astoral Staff


Senior Pastor: Ben Green


Ben was born in Denver, Colorado but spent most of his childhood in Venezuela as the son of missionaries. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago where he met his wife, Jill. They have 3 sons. Ben came to know Jesus as his Lord and Savior and was called to serve, preach the Word of God, and equip others for ministry in the local church. After 14 years pastoring in Minnesota, Ben began his ministry with Rimrock in January 2018.

Ben’s desire for Rimrock is that we would together treasure Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and that we would experience the life giving grace and love of God and share this treasure of grace with all people in the Rapid City region and around the world.



Associate Pastor: Mike Hays

Mike Hays moved to the Black Hills and came on staff as the Associate Pastor at Rimrock in 1989. After 10 years in the business community, he followed God’s call to apply his management experience within the church community. With his background and love for God’s people, Mike’s primary ministry is helping manage God’s resources at Rimrock as he oversees the adult ministries to encourage, disciple, and guide them into their areas of God’s call. He also oversees the physical property and finance teams. 



Rimrock is blessed to have many great preachers to bring God’s Word each Sunday. Some faces are more familiar than others, but as we walk through the Grace Unleashed series, know that the preaching team has prayed & selected specific men for each message. Sermons are at if you miss a week.


Teaching Pastor: Bill Ewing

Bill was ordained as a pastor in 1996 through the Evangelical Church Alliance, Bradley, IL. Bill founded Christian Life Ministries. He continues to counsel at CLM but also serves as a teaching pastor at Rimrock Church.



Youth Ministry


Young Adult Pastor: Drew Meyer

Drew joined Rimrock in September 2014. He was in youth ministry in Colorado prior to coming to Rapid City. When it comes to young adults, he realizes that it is vital to do more than just prepare a lesson each week. Discipleship is personal, not distant. He understands he needs to invest in them personally before they will invest in anything he teaches them.



Children's Ministry


Boomer Roland; Children's Ministry Pastor

Boomer came to Rimrock in the Summer of 2015 as the new Children’s Pastor.  He has over  20 years experience in children’s ministry. He has developed & implemented worship / teaching environments for large & small groups. He is able to speak “kid” to communicate truths in interesting & exciting ways. He is married to Angie; and they have 2 children; Kara & Blake (teens).




Early Childhood Coordinator: Gloria Whites

Gloria Whites came on staff as the Early Childhood Coordinator in 2005. She loves the little ones and uses the talents God has given her to teach and nurture those from 3 years through kindergarten. She is also a certified Pilates instructor (in her spare time).



Nursery & Toddler Coordinator: Rebecca Herman

Rebecca and her family returned to the Black Hills in June 2016 after being in Illinois for the past 13 years. She and Kort have five kids (Gabe, Jackson, Kaitlynn, Ellie and Makayla) that keep them smiling and make them feel young, even on the crazy days! Rebecca is a former classroom teacher and has been homeschooling her own kiddos for the past 11 years. She believes truth, love and lots of encouragement are at the heart of any great ministry-especially the ministry of parenting! She is super excited to be a part of the Rimrock team and is passionate about ministering to families of all shapes and sizes in her new role as Nursery and Toddler Coordinator.


Worship Ministry


Director of Worship: Tom Haggerty

Tom has attended Rimrock for almost 20 years and has been involved with the music ministry at various times. He now has the great privilege of leading the family at Rimrock in musical praise of our loving Father. His ministry would not be possible without the incredible group of musicians and singers God has surrounded him with, each of whom is his friend. He is married to Terri and they have 2 grown children, Patrick and Deidre. In his free time he enjoys exercise and hanging with his wife Terri and friends. His favorite verse is: 1 Peter 4:10 "As each has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God."



Technology Ministry 


Director of Communications & Technical Ministries: Levi

Levi is the Director of Communications & Technical Ministries at Rimrock. He finds solutions to technical problems, supports Sunday service through graphic design, video editing and animation, and video capture. He is a graphic designer, video editor and animator. He edits and creates content for the website, and loves working with the Rimrock Staff. He has a diverse background in technology, attended trade-school for Computer Networking, and attended Cedarville University where he graduated with a Bachelors degree in Comprehensive Biblical Studies with an emphasis on Pastoral Studies. He is married to a wonderful woman and they just had their first baby.


Exchange Director: Karie Schmitt





Office Staff


Betty Barkley

Betty joined the staff as an office administrator in June of 2016. Her primary role is financial; book keeping, bill paying, etc. She & Bob have been married for 50 ish years and have run several successful businesses over the years.


Aimee Dent

Aimee Dent, our Administrative Assistant, has been attending Rimrock since June 2015. Aimee is a mom of two boys,  and moved to the Black Hills, from Virginia, to complete her training at Christian Life Ministries. She has the gifting mix of Service and Encouragement, and enjoys seeing God work in her life as He uses these gifts. Her motto is "Living Surrendered".



Jeannie Short- Connection Coordinator

Jeannie joined the staff summer of 2015 as the Connection Coordinator. She assists newcomers to Rimrock by helping them get plugged into small groups or ministries. She married to Mason and they have 3 children.