Pastor Gail Monsma


Interim Pastor Gail Monsma started work at Rock Prairie in October. We are so happy to have her here.

Office Staff

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Heather Lopez

Carol Sauer

Heather Lopez is the new Office Administrator.

Heather has been a church secretary for more than ten years. She has 30 years of office experience, both as and administrative assistant and bookkeeper. Heather has an AAS in Accounting as well as a Bookkeeping certificate.

She enjoys doing volunteer work at her church, has served on several committees for fundraising and has been on

several mission trips including one to Beliz.

Heather greatly enjoys Bible studies and is an avid crafter. She has a son and married daughter.


Carol Sauer has been the bookkeeper at Rock Prairie Church for the past twenty five years. Before becoming a paid employee, she was a member of the volunteer secretarial pool until RPC hired its first secretary.

During her time at RPC she has been part of many committees and groups: Communication committee, Memorial Fund, Stained Class Committee, Finance Committee, Memorial Garden Committee. She was a chaperone on two Youth Caravan and also went on a H.O.P.E. mission trip. She has also been part of various women's activities including the "Christmas on the Prairie" bazaar , Women's Retreat, and Sunset Circle.

Carol and her husband, Tim, have been members at RPC since 1975. Their family includes two sons and daughters -in-law and three grandsons.

Music Staff

Krista Jones & Sylvia O'Connor

Krista Jones has been hired as the new Music Director at Rock Prairie. We look forward to seeing her in August!

Sylvia O'Connor is the organist and pianist at Rock Prairie. She also plays her harp and french horn at church. Sylvia sang in our church choir for over twenty years.

Sylvia is a retired teacher-librarian who has served in Illinois,  Germany, Washington D.C. and Wisconsin. She is a lifeguard at the local YMCA. Her beloved daughter lives in Milwaukee. Sylvia grew up on a beef cattle farm on the Central Illinois Prairie, so she is right at home at Rock Prairie.