RCF STAFF
Brent Brooks
Senior Pastor
bbrooks@rcfnv.org
 
Brent has served RCF as Senior Pastor since 2006.  Since his arrival in Reno he has also functioned as adjunct faculty in spiritual formation, pastoral leadership, homiletics, and hermeneutics for Multnomah University and Biblical Seminary, as a spiritual advisor to Acts4 (a citywide prayer ministry) and Awaken INC (a ministry focused on stopping sex trafficking), as a board member of Libertas (a ministry focused on protecting religious liberties), and as the founder and leader of OneCry Reno (a citywide movement for revival involving nearly 90 churches/ministries throughout our valley).  He also functions as the City Revival Coordinator and as a board member for the national OneCry movement.
 
Prior to his ministry in Reno Brent served for 22 years as the church planter and senior pastor of three churches in the greater Washington/Baltimore area.  In addition to his pastoral ministry, he has served as adjunct faculty in four seminaries, the leader of a church planting ministry, a church consultant, and a board member of numerous foreign and domestic mission agencies. In a former life, Brent was a confirmed atheist and had an employment history ranging from oil field laborer to practice as a civil trial attorney.
 
A key marker event in Brent’s life was total kidney failure in 1983 followed by a kidney transplant in 1984. From this he has learned much about the grace and mercy of Jesus Christ. A graduate of both the University of Texas School of Law (J.D.) and Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M. with high honors), he has done additional doctoral study in Spiritual Formation through Asbury Theological Seminary. Brent’s passion is drawing people closer and closer to Jesus Christ — both in drawing Christians into deeper spiritual formation and in leading seekers into a saving knowledge of Jesus.
 
Brent’s wife Jill is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Texas and attended the University of Texas School of Law.  Jill has served RCF in children’s, greeting, and women’s ministries. Their daughter Abby, their son-in-law David, and their grandsons Eli, Josiah and Naomi currently live in Reno. The whole family loves travel, hiking, reading, music, and eating ethnic foods.
 
 
Robbie Bryan
Pastor of Family
rbryan@rcfnv.org
 
Robbie joined the RCF staff in the summer of 2008. Robbie was born and raised in Maryland. Robbie has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies with an emphasis in Youth Ministry from Washington Bible College. Robbie met his future wife Crystal, while serving with her in youth ministry. They began dating in February of 2004, were engaged in spring of 2006, and married on June 9, 2007. Crystal received her nursing degree in 2007 and is currently working as a nurse. The move to Reno is their first living experience on the west coast. They love the Reno area and love serving the church family at Reno Christian Fellowship. Robbie & Crystal have two boys Tytus and Nathan.
Brad Chinn
Pastor of Administration / First Impressions/Men
bchinn@rcfnv.org
 

Brad joined the RCF pastoral team in June 2002 as the Pastor of Administration, overseeing church operations, personnel, and church finances. In addition, he oversees the First Impressions Ministry. Brad has a Bachelor of Science degree from San Jose State University in Business Administration / Marketing. Brad has over 12 years experience in sales and marketing management, working in the high tech and entertainment software industries. Brad also served in lay leadership in a number of ministries, including children’s, Jr. High and High School, singles, couples, and finance ministries.

In 1991, he joined the pastoral staff at South Hills Community Church in San Jose, CA where he served as Administration Pastor for 8 years. Brad and his wife Janell were married in 1987. Janell is RCF’s Director of Women’s Ministry and Small Groups Ministry. They have twin boys Kyle and Derek and a daughter, Michelle. Brad is an avid San Jose Sharks hockey fan and loves to cook.

 
 
Janell Chinn
Director of Community Groups / Women
jchinn@rcfnv.org
 
Janell joined the RCF pastoral team in 2002. She is currently the Director of the RCF Community Groups and Women’s Ministry. Janell loves to study and teach God’s word, and help attendees get connected and enfolded into the RCF family. She holds a Masters of Divinity from Western Seminary and is an adjunct faculty member of Multnomah Reno Tahoe.

In 1985 she earned a Teaching Credential from Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, CA and taught in the public school system for 11 years in San Jose, CA. During her time at Cal Poly, Janell was actively involved with the Navigators Ministry. She also led and served in many different capacities during her 16 years at South Hills Community Church in San Jose, CA.

Janell and her husband, Brad, have three grown children – Kyle and Derek (twins) and Michelle.

Marshall Drake
Pastor of Worship
mdrake@rcfnv.org
 

Everyone worships. Sometimes we worship people or things or ambitions and desires. But when we worship God, we fulfill His purpose for our lives…

Marshall joined the RCF staff as Pastor of Worship in June 2009. Marshall grew up in a musical family where he learned to worship at an early age. His brother gave him his first hand-me-down 6-string when he was 11 and has been playing ever since. Marshall loves everything from Bach to rock! He started leading worship for his peers in junior high and took his first unpaid job as a worship leader in 1985. Since then Marshall has been a worship pastor at four different churches.

Marshall studied speech communications at Biola University and church growth at Fuller Seminary. Marshall and his wife, Kelly joined the staff at Church Resource Ministries in 1985 as home missionaries. They were heavily involved in church planting for 10 years. They transitioned from para-church ministry to full-time pastoral ministry in 1997. Marshall grew up a military brat and a missionary kid. So mix it all together and you get a guy who loves Jesus, loves the church and wants to help others grow in relationship to the Lord.

Marshall and his wife Kelly were married in 1983 and they have three grown children, Jonathan, Michael, and Lauren. They are all married and between the three of them have given Marshall & Kelly 5 beautiful grandchildren. Marshall and Kelly have lived on both the east and west coast and they can honestly say – they love Reno!

 
Laurie Perez
Director of Care Ministries
lperez@rcfnv.org
 
Laurie joined the RCF pastoral team on January 1, 2015, after working part time at the church since 2012. In addition to her role as Director of Care Ministries, she serves as a small group leader and part time large group teacher for our women’s weekly bible study. She also loves serving on the worship team.
 
Her desire is to see individuals experience the abundant life and freedom that is theirs in Jesus Christ. This desire was born out of her past struggles with unhealthy life choices, loss, and the challenges that come from living in this fallen world. Laurie’s passion and calling express themselves in her commitment to care for the hurting, broken, grieving, lonely, addicted, and aging people of our church body and community, and in sharing the hope that is found in God. She is a Certified Christian Counselor, has her Advanced Study Certificate in Pastoral Care to Women from Western Seminary, and is currently pursuing her Masters of Divinity with an emphasis in counseling from Multnomah University.
 
Laurie is happily married to Mario Perez. They have three children; two adults, Rowland and Ciara (who you’ve probably seen dancing for worship), and one still at home, Christian (a late addition, but definitely planned!). Mario and Laurie are eager to connect with people in our church, our KP4 family, the greater church in Reno, and our community.
 
 
 
Ministry Team
Cindy Carmody – Bookkeeper, ccarmody@rcfnv.org
Ryan Enwald – Custodian, renwald@rcfnv.org
Pam Gilligan – Preschool Director, pgilligan@rcfnv.org
Margo Mee – Children’s Ministry Assistant, mmee@rcfnv.org
Cheryl Pierce – Assistant Director Community Groups/Women, cpierce@rcfnv.org
Kellie Pelham – Administrative Assistant, kpelham@rcfnv.org
Mike Pieretti – Technical Director, mpieretti@rcfnv.org
Jack Stevens – Director of Facilities, jstevens@rcfnv.org
 
RCF Elder Board
Steve Anderson, andersonreno@outlook.com
Brent Brooks, bbrooks@rcfnv.org
Dan Culbertson, daniel.f.culbertson@gmail.com