Hi, my name is Alyssa Bachtold, and I am one of your daughter’s small group leaders! I grew up in a small church pastored by a Rhema grad in rural, central Illinois and I left to go to Rhema Bible Training College after graduating High School. I felt that the Lord called me to Rhema to mature my relationship with Him and build a strong foundation for the rest of my life! My goal is to help your daughter grow in her relationship with the Lord and to seek after Him with everything!
Hi! My name is Cherie Riojas! I am one of your daughter’s small group leaders and I’m so excited about it! I grew up as a pastor’s kid in a Rhema Church in a small town in South Texas. Immediately after graduating from high school, I moved to Oklahoma to attended Rhema Bible Training College as I wanted to grow in my relationship with God and know more about the purpose and calling He has on my life! I also want to help your daughter grow in her personal relationship with Him and help her learn more about what God has for her!
Hi I am Grant McNamara. I am a husband, a father, and an accountant. I have been a Christian from a young age and have grown in my relationship with Christ through the years with the help of church mentors and my family. I look forward to doing the same for others! I attended Oral Roberts University and earned my degree in accounting and met my wife. We have started a family and been a part of Rhema Bible Church since that time. When I’m not studying for the CPA exams or spending time with family I love to be active outside. I am looking forward to being a small group leader for your 12th-grade son.
My name is Phillip Roy II and I am a student at RBTC studying/learning pastoral ministry. I am from Upper Marlboro, Maryland. I am a varsity leader and small group leader of 12th-grade boys. I’ve been a Christian since I was 8 years old and filled with the Holy Spirit since I was 13. I am a sports lover of basketball and football. I came to Rhema in September of 2018 for school and I was introduced to Rhema Bible Church and Rhema Bible Training College through my sister, mom, and twin aunts. My hobbies are video games, superhero comics, and listening to worship music. I serve in varsity because I have a huge heart for high schoolers and watching them grow in their walk with Jesus and to know the love of God for themselves and to experience it for themselves.
Hello! My name is Joseph Hammond and I’m your sons small group leader! I grew up originally in Little Rock, Arkansas but attended Rhema Youth my senior year when I moved to Tulsa in 2017. Currently in college at OSU and pursuing a music Career as a Christian Artists I want to be apart of this journey with your son to know that walking in a relationship with God is important and fun not one without the other!
Hi! I am Mia Paredero! I am your daughter's current six-grade small group leader. Five years ago I came to attend Rhema Bible Training College & it’s definitely helped me grow in my relationship with God & help teach others to develop a relationship with him as well. I am honored to be able to be a part of your child’s life. I want nothing but the best for her and see her grow in Christ and in her relationship with others.
Hi, my name is Sidney Walker! I am your daughter’s 6th-grade small group leader. I grew up in a Rhema Church in a small town in Oklahoma and came to attend Rhema Bible College immediately after graduating from High School. I was hungry to grow in my personal relationship with God and to know Him more. I also want to help your daughter grow in her personal relationship with Him as well!
Hello! My name is Amanda Stotka. I am your daughter’s 7th-grade small group leader. Having grown up at Rhema and gone through Rhema youth myself, I consider it a great privilege to help your daughter grow in her relationship and walk with the Lord. I would love the opportunity to be able to connect with her and encourage her throughout the year.
Hey, my name is Josiah McAllan.
Hi! My Name is Leighton Dietz, and I am so thankful that I am your daughter’s small group leader! Here’s a bit about me: I am 25 years old, and I am the HR Director for Ozark Pizza Company. I love to laugh, have great conversations, play with my dogs, and spend time with my family and friends. I grew up here, at Rhema Bible Church, and experienced God powerfully during my years in the youth group. It’s my passion to see teenagers grow in their relationship with God. This is the reason I serve in Rhema Youth. With your permission, I would like to communicate through text with your student. I would love to be able to encourage them and help them with anything you and your family might need!
Hi! I’m Rebecca Fontana! I am your daughter’s 7th grade small group leader! I graduated RBTC in 2019 then again in 2020 from the Ministry of Helps program. I grew up in a small town called Vernon, New Jersey. My parents are both RBTC graduates and pastor a church in Vernon. Growing up as a pastor’s kid, I volunteered in many different areas but as I got older my favorite was Youth Ministry. My heart is to help your daughter grow in the things of God and to strengthen her one on one relationship with God so that even when her time at Rhema YTH is done she is confident and able to help other people grow in their faith.
Hello! My name is Cherish Doku and I am 21 years old. I am a 2021 Wichita State University graduate! I have been at Rhema for all of my life, and I cannot think of a better place to serve. Connecting with the students on a weekly basis is by far my favorite part of the week. Seeing the youth be used by God in a real and authentic way blesses me, and continues to further my reason to serve. I am so excited to see what God has in store for Rhema Youth!
Hello, My name is Naomi Demmons and I am one of your daughter’s current 8th-grade small group leaders. Working with kids from infants up to youth has always been my joy. I grew up in southern New Hampshire where my husband and I were privileged to attend a church pastored by a Rhema grad. In 2007 we moved to Oklahoma with our 2 young sons to attend Rhema Bible College. I am a homeschool mom and a tutor to middle school students. As your daughter’s small group leader, it is my heart to partner with you in helping her to grow in her relationship with Christ.
Hello! My name is Nichole Yoder and I am one of your daughter’s 8th grade Small Group leaders. I grew up at Rhema Bible Church and was so fortunate to experience the impact of leaders taking an interest and showing intentional support firsthand. I then moved with my family to Illinois to launch a church and moved back several years later to attend Rhema Bible College. Volunteering and being involved with the different children’s programs here at Rhema is really important to me—I’ve loved being used to help kids realize and experience God’s love for them. I want to help your daughter grow in relationship with God, reinforce her place at Rhema Youth and at Rhema Bible Church, and partner with you as her parent. I hope you know that I want the best for your daughter.
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Hello! My name is Minh Lee Goon and I will be your son's Small Group Leader at Varsity this year. I wanted to tell you a little bit about myself. My wonderful wife Theresa and I have been married for 18 years. We have four beautiful daughters, one of whom is a freshman in Rhema Youth. I've attended and served in church all my life, including in children's and youth ministries, on worship and tech teams, and even church boards and leadership teams.
Hi my name is Moises Bello! I’m your son’s small group leader and am a student here at Rhema. I am from Rochester, New York. I love Jesus and always look to connect and hear from the person across from me. Connecting with people brings me joy and I put my all into everything I do. Looking forward to being a leader here at Rhema youth.
Hi! My name is Rayven Stone I am from Pawhuska, OK but have been living in Broken Arrow for the past three years attending Rhema Bible Training College. I have been serving in youth for the past 2 years also being a small group leader with your daughter. My desire is to see them and develop in their walk with God.
Hi, I am Robyn Murphy, one of your daughter’s small group leaders. I graduated from Rhema in 2017 and completed the Student Ministries program because of my heart for the next generation. I have been with this small group since they were in 6th grade and it is an honor to still be leading them. I desire to see each one of them setting the example as believers, being bold in their faith, and walking out God’s plan for their life. I love getting to lead your daughter in Rhema youth and would appreciate the opportunity to communicate with her, send encouraging words or scriptures and check in on her.
Hey, my name is Ethan Kilborn. I have grown up as a pastor’s kid where I spent most my life in church. I’m super excited to have the opportunity to find out what your kid’s dreams and passions are, while helping them in their walk in God’s plan for their life. When I was in youth, my leaders made a huge impact on my life and who I am today. My goal is that your kids learn how to hear the voice of God and is confident in that relationship. I can’t wait for the day I can say “I knew your kid when..”!
Hi! My name is Kasandra Mendoza. I am currently your child’s 9th Grade Small Group Leader. I was most of your girls’ Small Group Leader in JV and just recently transitioned up with them -- yay! I gave my life to the Lord when I was 13 and have been serving Rhema’s youth for two years now. Some hobbies I have been dancing, writing, drawing, and cooking! When I was in High School, my Youth Pastor made all the difference for me in my walk with the Lord; she encouraged me, was always present in both my successes and failures, and constantly interceded on my behalf. And it is my goal and desire to be that for your daughter(s).
Hi my name is Scott Veronesi. I’ve grown up here at RHEMA Bible Church my whole life. I’m a 2019 RHEMA graduate from the student ministries program and have had the amazing opportunity to serve here with RHEMA Youth for 5 years now. One of my biggest passions is helping youth grow in their personal relationship with Christ. Growing up here at RHEMA, I am a product of this youth ministry so my heart is to give back and help your students grow.
Hi there! My name is Talyna Mendoza and I am your daughter’s current 9th-grade small group leader. I am originally from California, but I recently relocated to the sweet state of Oklahoma to attend Rhema Bible Training College (best decision ever!). I’ve been serving in the youth department here at Rhema for 2 years now, and I couldn’t be more excited than to help your daughter grow in her personal relationship with God. I hope you know that it is my heart’s desire to see the plans of God manifest in this next generation and in your daughter’s life.
Hi my name is Shawn Wolf, I’m a small group leader for the 10th grade boys. I graduated from RBTC. My personal hobbies are recreational sports and art. I love the Word of God and would like to see each student in this small group grow to their highest potential in Christ.
Hello, my name is Skylar Hagin, and I am a leader for the 10th-grade boy’s small group. Some of my hobbies include spending time with my family and friends, and also staying active by playing recreational sports. I was born and raised here in Broken Arrow, OK, and have attended Rhema Bible Church all of my life. I am now a current student at Rhema Bible Training College. I want to help each student grow in their personal relationship with Christ and help keep it strong.
Hi my name is Mica Marcal, I am currently your Child’s 10th Grade Small Group Leader! A little bit about me. I was born in Brazil but I have lived back and forth between Brazil and the United States all of my life. I gave my life to the Lord when I was 8 years old and I have been in church my whole life! Before coming to Rhema, I went to school for Film and Communication in Provo, Utah! In my free time, I enjoy writing, watching documentaries, and hanging out with my people. The reason I serve in Rhema Youth is because I want to be a safe place of communication and growth for your daughter. A place where she can be transparent and we can grow together in our relationship with Jesus.
Hi! I am Taylor McNamara! I am your daughter’s current 10th grade small group leader. Growing up in a Rhema Church in Illinois led me to attend Rhema Bible Church while in nursing school at Oral Roberts University. I then met my husband and once we began a family we knew Rhema Bible Church would be our home church and help us in teaching our son the things of God. I hope you know that it is my heart for your daughter to grow in the things of God and her relationship with Him. I want the best for her and to help her grow in her personal relationship with Christ.
Hi my name is Caleb Child, I am currently your child's 11th grade small group leader. A little bit about me. I have been at Rhema all my life and was even dedicated on the stage. Rhema has been a huge part in my life and keeping me rooted and grounded through the transition of graduating high school and then going to college here in Tulsa while still working full time. I gave my life to Lord when I was about 5 years old but my relationship with God really became my own when I graduated high school. The reason I volunteer at Rhema is to help students grow and build a firm relationship with God that they can take and impact the world around them.
Hi my name is Elijah Coleman, I am currently your Child’s 11th Grade Small Group Leader. A little bit about me. I have been married to my wife Melissa since March 2019. I gave my life to the Lord when I was 5 years old. I have grown up in church my whole life. I have been going to Rhema Bible Church since 4th grade and grew up in their youth ministry. I attended RBTC from 2013-2015. My hobbies are Sports and Fishing. The reason I serve in Rhema Youth is I want students to encounter God and have their own personal relationship with Him.
Hello! My name is Richard Ewalt III, and I am currently one of your son’s 11th grade Small Group Leaders. I grew up at Rhema Bible Church as a teenager. I was very involved in the youth group and was blessed to be part of mission trips, as well as events put on by the youth leaders. I was saved at a young age but chose a far different path as I grew older, and in all this, I have seen God’s faithfulness and forgiveness firsthand. I am currently a student at Rhema Bible Training College and my plan is to go into Student Ministries within the next couple of years. My heart is to plant seeds into the youth of this generation to show them the love of God and how much He wants a relationship with them. I also would like to minister into their lives as a positive influence and role model to help them avoid the path I went down, and instead, give their all to God. In all this, I still want to let them know that God is a God of second chances.
Hello! My Name is Brooklyn Dietz, and I am your daughter’s 11th-grade small group leader! Here’s a bit about me: I paint houses for a living. I love to sing, read historical fiction novels, and spend time with my family and friends. I grew up here, at Rhema Bible Church, and experienced God powerfully during my years in the youth group. It’s my passion to see teenagers grow in their own personal relationship with God. This is the reason I serve in Rhema Youth.
Hi, my name is Cassie Hall. I am currently your child's 11th Grade Small Group Leader. To introduce myself a bit, I've been saved since I was about 5 or 6, and I have been working with kids and youth for most of my life. I helped my mom with the children's ministry when I was young, I was a youth leader at my home church for several years, I've served in middle school and now in high school at RHEMA Youth, and I have been a teacher for 5 years (elementary - high school ages). Currently, I work in Admissions at RBTC, and am a 2018 graduate.
I serve in Rhema Youth because I believe in the vision of the youth program at RHEMA, and I'm passionate about helping young people get to know God for themselves. I believe a relationship with God will keep them through the next few important years of their lives, where many decisions are made that will affect their futures.
Hello! My name is Melissa Coleman, and I am currently one of your daughter’s 11th grade Small Group Leaders. A little bit about me. I am married to my husband Elijah. I gave my life to the Lord when I was 6 years old. I have grown up attending Rhema Bible Church my whole life. I attended RBTC from 2011-2013. My hobbies are anything crafty. The reason I serve in Rhema Youth is because I want to see Students grow in an authentic relationship with Jesus.
Hi my name is Myrella Marcal. I’m from Brazil! I’m a student at Rhema Bible Training College and I’m also taking the student ministries program for that!
I love volunteering at Rhema Youth and I chose it because my heart always goes out to helping people, especially at their age! I love being there for them, I love to listen and direct them to God on everything that they do! My favorite scripture is 1 Corinthians 13 because it talks about love. I always pray that God will give me His love and heart for people and for everything around me no matter what! When I see things through His eyes, it changes it all for our good! Like the scripture says we can have all knowledge, faith that moves mountains but without love we’re nothing and that’s so beautiful! I absolutely love being able to love on people and show how much God loves them in every single way possible! I’m excited for this new season with small groups and I’m praying that we can all make a difference in these kid’s lives!!