9:30 & 11 a.m. Sundays


At The Sanctuary, we are helping everyday people become passionate followers of Jesus Christ. Our church body is made up of an amazing group of people. They each have individual talents and gifts they contribute each week to serve each other and those who visit our church.

We are led by a dedicated team of staff, directors and elders who love the Lord and want to help others grow in their walk with Christ. We asked the staff and directors to answer two to four questions to help you get to know them a little bit better. Check out their photos below, read their quotes, and come meet them on Sunday!


Pastor John Jou
Associate Pastor

Pastor John has been the associate pastor at The Sanctuary since August 2015. John oversees the church’s youth ministry, from birth to college. His passion is helping young people use their gifts and talents to serve God, not just in the next generation, but as an important and vibrant part of today’s church. Read more.

Pastor Ronn Smith
Lead Pastor

Pastor Ronn has been the senior pastor at The Sanctuary since the church began in September 2000. Ronn’s passion is meeting new people and sharing with them the good news of Jesus Christ. Read more.


Ben Kafer
Worship Arts Director

Ben is the worship arts director at The Sanctuary Church. His desire is to point people to the same peace and hope that he found in Jesus through musical expressions. Read more.

Rainie Curtiss
KidsTown Director

Rainie Curtiss is the KidsTown Director at The Sanctuary. She loves finding creative and fun ways to lead kids into a lifelong relationship with Jesus. Read more.

Emily Neal
Communications Director

Emily Neal is the communications director at The Sanctuary. Her passion is finding creative ways to communicate through print and digital media, social networking, video and photography. Read more.

Michele Smith
Office Manager

Michele Smith is the office manager at The Sanctuary. Read more.

Stephani Suwanski
Office Manager

Stephani is the office manager at The Sanctuary. Read more.


Jeff and Julie Holtz
Guest Services

Jeff and Julie Holtz are the Guest Services directors at The Sanctuary. Read more.



The pastors and staff are held accountable by our elders. Read more.