Pastor Tim is married to Kathryn and they have three children. He is ordained with the Evangelical Free Church of America and taught Old Testament and Hebrew at Nashotah House Theological Seminary. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, earned his Masters in Biblical Studies at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul and holds a doctorate in Biblical Studies from Marquette University.

He grew up in the Midwest living in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin. He served the U.S. Army in Operations Desert Shield and Storm, spent some time briefly in politics and has served as an Executive Pastor. He enjoys reading, playing golf, hiking and traveling. A favorite verse is Proverbs 3:5-6.

Kathryn is a busy Mom who works full-time at Beloit College, is fluent in French, conversant in Spanish, has a heart for international missions and enjoys praising the Lord through song on the worship team and has recently led the Women’s Bible Study. Their children are active in sports, drama, choir and band in the Beloit Turner School District as well as the worship team at Rock Valley Chapel.

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Kevin Shedd – YOUTH LEADER

Kevin is married to Jenna and they have one son, Eliott John. Kevin obtained his B.S. in Soil & Crop Science from UW Platteville. While ministering to college students in Nebraska, Kevin felt called to pursue higher education in order to better answer the students’ questions about Christianity. He went on to complete his Master’s degree from Moody Theological Seminary in Applied Biblical Studies. Kevin is passionate about sharing the gospel with young people and especially enjoys watching his students grasp difficult theological concepts. Kevin’s goal is to prepare the youth to face the world with the necessary skills to defend their faith.

Kevin grew up in the Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin area on a family farm. He served two tours with the US Army Infantry. Kevin continues to work with the Agricultural Industry as a Plant Nutrition Specialist, as well as on the family farm. He was once the champion of a brat-eating contest. As a solider of Christ, his favorite bible verses are: the Great Commission (Matthew 28: 19-20) and the Full Armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18).

Aaron Andries – WORSHIP LEADER

Aaron is a graduate from Judson University in Elgin, Illinois where he earned his Bachelors degree in Worship Arts.  Aaron is passionate about worship and music and his goal is to create a space that whether you’re in the congregation or serving on the worship team, you can have the opportunity and freedom to encounter God.  Aaron believes that worship should be an essential part in everyday life, not just inside the walls of the church. God has given us all unique gifts and talents and they should be used as joyful offerings back to God.  One of Aaron’s favorite passages of scripture is taken from Romans 8:28-30.

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Angela Hoekman – CUSTODIAN

Angie is married to Keith Hoekman and has two daughters, Amy (Aaron; 2 Grandchildren: Emmett, granddaughter expected in June 2019) Grabowski and Karen (Nate; 1 Grandchild: Raelyn) Winter. She grew up in DeForest, Wisconsin but has lived in Beloit since 1980. She had a daycare in her home when her daughters were little and then worked for the foodservice in the Beloit School District for 20 years. She was hired at RVC while her daughters attended college and currently works for Meal Magic. Angie leads a Revival prayer meeting at RVC every Monday night at 6:00 p.m. She loves the book of Psalms, especially verse 118:24 and the verse 2 Corinthians 1:3-5.  “I love to sing and pray while working at RVC.”


Emily graduated from Upper Iowa University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She has been at Rock Valley Chapel for around 7 years. She is passionate about helping others in any way she can. She enjoys reading, hiking, and writing stories. Her favorite verse is Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”




Dr. Scott Lownsdale, Ed.D. is a licensed counselor in private practice in Rockford, Illinois with over a quarter century of experience in counseling Christians. For more information on his practice, check out Scott and his wife Joni, who is completing her work on her master’s degree in counseling, have been married since 1991 and have two daughters.