Pastors, Program Staff and Support Staff

RALPH SUPPER: FAMILY LIFE PASTOR
916-791-4661 ext. 223 / ralph@lcrchurch.org

Pastor Ralph became Resurrection’s Family Life Pastor in December, 2013. Ralph graduated from the University of Rhode Island.  He then spent four years teaching children with autism and working as youth director for two churches. In 2004 Ralph moved to Berkeley, CA where he received a Master of Divinity Degree from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. In 2008 he became the Outreach Pastor at Saint Matthew Lutheran Church in Walnut Creek. Ralph has a great passion for reaching people with the Gospel. He is trained as a mission developer and is also an author and keynote speaker. Ralph is married to Kendra, an ICU nurse, and they have two children, Zoe and Cora. Recent sermons are available for listening or downloading.

 

KAREN IDLER: DIRECTOR OF SHARED MINISTRY
916-791-4661 Ext. 225 / karen@lcrchurch.org

Karen has many years’ congregational service as a lay professional.   She is a rostered Deacon in the ELCA and Minister of Word and Service.  A lifelong advocate of the deaf community, Karen worked locally for several years coordinating a job services program for deaf and hard of hearing job seekers.   She and her husband, Michael, live in Roseville and are members of Resurrection.  They have one adult son, Matthew, and three granddaughters, Bridgette, Zoe, and Giselle.   They are dog lovers who have been rescued by five dogs during their married life.  They currently share a home with Skeeter, a Siberian Husky who attempts to walk them three times daily and enjoys traveling with the family.

 

PATRICK NEAL: DIRECTOR OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC 
916-791-4661 ext. 255 / pat@lcrchurch.org

Pat_Neal2.jpgPatrick became the Asst. Director of Music Ministries/Contemporary Worship Service, in Feb of 2012. Previously, he served on staff as the Director of Contemporary Worship at Centerpoint Community Church, formerly First Presbyterian church of Roseville. He has a degree in music education from Pepperdine University and has been married 33 years and has 3 grown children.  Patrick, or Pat, loves to see people touched by the power of music during worship. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, video games, movies, live theater, hanging out with his kids, and walking with his sweetheart. 

ADRIANA FINDLAY: DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
916-791-4661 ext. 254 / adriana@lcrchurch.org

Resurrection welcomed Adriana Findlay as Director of Children's Ministry in June, 2016. She is responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing Christian Education programs for children preschool through 6th grade. She holds an M.S. in Physical Therapy and a B.S. in Psychology.

 

 

 DREDA (DEE DEE) LUTZ: DIRECTOR OF WORSHIP & MUSIC
 916-791-4661 Ext. 231 / deedee@lcrchurch.org

Dee Dee was welcomed as our Director of Worship and Music effective June 1, 2016 and is responsible for planning, coordinating and leading the congregation in liturgy and hymns at our traditional worship services. Dee Dee holds a B.M. and M.M. in Music Education and Vocal Performance, has extensive professional experience as a choral and classroom teacher and is a trained Mezzo Soprano soloist.

 
 
 
DIANE MCCAULEY: EVENTS AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR
916-791-4661 ext. 227 / diane@lcrchurch.org

Diane grew up in Woodside in the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Chico. She and her husband, Craig, married in 1977 and have two boys, Chris and Brian. Diane joined the Resurrection staff in February 2006. As Events and Business Administrator, Diane schedules and manages use of facilities at the church.

 

KATHY JOHNSON: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
916-791-4661 ext. 221 / lcr@lcrchurch.org

Kathy, a native of Sacramento, has been a member of Resurrection since 1983. Kathy has three grown sons – Brian, Kevin and Michael. She was hired as Resurrection’s part-time secretary in 1987 and today is the congregation’s Administrative Assistant and Communications Coordinator, providing administrative and secretarial support for professional and lay staff. Kathy enjoys reading, all types of sports and visiting with her children and grandchildren.

 

KIM MEDER: BELL CHOIR DIRECTOR
916-791-4661 / kmeder@surewest.net

Kim became the Bell Choir Director of “Make a Joyful Noise” when a set of bells was donated to the church in 1991. Not knowing anything about bells, she learned about this music ministry from the bell director at Advent Lutheran Church in Citrus Heights. Her previous music endeavors were playing violin in various high school, college and community orchestras. Kim has a BS in Biological Sciences from UC Davis and a teaching credential in math and science. She has passed the CPA exam and been a phlebotomist. Kim is married to Frank and has two children, James and Megan. She keeps busy at home doing accounting and tax preparation, and her favorite pastime is playing tennis.

TONY ELWELL: MAINTENANCE/CUSTODIAN
916-791-4661 ext. 229 / property@lcrchurch.org

Tony was born in Sacramento, a graduate of Del Campo High School and Sacramento State holding a degree in Political Science. A former Division 1 Track star, he is an avid runner. Tony and his wife, Barbara, reside in Granite Bay.  Tony is a general contractor and runs his own small business, Valley Property Preservation.   From roof to floors, Valley Property Preservation handles it all.  When not running his business, Tony will be around our campus keeping it safe and maintained.  If you see Tony around, please introduce yourself….if you can catch him!