WiFi.
Jackie Kang
Pastoral Resident
Jackie was born and raised in South Korea. She moved to the United States in 1986 to work and study within New York's public school system. Her studies ultimately led her to graduate from Alliance Theological Seminary in 2019 with a Master’s degree in Divinity and currently is in pursuit of her doctoral degree from the same program.

With a deep passion to develop Christian leaders, Jackie founded the JD Network, where she mentors and coaches people to find new direction for their lives, discover biblical self- perception, and be equipped as incarnational leaders in their local and global communities.

Jackie has been married to her husband Steven for 29 years with two grown children, Eric and Rachel. She enjoys traveling with her family to new places, walking, bird-watching, deep-sea fishing, jigsaw puzzles, and watching cooking shows.
Daniel Bartucci
Pastoral Intern
Dan was born and raised in Queens, New York where he first began serving in his local church. A graduate of Archbishop Molloy High School, Dan enjoyed faith-based work in both school and community. Driven by a passion for science and meteorology, Dan ventured to the Midwest, United States during his college years to study and chase tornadoes. Upon returning home, Dan began a career in financial services specializing in cybersecurity. Residing on Long Island with his wife of over 20 years and two children, Dan is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Apologetics and Evangelism from Dallas Theological Seminary. Outside of his bi-vocational work, Dan loves attending concerts, traveling, and engaging in conversations about the wonders of space exploration.
Shawn Rajan
Student Ministry Pastor
Shawn is born and bred in Valley Stream, Long Island. Prior to pastoring youth, Shawn was a high school biology teacher for 7 years in NYC. Although he enjoyed teaching 10th graders biology, he realized one day he wished he was teaching them the Bible. With that conviction, Shawn resigned from his position, packed his car with all his possessions, and drove 3000 miles cross country to California for seminary. While in California, the pandemic hit and Shawn’s wife, Jinsy, an ER Nurse, felt convicted to serve her former hospital in Queens and so they returned home and have been back ever since. Currently, they reside in Jinsy’s hometown of New Hyde Park. When it comes to youth ministry, Shawn is excited and passionate about helping young people navigate as Christians in this new digital age. In his free time, Shawn enjoys hanging out with his wife, playing guitar, and singing.
Nancy Henriquez
Kids Ministry
Nancy Henriquez was born and raised on Long Island, NY. She holds a Bachelor's degree in secondary social studies education and is also bilingual. Nancy has worked in daycare for more than a decade and currently serves as a school director in Lindenhurst, NY. She has always been heavily involved in kid, student, and family ministry since the age of 15. Nancy has been married to her husband Izzy for 12 years and has two children, Isaiah and Mia. On weeknights, Nancy crowns herself as her children's unofficial Uber driver as she transports them to and from baseball, basketball, dance, and acrobatics lessons. In her spare time, she loves reading and spending time with family and friends.
Karen Rypka
Kids Ministry
Karen was born and raised in Port Washington, New York. She graduated from The John Jay College of Criminal Justice with an associate degree in criminal justice and a bachelor's degree in forensic psychology. She started serving at Shelter Rock as a volunteer in 2012 and officially joined staff as our Kids Manhasset Campus Supervisor in 2015. Karen has a son named Elias Emanuel, inspired by Zechariah 13:9 and Matthew 1:23 in the Bible. She loves pandas, watching anime, and reading manga.
Tony Rypka
Facilities Coordinator
Tony was born and raised in Great Neck, NY. Shelter Rock Church is his home away from home. Tony is a member of our facilities team and always brings a heart of gratitude to his work in caring for the Manhasset campus building needs. His steady and quiet faithfulness is a true blessing to the congregation and expresses the love for Jesus that fills his heart. Most recently, Tony is a 2021 50th Anniversary NYC Marathoner finisher - congrats Tony!
Chris Yang
Room Setup Coordinator
Chris was born in Austin, Texas and raised in Princeton, New Jersey. He holds two undergraduate degrees in History and East Asian Studies from Hofstra University. Chris currently serves as the Room Setup Coordinator for our Manhasset campus. When the weather is nice, you can expect to find Chris either hiking, enjoying nature, or perfecting his swing out on the golf course!
Jim Owens
Campus Director
Jim was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. After college graduation, Jim moved to New York City in 1983 where he worked as an information systems developer, while simultaneously volunteering at New Life Fellowship in Elmhurst, Queens. After years of volunteering, Jim joined the staff of New Life as an associate pastor, where he served for 10 years. Jim now serves as Shelter Rock’s Manhasset Campus Pastor. He enjoys long walks with his wife Jill, hanging out with his children Brent, Natalie, and Juliette, theatre, concerts, and playing the drums.
Blake Henderson
Teaching Pastor
Blake was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He holds two undergraduate degrees in biblical studies and theology from the Detroit Bible Institute and Newburgh College of the Bible, and a Master of Divinity and Doctorate in Theology from Andersonville Theological Seminary. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Blake served as Senior Pastor of Sola Church in Gulfport, Mississippi. He’s passionate about preaching the gospel, comprehensive discipleship, and helping people to walk in their calling. Blake and his wife Tonya have 5 amazing children: Mario, Blake II, Brooklynn, Bailey, and Benjamin. He is a die hard Michigan football fan and enjoys CrossFit, coaching basketball, exegeting the Bible and culture, and going on dates with his wife.
Nathan Gasaway
Associate Pastor
Nathan was born and raised in Indiana and is one of eight children. He studied Bible and Theology at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee where he lived for 10 years. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Nathan worked as a research medical assistant for a physician and also worked in compliance at a financial firm. Nathan loves to teach the Bible, theology and apologetics. He also enjoys tennis, traveling, and studying the intersection of faith and science.
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Jackie Kang
Pastoral Resident
Jackie was born and raised in South Korea. She moved to the United States in 1986 to work and study within New York's public school system. Her studies ultimately led her to graduate from Alliance Theological Seminary in 2019 with a Master’s degree in Divinity and currently is in pursuit of her doctoral degree from the same program.

With a deep passion to develop Christian leaders, Jackie founded the JD Network, where she mentors and coaches people to find new direction for their lives, discover biblical self- perception, and be equipped as incarnational leaders in their local and global communities.

Jackie has been married to her husband Steven for 29 years with two grown children, Eric and Rachel. She enjoys traveling with her family to new places, walking, bird-watching, deep-sea fishing, jigsaw puzzles, and watching cooking shows.
Daniel Bartucci
Pastoral Intern
Dan was born and raised in Queens, New York where he first began serving in his local church. A graduate of Archbishop Molloy High School, Dan enjoyed faith-based work in both school and community. Driven by a passion for science and meteorology, Dan ventured to the Midwest, United States during his college years to study and chase tornadoes. Upon returning home, Dan began a career in financial services specializing in cybersecurity. Residing on Long Island with his wife of over 20 years and two children, Dan is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Apologetics and Evangelism from Dallas Theological Seminary. Outside of his bi-vocational work, Dan loves attending concerts, traveling, and engaging in conversations about the wonders of space exploration.
Shawn Rajan
Student Ministry Pastor
Shawn is born and bred in Valley Stream, Long Island. Prior to pastoring youth, Shawn was a high school biology teacher for 7 years in NYC. Although he enjoyed teaching 10th graders biology, he realized one day he wished he was teaching them the Bible. With that conviction, Shawn resigned from his position, packed his car with all his possessions, and drove 3000 miles cross country to California for seminary. While in California, the pandemic hit and Shawn’s wife, Jinsy, an ER Nurse, felt convicted to serve her former hospital in Queens and so they returned home and have been back ever since. Currently, they reside in Jinsy’s hometown of New Hyde Park. When it comes to youth ministry, Shawn is excited and passionate about helping young people navigate as Christians in this new digital age. In his free time, Shawn enjoys hanging out with his wife, playing guitar, and singing.
Nancy Henriquez
Kids Ministry
Nancy Henriquez was born and raised on Long Island, NY. She holds a Bachelor's degree in secondary social studies education and is also bilingual. Nancy has worked in daycare for more than a decade and currently serves as a school director in Lindenhurst, NY. She has always been heavily involved in kid, student, and family ministry since the age of 15. Nancy has been married to her husband Izzy for 12 years and has two children, Isaiah and Mia. On weeknights, Nancy crowns herself as her children's unofficial Uber driver as she transports them to and from baseball, basketball, dance, and acrobatics lessons. In her spare time, she loves reading and spending time with family and friends.
Karen Rypka
Kids Ministry
Karen was born and raised in Port Washington, New York. She graduated from The John Jay College of Criminal Justice with an associate degree in criminal justice and a bachelor's degree in forensic psychology. She started serving at Shelter Rock as a volunteer in 2012 and officially joined staff as our Kids Manhasset Campus Supervisor in 2015. Karen has a son named Elias Emanuel, inspired by Zechariah 13:9 and Matthew 1:23 in the Bible. She loves pandas, watching anime, and reading manga.
Tony Rypka
Facilities Coordinator
Tony was born and raised in Great Neck, NY. Shelter Rock Church is his home away from home. Tony is a member of our facilities team and always brings a heart of gratitude to his work in caring for the Manhasset campus building needs. His steady and quiet faithfulness is a true blessing to the congregation and expresses the love for Jesus that fills his heart. Most recently, Tony is a 2021 50th Anniversary NYC Marathoner finisher - congrats Tony!
Chris Yang
Room Setup Coordinator
Chris was born in Austin, Texas and raised in Princeton, New Jersey. He holds two undergraduate degrees in History and East Asian Studies from Hofstra University. Chris currently serves as the Room Setup Coordinator for our Manhasset campus. When the weather is nice, you can expect to find Chris either hiking, enjoying nature, or perfecting his swing out on the golf course!
Jim Owens
Campus Director
Jim was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. After college graduation, Jim moved to New York City in 1983 where he worked as an information systems developer, while simultaneously volunteering at New Life Fellowship in Elmhurst, Queens. After years of volunteering, Jim joined the staff of New Life as an associate pastor, where he served for 10 years. Jim now serves as Shelter Rock’s Manhasset Campus Pastor. He enjoys long walks with his wife Jill, hanging out with his children Brent, Natalie, and Juliette, theatre, concerts, and playing the drums.
Blake Henderson
Teaching Pastor
Blake was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He holds two undergraduate degrees in biblical studies and theology from the Detroit Bible Institute and Newburgh College of the Bible, and a Master of Divinity and Doctorate in Theology from Andersonville Theological Seminary. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Blake served as Senior Pastor of Sola Church in Gulfport, Mississippi. He’s passionate about preaching the gospel, comprehensive discipleship, and helping people to walk in their calling. Blake and his wife Tonya have 5 amazing children: Mario, Blake II, Brooklynn, Bailey, and Benjamin. He is a die hard Michigan football fan and enjoys CrossFit, coaching basketball, exegeting the Bible and culture, and going on dates with his wife.
Nathan Gasaway
Associate Pastor
Nathan was born and raised in Indiana and is one of eight children. He studied Bible and Theology at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee where he lived for 10 years. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Nathan worked as a research medical assistant for a physician and also worked in compliance at a financial firm. Nathan loves to teach the Bible, theology and apologetics. He also enjoys tennis, traveling, and studying the intersection of faith and science.
Joshua Martinez
Worship Leader
Joshua was born and raised in a Christian home in the Bronx, NY (which by default makes him a die-hard Yankee's fan). He's been leading worship in a variety of different churches since the age of 16. He worked as an Emergency Medical Technician in New York City for eight years. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Joshua pastored a congregation in the South Bronx for six years. Joshua has been married to his lovely wife Sara for five years and has a 4-year-old son named Isaac. Outside of ministry, Joshua enjoys writing songs, poetry, taking long road trips with his family, and hiking in nature with no WiFi.
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Daniel Bartucci
Pastoral Intern
Dan was born and raised in Queens, New York where he first began serving in his local church. A graduate of Archbishop Molloy High School, Dan enjoyed faith-based work in both school and community. Driven by a passion for science and meteorology, Dan ventured to the Midwest, United States during his college years to study and chase tornadoes. Upon returning home, Dan began a career in financial services specializing in cybersecurity. Residing on Long Island with his wife of over 20 years and two children, Dan is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Apologetics and Evangelism from Dallas Theological Seminary. Outside of his bi-vocational work, Dan loves attending concerts, traveling, and engaging in conversations about the wonders of space exploration.
Shawn Rajan
Student Ministry Pastor
Shawn is born and bred in Valley Stream, Long Island. Prior to pastoring youth, Shawn was a high school biology teacher for 7 years in NYC. Although he enjoyed teaching 10th graders biology, he realized one day he wished he was teaching them the Bible. With that conviction, Shawn resigned from his position, packed his car with all his possessions, and drove 3000 miles cross country to California for seminary. While in California, the pandemic hit and Shawn’s wife, Jinsy, an ER Nurse, felt convicted to serve her former hospital in Queens and so they returned home and have been back ever since. Currently, they reside in Jinsy’s hometown of New Hyde Park. When it comes to youth ministry, Shawn is excited and passionate about helping young people navigate as Christians in this new digital age. In his free time, Shawn enjoys hanging out with his wife, playing guitar, and singing.
Nancy Henriquez
Kids Ministry
Nancy Henriquez was born and raised on Long Island, NY. She holds a Bachelor's degree in secondary social studies education and is also bilingual. Nancy has worked in daycare for more than a decade and currently serves as a school director in Lindenhurst, NY. She has always been heavily involved in kid, student, and family ministry since the age of 15. Nancy has been married to her husband Izzy for 12 years and has two children, Isaiah and Mia. On weeknights, Nancy crowns herself as her children's unofficial Uber driver as she transports them to and from baseball, basketball, dance, and acrobatics lessons. In her spare time, she loves reading and spending time with family and friends.
Karen Rypka
Kids Ministry
Karen was born and raised in Port Washington, New York. She graduated from The John Jay College of Criminal Justice with an associate degree in criminal justice and a bachelor's degree in forensic psychology. She started serving at Shelter Rock as a volunteer in 2012 and officially joined staff as our Kids Manhasset Campus Supervisor in 2015. Karen has a son named Elias Emanuel, inspired by Zechariah 13:9 and Matthew 1:23 in the Bible. She loves pandas, watching anime, and reading manga.
Tony Rypka
Facilities Coordinator
Tony was born and raised in Great Neck, NY. Shelter Rock Church is his home away from home. Tony is a member of our facilities team and always brings a heart of gratitude to his work in caring for the Manhasset campus building needs. His steady and quiet faithfulness is a true blessing to the congregation and expresses the love for Jesus that fills his heart. Most recently, Tony is a 2021 50th Anniversary NYC Marathoner finisher - congrats Tony!
Chris Yang
Room Setup Coordinator
Chris was born in Austin, Texas and raised in Princeton, New Jersey. He holds two undergraduate degrees in History and East Asian Studies from Hofstra University. Chris currently serves as the Room Setup Coordinator for our Manhasset campus. When the weather is nice, you can expect to find Chris either hiking, enjoying nature, or perfecting his swing out on the golf course!
Jim Owens
Campus Director
Jim was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. After college graduation, Jim moved to New York City in 1983 where he worked as an information systems developer, while simultaneously volunteering at New Life Fellowship in Elmhurst, Queens. After years of volunteering, Jim joined the staff of New Life as an associate pastor, where he served for 10 years. Jim now serves as Shelter Rock’s Manhasset Campus Pastor. He enjoys long walks with his wife Jill, hanging out with his children Brent, Natalie, and Juliette, theatre, concerts, and playing the drums.
Blake Henderson
Teaching Pastor
Blake was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He holds two undergraduate degrees in biblical studies and theology from the Detroit Bible Institute and Newburgh College of the Bible, and a Master of Divinity and Doctorate in Theology from Andersonville Theological Seminary. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Blake served as Senior Pastor of Sola Church in Gulfport, Mississippi. He’s passionate about preaching the gospel, comprehensive discipleship, and helping people to walk in their calling. Blake and his wife Tonya have 5 amazing children: Mario, Blake II, Brooklynn, Bailey, and Benjamin. He is a die hard Michigan football fan and enjoys CrossFit, coaching basketball, exegeting the Bible and culture, and going on dates with his wife.
Nathan Gasaway
Associate Pastor
Nathan was born and raised in Indiana and is one of eight children. He studied Bible and Theology at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee where he lived for 10 years. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Nathan worked as a research medical assistant for a physician and also worked in compliance at a financial firm. Nathan loves to teach the Bible, theology and apologetics. He also enjoys tennis, traveling, and studying the intersection of faith and science.
Joshua Martinez
Worship Leader
Joshua was born and raised in a Christian home in the Bronx, NY (which by default makes him a die-hard Yankee's fan). He's been leading worship in a variety of different churches since the age of 16. He worked as an Emergency Medical Technician in New York City for eight years. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Joshua pastored a congregation in the South Bronx for six years. Joshua has been married to his lovely wife Sara for five years and has a 4-year-old son named Isaac. Outside of ministry, Joshua enjoys writing songs, poetry, taking long road trips with his family, and hiking in nature with no WiFi.
Jackie Kang
Pastoral Resident
Jackie was born and raised in South Korea. She moved to the United States in 1986 to work and study within New York's public school system. Her studies ultimately led her to graduate from Alliance Theological Seminary in 2019 with a Master’s degree in Divinity and currently is in pursuit of her doctoral degree from the same program.

With a deep passion to develop Christian leaders, Jackie founded the JD Network, where she mentors and coaches people to find new direction for their lives, discover biblical self- perception, and be equipped as incarnational leaders in their local and global communities.

Jackie has been married to her husband Steven for 29 years with two grown children, Eric and Rachel. She enjoys traveling with her family to new places, walking, bird-watching, deep-sea fishing, jigsaw puzzles, and watching cooking shows.
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Shawn Rajan
Student Ministry Pastor
Shawn is born and bred in Valley Stream, Long Island. Prior to pastoring youth, Shawn was a high school biology teacher for 7 years in NYC. Although he enjoyed teaching 10th graders biology, he realized one day he wished he was teaching them the Bible. With that conviction, Shawn resigned from his position, packed his car with all his possessions, and drove 3000 miles cross country to California for seminary. While in California, the pandemic hit and Shawn’s wife, Jinsy, an ER Nurse, felt convicted to serve her former hospital in Queens and so they returned home and have been back ever since. Currently, they reside in Jinsy’s hometown of New Hyde Park. When it comes to youth ministry, Shawn is excited and passionate about helping young people navigate as Christians in this new digital age. In his free time, Shawn enjoys hanging out with his wife, playing guitar, and singing.
Nancy Henriquez
Kids Ministry
Nancy Henriquez was born and raised on Long Island, NY. She holds a Bachelor's degree in secondary social studies education and is also bilingual. Nancy has worked in daycare for more than a decade and currently serves as a school director in Lindenhurst, NY. She has always been heavily involved in kid, student, and family ministry since the age of 15. Nancy has been married to her husband Izzy for 12 years and has two children, Isaiah and Mia. On weeknights, Nancy crowns herself as her children's unofficial Uber driver as she transports them to and from baseball, basketball, dance, and acrobatics lessons. In her spare time, she loves reading and spending time with family and friends.
Karen Rypka
Kids Ministry
Karen was born and raised in Port Washington, New York. She graduated from The John Jay College of Criminal Justice with an associate degree in criminal justice and a bachelor's degree in forensic psychology. She started serving at Shelter Rock as a volunteer in 2012 and officially joined staff as our Kids Manhasset Campus Supervisor in 2015. Karen has a son named Elias Emanuel, inspired by Zechariah 13:9 and Matthew 1:23 in the Bible. She loves pandas, watching anime, and reading manga.
Tony Rypka
Facilities Coordinator
Tony was born and raised in Great Neck, NY. Shelter Rock Church is his home away from home. Tony is a member of our facilities team and always brings a heart of gratitude to his work in caring for the Manhasset campus building needs. His steady and quiet faithfulness is a true blessing to the congregation and expresses the love for Jesus that fills his heart. Most recently, Tony is a 2021 50th Anniversary NYC Marathoner finisher - congrats Tony!
Chris Yang
Room Setup Coordinator
Chris was born in Austin, Texas and raised in Princeton, New Jersey. He holds two undergraduate degrees in History and East Asian Studies from Hofstra University. Chris currently serves as the Room Setup Coordinator for our Manhasset campus. When the weather is nice, you can expect to find Chris either hiking, enjoying nature, or perfecting his swing out on the golf course!
Jim Owens
Campus Director
Jim was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. After college graduation, Jim moved to New York City in 1983 where he worked as an information systems developer, while simultaneously volunteering at New Life Fellowship in Elmhurst, Queens. After years of volunteering, Jim joined the staff of New Life as an associate pastor, where he served for 10 years. Jim now serves as Shelter Rock’s Manhasset Campus Pastor. He enjoys long walks with his wife Jill, hanging out with his children Brent, Natalie, and Juliette, theatre, concerts, and playing the drums.
Blake Henderson
Teaching Pastor
Blake was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He holds two undergraduate degrees in biblical studies and theology from the Detroit Bible Institute and Newburgh College of the Bible, and a Master of Divinity and Doctorate in Theology from Andersonville Theological Seminary. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Blake served as Senior Pastor of Sola Church in Gulfport, Mississippi. He’s passionate about preaching the gospel, comprehensive discipleship, and helping people to walk in their calling. Blake and his wife Tonya have 5 amazing children: Mario, Blake II, Brooklynn, Bailey, and Benjamin. He is a die hard Michigan football fan and enjoys CrossFit, coaching basketball, exegeting the Bible and culture, and going on dates with his wife.
Nathan Gasaway
Associate Pastor
Nathan was born and raised in Indiana and is one of eight children. He studied Bible and Theology at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee where he lived for 10 years. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Nathan worked as a research medical assistant for a physician and also worked in compliance at a financial firm. Nathan loves to teach the Bible, theology and apologetics. He also enjoys tennis, traveling, and studying the intersection of faith and science.
Joshua Martinez
Worship Leader
Joshua was born and raised in a Christian home in the Bronx, NY (which by default makes him a die-hard Yankee's fan). He's been leading worship in a variety of different churches since the age of 16. He worked as an Emergency Medical Technician in New York City for eight years. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Joshua pastored a congregation in the South Bronx for six years. Joshua has been married to his lovely wife Sara for five years and has a 4-year-old son named Isaac. Outside of ministry, Joshua enjoys writing songs, poetry, taking long road trips with his family, and hiking in nature with no WiFi.
Jackie Kang
Pastoral Resident
Jackie was born and raised in South Korea. She moved to the United States in 1986 to work and study within New York's public school system. Her studies ultimately led her to graduate from Alliance Theological Seminary in 2019 with a Master’s degree in Divinity and currently is in pursuit of her doctoral degree from the same program.

With a deep passion to develop Christian leaders, Jackie founded the JD Network, where she mentors and coaches people to find new direction for their lives, discover biblical self- perception, and be equipped as incarnational leaders in their local and global communities.

Jackie has been married to her husband Steven for 29 years with two grown children, Eric and Rachel. She enjoys traveling with her family to new places, walking, bird-watching, deep-sea fishing, jigsaw puzzles, and watching cooking shows.
Daniel Bartucci
Pastoral Intern
Dan was born and raised in Queens, New York where he first began serving in his local church. A graduate of Archbishop Molloy High School, Dan enjoyed faith-based work in both school and community. Driven by a passion for science and meteorology, Dan ventured to the Midwest, United States during his college years to study and chase tornadoes. Upon returning home, Dan began a career in financial services specializing in cybersecurity. Residing on Long Island with his wife of over 20 years and two children, Dan is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Apologetics and Evangelism from Dallas Theological Seminary. Outside of his bi-vocational work, Dan loves attending concerts, traveling, and engaging in conversations about the wonders of space exploration.
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Tony Rypka
Facilities Coordinator
Tony was born and raised in Great Neck, NY. Shelter Rock Church is his home away from home. Tony is a member of our facilities team and always brings a heart of gratitude to his work in caring for the Manhasset campus building needs. His steady and quiet faithfulness is a true blessing to the congregation and expresses the love for Jesus that fills his heart. Most recently, Tony is a 2021 50th Anniversary NYC Marathoner finisher - congrats Tony!
Chris Yang
Room Setup Coordinator
Chris was born in Austin, Texas and raised in Princeton, New Jersey. He holds two undergraduate degrees in History and East Asian Studies from Hofstra University. Chris currently serves as the Room Setup Coordinator for our Manhasset campus. When the weather is nice, you can expect to find Chris either hiking, enjoying nature, or perfecting his swing out on the golf course!
Jim Owens
Campus Director
Jim was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. After college graduation, Jim moved to New York City in 1983 where he worked as an information systems developer, while simultaneously volunteering at New Life Fellowship in Elmhurst, Queens. After years of volunteering, Jim joined the staff of New Life as an associate pastor, where he served for 10 years. Jim now serves as Shelter Rock’s Manhasset Campus Pastor. He enjoys long walks with his wife Jill, hanging out with his children Brent, Natalie, and Juliette, theatre, concerts, and playing the drums.
Blake Henderson
Teaching Pastor
Blake was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He holds two undergraduate degrees in biblical studies and theology from the Detroit Bible Institute and Newburgh College of the Bible, and a Master of Divinity and Doctorate in Theology from Andersonville Theological Seminary. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Blake served as Senior Pastor of Sola Church in Gulfport, Mississippi. He’s passionate about preaching the gospel, comprehensive discipleship, and helping people to walk in their calling. Blake and his wife Tonya have 5 amazing children: Mario, Blake II, Brooklynn, Bailey, and Benjamin. He is a die hard Michigan football fan and enjoys CrossFit, coaching basketball, exegeting the Bible and culture, and going on dates with his wife.
Nathan Gasaway
Associate Pastor
Nathan was born and raised in Indiana and is one of eight children. He studied Bible and Theology at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee where he lived for 10 years. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Nathan worked as a research medical assistant for a physician and also worked in compliance at a financial firm. Nathan loves to teach the Bible, theology and apologetics. He also enjoys tennis, traveling, and studying the intersection of faith and science.
Joshua Martinez
Worship Leader
Joshua was born and raised in a Christian home in the Bronx, NY (which by default makes him a die-hard Yankee's fan). He's been leading worship in a variety of different churches since the age of 16. He worked as an Emergency Medical Technician in New York City for eight years. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Joshua pastored a congregation in the South Bronx for six years. Joshua has been married to his lovely wife Sara for five years and has a 4-year-old son named Isaac. Outside of ministry, Joshua enjoys writing songs, poetry, taking long road trips with his family, and hiking in nature with no WiFi.
Jackie Kang
Pastoral Resident
Jackie was born and raised in South Korea. She moved to the United States in 1986 to work and study within New York's public school system. Her studies ultimately led her to graduate from Alliance Theological Seminary in 2019 with a Master’s degree in Divinity and currently is in pursuit of her doctoral degree from the same program.

With a deep passion to develop Christian leaders, Jackie founded the JD Network, where she mentors and coaches people to find new direction for their lives, discover biblical self- perception, and be equipped as incarnational leaders in their local and global communities.

Jackie has been married to her husband Steven for 29 years with two grown children, Eric and Rachel. She enjoys traveling with her family to new places, walking, bird-watching, deep-sea fishing, jigsaw puzzles, and watching cooking shows.
Daniel Bartucci
Pastoral Intern
Dan was born and raised in Queens, New York where he first began serving in his local church. A graduate of Archbishop Molloy High School, Dan enjoyed faith-based work in both school and community. Driven by a passion for science and meteorology, Dan ventured to the Midwest, United States during his college years to study and chase tornadoes. Upon returning home, Dan began a career in financial services specializing in cybersecurity. Residing on Long Island with his wife of over 20 years and two children, Dan is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Apologetics and Evangelism from Dallas Theological Seminary. Outside of his bi-vocational work, Dan loves attending concerts, traveling, and engaging in conversations about the wonders of space exploration.
Shawn Rajan
Student Ministry Pastor
Shawn is born and bred in Valley Stream, Long Island. Prior to pastoring youth, Shawn was a high school biology teacher for 7 years in NYC. Although he enjoyed teaching 10th graders biology, he realized one day he wished he was teaching them the Bible. With that conviction, Shawn resigned from his position, packed his car with all his possessions, and drove 3000 miles cross country to California for seminary. While in California, the pandemic hit and Shawn’s wife, Jinsy, an ER Nurse, felt convicted to serve her former hospital in Queens and so they returned home and have been back ever since. Currently, they reside in Jinsy’s hometown of New Hyde Park. When it comes to youth ministry, Shawn is excited and passionate about helping young people navigate as Christians in this new digital age. In his free time, Shawn enjoys hanging out with his wife, playing guitar, and singing.
Nancy Henriquez
Kids Ministry
Nancy Henriquez was born and raised on Long Island, NY. She holds a Bachelor's degree in secondary social studies education and is also bilingual. Nancy has worked in daycare for more than a decade and currently serves as a school director in Lindenhurst, NY. She has always been heavily involved in kid, student, and family ministry since the age of 15. Nancy has been married to her husband Izzy for 12 years and has two children, Isaiah and Mia. On weeknights, Nancy crowns herself as her children's unofficial Uber driver as she transports them to and from baseball, basketball, dance, and acrobatics lessons. In her spare time, she loves reading and spending time with family and friends.
Karen Rypka
Kids Ministry
Karen was born and raised in Port Washington, New York. She graduated from The John Jay College of Criminal Justice with an associate degree in criminal justice and a bachelor's degree in forensic psychology. She started serving at Shelter Rock as a volunteer in 2012 and officially joined staff as our Kids Manhasset Campus Supervisor in 2015. Karen has a son named Elias Emanuel, inspired by Zechariah 13:9 and Matthew 1:23 in the Bible. She loves pandas, watching anime, and reading manga.
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Nancy Henriquez
Kids Ministry
Nancy Henriquez was born and raised on Long Island, NY. She holds a Bachelor's degree in secondary social studies education and is also bilingual. Nancy has worked in daycare for more than a decade and currently serves as a school director in Lindenhurst, NY. She has always been heavily involved in kid, student, and family ministry since the age of 15. Nancy has been married to her husband Izzy for 12 years and has two children, Isaiah and Mia. On weeknights, Nancy crowns herself as her children's unofficial Uber driver as she transports them to and from baseball, basketball, dance, and acrobatics lessons. In her spare time, she loves reading and spending time with family and friends.
Karen Rypka
Kids Ministry
Karen was born and raised in Port Washington, New York. She graduated from The John Jay College of Criminal Justice with an associate degree in criminal justice and a bachelor's degree in forensic psychology. She started serving at Shelter Rock as a volunteer in 2012 and officially joined staff as our Kids Manhasset Campus Supervisor in 2015. Karen has a son named Elias Emanuel, inspired by Zechariah 13:9 and Matthew 1:23 in the Bible. She loves pandas, watching anime, and reading manga.
Tony Rypka
Facilities Coordinator
Tony was born and raised in Great Neck, NY. Shelter Rock Church is his home away from home. Tony is a member of our facilities team and always brings a heart of gratitude to his work in caring for the Manhasset campus building needs. His steady and quiet faithfulness is a true blessing to the congregation and expresses the love for Jesus that fills his heart. Most recently, Tony is a 2021 50th Anniversary NYC Marathoner finisher - congrats Tony!
Chris Yang
Room Setup Coordinator
Chris was born in Austin, Texas and raised in Princeton, New Jersey. He holds two undergraduate degrees in History and East Asian Studies from Hofstra University. Chris currently serves as the Room Setup Coordinator for our Manhasset campus. When the weather is nice, you can expect to find Chris either hiking, enjoying nature, or perfecting his swing out on the golf course!
Jim Owens
Campus Director
Jim was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. After college graduation, Jim moved to New York City in 1983 where he worked as an information systems developer, while simultaneously volunteering at New Life Fellowship in Elmhurst, Queens. After years of volunteering, Jim joined the staff of New Life as an associate pastor, where he served for 10 years. Jim now serves as Shelter Rock’s Manhasset Campus Pastor. He enjoys long walks with his wife Jill, hanging out with his children Brent, Natalie, and Juliette, theatre, concerts, and playing the drums.
Blake Henderson
Teaching Pastor
Blake was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He holds two undergraduate degrees in biblical studies and theology from the Detroit Bible Institute and Newburgh College of the Bible, and a Master of Divinity and Doctorate in Theology from Andersonville Theological Seminary. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Blake served as Senior Pastor of Sola Church in Gulfport, Mississippi. He’s passionate about preaching the gospel, comprehensive discipleship, and helping people to walk in their calling. Blake and his wife Tonya have 5 amazing children: Mario, Blake II, Brooklynn, Bailey, and Benjamin. He is a die hard Michigan football fan and enjoys CrossFit, coaching basketball, exegeting the Bible and culture, and going on dates with his wife.
Nathan Gasaway
Associate Pastor
Nathan was born and raised in Indiana and is one of eight children. He studied Bible and Theology at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee where he lived for 10 years. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Nathan worked as a research medical assistant for a physician and also worked in compliance at a financial firm. Nathan loves to teach the Bible, theology and apologetics. He also enjoys tennis, traveling, and studying the intersection of faith and science.
Joshua Martinez
Worship Leader
Joshua was born and raised in a Christian home in the Bronx, NY (which by default makes him a die-hard Yankee's fan). He's been leading worship in a variety of different churches since the age of 16. He worked as an Emergency Medical Technician in New York City for eight years. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Joshua pastored a congregation in the South Bronx for six years. Joshua has been married to his lovely wife Sara for five years and has a 4-year-old son named Isaac. Outside of ministry, Joshua enjoys writing songs, poetry, taking long road trips with his family, and hiking in nature with no WiFi.
Jackie Kang
Pastoral Resident
Jackie was born and raised in South Korea. She moved to the United States in 1986 to work and study within New York's public school system. Her studies ultimately led her to graduate from Alliance Theological Seminary in 2019 with a Master’s degree in Divinity and currently is in pursuit of her doctoral degree from the same program.

With a deep passion to develop Christian leaders, Jackie founded the JD Network, where she mentors and coaches people to find new direction for their lives, discover biblical self- perception, and be equipped as incarnational leaders in their local and global communities.

Jackie has been married to her husband Steven for 29 years with two grown children, Eric and Rachel. She enjoys traveling with her family to new places, walking, bird-watching, deep-sea fishing, jigsaw puzzles, and watching cooking shows.
Daniel Bartucci
Pastoral Intern
Dan was born and raised in Queens, New York where he first began serving in his local church. A graduate of Archbishop Molloy High School, Dan enjoyed faith-based work in both school and community. Driven by a passion for science and meteorology, Dan ventured to the Midwest, United States during his college years to study and chase tornadoes. Upon returning home, Dan began a career in financial services specializing in cybersecurity. Residing on Long Island with his wife of over 20 years and two children, Dan is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Apologetics and Evangelism from Dallas Theological Seminary. Outside of his bi-vocational work, Dan loves attending concerts, traveling, and engaging in conversations about the wonders of space exploration.
Shawn Rajan
Student Ministry Pastor
Shawn is born and bred in Valley Stream, Long Island. Prior to pastoring youth, Shawn was a high school biology teacher for 7 years in NYC. Although he enjoyed teaching 10th graders biology, he realized one day he wished he was teaching them the Bible. With that conviction, Shawn resigned from his position, packed his car with all his possessions, and drove 3000 miles cross country to California for seminary. While in California, the pandemic hit and Shawn’s wife, Jinsy, an ER Nurse, felt convicted to serve her former hospital in Queens and so they returned home and have been back ever since. Currently, they reside in Jinsy’s hometown of New Hyde Park. When it comes to youth ministry, Shawn is excited and passionate about helping young people navigate as Christians in this new digital age. In his free time, Shawn enjoys hanging out with his wife, playing guitar, and singing.
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Chris Yang
Room Setup Coordinator
Chris was born in Austin, Texas and raised in Princeton, New Jersey. He holds two undergraduate degrees in History and East Asian Studies from Hofstra University. Chris currently serves as the Room Setup Coordinator for our Manhasset campus. When the weather is nice, you can expect to find Chris either hiking, enjoying nature, or perfecting his swing out on the golf course!
Jim Owens
Campus Director
Jim was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. After college graduation, Jim moved to New York City in 1983 where he worked as an information systems developer, while simultaneously volunteering at New Life Fellowship in Elmhurst, Queens. After years of volunteering, Jim joined the staff of New Life as an associate pastor, where he served for 10 years. Jim now serves as Shelter Rock’s Manhasset Campus Pastor. He enjoys long walks with his wife Jill, hanging out with his children Brent, Natalie, and Juliette, theatre, concerts, and playing the drums.
Blake Henderson
Teaching Pastor
Blake was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He holds two undergraduate degrees in biblical studies and theology from the Detroit Bible Institute and Newburgh College of the Bible, and a Master of Divinity and Doctorate in Theology from Andersonville Theological Seminary. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Blake served as Senior Pastor of Sola Church in Gulfport, Mississippi. He’s passionate about preaching the gospel, comprehensive discipleship, and helping people to walk in their calling. Blake and his wife Tonya have 5 amazing children: Mario, Blake II, Brooklynn, Bailey, and Benjamin. He is a die hard Michigan football fan and enjoys CrossFit, coaching basketball, exegeting the Bible and culture, and going on dates with his wife.
Nathan Gasaway
Associate Pastor
Nathan was born and raised in Indiana and is one of eight children. He studied Bible and Theology at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee where he lived for 10 years. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Nathan worked as a research medical assistant for a physician and also worked in compliance at a financial firm. Nathan loves to teach the Bible, theology and apologetics. He also enjoys tennis, traveling, and studying the intersection of faith and science.
Joshua Martinez
Worship Leader
Joshua was born and raised in a Christian home in the Bronx, NY (which by default makes him a die-hard Yankee's fan). He's been leading worship in a variety of different churches since the age of 16. He worked as an Emergency Medical Technician in New York City for eight years. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Joshua pastored a congregation in the South Bronx for six years. Joshua has been married to his lovely wife Sara for five years and has a 4-year-old son named Isaac. Outside of ministry, Joshua enjoys writing songs, poetry, taking long road trips with his family, and hiking in nature with no WiFi.
Jackie Kang
Pastoral Resident
Jackie was born and raised in South Korea. She moved to the United States in 1986 to work and study within New York's public school system. Her studies ultimately led her to graduate from Alliance Theological Seminary in 2019 with a Master’s degree in Divinity and currently is in pursuit of her doctoral degree from the same program.

With a deep passion to develop Christian leaders, Jackie founded the JD Network, where she mentors and coaches people to find new direction for their lives, discover biblical self- perception, and be equipped as incarnational leaders in their local and global communities.

Jackie has been married to her husband Steven for 29 years with two grown children, Eric and Rachel. She enjoys traveling with her family to new places, walking, bird-watching, deep-sea fishing, jigsaw puzzles, and watching cooking shows.
Daniel Bartucci
Pastoral Intern
Dan was born and raised in Queens, New York where he first began serving in his local church. A graduate of Archbishop Molloy High School, Dan enjoyed faith-based work in both school and community. Driven by a passion for science and meteorology, Dan ventured to the Midwest, United States during his college years to study and chase tornadoes. Upon returning home, Dan began a career in financial services specializing in cybersecurity. Residing on Long Island with his wife of over 20 years and two children, Dan is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Apologetics and Evangelism from Dallas Theological Seminary. Outside of his bi-vocational work, Dan loves attending concerts, traveling, and engaging in conversations about the wonders of space exploration.
Shawn Rajan
Student Ministry Pastor
Shawn is born and bred in Valley Stream, Long Island. Prior to pastoring youth, Shawn was a high school biology teacher for 7 years in NYC. Although he enjoyed teaching 10th graders biology, he realized one day he wished he was teaching them the Bible. With that conviction, Shawn resigned from his position, packed his car with all his possessions, and drove 3000 miles cross country to California for seminary. While in California, the pandemic hit and Shawn’s wife, Jinsy, an ER Nurse, felt convicted to serve her former hospital in Queens and so they returned home and have been back ever since. Currently, they reside in Jinsy’s hometown of New Hyde Park. When it comes to youth ministry, Shawn is excited and passionate about helping young people navigate as Christians in this new digital age. In his free time, Shawn enjoys hanging out with his wife, playing guitar, and singing.
Nancy Henriquez
Kids Ministry
Nancy Henriquez was born and raised on Long Island, NY. She holds a Bachelor's degree in secondary social studies education and is also bilingual. Nancy has worked in daycare for more than a decade and currently serves as a school director in Lindenhurst, NY. She has always been heavily involved in kid, student, and family ministry since the age of 15. Nancy has been married to her husband Izzy for 12 years and has two children, Isaiah and Mia. On weeknights, Nancy crowns herself as her children's unofficial Uber driver as she transports them to and from baseball, basketball, dance, and acrobatics lessons. In her spare time, she loves reading and spending time with family and friends.
Karen Rypka
Kids Ministry
Karen was born and raised in Port Washington, New York. She graduated from The John Jay College of Criminal Justice with an associate degree in criminal justice and a bachelor's degree in forensic psychology. She started serving at Shelter Rock as a volunteer in 2012 and officially joined staff as our Kids Manhasset Campus Supervisor in 2015. Karen has a son named Elias Emanuel, inspired by Zechariah 13:9 and Matthew 1:23 in the Bible. She loves pandas, watching anime, and reading manga.
Tony Rypka
Facilities Coordinator
Tony was born and raised in Great Neck, NY. Shelter Rock Church is his home away from home. Tony is a member of our facilities team and always brings a heart of gratitude to his work in caring for the Manhasset campus building needs. His steady and quiet faithfulness is a true blessing to the congregation and expresses the love for Jesus that fills his heart. Most recently, Tony is a 2021 50th Anniversary NYC Marathoner finisher - congrats Tony!
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Karen Rypka
Kids Ministry
Karen was born and raised in Port Washington, New York. She graduated John Jay of Criminal Justice with an associates degree in criminal justice and a bachelors degree in forensic psychology. She started serving at Shelter Rock as a volunteer in Kids Ministry in 2012 and officially came on staff in 2015 as Manhasset's Kids Ministry Supervisor. Growing in ministry and family, Karen now works behind the scene with Family Ministry's Media across all campuses.Karen met her husband Tony while serving at Shelter Rock and together are raising her son Elias in God's path. In 2022 they joyfully welcomed their daughter Yvonne, who is training to be on the worship team. Shelter Rock Church is a second home for the Rypka family and as a family love to serve. In her free time, Karen enjoys watching Anime and K-dramas whenever she gets a chance.
Tony Rypka
Facilities Coordinator
Tony was born and raised in Great Neck, NY. Shelter Rock Church is his home away from home. Tony is a member of our facilities team and always brings a heart of gratitude to his work in caring for the Manhasset campus building needs. His steady and quiet faithfulness is a true blessing to the congregation and expresses the love for Jesus that fills his heart. Most recently, Tony is a 2021 50th Anniversary NYC Marathoner finisher - congrats Tony!
Chris Yang
Room Setup Coordinator
Chris was born in Austin, Texas and raised in Princeton, New Jersey. He holds two undergraduate degrees in History and East Asian Studies from Hofstra University. Chris currently serves as the Room Setup Coordinator for our Manhasset campus. When the weather is nice, you can expect to find Chris either hiking, enjoying nature, or perfecting his swing out on the golf course!
Jim Owens
Campus Director
Jim was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. After college graduation, Jim moved to New York City in 1983 where he worked as an information systems developer, while simultaneously volunteering at New Life Fellowship in Elmhurst, Queens. After years of volunteering, Jim joined the staff of New Life as an associate pastor, where he served for 10 years. Jim now serves as Shelter Rock’s Manhasset Campus Pastor. He enjoys long walks with his wife Jill, hanging out with his children Brent, Natalie, and Juliette, theatre, concerts, and playing the drums.
Blake Henderson
Teaching Pastor
Blake was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He holds two undergraduate degrees in biblical studies and theology from the Detroit Bible Institute and Newburgh College of the Bible, and a Master of Divinity and Doctorate in Theology from Andersonville Theological Seminary. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Blake served as Senior Pastor of Sola Church in Gulfport, Mississippi. He’s passionate about preaching the gospel, comprehensive discipleship, and helping people to walk in their calling. Blake and his wife Tonya have 5 amazing children: Mario, Blake II, Brooklynn, Bailey, and Benjamin. He is a die hard Michigan football fan and enjoys CrossFit, coaching basketball, exegeting the Bible and culture, and going on dates with his wife.
Nathan Gasaway
Associate Pastor
Nathan was born and raised in Indiana and is one of eight children. He studied Bible and Theology at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee where he lived for 10 years. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Nathan worked as a research medical assistant for a physician and also worked in compliance at a financial firm. Nathan loves to teach the Bible, theology and apologetics. He also enjoys tennis, traveling, and studying the intersection of faith and science.
Joshua Martinez
Worship Leader
Joshua was born and raised in a Christian home in the Bronx, NY (which by default makes him a die-hard Yankee's fan). He's been leading worship in a variety of different churches since the age of 16. He worked as an Emergency Medical Technician in New York City for eight years. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Joshua pastored a congregation in the South Bronx for six years. Joshua has been married to his lovely wife Sara for five years and has a 4-year-old son named Isaac. Outside of ministry, Joshua enjoys writing songs, poetry, taking long road trips with his family, and hiking in nature with no WiFi.
Jackie Kang
Pastoral Resident
Jackie was born and raised in South Korea. She moved to the United States in 1986 to work and study within New York's public school system. Her studies ultimately led her to graduate from Alliance Theological Seminary in 2019 with a Master’s degree in Divinity and currently is in pursuit of her doctoral degree from the same program.

With a deep passion to develop Christian leaders, Jackie founded the JD Network, where she mentors and coaches people to find new direction for their lives, discover biblical self- perception, and be equipped as incarnational leaders in their local and global communities.

Jackie has been married to her husband Steven for 29 years with two grown children, Eric and Rachel. She enjoys traveling with her family to new places, walking, bird-watching, deep-sea fishing, jigsaw puzzles, and watching cooking shows.
Daniel Bartucci
Pastoral Intern
Dan was born and raised in Queens, New York where he first began serving in his local church. A graduate of Archbishop Molloy High School, Dan enjoyed faith-based work in both school and community. Driven by a passion for science and meteorology, Dan ventured to the Midwest, United States during his college years to study and chase tornadoes. Upon returning home, Dan began a career in financial services specializing in cybersecurity. Residing on Long Island with his wife of over 20 years and two children, Dan is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Apologetics and Evangelism from Dallas Theological Seminary. Outside of his bi-vocational work, Dan loves attending concerts, traveling, and engaging in conversations about the wonders of space exploration.
Shawn Rajan
Student Ministry Pastor
Shawn is born and bred in Valley Stream, Long Island. Prior to pastoring youth, Shawn was a high school biology teacher for 7 years in NYC. Although he enjoyed teaching 10th graders biology, he realized one day he wished he was teaching them the Bible. With that conviction, Shawn resigned from his position, packed his car with all his possessions, and drove 3000 miles cross country to California for seminary. While in California, the pandemic hit and Shawn’s wife, Jinsy, an ER Nurse, felt convicted to serve her former hospital in Queens and so they returned home and have been back ever since. Currently, they reside in Jinsy’s hometown of New Hyde Park. When it comes to youth ministry, Shawn is excited and passionate about helping young people navigate as Christians in this new digital age. In his free time, Shawn enjoys hanging out with his wife, playing guitar, and singing.
Nancy Henriquez
Kids Ministry
Nancy Henriquez was born and raised on Long Island, NY. She holds a Bachelor's degree in secondary social studies education and is also bilingual. Nancy has worked in daycare for more than a decade and currently serves as a school director in Lindenhurst, NY. She has always been heavily involved in kid, student, and family ministry since the age of 15. Nancy has been married to her husband Izzy for 12 years and has two children, Isaiah and Mia. On weeknights, Nancy crowns herself as her children's unofficial Uber driver as she transports them to and from baseball, basketball, dance, and acrobatics lessons. In her spare time, she loves reading and spending time with family and friends.
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Jerry O’Sullivan
Campus Pastor
Jerry, Long Island native, became involved with Long Island Youth For Christ in Port Washington as a high school student. He earned his undergraduate degree in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University and his Master of Divinity from Bethel Seminary of the East. As Shelter Rock’s Syosset Campus Pastor, Jerry is responsible for all aspects of ministry that take place year-round. Jerry is married to his wife Alexis and have two children: Collin and Lydia. He enjoys olympic weight lifting, fitness, golf, and spending time with his family.
Jack Crabtree
Teaching Pastor
Jack was born and raised in Lima, Ohio. He graduated from Taylor University with an undergraduate degree in Education and a Masters in Communications from Wheaton Graduate School. He served with Long Island Youth For Christ for 40 years and authored four books pertaining to youth ministry. Jack and his wife Becky will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in June 2021. They have two grown sons and three amazing grandchildren. Fun fact about Jack: He has ridden across 33 U.S. states and has taken more than 30 long-distance trips on his bicycle. Jack loves relaxing with music, golfing, biking, sports, spending time with friends, and thought-provoking conversations.
Jonathan Cruz:
Associate Pastor
Jonathan (JC) was born and raised here on Long Island, originally from Central Islip. He has an undergraduate degree from The King's College in organizational management. He has been serving the church in various capacities for over 23 years, including as a church planter and lead pastor in his last church for 10+ years. Jonathan is passionate about the equipping and sending of followers of Jesus to be who they were meant to be, so they could do what they were meant to do. He has been married to his youth group sweetheart, Sherley, since 2004 and they have three boys: Gabriel, Isaac and Noah. Jonathan enjoys reading good books, walking in nature, watching superhero movies, and tres leches cake.
CJ Quartlbaum
Student Ministry Pastor
CJ was born and raised in Brooklyn and has a Masters in Biblical Studies from Western Seminary. Prior to joining Shelter Rock he has worked in a variety of roles from finance to organizing mission trips. He is a writer and teacher who loves to make the truth of Jesus plain for all to understand. He and his wife Meredith have three kids: Eilish, Elodie, and Amias. When he's not with them, you can usually find CJ with a book, some food, weights, or a basketball.
Lety Anez
Kids Ministry
Lety was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela. She graduated from college in Venezuela with a degree in Office Administration and later studied at the Spanish Eastern Bible Institute. At the age of 24, she immigrated to New York with her husband, Ruben. Presently, Lety serves as our Kids Ministry Sunday Supervisor. She is passionate about helping in the community, and serves as the director of the Bread of Life Food Pantry in Bay Shore, as well as teaching at MercyFirst, and volunteering at the Race Track Chaplaincy of New York. Lety and Ruben have three kids: Bryan, Liz, and Matt. She enjoys reading, exploring new places, hiking up small mountains, and most of all, spending time with family!
Jamie Nicholas
Campus Operations
Jamie was born and raised in the Metro-Detroit Area. She has a deep love for the University of Michigan’s football and basketball teams (Go Blue!). Jamie holds two associate degrees in Applied Science and Christian Ministry from Grace Apostolic College. Jamie has more than 20 years experience in design and print as well as working in administration with other church ministries. She loves all things creative including: writing scripts, directing, dancing, and designing --- essentially all expressions of the arts! Jamie and her husband Kerwin have two beautiful daughters: Mya and Makayla. She loves traveling with her husband and frequently visits the Smoky Mountains, where she spent a lot of time in her youth.
Jonathan Brumit
Production Tech
Jonathan was born in Long Island and raised in Southern California. He received a degree in audio recording and production from the Institute of Audio Research, where he still contributes in his passion for learning. Over his career, he has gained valuable experience, all the while  continuing an education in communications media. At Shelter Rock, Jonathan serves as our part-time audio technical coordinator. In this role, he ensures that the technical portions of our services and events are executed smoothly without a hitch. Jonathan also works as a radio personality, hosting The Art of Heaven Show at 90.3 WHPC. He is a father to his beautiful daughter Alysha. In his spare time, Jonathan loves the arts, reading books, and graphic design.
John Cardoso
Production Tech
John Cardoso was born in Portugal, raised in California, and relocated to NY in 1999. At the age of twelve, John started touring the west coast. At the age of fourteen he drummed on his first 45-vinyl Record. John is a graduate of Grove School of Music, and Five Towns College. Today he is the head FOH sound engineer and Senior Operations Manager at Martin Systems Audio. John is also Production Manager for several artists including "Pursuing JC”.

John’s pursuit of God and worship music brought him to Shelter Rock Church in 2021, where he serves in the Audio Department and mentors musicians who serve in worship. John is married to his wife Linda, of 25 years and has a son, Jaycee, who play’s violin. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and writing worship music.
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Jack Crabtree
Teaching Pastor
Jack was born and raised in Lima, Ohio. He graduated from Taylor University with an undergraduate degree in Education and a Masters in Communications from Wheaton Graduate School. He served with Long Island Youth For Christ for 40 years and authored four books pertaining to youth ministry. Jack and his wife Becky will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in June 2021. They have two grown sons and three amazing grandchildren. Fun fact about Jack: He has ridden across 33 U.S. states and has taken more than 30 long-distance trips on his bicycle. Jack loves relaxing with music, golfing, biking, sports, spending time with friends, and thought-provoking conversations.
Jonathan Cruz:
Associate Pastor
Jonathan (JC) was born and raised here on Long Island, originally from Central Islip. He has an undergraduate degree from The King's College in organizational management. He has been serving the church in various capacities for over 23 years, including as a church planter and lead pastor in his last church for 10+ years. Jonathan is passionate about the equipping and sending of followers of Jesus to be who they were meant to be, so they could do what they were meant to do. He has been married to his youth group sweetheart, Sherley, since 2004 and they have three boys: Gabriel, Isaac and Noah. Jonathan enjoys reading good books, walking in nature, watching superhero movies, and tres leches cake.
CJ Quartlbaum
Student Ministry Pastor
CJ was born and raised in Brooklyn and has a Masters in Biblical Studies from Western Seminary. Prior to joining Shelter Rock he has worked in a variety of roles from finance to organizing mission trips. He is a writer and teacher who loves to make the truth of Jesus plain for all to understand. He and his wife Meredith have three kids: Eilish, Elodie, and Amias. When he's not with them, you can usually find CJ with a book, some food, weights, or a basketball.
Lety Anez
Kids Ministry
Lety was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela. She graduated from college in Venezuela with a degree in Office Administration and later studied at the Spanish Eastern Bible Institute. At the age of 24, she immigrated to New York with her husband, Ruben. Presently, Lety serves as our Kids Ministry Sunday Supervisor. She is passionate about helping in the community, and serves as the director of the Bread of Life Food Pantry in Bay Shore, as well as teaching at MercyFirst, and volunteering at the Race Track Chaplaincy of New York. Lety and Ruben have three kids: Bryan, Liz, and Matt. She enjoys reading, exploring new places, hiking up small mountains, and most of all, spending time with family!
Jamie Nicholas
Campus Operations
Jamie was born and raised in the Metro-Detroit Area. She has a deep love for the University of Michigan’s football and basketball teams (Go Blue!). Jamie holds two associate degrees in Applied Science and Christian Ministry from Grace Apostolic College. Jamie has more than 20 years experience in design and print as well as working in administration with other church ministries. She loves all things creative including: writing scripts, directing, dancing, and designing --- essentially all expressions of the arts! Jamie and her husband Kerwin have two beautiful daughters: Mya and Makayla. She loves traveling with her husband and frequently visits the Smoky Mountains, where she spent a lot of time in her youth.
Jonathan Brumit
Production Tech
Jonathan was born in Long Island and raised in Southern California. He received a degree in audio recording and production from the Institute of Audio Research, where he still contributes in his passion for learning. Over his career, he has gained valuable experience, all the while  continuing an education in communications media. At Shelter Rock, Jonathan serves as our part-time audio technical coordinator. In this role, he ensures that the technical portions of our services and events are executed smoothly without a hitch. Jonathan also works as a radio personality, hosting The Art of Heaven Show at 90.3 WHPC. He is a father to his beautiful daughter Alysha. In his spare time, Jonathan loves the arts, reading books, and graphic design.
John Cardoso
Production Tech
John Cardoso was born in Portugal, raised in California, and relocated to NY in 1999. At the age of twelve, John started touring the west coast. At the age of fourteen he drummed on his first 45-vinyl Record. John is a graduate of Grove School of Music, and Five Towns College. Today he is the head FOH sound engineer and Senior Operations Manager at Martin Systems Audio. John is also Production Manager for several artists including "Pursuing JC”.

John’s pursuit of God and worship music brought him to Shelter Rock Church in 2021, where he serves in the Audio Department and mentors musicians who serve in worship. John is married to his wife Linda, of 25 years and has a son, Jaycee, who play’s violin. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and writing worship music.
Jerry O’Sullivan
Campus Pastor
Jerry, Long Island native, became involved with Long Island Youth For Christ in Port Washington as a high school student. He earned his undergraduate degree in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University and his Master of Divinity from Bethel Seminary of the East. As Shelter Rock’s Syosset Campus Pastor, Jerry is responsible for all aspects of ministry that take place year-round. Jerry is married to his wife Alexis and have two children: Collin and Lydia. He enjoys olympic weight lifting, fitness, golf, and spending time with his family.
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Jonathan Cruz:
Associate Pastor
Jonathan (JC) was born and raised here on Long Island, originally from Central Islip. He has an undergraduate degree from The King's College in organizational management. He has been serving the church in various capacities for over 23 years, including as a church planter and lead pastor in his last church for 10+ years. Jonathan is passionate about the equipping and sending of followers of Jesus to be who they were meant to be, so they could do what they were meant to do. He has been married to his youth group sweetheart, Sherley, since 2004 and they have three boys: Gabriel, Isaac and Noah. Jonathan enjoys reading good books, walking in nature, watching superhero movies, and tres leches cake.
CJ Quartlbaum
Student Ministry Pastor
CJ was born and raised in Brooklyn and has a Masters in Biblical Studies from Western Seminary. Prior to joining Shelter Rock he has worked in a variety of roles from finance to organizing mission trips. He is a writer and teacher who loves to make the truth of Jesus plain for all to understand. He and his wife Meredith have three kids: Eilish, Elodie, and Amias. When he's not with them, you can usually find CJ with a book, some food, weights, or a basketball.
Lety Anez
Kids Ministry
Lety was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela. She graduated from college in Venezuela with a degree in Office Administration and later studied at the Spanish Eastern Bible Institute. At the age of 24, she immigrated to New York with her husband, Ruben. Presently, Lety serves as our Kids Ministry Sunday Supervisor. She is passionate about helping in the community, and serves as the director of the Bread of Life Food Pantry in Bay Shore, as well as teaching at MercyFirst, and volunteering at the Race Track Chaplaincy of New York. Lety and Ruben have three kids: Bryan, Liz, and Matt. She enjoys reading, exploring new places, hiking up small mountains, and most of all, spending time with family!
Jamie Nicholas
Campus Operations
Jamie was born and raised in the Metro-Detroit Area. She has a deep love for the University of Michigan’s football and basketball teams (Go Blue!). Jamie holds two associate degrees in Applied Science and Christian Ministry from Grace Apostolic College. Jamie has more than 20 years experience in design and print as well as working in administration with other church ministries. She loves all things creative including: writing scripts, directing, dancing, and designing --- essentially all expressions of the arts! Jamie and her husband Kerwin have two beautiful daughters: Mya and Makayla. She loves traveling with her husband and frequently visits the Smoky Mountains, where she spent a lot of time in her youth.
Jonathan Brumit
Production Tech
Jonathan was born in Long Island and raised in Southern California. He received a degree in audio recording and production from the Institute of Audio Research, where he still contributes in his passion for learning. Over his career, he has gained valuable experience, all the while  continuing an education in communications media. At Shelter Rock, Jonathan serves as our part-time audio technical coordinator. In this role, he ensures that the technical portions of our services and events are executed smoothly without a hitch. Jonathan also works as a radio personality, hosting The Art of Heaven Show at 90.3 WHPC. He is a father to his beautiful daughter Alysha. In his spare time, Jonathan loves the arts, reading books, and graphic design.
John Cardoso
Production Tech
John Cardoso was born in Portugal, raised in California, and relocated to NY in 1999. At the age of twelve, John started touring the west coast. At the age of fourteen he drummed on his first 45-vinyl Record. John is a graduate of Grove School of Music, and Five Towns College. Today he is the head FOH sound engineer and Senior Operations Manager at Martin Systems Audio. John is also Production Manager for several artists including "Pursuing JC”.

John’s pursuit of God and worship music brought him to Shelter Rock Church in 2021, where he serves in the Audio Department and mentors musicians who serve in worship. John is married to his wife Linda, of 25 years and has a son, Jaycee, who play’s violin. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and writing worship music.
Jerry O’Sullivan
Campus Pastor
Jerry, Long Island native, became involved with Long Island Youth For Christ in Port Washington as a high school student. He earned his undergraduate degree in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University and his Master of Divinity from Bethel Seminary of the East. As Shelter Rock’s Syosset Campus Pastor, Jerry is responsible for all aspects of ministry that take place year-round. Jerry is married to his wife Alexis and have two children: Collin and Lydia. He enjoys olympic weight lifting, fitness, golf, and spending time with his family.
Jack Crabtree
Teaching Pastor
Jack was born and raised in Lima, Ohio. He graduated from Taylor University with an undergraduate degree in Education and a Masters in Communications from Wheaton Graduate School. He served with Long Island Youth For Christ for 40 years and authored four books pertaining to youth ministry. Jack and his wife Becky will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in June 2021. They have two grown sons and three amazing grandchildren. Fun fact about Jack: He has ridden across 33 U.S. states and has taken more than 30 long-distance trips on his bicycle. Jack loves relaxing with music, golfing, biking, sports, spending time with friends, and thought-provoking conversations.
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CJ Quartlbaum
Student Ministry Pastor
CJ was born and raised in Brooklyn and has a Masters in Biblical Studies from Western Seminary. Prior to joining Shelter Rock he has worked in a variety of roles from finance to organizing mission trips. He is a writer and teacher who loves to make the truth of Jesus plain for all to understand. He and his wife Meredith have three kids: Eilish, Elodie, and Amias. When he's not with them, you can usually find CJ with a book, some food, weights, or a basketball.
Lety Anez
Kids Ministry
Lety was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela. She graduated from college in Venezuela with a degree in Office Administration and later studied at the Spanish Eastern Bible Institute. At the age of 24, she immigrated to New York with her husband, Ruben. Presently, Lety serves as our Kids Ministry Sunday Supervisor. She is passionate about helping in the community, and serves as the director of the Bread of Life Food Pantry in Bay Shore, as well as teaching at MercyFirst, and volunteering at the Race Track Chaplaincy of New York. Lety and Ruben have three kids: Bryan, Liz, and Matt. She enjoys reading, exploring new places, hiking up small mountains, and most of all, spending time with family!
Jamie Nicholas
Campus Operations
Jamie was born and raised in the Metro-Detroit Area. She has a deep love for the University of Michigan’s football and basketball teams (Go Blue!). Jamie holds two associate degrees in Applied Science and Christian Ministry from Grace Apostolic College. Jamie has more than 20 years experience in design and print as well as working in administration with other church ministries. She loves all things creative including: writing scripts, directing, dancing, and designing --- essentially all expressions of the arts! Jamie and her husband Kerwin have two beautiful daughters: Mya and Makayla. She loves traveling with her husband and frequently visits the Smoky Mountains, where she spent a lot of time in her youth.
Jonathan Brumit
Production Tech
Jonathan was born in Long Island and raised in Southern California. He received a degree in audio recording and production from the Institute of Audio Research, where he still contributes in his passion for learning. Over his career, he has gained valuable experience, all the while  continuing an education in communications media. At Shelter Rock, Jonathan serves as our part-time audio technical coordinator. In this role, he ensures that the technical portions of our services and events are executed smoothly without a hitch. Jonathan also works as a radio personality, hosting The Art of Heaven Show at 90.3 WHPC. He is a father to his beautiful daughter Alysha. In his spare time, Jonathan loves the arts, reading books, and graphic design.
John Cardoso
Production Tech
John Cardoso was born in Portugal, raised in California, and relocated to NY in 1999. At the age of twelve, John started touring the west coast. At the age of fourteen he drummed on his first 45-vinyl Record. John is a graduate of Grove School of Music, and Five Towns College. Today he is the head FOH sound engineer and Senior Operations Manager at Martin Systems Audio. John is also Production Manager for several artists including "Pursuing JC”.

John’s pursuit of God and worship music brought him to Shelter Rock Church in 2021, where he serves in the Audio Department and mentors musicians who serve in worship. John is married to his wife Linda, of 25 years and has a son, Jaycee, who play’s violin. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and writing worship music.
Jerry O’Sullivan
Campus Pastor
Jerry, Long Island native, became involved with Long Island Youth For Christ in Port Washington as a high school student. He earned his undergraduate degree in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University and his Master of Divinity from Bethel Seminary of the East. As Shelter Rock’s Syosset Campus Pastor, Jerry is responsible for all aspects of ministry that take place year-round. Jerry is married to his wife Alexis and have two children: Collin and Lydia. He enjoys olympic weight lifting, fitness, golf, and spending time with his family.
Jack Crabtree
Teaching Pastor
Jack was born and raised in Lima, Ohio. He graduated from Taylor University with an undergraduate degree in Education and a Masters in Communications from Wheaton Graduate School. He served with Long Island Youth For Christ for 40 years and authored four books pertaining to youth ministry. Jack and his wife Becky will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in June 2021. They have two grown sons and three amazing grandchildren. Fun fact about Jack: He has ridden across 33 U.S. states and has taken more than 30 long-distance trips on his bicycle. Jack loves relaxing with music, golfing, biking, sports, spending time with friends, and thought-provoking conversations.
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Lety Anez
Kids Ministry
Lety was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela. She graduated from college in Venezuela with a degree in Office Administration and later studied at the Spanish Eastern Bible Institute. At the age of 24, she immigrated to New York with her husband, Ruben. Presently, Lety serves as our Kids Ministry Sunday Supervisor. She is passionate about helping in the community, and serves as the director of the Bread of Life Food Pantry in Bay Shore, as well as teaching at MercyFirst, and volunteering at the Race Track Chaplaincy of New York. Lety and Ruben have three kids: Bryan, Liz, and Matt. She enjoys reading, exploring new places, hiking up small mountains, and most of all, spending time with family!
Jamie Nicholas
Campus Operations
Jamie was born and raised in the Metro-Detroit Area. She has a deep love for the University of Michigan’s football and basketball teams (Go Blue!). Jamie holds two associate degrees in Applied Science and Christian Ministry from Grace Apostolic College. Jamie has more than 20 years experience in design and print as well as working in administration with other church ministries. She loves all things creative including: writing scripts, directing, dancing, and designing --- essentially all expressions of the arts! Jamie and her husband Kerwin have two beautiful daughters: Mya and Makayla. She loves traveling with her husband and frequently visits the Smoky Mountains, where she spent a lot of time in her youth.
Jonathan Brumit
Production Tech
Jonathan was born in Long Island and raised in Southern California. He received a degree in audio recording and production from the Institute of Audio Research, where he still contributes in his passion for learning. Over his career, he has gained valuable experience, all the while  continuing an education in communications media. At Shelter Rock, Jonathan serves as our part-time audio technical coordinator. In this role, he ensures that the technical portions of our services and events are executed smoothly without a hitch. Jonathan also works as a radio personality, hosting The Art of Heaven Show at 90.3 WHPC. He is a father to his beautiful daughter Alysha. In his spare time, Jonathan loves the arts, reading books, and graphic design.
John Cardoso
Production Tech
John Cardoso was born in Portugal, raised in California, and relocated to NY in 1999. At the age of twelve, John started touring the west coast. At the age of fourteen he drummed on his first 45-vinyl Record. John is a graduate of Grove School of Music, and Five Towns College. Today he is the head FOH sound engineer and Senior Operations Manager at Martin Systems Audio. John is also Production Manager for several artists including "Pursuing JC”.

John’s pursuit of God and worship music brought him to Shelter Rock Church in 2021, where he serves in the Audio Department and mentors musicians who serve in worship. John is married to his wife Linda, of 25 years and has a son, Jaycee, who play’s violin. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and writing worship music.
Jerry O’Sullivan
Campus Pastor
Jerry, Long Island native, became involved with Long Island Youth For Christ in Port Washington as a high school student. He earned his undergraduate degree in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University and his Master of Divinity from Bethel Seminary of the East. As Shelter Rock’s Syosset Campus Pastor, Jerry is responsible for all aspects of ministry that take place year-round. Jerry is married to his wife Alexis and have two children: Collin and Lydia. He enjoys olympic weight lifting, fitness, golf, and spending time with his family.
Jack Crabtree
Teaching Pastor
Jack was born and raised in Lima, Ohio. He graduated from Taylor University with an undergraduate degree in Education and a Masters in Communications from Wheaton Graduate School. He served with Long Island Youth For Christ for 40 years and authored four books pertaining to youth ministry. Jack and his wife Becky will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in June 2021. They have two grown sons and three amazing grandchildren. Fun fact about Jack: He has ridden across 33 U.S. states and has taken more than 30 long-distance trips on his bicycle. Jack loves relaxing with music, golfing, biking, sports, spending time with friends, and thought-provoking conversations.
CJ Quartlbaum
Student Ministry Pastor
CJ was born and raised in Brooklyn and has a Masters in Biblical Studies from Western Seminary. Prior to joining Shelter Rock he has worked in a variety of roles from finance to organizing mission trips. He is a writer and teacher who loves to make the truth of Jesus plain for all to understand. He and his wife Meredith have three kids: Eilish, Elodie, and Amias. When he's not with them, you can usually find CJ with a book, some food, weights, or a basketball.
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Jamie Nicholas
Campus Operations
Jamie was born and raised in the Metro-Detroit Area. She has a deep love for the University of Michigan’s football and basketball teams (Go Blue!). Jamie holds two associate degrees in Applied Science and Christian Ministry from Grace Apostolic College. Jamie has more than 20 years experience in design and print as well as working in administration with other church ministries. She loves all things creative including: writing scripts, directing, dancing, and designing --- essentially all expressions of the arts! Jamie and her husband Kerwin have two beautiful daughters: Mya and Makayla. She loves traveling with her husband and frequently visits the Smoky Mountains, where she spent a lot of time in her youth.
Jonathan Brumit
Production Tech
Jonathan was born in Long Island and raised in Southern California. He received a degree in audio recording and production from the Institute of Audio Research, where he still contributes in his passion for learning. Over his career, he has gained valuable experience, all the while  continuing an education in communications media. At Shelter Rock, Jonathan serves as our part-time audio technical coordinator. In this role, he ensures that the technical portions of our services and events are executed smoothly without a hitch. Jonathan also works as a radio personality, hosting The Art of Heaven Show at 90.3 WHPC. He is a father to his beautiful daughter Alysha. In his spare time, Jonathan loves the arts, reading books, and graphic design.
John Cardoso
Production Tech
John Cardoso was born in Portugal, raised in California, and relocated to NY in 1999. At the age of twelve, John started touring the west coast. At the age of fourteen he drummed on his first 45-vinyl Record. John is a graduate of Grove School of Music, and Five Towns College. Today he is the head FOH sound engineer and Senior Operations Manager at Martin Systems Audio. John is also Production Manager for several artists including "Pursuing JC”.

John’s pursuit of God and worship music brought him to Shelter Rock Church in 2021, where he serves in the Audio Department and mentors musicians who serve in worship. John is married to his wife Linda, of 25 years and has a son, Jaycee, who play’s violin. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and writing worship music.
Jerry O’Sullivan
Campus Pastor
Jerry, Long Island native, became involved with Long Island Youth For Christ in Port Washington as a high school student. He earned his undergraduate degree in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University and his Master of Divinity from Bethel Seminary of the East. As Shelter Rock’s Syosset Campus Pastor, Jerry is responsible for all aspects of ministry that take place year-round. Jerry is married to his wife Alexis and have two children: Collin and Lydia. He enjoys olympic weight lifting, fitness, golf, and spending time with his family.
Jack Crabtree
Teaching Pastor
Jack was born and raised in Lima, Ohio. He graduated from Taylor University with an undergraduate degree in Education and a Masters in Communications from Wheaton Graduate School. He served with Long Island Youth For Christ for 40 years and authored four books pertaining to youth ministry. Jack and his wife Becky will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in June 2021. They have two grown sons and three amazing grandchildren. Fun fact about Jack: He has ridden across 33 U.S. states and has taken more than 30 long-distance trips on his bicycle. Jack loves relaxing with music, golfing, biking, sports, spending time with friends, and thought-provoking conversations.
CJ Quartlbaum
Student Ministry Pastor
CJ was born and raised in Brooklyn and has a Masters in Biblical Studies from Western Seminary. Prior to joining Shelter Rock he has worked in a variety of roles from finance to organizing mission trips. He is a writer and teacher who loves to make the truth of Jesus plain for all to understand. He and his wife Meredith have three kids: Eilish, Elodie, and Amias. When he's not with them, you can usually find CJ with a book, some food, weights, or a basketball.
Lety Anez
Kids Ministry
Lety was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela. She graduated from college in Venezuela with a degree in Office Administration and later studied at the Spanish Eastern Bible Institute. At the age of 24, she immigrated to New York with her husband, Ruben. Presently, Lety serves as our Kids Ministry Sunday Supervisor. She is passionate about helping in the community, and serves as the director of the Bread of Life Food Pantry in Bay Shore, as well as teaching at MercyFirst, and volunteering at the Race Track Chaplaincy of New York. Lety and Ruben have three kids: Bryan, Liz, and Matt. She enjoys reading, exploring new places, hiking up small mountains, and most of all, spending time with family!
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Jonathan Brumit
Production Tech
Jonathan was born in Long Island and raised in Southern California. He received a degree in audio recording and production from the Institute of Audio Research, where he still contributes in his passion for learning. Over his career, he has gained valuable experience, all the while  continuing an education in communications media. At Shelter Rock, Jonathan serves as our part-time audio technical coordinator. In this role, he ensures that the technical portions of our services and events are executed smoothly without a hitch. Jonathan also works as a radio personality, hosting The Art of Heaven Show at 90.3 WHPC. He is a father to his beautiful daughter Alysha. In his spare time, Jonathan loves the arts, reading books, and graphic design.
John Cardoso
Production Tech
John Cardoso was born in Portugal, raised in California, and relocated to NY in 1999. At the age of twelve, John started touring the west coast. At the age of fourteen he drummed on his first 45-vinyl Record. John is a graduate of Grove School of Music, and Five Towns College. Today he is the head FOH sound engineer and Senior Operations Manager at Martin Systems Audio. John is also Production Manager for several artists including "Pursuing JC”.

John’s pursuit of God and worship music brought him to Shelter Rock Church in 2021, where he serves in the Audio Department and mentors musicians who serve in worship. John is married to his wife Linda, of 25 years and has a son, Jaycee, who play’s violin. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and writing worship music.
Jerry O’Sullivan
Campus Pastor
Jerry, Long Island native, became involved with Long Island Youth For Christ in Port Washington as a high school student. He earned his undergraduate degree in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University and his Master of Divinity from Bethel Seminary of the East. As Shelter Rock’s Syosset Campus Pastor, Jerry is responsible for all aspects of ministry that take place year-round. Jerry is married to his wife Alexis and have two children: Collin and Lydia. He enjoys olympic weight lifting, fitness, golf, and spending time with his family.
Jack Crabtree
Teaching Pastor
Jack was born and raised in Lima, Ohio. He graduated from Taylor University with an undergraduate degree in Education and a Masters in Communications from Wheaton Graduate School. He served with Long Island Youth For Christ for 40 years and authored four books pertaining to youth ministry. Jack and his wife Becky will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in June 2021. They have two grown sons and three amazing grandchildren. Fun fact about Jack: He has ridden across 33 U.S. states and has taken more than 30 long-distance trips on his bicycle. Jack loves relaxing with music, golfing, biking, sports, spending time with friends, and thought-provoking conversations.
CJ Quartlbaum
Student Ministry Pastor
CJ was born and raised in Brooklyn and has a Masters in Biblical Studies from Western Seminary. Prior to joining Shelter Rock he has worked in a variety of roles from finance to organizing mission trips. He is a writer and teacher who loves to make the truth of Jesus plain for all to understand. He and his wife Meredith have three kids: Eilish, Elodie, and Amias. When he's not with them, you can usually find CJ with a book, some food, weights, or a basketball.
Lety Anez
Kids Ministry
Lety was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela. She graduated from college in Venezuela with a degree in Office Administration and later studied at the Spanish Eastern Bible Institute. At the age of 24, she immigrated to New York with her husband, Ruben. Presently, Lety serves as our Kids Ministry Sunday Supervisor. She is passionate about helping in the community, and serves as the director of the Bread of Life Food Pantry in Bay Shore, as well as teaching at MercyFirst, and volunteering at the Race Track Chaplaincy of New York. Lety and Ruben have three kids: Bryan, Liz, and Matt. She enjoys reading, exploring new places, hiking up small mountains, and most of all, spending time with family!
Jamie Nicholas
Campus Operations
Jamie was born and raised in the Metro-Detroit Area. She has a deep love for the University of Michigan’s football and basketball teams (Go Blue!). Jamie holds two associate degrees in Applied Science and Christian Ministry from Grace Apostolic College. Jamie has more than 20 years experience in design and print as well as working in administration with other church ministries. She loves all things creative including: writing scripts, directing, dancing, and designing --- essentially all expressions of the arts! Jamie and her husband Kerwin have two beautiful daughters: Mya and Makayla. She loves traveling with her husband and frequently visits the Smoky Mountains, where she spent a lot of time in her youth.
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John Cardoso
Production Tech
John Cardoso was born in Portugal, raised in California, and relocated to NY in 1999. At the age of twelve, John started touring the west coast. At the age of fourteen he drummed on his first 45-vinyl Record. John is a graduate of Grove School of Music, and Five Towns College. Today he is the head FOH sound engineer and Senior Operations Manager at Martin Systems Audio. John is also Production Manager for several artists including "Pursuing JC”.

John’s pursuit of God and worship music brought him to Shelter Rock Church in 2021, where he serves in the Audio Department and mentors musicians who serve in worship. John is married to his wife Linda, of 25 years and has a son, Jaycee, who play’s violin. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and writing worship music.
Jerry O’Sullivan
Campus Pastor
Jerry, Long Island native, became involved with Long Island Youth For Christ in Port Washington as a high school student. He earned his undergraduate degree in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University and his Master of Divinity from Bethel Seminary of the East. As Shelter Rock’s Syosset Campus Pastor, Jerry is responsible for all aspects of ministry that take place year-round. Jerry is married to his wife Alexis and have two children: Collin and Lydia. He enjoys olympic weight lifting, fitness, golf, and spending time with his family.
Jack Crabtree
Teaching Pastor
Jack was born and raised in Lima, Ohio. He graduated from Taylor University with an undergraduate degree in Education and a Masters in Communications from Wheaton Graduate School. He served with Long Island Youth For Christ for 40 years and authored four books pertaining to youth ministry. Jack and his wife Becky will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in June 2021. They have two grown sons and three amazing grandchildren. Fun fact about Jack: He has ridden across 33 U.S. states and has taken more than 30 long-distance trips on his bicycle. Jack loves relaxing with music, golfing, biking, sports, spending time with friends, and thought-provoking conversations.
Jonathan Cruz:
Associate Pastor
Jonathan (JC) was born and raised here on Long Island, originally from Central Islip. He has an undergraduate degree from The King's College in organizational management. He has been serving the church in various capacities for over 23 years, including as a church planter and lead pastor in his last church for 10+ years. Jonathan is passionate about the equipping and sending of followers of Jesus to be who they were meant to be, so they could do what they were meant to do. He has been married to his youth group sweetheart, Sherley, since 2004 and they have three boys: Gabriel, Isaac and Noah. Jonathan enjoys reading good books, walking in nature, watching superhero movies, and tres leches cake.
CJ Quartlbaum
Student Ministry Pastor
CJ was born and raised in Brooklyn and has a Masters in Biblical Studies from Western Seminary. Prior to joining Shelter Rock he has worked in a variety of roles from finance to organizing mission trips. He is a writer and teacher who loves to make the truth of Jesus plain for all to understand. He and his wife Meredith have three kids: Eilish, Elodie, and Amias. When he's not with them, you can usually find CJ with a book, some food, weights, or a basketball.
Lety Anez
Kids Ministry
Lety was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela. She graduated from college in Venezuela with a degree in Office Administration and later studied at the Spanish Eastern Bible Institute. At the age of 24, she immigrated to New York with her husband, Ruben. Presently, Lety serves as our Kids Ministry Sunday Supervisor. She is passionate about helping in the community, and serves as the director of the Bread of Life Food Pantry in Bay Shore, as well as teaching at MercyFirst, and volunteering at the Race Track Chaplaincy of New York. Lety and Ruben have three kids: Bryan, Liz, and Matt. She enjoys reading, exploring new places, hiking up small mountains, and most of all, spending time with family!
Jamie Nicholas
Campus Operations
Jamie was born and raised in the Metro-Detroit Area. She has a deep love for the University of Michigan’s football and basketball teams (Go Blue!). Jamie holds two associate degrees in Applied Science and Christian Ministry from Grace Apostolic College. Jamie has more than 20 years experience in design and print as well as working in administration with other church ministries. She loves all things creative including: writing scripts, directing, dancing, and designing --- essentially all expressions of the arts! Jamie and her husband Kerwin have two beautiful daughters: Mya and Makayla. She loves traveling with her husband and frequently visits the Smoky Mountains, where she spent a lot of time in her youth.
Jonathan Brumit
Production Tech
Jonathan was born in Long Island and raised in Southern California. He received a degree in audio recording and production from the Institute of Audio Research, where he still contributes in his passion for learning. Over his career, he has gained valuable experience, all the while  continuing an education in communications media. At Shelter Rock, Jonathan serves as our part-time audio technical coordinator. In this role, he ensures that the technical portions of our services and events are executed smoothly without a hitch. Jonathan also works as a radio personality, hosting The Art of Heaven Show at 90.3 WHPC. He is a father to his beautiful daughter Alysha. In his spare time, Jonathan loves the arts, reading books, and graphic design.
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Christy Bordes
Worship Leader
Born and raised in a Christian family in Brooklyn, NY, Christy was met and transformed by the gospel at a young age and has been serving the Lord and His church ever since. With a background in Chemical Engineering, Theology and Leadership, Christy looks to live a life where all her passions and interests are integrated with her faith and used to give God glory and edify the saints. For the past 11 years, Christy has served as a worship leader and teacher of God’s Word. In all that she does, Christy seeks to empower others and give them the tools to do the same. Whether that is through worship, prayer, preaching, teaching, discipleship or coaching--Christy's passion is to creatively transform lives with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
CJ Quartlbaum
Student Ministry Pastor
CJ was born and raised in Brooklyn and has a Masters in Biblical Studies from Western Seminary. Prior to joining Shelter Rock he has worked in a variety of roles from finance to organizing mission trips. He is a writer and teacher who loves to make the truth of Jesus plain for all to understand. He and his wife Meredith have three kids: Eilish, Elodie, and Amias. When he's not with them, you can usually find CJ with a book, some food, weights, or a basketball.
Nancy Henriquez
Kids Ministry
Nancy Henriquez was born and raised on Long Island, NY. She holds a Bachelor's degree in secondary social studies education and is also bilingual. Nancy has worked in daycare for more than a decade and currently serves as a school director in Lindenhurst, NY. She has always been heavily involved in kid, student, and family ministry since the age of 15. Nancy has been married to her husband Izzy for 12 years and has two children, Isaiah and Mia. On weeknights, Nancy crowns herself as her children's unofficial Uber driver as she transports them to and from baseball, basketball, dance, and acrobatics lessons. In her spare time, she loves reading and spending time with family and friends.
Lety Anez
Kids Ministry
Lety was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela. She graduated from college in Venezuela with a degree in Office Administration and later studied at the Spanish Eastern Bible Institute. At the age of 24, she immigrated to New York with her husband, Ruben. Presently, Lety serves as our Kids Ministry Sunday Supervisor. She is passionate about helping in the community, and serves as the director of the Bread of Life Food Pantry in Bay Shore, as well as teaching at MercyFirst, and volunteering at the Race Track Chaplaincy of New York. Lety and Ruben have three kids: Bryan, Liz, and Matt. She enjoys reading, exploring new places, hiking up small mountains, and most of all, spending time with family!
Jamie Nicholas
Campus Operations
Jamie was born and raised in the Metro-Detroit Area. She has a deep love for the University of Michigan’s football and basketball teams (Go Blue!). Jamie holds two associate degrees in Applied Science and Christian Ministry from Grace Apostolic College. Jamie has more than 20 years experience in design and print as well as working in administration with other church ministries. She loves all things creative including: writing scripts, directing, dancing, and designing --- essentially all expressions of the arts! Jamie and her husband Kerwin have two beautiful daughters: Mya and Makayla. She loves traveling with her husband and frequently visits the Smoky Mountains, where she spent a lot of time in her youth.
Jonathan Brumit
Production Tech
Jonathan was born in Long Island and raised in Southern California. He received a degree in audio recording and production from the Institute of Audio Research, where he still contributes in his passion for learning. Over his career, he has gained valuable experience, all the while  continuing an education in communications media. At Shelter Rock, Jonathan serves as our part-time audio technical coordinator. In this role, he ensures that the technical portions of our services and events are executed smoothly without a hitch. Jonathan also works as a radio personality, hosting The Art of Heaven Show at 90.3 WHPC. He is a father to his beautiful daughter Alysha. In his spare time, Jonathan loves the arts, reading books, and graphic design.
Jerry O’Sullivan
Campus Pastor
Jerry, Long Island native, became involved with Long Island Youth For Christ in Port Washington as a high school student. He earned his undergraduate degree in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University and his Master of Divinity from Bethel Seminary of the East. As Shelter Rock’s Syosset Campus Pastor, Jerry is responsible for all aspects of ministry that take place year-round. Jerry is married to his wife Alexis and have two children: Collin and Lydia. He enjoys olympic weight lifting, fitness, golf, and spending time with his family.
Jack Crabtree
Teaching Pastor
Jack was born and raised in Lima, Ohio. He graduated from Taylor University with an undergraduate degree in Education and a Masters in Communications from Wheaton Graduate School. He served with Long Island Youth For Christ for 40 years and authored four books pertaining to youth ministry. Jack and his wife Becky will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in June 2021. They have two grown sons and three amazing grandchildren. Fun fact about Jack: He has ridden across 33 U.S. states and has taken more than 30 long-distance trips on his bicycle. Jack loves relaxing with music, golfing, biking, sports, spending time with friends, and thought-provoking conversations.
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Corey Johnson
Campus Pastor
Corey was born and raised in Jamaica. He holds an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration in finance. Being a bi-vocational pastor, Corey also works full-time for a cable company. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, he served as an associate pastor for a church in the Bronx. Corey has been married to his wife Monica for more than 20 years and is the father of three wonderful children: Christina, Catherine, and Myles. Corey is a dynamic teacher of the Word and delights in seeing Jesus transform lives. He enjoys playing ping-pong, watching martial arts films, and singing at the top of his lungs when no one is home.
David Mera
Worship Leader
David was born and raised in Queens, New York. He holds two undergraduate degrees in General Education and Nursing. Although David spent his development years as a troubled adolescent, he’s grateful for God’s love and redemptive power. In his adulthood, David has spent more than 10 years ministering and mentoring inner-city youth in New York City and has helped facilitate and co-lead short term mission trips to different countries around the world. He currently serves as our Westbury Campus Worship Leader. He enjoys ‘chillin’ with his wife Michelle as well as the rest of his family and friends.
Liz Tillinghast
Kids Ministry
Liz grew up in Syosset, New York and graduated from Gordon College with a degree in Elementary Education and History. She’s also a certified ESL teacher. As our Kids Westbury Campus Director, Liz feels blessed that her job allows her to combine her passion for Jesus with her love of kids! When she isn’t serving at Shelter Rock, Liz teaches middle school students at Long Island Lutheran. Liz loves spending time with her family and her dog, Benji. She loves spending time outdoors and taking care of her many plants. Fun fact about Liz: she was president of the beekeeping association at her alma mater.
AJ Orellana
Production Tech
AJ was born and raised in El Salvador as well as the United States, spending most summers with his father. From a young age, AJ always had an aptitude for computers, music, and learning new technology. While his faith started out in catholicism, he loved spending time in church youth groups. At the age of 18, AJ moved to New York to be closer to his immediate family and was invited to a local church where he attended regularly and gave his life to the Lord. Since then, AJ has been serving faithfully either on the worship team or in the media department. AJ is married to his beautiful wife, Lorena, and is the father of his two daughters, Jzebel and Amelia. Outside of his responsibilities at Shelter Rock, AJ works as a wedding photographer and is the Director of Event Technologies at an AV company.
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David Mera
Worship Leader
David was born and raised in Queens, New York. He holds two undergraduate degrees in General Education and Nursing. Although David spent his development years as a troubled adolescent, he’s grateful for God’s love and redemptive power. In his adulthood, David has spent more than 10 years ministering and mentoring inner-city youth in New York City and has helped facilitate and co-lead short term mission trips to different countries around the world. He currently serves as our Westbury Campus Worship Leader. He enjoys ‘chillin’ with his wife Michelle as well as the rest of his family and friends.
Liz Tillinghast
Kids Ministry
Liz grew up in Syosset, New York and graduated from Gordon College with a degree in Elementary Education and History. She’s also a certified ESL teacher. As our Kids Westbury Campus Director, Liz feels blessed that her job allows her to combine her passion for Jesus with her love of kids! When she isn’t serving at Shelter Rock, Liz teaches middle school students at Long Island Lutheran. Liz loves spending time with her family and her dog, Benji. She loves spending time outdoors and taking care of her many plants. Fun fact about Liz: she was president of the beekeeping association at her alma mater.
AJ Orellana
Production Tech
AJ was born and raised in El Salvador as well as the United States, spending most summers with his father. From a young age, AJ always had an aptitude for computers, music, and learning new technology. While his faith started out in catholicism, he loved spending time in church youth groups. At the age of 18, AJ moved to New York to be closer to his immediate family and was invited to a local church where he attended regularly and gave his life to the Lord. Since then, AJ has been serving faithfully either on the worship team or in the media department. AJ is married to his beautiful wife, Lorena, and is the father of his two daughters, Jzebel and Amelia. Outside of his responsibilities at Shelter Rock, AJ works as a wedding photographer and is the Director of Event Technologies at an AV company.
Corey Johnson
Campus Pastor
Corey was born and raised in Jamaica. He holds an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration in finance. Being a bi-vocational pastor, Corey also works full-time for a cable company. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, he served as an associate pastor for a church in the Bronx. Corey has been married to his wife Monica for more than 20 years and is the father of three wonderful children: Christina, Catherine, and Myles. Corey is a dynamic teacher of the Word and delights in seeing Jesus transform lives. He enjoys playing ping-pong, watching martial arts films, and singing at the top of his lungs when no one is home.
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Liz Tillinghast
Kids Ministry
Liz grew up in Syosset, New York and graduated from Gordon College with a degree in Elementary Education and History. She’s also a certified ESL teacher. As our Kids Westbury Campus Director, Liz feels blessed that her job allows her to combine her passion for Jesus with her love of kids! When she isn’t serving at Shelter Rock, Liz teaches middle school students at Long Island Lutheran. Liz loves spending time with her family and her dog, Benji. She loves spending time outdoors and taking care of her many plants. Fun fact about Liz: she was president of the beekeeping association at her alma mater.
AJ Orellana
Production Tech
AJ was born and raised in El Salvador as well as the United States, spending most summers with his father. From a young age, AJ always had an aptitude for computers, music, and learning new technology. While his faith started out in catholicism, he loved spending time in church youth groups. At the age of 18, AJ moved to New York to be closer to his immediate family and was invited to a local church where he attended regularly and gave his life to the Lord. Since then, AJ has been serving faithfully either on the worship team or in the media department. AJ is married to his beautiful wife, Lorena, and is the father of his two daughters, Jzebel and Amelia. Outside of his responsibilities at Shelter Rock, AJ works as a wedding photographer and is the Director of Event Technologies at an AV company.
Corey Johnson
Campus Pastor
Corey was born and raised in Jamaica. He holds an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration in finance. Being a bi-vocational pastor, Corey also works full-time for a cable company. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, he served as an associate pastor for a church in the Bronx. Corey has been married to his wife Monica for more than 20 years and is the father of three wonderful children: Christina, Catherine, and Myles. Corey is a dynamic teacher of the Word and delights in seeing Jesus transform lives. He enjoys playing ping-pong, watching martial arts films, and singing at the top of his lungs when no one is home.
David Mera
Worship Leader
David was born and raised in Queens, New York. He holds two undergraduate degrees in General Education and Nursing. Although David spent his development years as a troubled adolescent, he’s grateful for God’s love and redemptive power. In his adulthood, David has spent more than 10 years ministering and mentoring inner-city youth in New York City and has helped facilitate and co-lead short term mission trips to different countries around the world. He currently serves as our Westbury Campus Worship Leader. He enjoys ‘chillin’ with his wife Michelle as well as the rest of his family and friends.
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AJ Orellana
Production Tech
AJ was born and raised in El Salvador as well as the United States, spending most summers with his father. From a young age, AJ always had an aptitude for computers, music, and learning new technology. While his faith started out in catholicism, he loved spending time in church youth groups. At the age of 18, AJ moved to New York to be closer to his immediate family and was invited to a local church where he attended regularly and gave his life to the Lord. Since then, AJ has been serving faithfully either on the worship team or in the media department. AJ is married to his beautiful wife, Lorena, and is the father of his two daughters, Jzebel and Amelia. Outside of his responsibilities at Shelter Rock, AJ works as a wedding photographer and is the Director of Event Technologies at an AV company.
Corey Johnson
Campus Pastor
Corey was born and raised in Jamaica. He holds an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration in finance. Being a bi-vocational pastor, Corey also works full-time for a cable company. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, he served as an associate pastor for a church in the Bronx. Corey has been married to his wife Monica for more than 20 years and is the father of three wonderful children: Christina, Catherine, and Myles. Corey is a dynamic teacher of the Word and delights in seeing Jesus transform lives. He enjoys playing ping-pong, watching martial arts films, and singing at the top of his lungs when no one is home.
David Mera
Worship Leader
David was born and raised in Queens, New York. He holds two undergraduate degrees in General Education and Nursing. Although David spent his development years as a troubled adolescent, he’s grateful for God’s love and redemptive power. In his adulthood, David has spent more than 10 years ministering and mentoring inner-city youth in New York City and has helped facilitate and co-lead short term mission trips to different countries around the world. He currently serves as our Westbury Campus Worship Leader. He enjoys ‘chillin’ with his wife Michelle as well as the rest of his family and friends.
Liz Tillinghast
Kids Ministry
Liz grew up in Syosset, New York and graduated from Gordon College with a degree in Elementary Education and History. She’s also a certified ESL teacher. As our Kids Westbury Campus Director, Liz feels blessed that her job allows her to combine her passion for Jesus with her love of kids! When she isn’t serving at Shelter Rock, Liz teaches middle school students at Long Island Lutheran. Liz loves spending time with her family and her dog, Benji. She loves spending time outdoors and taking care of her many plants. Fun fact about Liz: she was president of the beekeeping association at her alma mater.
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Tracey Edouard
Communications Coordinator
Tracey was born and raised on Long Island. She earned her undergraduate degree in Advertising and Public Relations from Penn State University. As Shelter Rock's Communications Coordinator, Tracey provides exceptional leadership and vision to our staff by ensuring effective and cohesive communication across all our mediums (digital media, print, etc.). Tracey, long-time member of our Syosset Campus, is also a violinist, who has played for more than 20 years and has also been faithfully serving on our worship team since 2013. Tracey brings a wealth of experience and expertise as we continue to advance the good news of the Gospel across Long Island and beyond!
Michel Tomlinson
Administrative Assistant
Michel was born in California and raised in Tehran, Iran. She moved to Long Island as a young teen and lived in Boulder City, NV, as a young adult. She attended the University of Nevada - Las Vegas, Stony Brook University, and has a Partner in Ministry degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. She's a certified Master SCUBA Diver and is working toward earning her scientific diver certification.

In her spare time, Michel volunteers on the dive team at the New York Aquarium in Coney Island. At Shelter Rock, she works in the office performing clerical duties and doing whatever else needs to be done. Michel and her husband, Steve, have four grown children: Melody, Faith, Aaron, Tabitha, and a son-in-law, Dan (married to Melody
Chris Yang
Room Setup Coordinator
Chris was born in Austin, Texas and raised in Princeton, New Jersey. He holds two undergraduate degrees in History and East Asian Studies from Hofstra University. Chris currently serves as the Room Setup Coordinator for our Manhasset campus and is an integral part of the tech team at our Westbury campus. When the weather is nice, you can expect to find Chris either hiking, enjoying nature, or perfecting his swing out on the golf course!
Darlene Benz
Finance Director
Darlene grew up on Long Island in a Christian home. She became a Certified Public Accountant at Ernst & Young and worked for Estée Lauder in corporate accounting for 31 years. She pivoted her career by joining Shelter Rock in October 2019. She loves being able to use her accounting, finance and administrative gifts to serve the Lord. Darlene has been married to Jeff for more than 34 years and have two grown sons and a daughter-in-law who all attend Shelter Rock. In her spare time, Darlene loves to read and go on daily walks with her husband.
Jamie Nicholas
Administrative Director
Jamie was born and raised in the Metro-Detroit Area. She has a deep love for the University of Michigan’s football and basketball teams (Go Blue!). Jamie holds two associate degrees in Applied Science and Christian Ministry from Grace Apostolic College. Jamie has more than 20 years experience in design and print as well as working in administration with other church ministries. She loves all things creative including: writing scripts, directing, dancing, and designing --- essentially all expressions of the arts! Jamie and her husband Kerwin have two beautiful daughters: Mya and Makayla. She loves traveling with her husband and frequently visits the Smoky Mountains, where she spent a lot of time in her youth.
Helen Tay
Executive Assistant
Helen was born in Seoul, South Korea and grew up in Long Island, NY. She graduated with a degree in Computer Science and worked in Finance Technology for more than 20 years, and co-founded a non-profit organization that works with aged out foster youth in NYC. Helen joined the Shelter Rock staff as part of her faith journey following Jesus wherever He leads, and is joyfully serving as Executive Assistant and Strategic Consultant for our Senior Pastor and Director of Operations. She lives in Manhasset with her husband and two kids and enjoys eating good food with friends, reading good books, and dreaming up big ideas.
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Helena Nagel
Director of Operations
Helena is a Long Island native who graduated from St. John's University and also holds a Juris Doctor degree from Hofstra University. Prior to joining staff as our Director of Operations, Helena was a practicing attorney who specialized in labor and employment law. At Shelter Rock, Helena provides leadership and oversight to Shelter Rock's Finance, Human Resources, Legal, Facilities and Central Office departments. Helena and her husband, Thomas, are active members of our Syosset campus having served with our missions team in Puerto Rico several years ago. She also volunteers within our Student Ministry and the Westbury Campus Food Pantry. Helena enjoys lounging in the sun with a good book, taking road trips with her husband, and playing with her dog, Apollo.
Jenny Jeng
Director of Leadership Development
Jenny grew up in the beautiful city of Montreal, Quebec. She graduated from McGill University with an undergraduate degree in Commerce. For the majority of her career, Jenny worked at a global financial services firm in Manhattan. She worked as a Vice President in the Finance division and led a team within financial reporting. She is passionate about investing into the lives of leaders in order to help them discover their unique gifts and maximize their impact. Jenny is married to her husband Kent and have two beautiful young children. She enjoys spending time on the beach, snowboarding, and going to amusement parks with her family.
Henry Fuhrman
Senior Pastor
Henry was born and raised in Staten Island. He holds two undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Biblical Studies from Cairn University, and a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, Henry served as Executive Pastor of Ministries at CenterPoint Church. He’s passionate about preaching and teaching, holistic discipleship, and leadership development. Henry and his wife Samantha have four beautiful children: Grace, Henry, Cameron, and Dalio. He is an avid Mets fan (please pray for him!) and enjoys reading, fishing, and playing with his kids.
Steven Tomlinson
Senior Teaching Pastor
Steve, Long Island native, spent 12 years working in the public sector with AMTRAK as a young man. Years later, he earned his undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Religion at Stony Brook University as well as his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Steve and his wife Michel have four grown children: Melody, Faith, Aaron, and Tabitha. When Steve isn’t at work, you will probably find him jogging, enjoying a movie with Michel, or enjoying a meal at one of his favorite chain restaurants.
Leslie Stols
Family Ministries Pastor
Leslie grew up in Williamsburg, Virginia. She graduated from Cedarville University with an undergraduate degree in Christian Education. She earned her Master’s degree in Children and Family Ministry from Bethel Seminary. She’s been on staff since 2006 as our Kids Ministry Pastor. In 2020, Leslie's role evolved and she became our Family Ministry Pastor and is now responsible for the development of spiritual programs that invest in the lives of kids and their parents. Leslie has been married to Shaun since 2014 and have two children: Kate and Sam. She enjoys listening to podcasts on her morning runs, traveling, spending time with family, and baking big batches of chocolate chip cookies.
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Jen Schrage
Student Ministry Leader
Jen was born and raised on Long Island, New York. She attended SUNY Old Westbury where she received her undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration. She has served as our Westbury Campus Student Ministry Assistant since 2018 and is still actively involved in the lives of our youth. Jen, her husband Jordan, and dog Cooper are all eagerly awaiting the arrival of their baby girl in May 2021!
Liz Anez
Kids Ministry Director
Liz grew up in Syosset, New York and graduated from Gordon College with a degree in Elementary Education and History. She’s also a certified ESL teacher. As our Kids Westbury Campus Director, Liz feels blessed that her job allows her to combine her passion for Jesus with her love of kids! When she isn’t serving at Shelter Rock, Liz teaches middle school students at Long Island Lutheran. Liz loves spending time with her family and her dog, Benji. She loves spending time outdoors and taking care of her many plants. Fun fact about Liz: she was president of the beekeeping association at her alma mater.
Gregg Farah
Campus Director
Gregg, New York City and Connecticut native, traveled to the west coast where he earned his undergraduate, seminary, and doctorate degrees. Prior to joining the team at Shelter Rock, Gregg served for 10 years in student ministry at Antioch Bible Church and Saddleback Church, before returning to New York City to help launch Mosaic Church in Lower Manhattan. Gregg enjoys writing and rooting for his beloved Mets. Most of all, he looks forward to spending time with his wife Janine and their three amazing daughters.
Corey Johnson
Associate Pastor
Corey was born and raised in Jamaica. He holds an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration in finance. Being a bi-vocational pastor, Corey also works full-time for a cable company. Prior to joining Shelter Rock, he served as an associate pastor for a church in the Bronx. Corey has been married to his wife Monica for more than 20 years and is the father of three wonderful children: Christina, Catherine, and Myles. Corey is a dynamic teacher of the Word and delights in seeing Jesus transform lives. He enjoys playing ping-pong, watching martial arts films, and singing at the top of his lungs when no one is home.
David Mera
Worship Leader
David was born and raised in Queens, New York. He holds two undergraduate degrees in General Education and Nursing. Although David spent his development years as a troubled adolescent, he’s grateful for God’s love and redemptive power. In his adulthood, David has spent more than 10 years ministering and mentoring inner-city youth in New York City and has helped facilitate and co-lead short term mission trips to different countries around the world. He currently serves as our Westbury Campus Worship Leader. He enjoys ‘chillin’ with his wife Michelle as well as the rest of his family and friends.
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